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John Park

Dining: 4 of the Valley's Best Restaurants

Let’s begin with the distinguished Sunday brunch at River & Rail, and move on, a little later, to the Metro! sushi happy hour. Date night? Alexander’s! And then we’re back to Sunday supper at Local Roots. more »

Jan 14, 2015 3:06 PM Dining

Roanoke's Best Restaurants: Readers' Choice Dining Awards 2014

Our readers love dining out. And as discerning partakers of the best of the restaurant scene in the Roanoke Valley, they express their opinions strongly to create these 15 pages of awards. Find out who won today. Our thanks to all who voted. more »

Nov 17, 2014 11:12 AM Dining

Photos by David Hungate

Please Pass The Cookies: 3 Delicious Recipes

Our annual holiday party at LeisureMedia360 is full of good food, good laughs and LOTS of good cookies. Here are 3 scrumptious recipes you can try at home! more »

Nov 10, 2014 12:26 PM Recipes

Photos by Jes Gearing

Award-Winning Tastes: From Sushi to Candy, These Reader-Poll Picks Merit a Trip

We pay visits to Roanoke County’s Ben Gui Sushi, The Landing at Smith Mountain Lake, Blacksburg's Bull & Bones Brewhaus and Grill, and The Candy Store on the Roanoke City Market. Let's go get full! more »

Nov 7, 2014 3:28 PM Dining

Jes Gearing

Fiji Island: Chinese-Polynesian at its Best

The interior and the vibe haven’t changed much since the 1972 opening. But that doesn’t preclude an open, inviting, clean atmosphere, and great takes on classic dishes. more »

Sep 2, 2014 3:22 PM Dining

Jes Gearing

The New Yorker Deli: The Reuben and Carrot Cake Are Classics

As we visit a restaurant or two as old as the magazine, we’re pleased to find the New Yorker clicking along as efficiently and deliciously as it has since 1957. more »

Sep 2, 2014 2:56 PM Dining 1 Comments

Restaurants That Were Here When This Magazine Began – and Still Are

Wait, Parker’s Seafood opened in 1919? Yes, and the Weiner Stand came along just seven years later. Here are personal perspectives on some of the valley’s oldest eateries. more »

Sep 2, 2014 2:12 PM Dining

Jes Gearing

Summer Eats & Treats: Roanoke Style

Warm-weather food means lots of things – BBQ, dawgs, beer, bagels and all manner of just-picked greens and other goodies. Here’s a quick tour of the delights of summer ingestion season. more »

Jul 3, 2014 11:09 AM Dining

For a Firefly vegetarian feast, order the Incan Bowl.

Jes Gearing

Restaurant Review: Firefly Fare - Farm-to-Table, To-Go

The emphasis in this Market Building second-gen pioneer is on local, fresh and vegetarian, though there are carnivorous delights as well. more »

May 9, 2014 12:06 PM Dining

From plantains to pork, from shredded beef to black bean soup, the tastes are genuine in this corner of the Market Building.

Jes Gearing

Restaurant Review: Habana Café - True Cuban on the Market

From plantains to pork, from shredded beef to black bean soup, the tastes are genuine in this corner of the Market Building. more »

May 9, 2014 11:56 AM Dining

Liz Long

The Recipe: Super Salad

Recently, my husband and I grew tired of traditional salads. They were a quick fix, but the same old lettuce-and-bottled-dressing became boring. The dilemma, however, caused yet another dilemma: finding different and easy sides to pair with. more »

May 8, 2014 11:15 AM Recipes

Carlos and Ricardo Amaral show off their popular dish Moqueca Mineira, a fish stew featuring an authentic Brazilian sauce.

Liz Long

The Flavor: Food With a View, Carlos Brazilian International

The Amaral brothers keep customers coming back to Carlos Brazilian International Cuisine with authentic Brazilian flavors and a scenic overlook of Roanoke. more »

May 7, 2014 2:58 PM Recipes

Tomato and mozzarella on focaccia

Liz Long

Our Daily Bread - Double Lunch Review

Our writers took a trip to the new Our Daily Bread on Brambleton for lunch and were not disappointed! more »

Mar 20, 2014 11:07 AM , Dining

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