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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 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 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 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 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 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 , Dining

Taco Rojas: Roanoke's Best Kept (Taco) Secret?

If you ever happen to walk or drive by the Stop-In food store on 13th street at the end of the Memorial Street Bridge, you might miss the sign reading “Tacos.” Don’t make this mistake again. more »

Feb 26, 2014 Dining (1 Comments)

The Recipe: Two Birds – One Stone

A new year has rolled around again – quickly, I might add – which means two things. It’s time for the old “eat healthier” resolution…and the Super Bowl. So, I sought out a recipe that would work for both: Sweet Potato Nachos. more »

Jan 8, 2014 Recipes

The Flavor: Rockfish Food & Wine Chef Josh Labrecque

Owner Olivia Byrd and Chef Josh Labrecque specialize in “peasant food” – comfort fare that “just tastes good.” more »

Jan 1, 2014 Dining

Katie Larrington

Give Me S'More

I’ve never thought about changing up the s’more ingredients, or even using them together to create other dishes. Until now. more »

Aug 28, 2013 Recipes (4 Comments)

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