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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

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