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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 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 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 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 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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