Table of Contents – May/June 2013

A look inside our May/June 2013 Issue

May/June 2013 Cover


Online Exclusives:

  • Get Your Derby On!
    Want to see “All Up Anya,” “Devious Dee” and the rest of the Star City Roller Girls in action? Click here for a few video highlights from their previous bouts!

  • More Lebanese Recipes
    If you loved the recipe for Bata Arabee Salatet (Lebanese Potato Salad) Associate Editor Jessica Wright tried out in our current issue here are a few more recipes you'll enjoy!

  • Who’s Serving Your Favorite Burger?
    Jes Gearing’s May/June cover story reviews six of the finest burgers in the valley. Is your favorite quarter pounder on the list? Weigh in by voting in our online poll!

  • It's Wedding Season!
    We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new sister publication, bridebook, filled with beautiful photos, detailed wedding advice and more than 35 local wedding stories! Click here for a behind-the-scenes look from our wedding day makeover story and more!


Places You Never Go:

  • Snip, Clip, Fade
    Photographer Sam Dean pays a visit to Vinton’s Professional Hair Stylist.


Cover Stories

  • Best of Roanoke 2013
    Who’s more passionate about the best of our area than our readers? We’re convinced that nobody is. With more than 51,000 individual votes in this year’s Best of Roanoke balloting, you have broken all records for voicing your views. We’re pleased to present the results, and to congratulate all the winners.

  • Six Best Burgers
    We’ve got three dandies in the $4 range and three luxes pushing $15. by Jes Gearing
    Online Bonus: Vote for your favorites here!


More Features:

  • Tourism funding: How Roanoke Got Called up to The Big Leagues
    The three primary Roanoke Valley governments got together and have assured more marketing for the region. by Randolph Walker

  • Roller Derby!
    By day they’re just like you and me, with nice names and regular jobs. Come certain nights, they turn into the likes of All Up Anya. by Jes Gearing

  • Break Room Redux
    At Neathawk Dubuque & Packett, the company needs outgrew the old space. Take a look at the new space. by Sandra Brown Kelly

  • Log Cabin Dream-Come-True on Seven Acres
    Lisa Stverak got the help she needed to create the homeplace she had wanted. by Sandra Brown Kelly



  • Letters
  • At Leisure
    ‘Tis the Season: Get out and Greet a Thru-Hiker

  • With the Family
    The Trip to (Fake) Dragon’s Tooth

  • Gossipman
    Rescued from National Heritage! Three county boards in Southwest Virginia saved the whole Crooked Road from federal banjo strings.

  • Notes & Comment
    Announcing bridebook, Top 10 Ways to Know That Salem Sox mascot Muggsy May be the Same Guy as Somebody Else and Cutest Kid Contest Winner!

  • Helping Hands
    Family Promise: Living up to Its Name

  • Calendar of Events
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