Tony Barbour

Bayou Lucy's

Jes Gearing

The unpretentious spot across from Towers Shopping Center offers a friendly welcome and an eclectic menu. more

Mar 1, 2013 4:50 PM 1 Comments

The Quarter

Jes Gearing

The downtown eatery offers one problem: getting too filled up on the great appetizers and entrees to be able to enjoy the fantastic desserts. more

Mar 1, 2013 4:34 PM


Jes Gearing

Grandin Village resident Dan Brown had been looking for a restaurant spot. His find is to our gain and pleasure. more

Jan 1, 2013 12:00 AM Dining


Jes Gearing

The new dining room in the reborn Ice House in Wasena offers both an estimable array of great beers and a tasty, upper-end take on bar food. more

Jan 1, 2013 12:00 AM Dining

Hunter Johnson

Sam Dean

The idea of “French/American comfort food” turns out to be a good one, and well carried out. more

Nov 1, 2012 12:00 AM Dining

River & Rail Sangria

Liz Long

It’s nine o’clock on a Tuesday morning, and Chef Aaron Deal is sitting at the bar at the River and Rail enjoying a cup of French press coffee and the quiet and solitude that he rarely gets to experience at the new Southern bistro. more

Nov 1, 2012 12:00 AM Dining

Sals's Italian Restaurant

David Hungate

We visit Sal’s for some good Italian comfort food. more

Oct 26, 2012 8:59 AM Dining

Billy's in Downtown Roanoke

David Hungate

The new incarnation of the venerable downtown spot has both a feel of the old place as well as a flavor of its own. more

Oct 19, 2012 11:03 AM Dining

Local Roots Bar

David Hungate

From a cheese tray that redefined the concept through stunningly fresh – ingredients and ideas – appetizers, from elegant entrees to desserts traded back and forth, our diners found full satisfaction. more

Jul 1, 2012 12:00 AM , Dining

Cafe Asia

David Hungate

Located at the Bonsack Kroger Shopping Center on 460, Café Asia successfully blends the varying cuisines of a number of Asian countries into one delicious dining experience. Here's a look. more

Jul 1, 2012 12:00 AM Dining

Rancho Viejo Exterior

Ryan Stone

Rancho Viejo Restaurant Review by Tony Barbour / The Roanoker magazine. more

May 1, 2012 3:51 PM Dining

Blue Apron 4

David Hungate

Scott Switzer, who opened Blue Apron Restaurant in Salem last year, combines classical French culinary training with a dedication to “everything working together” for his diners. more

May 1, 2012 12:00 AM , Dining 4 Comments

Shakers Ribs

Robert West

No, it’s not a chain – maybe just seems so because it’s at Valley View. Yes, it’s recently undergone a total renovation. Yes, the food is distinctive and the service superb. And then there is this: Fried cheesecake! more

Mar 1, 2012 12:00 AM , Dining

Brian Powell

David Hungate

Our five restaurant selectors are, well, if not stars, at least brightly shining lights. One runs the city, one is its journalistic conscience, one helps define its music, one is a renaissance kind of guy and one is a newcomer/wine conoisseur. more

Jan 1, 2012 12:00 AM , Dining 1 Comments

With a name customized to make any native Roanoker think “Korea,” Wonju Korean Restaurant is tucked back into a corner of Lamplighter Mall. more

Sep 1, 2011 12:00 AM , Dining

People who get stuck listening to my frequent rants will know that I was devastated by the loss of the Cuban sandwiches I used to get at Paradiso in the Market Building. So it was with a great deal of hope that I walked into Cuban Island... more

Sep 1, 2011 12:00 AM , Dining

A guide to Roanoke restaurants serving sushi. more

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM , Dining

A meal of pleasant surprises at eclectic Table 50, which serves "Progressive American Cuisine." more

May 1, 2011 12:00 AM Dining

Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill

David Hungate

We've all been to restaurants that have music. But there's another class of place, where you can tell that the whole establishment is about the music from the ground up. more

Mar 1, 2011 12:00 AM Dining

Nawab Indian Restaurant in Roanoke, VA dining review more

Jan 1, 2011 12:00 AM Dining

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