Roanoke, VA Food & Drinks

Ursula’s Café has grand opening in downtown

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - In Roanoke, a new cafe opened. But this one has a twist, it’s a nonprofit donate-what-you-can style of food service. Ursula’s Cafe held its grand opening Saturday, September 24th. The restaurant and non-profit aims to be a welcoming spot to enjoy a nice meal or sweet treats.
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Foodie Friday: Nawab Indian Cuisine

ROANOKE, Va (WFXR) — Each Friday on “Good Day Virginia” is Foodie Friday, a new segment highlighting restaurants, chefs, and more throughout southwest Virginia. WFXR News’ Hazelmarie Anderson spoke with Nawab Indian Cuisine, General Manager, Neil Deshmukh, about celebrating 25 years in the downtown area of the Star City, the extensive menu that represents multiple regions of India, and the importance of supporting local businesses.
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Gladheart Wine and Brews cook up a cheesy wine pairing

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Gladheart Wine and Brews co-owners Philip Hatter and Jayson Anuszkiewicz prepare us for Virginia Wine Month in October with a Virginia wine that pairs perfectly with a grilled cheese sandwich!. Gladheart Wine and Brews host Jazz and Juice every month! You can go to their...

7@four previews Preservation Pub Crawl

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The 3rd Annual Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl and Scavenger Hunt is this weekend. Breanna Latondre Helms, with the American Institute of Architects, and Lynsey Allie with the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation stopped by 7@four to tell us all about it. The crawl is September 24...

RND Coffee owner talks Food Network match-up

ROANOKE, Va (WFXR) — A local business is shining bright in the national spotlight!. Roanoke chef and owner of RND Coffee, Chef Quincy Randolph geared up earlier this month to “Beat Bobby Flay” on the Food Network matchup, which first aired Sept. 1. Randolph joins WFXR’s Hazelmarie...

Blue Ridge Bites: Spiced Date Cake from Halwa Bakery & Cafe

ROANOKE, Va. – Just in time for fall, Karmen George, owner of Halwa Bakery & Cafe in Blacksburg is back in the kitchen to show us how to make a spiced date cake. It’s a delicious cake recipe that creates sweetness primarily through the dates, and not added sugar. Karmen uses a variety of spices to add a flavorful fall feel to the desert. It’s a dense cake that has a burst of flavor in every bite. Topped with caramel, the substantial desert will leave your guests feeling satisfied and ready to celebrate the new season.

Multi-Unit Marco's Pizza Partners Sign Agreement to Double Their Size

Brandon Hudson and Damion Mason were college friends who became business partners by building a portfolio of Marco’s Pizza restaurants in Virginia. They have five open locations and have just signed a new agreement to open seven more Marco’s Pizza stores in the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas over the next two-and-a-half years.

Here @ Home shows off an easy lentil salad

(WDBJ) - Roya Gharavi from Gourmet Pantry in Blacksburg shares an easy and delicious lentil salad you can make quickly for your next get-together. She uses fresh vegetables with her lentils, including carrots, celery, peppers, onions and feta cheese. She also adds spinach to this dish, but says be versatile! You can use whatever you want in this dish – you can’t go wrong. Dressing is simple – lemon, garlic, vinegar, olive oil – but use what you like! Enjoy!

Blue Ridge Bites: Focaccia Bread Sandwich Loaf

Looking for a dinner recipe that’s good enough for company but doesn’t break the bank? Mary Rappaport with the Virginia Egg council has the perfect sandwich. Invite a few friends over to watch a movie or the ball game and casually whisk this sandwich up during the commercials. This sandwich can be made with ciabatta rolls or focaccia bread.... and has an amazing ‘toad in the hole’ surprise on top. As Mary explains, ‘toad in the hole’ refers to an egg cooked in the hole cut out of a piece of bread.

Chuck E. Cheese celebrates grand re-opening in Roanoke, offers free gameplay for kids

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — Chuck E. Cheese is celebrating the grand reopening of its newly remodeled Roanoke location with a special community-focused event on Saturday. They said the event will invite the community to Chuck E. Cheese with a red carpet experience (make that purple – Chuck E. Cheese’s favorite color!) that includes raffle prizes, free cake, and an appearance from Chuck E. Cheese and friends. Additionally, each child present will receive a free 30-minute gameplay card to redeem during the event.

Roanoke distillery built by family, opens new tasting room

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A century has passed, but a tipsy tradition is now back in the Star City and there’s a new way you can enjoy a glass of your favorite liquors. “I love bottling, I love putting labels on it, I love blending, I love giving tastings, I love giving tours,” Brian Brady said.

The Black Hen and Bar Blue

Spirited farm-to-table fare. Tucked in amid downtown Blacksburg’s bustling bars, you’ll find The Black Hen restaurant and its charming Bar Blue. Unlike its neighbors, the place is neither large nor loud. But the contemporary American cuisine and craft cocktails at The Black Hen & Bar Blue are worth writing home about.
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Marco's Pizza expands in Virginia

Marco's Pizza has signed a seven- unit deal for Roanoke and Lynchburg, Virginia, over the next two and a half years. Franchisees Brandon Hudson and Damion Mason currently have eight other stores in development across the state, including one slated to open by the end of the year, according to a press release.