Roanoke, VA Restaurants

Roanoke Times

Business Intel: Panda Express to open restaurant near Valley View Mall

Panda Express plans to open a restaurant in Roanoke, near Valley View Mall. Panda Express, which offers American Chinese cuisine, is expected to begin construction on the restaurant in early 2022, according to a spokesperson for the chain. Panda Express will be located in front of the Walmart Supercenter off...

Hepatitis A Outbreak linked to Famous Anthony Restaurants in Roanoke Virginia – 9 patrons sickened

The RCAHD is currently investigating nine cases of hepatitis A associated with this exposure. An employee who worked at three Famous Anthony’s restaurant locations in Roanoke has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. As a result, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) announced today that anyone who visited any of these three Famous Anthony’s locations — 4913 Grandin Road, 6499 Williamson Road or 2221 Crystal Spring Ave. — from August 10 through 26 only, may have been exposed.
Franklin News Post

Center Stage Catering to open restaurant

Center Stage Catering, Inc. recently announced that it will be opening a new restaurant in Rocky Mount. It will be called The Porch. “We kind of feel like Robin Hood. We’re out there doing all this work, but the taxes come back to Rocky Mount, John Schopp, president and CEO of the business, said. “This is going to allow us to interact with Rocky Mount and stay a little closer to home. We’re excited.”
Roanoke Times

Business Intel: Zorba Restaurant closes as owner retires

Zorba Restaurant, known for its Greek and international cuisine, has closed with the retirement of owner Adel Eltawansy, better known as “the king.”. Eltawansy, who is originally from Egypt, launched Zorba in the Roanoke City Market Building in 1985. He moved the business to Salem in 2010 when the historic downtown structure closed for renovations. Zorba continued to operate there until Aug. 31, its last day in business.

Eat, Sleep, Play – Franklin County, Virginia

Nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, near the city of Roanoke, you’ll find a place with old-school charm, rich heritage, and boundless natural beauty. Franklin County, Virginia might not be on the top of your mind when it comes to outdoor recreation – but it should be.

New restaurant in downtown Roanoke needs donations

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A restaurant in downtown Roanoke has a new concept you may never have heard of. Ursula’s Café on Jefferson Street will use a ‘pay what you can’ system. That means there will be set prices, but you decide what to pay for your meal. The goal...

Hometown Eats: The Beat Bangkok in Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - A popular Thai restaurant in Blacksburg is under new management and with it comes a new name, new menu and new twists on traditional Thai dishes. Jay Peungarsai and his wife, New Tubpasuth, are the new owners of Café de Bangkok, now called The Beat Bangkok.
Smith Mountain Eagle

Lake Thyme Eatery gets creative with its food service

(The following article is featured in the latest issue of Lake Life Magazine available this week.) For a growing number of people in and around the Smith Mountain Lake area of Franklin County, Tuesday nights have become no cooking nights. On Tuesdays, Lake Thyme Eatery, a food truck owned and operated by Stephanie Roberts, serves up preordered meals from a variety of weekly menus.

Sandro’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant opens at Christiansburg Marketplace

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - A little bit of Italy has arrived!. A family-owned pizzeria and Italian restaurant is making its debut. Sandro’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant is in Christiansburg—tucked in the corner of the new Marketplace shopping center. “Me, my brother and my sister grew up in the restaurant business....
Roanoke Times

Bull & Bones reopens in Blacksburg; hopes to clear hiring hurdle soon

Bull & Bones, one of the region’s oldest active breweries, has reopened its original location in Blacksburg after having closed it at the start of the year due to overhead challenges brought on by the ongoing pandemic. The reopening of the Blacksburg location, however, has led to the temporary closure...

Roanoke, Virginia Gets Its Third Fully Vegan Restaurant

The Veganaire is set to open in the Shoppes at West Village later this month. A new vegan restaurant is opening in Roanoke this month—a welcome addition to the Virginia town with limited vegan options. The Third Fully Vegan Restaurant in Roanoke. The Veganaire is set to be just the...

Roanoke County restaurant closes after nearly two decades

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – After 17 years of serving the community, a Roanoke County restaurant has closed its doors. Veranda Bistro, on Lee Highway near Hollins University, offered Greek and Italian food to countless patrons for nearly two decades. “Good Morning! As many of you know for the last few...