Part southern restaurant, part Italian restaurant, part sandwich shop. When all those parts are put together, Vic?s Family Restaurant is 100% family dining. Vic?s son, Steve, now runs the place, which still has the original terrazzo tile floors and rustic wood booths from the 1930s. The eatery?s popular broasted chicken pairs with macaroni and cheese bites and slaw. Also, New York?style pizzas and pastas share the menu with meatball subs and reubens.
With a commitment to using healthy recipes, the chefs at the Holiday Inn's casual eatery Elephant Walk Restaurant & Lounge have put together a menu of internationally inspired dishes. Some are comfort-food classics, including cheeseburgers with homemade potato chips and quesadillas stuffed with veggies and jack cheese. Others are a bit more elegant, such as filet mignons, wild-mushroom ravioli, or chicken cordon bleu layered with swiss cheese. The dessert list is similarly diverse, including everything from tiramisu to a new york cheesecake that pays a lot to rent the plate it's served on.
Begun as a means to help young families save money, KidsDineFree.net lets kids aged 11 and younger eat for free at hundreds of participating restaurants across Virginia and South Florida. Each 90-day card works at participating local and chain restaurants and entitles the holder to one complimentary kids' meal with the purchase of a full-price adult entree. Families can use the cards an unlimited number of times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but, like a studio-apartment playhouse, each card is only good for one child.
Since 1986, Famous Anthony has built its reputation on classic American eats and warm, friendly service?a winning combination that inspired its expansion to nine popular locations across Virginia. Fast and fresh is the philosophy here, with each and every menu item made-to-order, from hearty breakfasts of country ham and eggs and biscuits and gravy, to gourmet wraps, fresh salads, burgers, and North Carolina-style barbecue. Also contributing to the homey atmosphere is the open kitchen window at each Famous Anthony's location, which lets visitors get a good look at all the hard work, hustle, and magic wooden spoons that go in to every meal.
Soro Chill and Grille's glass-lined door stands as a gateway to creative drinks, contemporary Southern cooking, and the sounds of local bands strumming familiar tunes. The menu unfolds to reveal appetizers brimming with seafood and creole sauces meant to be sopped up with crusty french bread or unusually absorbent mustaches. Entrees of pasta, steaks, and roast chicken follow the same Southern traditions by donning Cajun blackened spices or piquant barbecue sauce, inspiring diners to finger paint plates with love letters to the chef. Soro's commitment to supporting the community extends past menu ingredients to locally made furniture and live music performed by Roanoke artists. The welcoming stone fireplace warms guests, and a large communal table encourages mingling or 30-person games of patty-cake.