Comfort food garbs your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavor, as opposed to discomfort food, which clings to the face like an overtight ascot. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary crampers with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of breakfast, burgers, salads, and more at Elephant Walk Restaurant & Lounge, situated inside the Holiday Inn Tanglewood. Specializing in comfort food from across the globe, Elephant Walk proffers a safari-slammed menu of traditional and inventive dishes beneath handsomely modern décor. Burger buffs will bask in the flavors of the Blue Moon burger, named for astronomers' latest meat-based moon theory, topped with sautéed mushrooms, bacon, and blue cheese ($7.95). For a full-fledged edible escapade, a multitude of salad offerings can anticipate any entree, such as spicily seasoned cajun salmon served with garlic mashed potatoes ($13.95). Pair any Pachyderm-sized portion with a selection from Elephant Walk's considerable wine menu.
Elephant Walk Restaurant & Lounge has been featured in the Roanke Times:
- …the restaurant and bar space needed a face-lift and an identity change. He closed it for two months for extensive renovations that involved pulling up old carpet, putting up striped wallpaper, adding olive green countertops to the bar area and installing new tables, chairs and booths. Elephant Walk opened Sept. 30, and it serves a varied menu.... – Jenny Kincaid Boone
Elephant Walk Restaurant & Lounge
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.