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sad to go, happy to rant & rave

i'm extremely embarrassed that I have taken such a great deal of time to post absolutely nothing. my focus from ranting and raving transitioned early in the spring when I moved forward with starting my own business. what started off as a small list of things to do eventually grew into a novel that occupied most of my time during the normal "business hours".

i can successfully and happily say that ASitshouldbe. evolved and took off. my vision became reality only because I had the help of Aaron Deal, basically a celebrity in Roanoke but truly one of the best people i have ever had the privilege of meeting. the list i had in front of me seemed terrifying... it seemed as if there was no end in site. after almost a year of stumbles and wins i was able to finally say i made this dream, my dream... of having my own small business a reality.

i was fortunate to work and feed some amazing clients through my meal delivery service & look forward to the next phase of doing so in Omaha, NE.

so yes, long story short...I got busy, while also knowing my strengths and potential to make money were not in "blogging" or doing a "knock off". Although, hey, guess what I still plan to do it from time to time.

But before the next state comes along, I wanted to share a list of what I feel like should not be overlooked in Roanoke. of course, some of these have been mentioned in previous posts, definitely some additional menu item's/places have been added.

Mel's Place- build your own pizza, chicken tenders, any and all condiments

Hanu Truck- you really can't go wrong with anything you order, portions are huge and always get a bun

Las Tapatias- smoked chicken on Friday's and Saturday's, green salsa

Tacos Rojas- enchiladas

City Corner 2- drunken noodles, spring rolls, and allllways the peanut sauce

Abrakebabra- hummus, falafel

Alejandro's- salsa bar

Taaza- happy hour 6 days a week, saag & vindaloo entrees

Lew's- cheese sticks & lucifer burger

River & Rail- burger, brunch sausage, pig terrine, chicken liver mousse, ribs

Hotel Roanoke- Sunday brunch

Blue 5- sliders on the happy hour menu, side of their "hot sauce"

Martin's- potato chip tenders

Brambleton deli- cheese sticks, blackened chicken salad

ODB- tomato soup, tuna melt, eggs benedict

Draper Merc- club sandwich and cake

Mellow Mushroom- any pizza with a side of beer cheese

419- pulled pork wonton nachos

CI- anything after 3 beers

Bernards- french dip sandwich

Tony Avellinos- cheesesteak sandwich

Bobby's Hot- all pizzas are fantastic

Blue Cow-blackberry goat cheese ice cream

Fortunato- carbonara pasta, branzino

Morning Brew Coffee- lavender or pistachio latte

Zorba's- red beans and rice, ask for their hot sauce

Farmburgesa- build your own burger

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