Al Hubbard, owner of Healthy Stuff Cakery and Cafe on Grandin Road in Roanoke, has completed his outdoor seating area, which can accommodate 22 customers. Because he never had an official grand opening at the current location (in the big house beside the post office), he’s going to have a celebration this weekend to break in the new deck.
Hubbard said the event will include live music, homemade ice cream, a baked goods giveaway and all of the usual delicious- yet-healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner items he carries on the menu. He has also recently added some new menu items, including a New York-style corned beef sandwich, salmon, barbecue, smoothies, freshly squeezed carrot juice and lemonade sweetened with agave instead of sugar.
There will also be metal art for sale made by Radford artist Ken Edwards. Check out Edwards’ website to see the kind of beautiful and whimsical creations he makes. The celebration will take place Saturday (June 16) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday (June 17) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Moving forward, Hubbard said, he’ll feature live music on the deck occasionally and will have a barbecue grill area there. He asked me to remind folks that they can park in the post office spaces next door when the post office is closed on the weekends.
Al Hubbard is one of the coolest and most interesting people I’ve met in the 5+ years I’ve been covering the food beat. Stop by and chat him up – if not this weekend, then sometime soon.