Metro! in downtown Roanoke will celebrate 10 years in business tomorrow (Nov. 1). It doesn’t seem to me as if it has been 10 years since the restaurant opened. I guess time flies when you’re eating sushi and drinking martinis.
To celebrate the anniversary, Metro! owner and executive chef Andrew Schlosser is offering nightly entree specials for $20 each. He said these specials will probably run through the end of the year. They are:
Monday: Maryland-Style Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Seasonal Vegetables and Citrus Butter Sauce
Tuesday: Braised Lamb Shank, Seasonal Sides and Roasted Garlic Lamb Jus
Wednesday: Prime Seared Sirloin Steak with Chef Selected Sides and Red Wine Béarnaise
Thursday: Cornmeal Fried Oysters with Malt Vinegar Remoulade, Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Friday: Seafood Bouillabaisse with Shrimp, Mussels, Scallops, Saffron Tomato Broth and Stone Ground Grits
In addition to these specials, Metro! is planning an anniversary party for Saturday, Nov. 10 that will feature some free hors d’oeuvres at 10 p.m., a champagne toast at midnight and music by DJ Stylus Chris. Schlosser said the party will harken back to the soft opening they had on Oct. 30, 2002, just before they opened. Check the Metro! Facebook page to keep up with the plans.
Congratulations to Andy Schlosser and his team on 10 years of success in a difficult business.
14 E. Campbell Ave. SW, Roanoke