By Christi Wayne and Charlie Whitescarver
Special to The Roanoke Times
We were not confused when we entered Allsports Cafe in Blacksburg — it was obvious that we were in a sports bar.
Some 15 flat-screen televisions hang on the walls, enough that no game will be missed, and they are placed high enough that no view is blocked.
Allsports already has two locations in Roanoke and one in Salem. The Blacksburg location opened in November with Terri Kelly as the manager.
When we visited, a host was quick to seat us, and a server came quickly to our table; he even had an update on the game for us. A play-by-play of the featured game on the speaker system was loud enough to hear but not too loud to carry on a conversation. The tables were clean and the room well-lit, so we had no trouble reading the white on black menus.
Burgers, wraps, pizza, sandwiches, appetizers, sides, salads and entrees filled out the extensive menu, but wings are the star at Allsports. Each time we visited, we started with wings. There are 14 different sauces to choose from, with a minimum order of 10 wings ($8.95). The menu advises they could take up to 20 minutes to cook, but we found them worth the wait.
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