Food writer Lindsey Nair has details on two restaurants that opened in Roanoke this week.
One is River and Rail, which opened Thursday inside the old Lipes Pharmacy building in South Roanoke. Lindsey has more on the restaurant, including a link to a sample menu, on her Fridge Magnet blog.
The second restaurant to open this week is Benny Marconi’s pizza, which I first told you about last month in a Retail Roundup column. Two Virginia Tech students started the pizza shop in Blacksburg (which is called Benny Marzano’s) last fall and on Thursday opened a restaurant in downtown Roanoke, where Glazed Bisque-It closed last year. Benny’s is known for its huge slices of pie. To see just how big these slices are, check out the picture on Lindsey’s blog.