The Roanoke Region was featured in the May issue of Destinations Travel Magazine in a story titled, “In Search of Stars of the Star City.” Destinations Travel Magazine covers travel destinations, getaways, and recreation around the world featuring photo-centric stories and essays.
Author Darlene Perrone traveled to Roanoke to take a culinary trek with Roanoke Food Tours, a walking tour of food artisans around the city. Stops on the tour featured in the story include Cedars Lebanese Restaurant, Little Green Hive, Texas Tavern, the City Market, and First & Sixth, among others.
Although the culinary arts was the main focus of the trip, Perrone also found time to visit, and write about, the Mill Mountain Zoo, Hotel Roanoke, the region’s railroad heritage and the Mill Mountain Star. The article paints a lovely picture of region as both a culinary and cultural destination complete with great photos showcasing the sites.
Here is an excerpt:
“Our food tour continued as we wove our way through the streets of historic downtown. As we did, we passed bistros, restaurants, cafes…it was a food Mecca.
Shortly after starting on this Historic Downtown Food and Cultural Tour, I decided Roanoke Food Tours was another of Star City’s rising stars.
Our tour guide, Larry, himself, skillfully wove the history, culture, and the food of this city in an adventure. There was no shortage of great food – and fun – on this tour.”
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