Day: May 3, 2014

Colorful Straw Flowers on a Table at Local Roots Restaurant in Roanoke, Virginia, April 2014
Culinary Travel Featured Solo Travel

Farm-to-Table Dining at Local Roots Restaurant in Roanoke, Virginia

“These are beer-battered ramps,” the Local Roots restaurant server said while placing a platter down on the table. Lightly golden brown straws ranging from half an inch to an inch in length sat in front of me. Some were single tubes while others had small branches, looking like miniature barren trees. Underneath the deep-fried coating I knew something dark green was underneath yet had no idea what it was. For all I knew, it could be deep fried caterpillars.

Continue Reading