Hi. Thanks for stopping by.
I have wanted to tell you this for a long time. You see, I’m a longtime lurker, and I have seen a disturbing trend over the past couple of years on r/roanoke. Here’s how it plays out:
Somebody from out of town says, “hey, I’ve never been to Roanoke but I’m coming to town for a job interview/hiking excursion/whatever…what should I do when I’m in town?”
And invariably somebody answers, “you HAVE to go to Texas Tavern and get a cheesy Western with!”
Stop saying this.
Texas Tavern is awful.
It is a local institution, and for folks who live here, fine. Go and support a local business, even a gross one.
But a visitor? Somebody who might have only one meal in Roanoke? You really want them to go eat a parboiled .015 ounce hamburger with egg and relish on it?
Do me a favor, go put some pickles on your scrambled eggs.
Sound good? No. And it isn’t.
So please stop giving visitors who don’t know better such awful advice.
But again, thanks for visiting!