We love supporting neighborhood businesses and getting to know the awesome people behind them! This week, we’re sharing eight final local treasures from around our Nest Realty locations:
The Scott’s Addition neighborhood in , has been blowing up recently with new breweries and restaurants. And was a fixture of the neighborhood long before that. The focus on homemade, elevated comfort food has kept them on the map. Try local favorites like Virginia pimento cheese dip, house smoked pulled pork, and blue ribbon chicken. Don’t let the name fool you—they also serve a crave-inducing breakfast every day until 3 p.m.!
At in , playtime is more than fun—it’s educational, too (just don’t tell the kids)! Children up to age 10 are encouraged to “use their marbles” at various stations throughout the museum, playing dress up to learn about their community, watching plants grow in the garden, and making music on the epic piano staircase. Aspiring beavers can even build their own dams at the new River Playway exhibit. Learning has never been so cool!
The brightest of Roanoke’s city lights, the iconic spreads joy and cheer from the top of Mill Mountain. Sometimes called the Hollywood Sign of the East Coast, it’s been a symbol of , since 1949. You can see the star from 60 miles away, but that shouldn’t stop you from making the drive to visit up close, where you’ll be rewarded with the best mountain top views in the city.
Tucked just off Main Street in , in close proximity to the farmer’s market, the is a gem of a cafe that lovingly serves up fresh salads, sandwiches, soups, and more. Order at the counter and bring your meal outside to the patio if it’s a nice day. Most of the food is organic, local, or both, so you know you’re getting the good stuff. Try one of the scrumptious smoothies!