BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech plays host to Notre Dame this weekend. With that in mind, we figured we’d highlight just a few local gems to eat at prior to kickoff.
We start with a spot we recently introduced to you - Halwa Bakery and Cafe.
Here, you’ll often find students cramming (not just lessons) but treats. Mediterranean and seasonal favorites line the cases of Karmen George’s downtown Blacksburg shop. The fall vibe here is real with pumpkin-spiced everything on the never-ending menu.
Pick up a muffin, down some coffee and save some room for our next spot.
We’re going to Due South BBQ for lunch, where Marie March and her crew “like to rub our butts.”
Almost an entire generation has grown up on this BBQ now. Low and slow is the name of the game here.
Conor Campbell tells us, “Once the fat starts rendering, that’s when it starts getting good.”
Whether it’s dry-rubbed, smoked, fried or all of the above, you know you’re getting a consistent meal and good time at Due South.
After that, we go back to Blacksburg’s Main Street for the main course at The Maroon Door.
Owner, Chris Linden, had the vision for what we calls “elevated, pub-inspired food.” That vision has come to life in just a little under a year.
Their most popular wings are dressed in a black garlic Gochujang sauce and topped with a ginger and honey dew salad. Local burgers and homemade brews top off the list.
Last but not least, we go for a fun dessert at Gigi’s Cupcakes.
Shane and April Lefkowitz took the helm in Christiansburg and haven’t looked back. They’ve got you taken care of with perfected recipes, creative decorations and something different with each visit.
They’ve even branched out to cheesecakes, French macarons, brownies and cookies.
There’s a whole lot more to explore in Montgomery County, and we plan to do that all week as part of our ongoing ‘In Your Town’ series. If you have any spots you love to hit up before the games at Tech, let us know about them!