Roanoke County Restaurant week returns for a 15-day run

Restaurant week starts Feb. 15 and ends March 1

After a successful year in 2021, organizers decided to extend the event to two weeks.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.Roanoke County Restaurant Week is back. After a successful year in 2021, organizers decided to extend the event to two weeks.

Restaurant week kicks off on Feb. 15 and runs through March 1. It’s not just in Roanoke, restaurants in Salem and Vinton are also participating, offering special deals for either $10, $20 or $30.

Roanoke County Economic Development Specialist Marshall Stanley says it’s a good way to support local businesses during the slow winter months that have also been hit by the pandemic.

“This is a really great time to get out there and try your mom and pop, your small restaurants, the people that really create the character within a community and add to that local feel,” Stanley said. “This is a great time to check out those local restaurants and support them.”

While 24 restaurants took part in last year’s event, right now, only nine are listed on the event’s website.

One of those restaurants includes KJ’s Grill and Kabab House. They offer Pakistani dishes and a variety of kababs. For restaurant week, they will be offering your choice of meat and vegetable with rice and your choice of naan for $20.

Shaeen Mehmood, the owner of KJ’s says the county needs a week like this to help support struggling restaurants. It has been a tough couple of years and anything that the county can do to help us promote our foods, and there are just so many different types of food in the valley. It is just going to be a win win for everybody,” says Mehmood.

If you own a restaurant and would like still like to participate, it’s not too late. You can find registration information here.

All you need to do is complete the Specials Menu Template and return to Marshall Stanley at mstanley@roanokecountyva.gov.


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