Every Friday as part of the WSLS-10 High School game of the week, we feature a local eatery. This week the game is a showdown between Hidden Valley and Salem. So John Carlin visited the Brambleton Deli a favorite just down the road from Hidden Valley.
(WSLS) It's lunch time on October 31 -- Halloween, and the servers, hostesses and bar tenders at the Brambleton Deli are dressed as woodland fairies, pirates and other essentially non-threatening beings. And that epitomizes the restaurant, which is known for its friendly, low key atmosphere.
"Everybody who comes in here is family. A lot of friendly faces," said General Manager Ben Mayo.
The menu features a variety of good sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Tucked away on Brambleton Avenue, not far from Cave Spring corners, the restaurant is home base for a lot of people in Southwest Roanoke County.
Karen Wendorf has been coming to the Deli for twenty years. "We come once or twice a week," she said. "We eat out a lot but this is one of our favorites."
And since it's just down the road from Bogle Stadium – it's popular on game nights when either Cave Spring or Hidden Valley has a home game. (They share the same field.)
"On Game nights in here – It's busy. Before games parties from both (Cave Spring and Hidden Valley) show up. And after the game obviously we have a pretty good crowd as people come in to celebrate," said Mayo.
The Friday special is always the pulled pork barbeque sandwich. It comes with fries and your choice of sauces. A couple at the next table told us they come every Friday and order the barbeque. "We always sit at the same table and have the same server," they said. "We don't even have to give them our order; they already know what we want."
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