Tasty Tuesday: Holly Jo's Creekside Grill
Homemade tastiness with a whole lot of love in each bite
ROANOKE, Va. – Want cake for breakfast, a savory sandwich for lunch, a burger for dinner and then more cake for dessert? Holly Jo's Creekside Grill is your place to go!
It started as a random idea that, five years later, has blossomed into a local favorite in Franklin County.
Ralph Hicks tells 10 News that he and his family love the atmosphere. "Between the food and people here, it feels like home."
Mamma Gaile, as they call her, is a big fan of her daughter. Holly, the owner and restaurant's namesake, makes everything she can homemade.
"She still uses my grandmother's recipes, which are old school but they work."
The secret, as we've heard our grandmothers say before, is love.
Holly told us so, while we were in her kitchen. This is where she explained her creativity, starting with her love for sandwiches.
"I love sandwiches, so any weird thing I can put on a sandwich, I'm going to do."
That includes their white lightning sauce, a one-two-three punch of habaneros, jalapenos and ghost peppers. I'll admit. It made me tear up. (Watch the video above for that moment.)
You can cool off with some Homestead Creamery ice cream in their newly-expanded second half of the restaurant.
Or just do what Mamma Gaile is and eat some of Holly Jo's homemade cake for breakfast.
Each day brings a new special to Holly Jo's table.
Monday: Baked Spaghetti Day
Wednesday: Meatloaf Day
Thursday: soon-to-be Chicken n' Dumplings Day
Friday: Holly Jo's choice
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