Roanoke in Virginia's Blue Ridge is a top Southern city for foodies, according to a new feature by the National Education Association.

The article "3 Southern Cities for Foodies" was highlighted in a recent NEA Member Benefits e-newsletter as a guide for potential road-trip options for readers.

Roanoke is mentioned along with Memphis and Key West as a great destination for the food-focused traveler.

Local restaurants such as The Roanoker Restaurant, The Regency Room at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Local Roots, and Pop's Ice Cream & Soda Bar receive mentions as popular spots for a delicious local meal.

The following is an excerpt from the story:

"Over on Grandin Road, enjoy a farm-to-table dinner at Local Roots ($$$) before viewing a vintage film at the Grandin Theater. Or indulge your sweet tooth at Pop’s Ice Cream & Soda Bar ($), an old-time soda pop diner."

Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge assisted in the production of the article by providing images.

Click here to view the full article on the NEA Member Benefits website.

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