The story of The River and Rail's Executive Chef and General Manager Aaron Deal can be found in the September/October 2020 issue of Southern Cast Iron Magazine. 

The four-page feature article about The River and Rail, titled "Aaron Deal: How this Roanoke Chef and Restauranteur Prepares the Next Generation," spotlights the talent of the 2009 James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef nominee and his restaurant, which has become a haven for the community:

"It comes alive with energy and an atmosphere that buzzes like a nonstop dinner party while the high standards for hospitality keep guests well taken care of and satisfied every step of the way."

Members of the Hoffman Media team who assisted with the creation of this story were hosted by Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge on a fall media tour in 2019. Take a closer look at this issue of Southern Cast Iron, which can be found on newsstands or purchased online