The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 54
The Green Goat
What's Your Story?
It's Easy Being Green
Customers share their stories from years of
dining at Famous Anthony's.
From train museum to riverside restaurant,
The Green Goat is nothing if not unique.
The menu features seasonal items, like mashed potato bowls.
Co-owners Teal and Jeff Batson live near the new restaurant.
THE RESTAURANTS ARE KNOWN
FOR great food and friendly service. But have you ever wondered
what makes Famous Anthony's famous?
"It's our customers," says Bonny
Viar, vice president of operations
for Famous Anthony's, Inc. "We've
become an integral part of our
community and our story is woven
by our customers. It's their stories
that make ours."
Recently Famous Anthony's set
out to collect these stories, which
they will display on the walls of
their restaurants. "There is a couple
that got engaged in a booth at the
Salem location, and since then
ROANOKERS HAVE A NEW REASON to get out on the greenways.
In July 2015, restaurateurs Jeff and
Teal Batson and their business
partners Brittany and Lewie Maddox opened their third restaurant,
The Green Goat, in Wasena next to
the Roanoke River.
"We live in the neighborhood,
and it is really special to have a
place in our own backyard," says
Teal Batson, who also co-owns
Wildflour at Towers and On The
Rise with her husband Jeff.
The Green Goat, so named for the
hybrid switcher locomotives used
in rail yards, has quickly become
a popular spot for outdoors