The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 56
Café Asia 2
Corned Beef and Co.
A Culinary Treasure
From Market to Marvel
It began as a humble food stand and is now
a favorite downtown restaurant.
Café Asia 2 offers Roanoke customers
award-winning Asian cuisine.
Café Asia 2 was voted "Best Sushi" by The Roanoker readers.
An artist's sketch shows the restaurant located on Jefferson Street.
AUTHENTIC ASIAN CUISINE, a relaxing dine-in atmosphere and
friendly service are always what
Feng Chen, the owner of Café Asia
2, wants to bring his customers.
Early this year, Feng sold the
original Café Asia restaurant, located in Bonsack. For Feng, giving
up the original was very difficult.
But it's the only way to keep up
with his standards for his customers. Now he can focus all of his
attention on continuing to provide
excellent food and top-notch service to the Roanoke area with Café
Asia 2 located on Electric Road.
Recently, they added new dishes
to the menu. Customers can now
CORNED BEEF AND CO. WAS CREATED in 1985 by Roger Neel Jr. and
F. Alan "Al" Pollard II, just prior to
the legendary flood of November 1985. Roger and Al shared a
passion for great restaurants and
exceptional food. Many of their
trips took them back to a deli in
Baltimore that served the best
corned beef sandwiches. They
both agreed that they wanted to
"do it like the big city," and bring
quality ingredients to their hometown of Roanoke.
The first restaurant was actually
not a restaurant at all, but merely
a stand in a food court with no
private seating. Corned Beef and