The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 57
Blue 5 Restaurant
Alejandro's Mexican Grill
Have a Ball at Blue 5
East Meets West
The downtown restaurant opens a brandnew event space.
Alejandro's offers new and exciting Mexican
flavors to the region.
The White Room features breathtaking views of downtown Roanoke.
Alejandro's specializes in new and exciting Mexican flavors.
EXCEPTIONAL SOUTHERN CUISINE,
the largest selection of craft beer
in the region, and a variety of live
music two nights each week make
Blue 5 one of the most popular
restaurants in downtown Roanoke.
And with the recent opening of the
new second-floor event space, the
White Room, Blue 5 is the perfect
venue for an event of any size.
Twice the size of the Red Room,
their existing banquet room,
the newly opened White Room
features floor-to-ceiling windows
with incredible downtown city
views and a large, airy ballroom
feel. With the capacity to host
160 guests (130 guests seated),
MOISES NUCAMENDI TOOK A
CHANCE when he opened Alejandro's in downtown Roanoke
in November 2007. The Mexican
restaurant was an endeavor that
was radically different from his
previous experience at Wendy's
corporate office in California.
"It was something we wanted
to try," says Nucamendi, who
originally relocated to the east
coast to work at a Wendy's
franchise location. "I was ready for
something new. I put it all in, like
poker. Win or lose."
The idea behind Alejandro's was
to introduce something different
from what was already here and