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FROM THE EDITOR

The True Meaning of Dining Out?

It is of course the food first and foremost. But at least in those
dining rooms where you become a regular, it's far more.

I STILL REMEMBER KEENLY, back in 1995, getting up the
nerve to stand up in a completely full restaurant dining room,
clinking a knife against a water
glass to draw people's attention,
and then turning red in the face
as I asked the room to raise a glass
to the man who had operated the
restaurant for five years.
This was Walter Vanucci's last

A lost dining room Walter
Vanucci held forth for about five
years where Thelma's Chicken and
8 |Waffles
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now operates.

night of operation at Vanucci's, on the
downtown
corner spot
where Thelma's
Chicken & Waffles has operated
in recent years.
Gail and I were, obviously, regulars at Vanucci's, and the host
made us feel, on every visit, that
we were the most important customers he had.
"Here," he'd say to us midmeal, "try this new chardonnay
I'm thinking about getting." Oh,
OK, Walter, if we have to, yes,
we'll take that free glass of wine
as if we're experts, which we were
Kurt Rheinheimer

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Roanoker - November/December 2015

Cover
Table of Contents
From the Editor
The Gist
Events & Festivals
Dining Awards 2016
30 Years of Great Restaurants
Sponsored Content: Restaurant Profiles
Holiday Entertaining Made Easy
Sponsored Content: Holiday Gift Guide
A Church Reborn … into a Family Home
A Day Downtown
DUI: A Holiday Warning
Where are They Now?
The Menu: Roanoke's Best Restaurant Guide
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - Intro
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - Cover
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - Cover2
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 3
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - Table of Contents
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 5
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 6
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 7
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - From the Editor
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 9
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 10
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 11
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - The Gist
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 13
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 14
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - Events & Festivals
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The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - Dining Awards 2016
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The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 30 Years of Great Restaurants
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The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - Sponsored Content: Restaurant Profiles
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The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - Holiday Entertaining Made Easy
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The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 65
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - Sponsored Content: Holiday Gift Guide
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 67
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - A Church Reborn … into a Family Home
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 69
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The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 75
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - A Day Downtown
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 77
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The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 79
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - DUI: A Holiday Warning
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 81
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - Where are They Now?
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - Cover3
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - Cover4
The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - The Menu: Roanoke's Best Restaurant Guide
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