You've got to be kidding me!!

It has come to my attention that there are a lot of people that spend a great deal of time in the Blacksburg area that are not taking advantage of all the cool things you can do in our little town. Now I realize that I have been here longer than most, and I am not nearly as cool as some of you. My point is, that unless you get off your duff and go out and try some of the things I am going to feature in this section of my site, you'll no doubt get bored with it all and end up sitting in watching reruns of Friends when you could be having the time of your life out at some cool new place you never knew existed. Now there might be some overlap as far as whether this should be in the food section or the travel, so eventually I might do some cross referencing. for now.. just look for it here.

on with the show..

1) Mountain View Italian Kitchen

2) The New River Trail

3) Radford food

4) Vietnamese Teahouse

There is a good rule of thumb if you are looking for the good food from another country. The sketchier the better! If you passed over the Vietnamese Teahouse just because it's in a mall... (drum roll please) You've got to be kidding me!!

I have heard some absolutely frightening things about this place, but the Teahouse has only let me down once in the dozens of times I have been there (and that time all they did was make the food too hot). The Vietnamese Teahouse is currently under new management and offers the best of Vietnamese, Japanese, and Thai food I have had in a long time.

Now I'll admit, there is little I will eat if there is Thai food on the menu, but between the sushi and the Pho that my group tried out, we hit all three countries worth of chow. MMM.. It's all good. (currently my stomach is growling at the prospect of eating and it's 1am)

Nice thing was that there were a lot of specials and they were out of a bunch of them. At first this was disappointing.. but.. as it was pointed out by someone at our table (Chris I think) being out of a special is a good indication that they are actually serving fresh food. An excellent point I think. I think I would have liked a few more items to choose from on the menu. All the choices were pretty tame. Nothing too out there to scare off the feint of heart. But it was all so tasty.

Here's how it works there. Go in. Order anything on the menu, and eat it. You will clear your plate and be happy shortly after. Easy as pie (but they don't have pie).


Go to the University Mall (with the Volume II Bookstore)
The Vietnamese Teahouse is on the end by the Bookstore