Lucky

Top choice modern american in Roanoke

Lucky has excellent cocktails (try 'The Cube') and a seasonally inspired menu of small plates (hickory-smoked porchetta, roasted oysters) and heartier mains (buttermilk fried chicken, morel and asparagus gnocchi). It also operates the equally wonderful Italian restaurant Fortunato (www.fortunatoroanoke.com) a few doors down, where the wood-fired pizzas are the stuff of dreams and poems.

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