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FALL 2017

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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Traditionalists love the elegance, style and nuanced menu at Hotel Roanoke's Regency Room. Peanut soup, old-fashioned spoon bread and rich crab cakes are among the regionally inspired stalwarts. Authentic Indian specialties like masala dosa and gobi manchurian are on the menu at Taaza Indian Cuisine in Grandin. "Taaza," which means "fresh" in the Urdu language spoken in parts of India, more than lives up to its name. Chef Aaron Deal brings farm to fork at River and Rail, one of the hottest restaurants in Roanoke. Dishes like Crispy Virginia Oyster Lettuce Wraps show just how good simple, well-executed selections can be. A spicy remoulade accents a perfectly fried oyster wrapped with just-picked lettuce, creating heaven on the plate at this relaxed bistro. Primland One of the most scenic stretches of the Blue Ridge Parkway is the 71 miles from Roanoke to Meadows of the Dan, Virginia, to the southwest. Tucked within 12,000 acres of forested nature preserve is a remarkable resort, Primland. Initially developed as a hunting preserve, Primland has evolved into an outstanding adventure destination, replete with spa, fine dining and mountain-chic accommodations. That Primland offers so many recreational opportunities on its own property makes it unusual. Golf, fly-fishing, archery, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking and equestrian pursuits are available for guests and the public to enjoy. Star gazers thrill at Primland's Observatory Dome featuring a Celestron CGE Pro 1400 telescope, which provides views of objects beyond Earth's solar system. Dine at the casual 19th Pub or enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner at Elements, Primland's fine-dining restaurant. Throughout the region, with spectacular autumn hues matched only by discovery at every turn, special vacation memories are waiting to be made in Virginia's Blue Ridge. The lunch buffet is but one of the delights at Taaza Indian Cuisine. Photo courtesy of Taaza BALLANTYNE FALL 2017 84 Escape

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