BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Sizzling good deals, coffee, cocktails, cupcakes and more, Botetourt’s first EVER Restaurant Week offers plenty to explore and the women behind it are all about supporting businesses next door.
Business women themselves, Ashley Wiley, Amanda Buyalos, and Brandy Underwood launched the grassroots effort Shop Botetourt this past February and they’re already hitting the ground running.
“The three of us have always just said that we believe that there’s a need for community over competition and we want the restaurants, the other businesses to rally around each other and to really support each other and show that there’s a need for all of us and there’s a place for all of us and that we can do this together.”Ashley Wiley, Owner and Founder of Flyfit Studio – Co-founder of Shop Botetourt
It has been a great opportunity for more than 17 Botetourt restaurants new and old, take one look at Adam Ritchie’s One Love Coffee House special’s and you’ll say, “Wow, I’m sold!” Ritchie opened his coffee shop amongst the pandemic and has been open for just one year. He’s ready to make your acquaintance!
“We are doing some specials on our breakfast slices which are bacon, egg and cheese, sausage egg and cheese, they’re all kind of infused into a croissant dough that the baker makes for us and then our jumbo cinnamon rolls, when you see them you’ll see why they’re called that. We have some lunch specials because I think a lot of times people think coffee shop and just coffee so we have lunch items.”Adam Ritchie, Owner of One Love Coffee House
Another place to savor breakfast or lunch is Troutville’s Angelle’s diner. The business has been open for six years.
“It honestly feels like home, whether we’re working here or you’re a customer in our seat, it feels like home.”Sara Smith, General Manager of Angelle’s Diner
General Manager, Sara Smith says she wants all customers to get to experience the feeling of home and with specials at different price points, it’s great place for the entire family!
“We have a $10, a $20, and a $30 offer. The $10 offer is a eggs benedict breakfast with a mimosa, any flavor, the other offer is a two omelet breakfast as well. They come with two sides and choice of bread. The $20 offer is two of our king bloody mary’s and you get to keep a souvenir glass as well, and the other offer for the $20 is the philly sandwiches and fries. The $30 option, we have two cajun blackened shrimp alfredo dishes.”Sara Smith, General Manager of Angelle’s Diner
In Botetourt the eating is good and supporting local comes with a chance to win prizes through #BOCOEATS Bingo.
“There’s a great opportunity for you to win prizes if you participate in Botetourt Restaurant Week. There is a corporate sponsor, we have the Reserve at Daleville and they’re going to donate $100 gift card to any restaurant of your choice, so that is amazing, and a lot of our local businesses got on board.”Ashley Wiley, Owner and Founder of Flyfit Studio – Co-founder of Shop Botetourt
To learn more about Shop Botetourt and to get a list of participating restaurants, click here!