Located on Main Street in Roanoke, Grandma Sue’s Pies & More makes delicious pies from scratch that you can buy and take home to bake. Sue (Grandma) Couch, along with husband Roger, have loved baking these popular pies for the past 25 years and they say they hope to continue making them the next 25 years. Their motto is, “We make ‘em, you bake ‘em.”
These hand-rolled and diligently hand crimped, flaky pie crusts are filled to the brim with fruit. Sue and Roger enjoy picking their own fruit that they use in the pies when they can. Their favorite peach for pies is the Red Haven, their favorite apples are Ida Reds and Winesaps and they say that Blue Crop blueberries make the best blueberry pie.
Sue’s personal favorite is the black raspberry and Roger’s is cherry, but they also offer: apple, apple crumb, apricot, blackberry, blueberry, gooseberry, peach, pecan, pumpkin, red raspberry, rhubarb, rhubarb crunch, rhubarb strawberry, strawberry, and sugar cream; seventeen different varieties of slices of heaven. You’re sure to find your favorite. Directions are included for baking the pies but they warn that you should bake them on a baking sheet as they are so full of fruit,
you will need to protect your oven.
Sue says that making these pies is “a labor of love” for them, and they are very grateful to the Roanoke community for helping them find a way to continue this love of baking pies. They hope to add additional products such as homemade noodles and homemade jams when they are able to.
This multi-faceted culinary based company has several locations
Joseph Decuis restaurant
This world class restaurant servies exquisite dinner featuring fresh local foods and Wagyu beef raised naturally on their own nearby farm. This elegant location is known for its award-winning wine list and exacting friendly service. Reservations preferred.
The Emporium at Joseph Decuis
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm grill open M-S 11am-3pm
Casual and fun, the Emporium is a luncheon cafe serving Wagyu burgers and sandwhiches, salads and soups from food grown on the Joseph Decuis farm or other like-minded farms. The shop portion features foods from the farm or locally, and the Emporium's wine shop offers wines from the restuarant's award-winning wine list.
The INN at Joseph Decuis
This charming Bed & Breakfast is a welcoming retreat in an early 20th century home, tastefully decorated and furnished with period pieces that make it warm and comfortable. The are four bedrooms and two 1/2 baths. by reservation only
The Farm at Joseph Decuis Joseph Decuis Farmstead Retreat
Located 6 miles from the restaurant, the farm and the farmstead (opening June 2014) are available for private parties, weddings, meetings, and corporate retreats. A step back in time to grandma'a house the farmstead is available for overnight guests - for the full house of 5 bedrooms. There are some special events that are planned and open to the public. Check the Joseph Decuis website for updates and contact the restaurant if you are interested in booking either facility.
La Dolce Vita is the dream child of me, Laura Wilson, an avid cook and foodie. I started in the kitchen, watching my mother make delicious and fabulous meals almost every night. For her, there was no line between baking and cooking; she did it all and she did it well. I knew this as the only way to entertain and cook, never using a cake mix until I was married when my husband asked for a Duncan Hines chocolate cake. (Yes, we are still married after that shock.)
I founded La Dolce Vita on the premise of European elegance combined with American spirit. La Dolce Vita offers cattering Culinary classes, and in-store dinners, lunches, and special events. We offer a beautiful array or items for your home including special foods and lotions imported from France, Italy, and Spain.
I have attended cooking classes in the States and in Europe, won several baking competitions, and learned much along the way. I have cooked with Patricia Wells, Rick Bayless, and recently returned from Paris, where I passed Level I, II, and III Patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu.
Roanoke’s favorite ice cream shop, Moose and Mollie’s, has moved to 171 E 2nd Street. This charming gelato and soft serve ice cream shop had outgrown it’s previous Main Street location. The new, larger location allows Moose and Mollie’s the opportunity to offer a delicious lunch menu, full espresso bar, tasty pastries, soft serve ice cream, and of course….14 amazing gelato flavors. This charming café features an up-cycled farm theme complete with tractor seat bar stools and aged barn wood accents. Make it part of your next visit to Roanoke!
The Roanoke Village Inn has been a Roanoke institution for over 60 years and continues to offer quality food in a fun cozy atmosphere. A great place to go for a casual dinner or to meet friends for drinks, it’s been around for generations and it continues its vibrant existence with a new venture...family dining! This great spot has been a favorite for the parents but other than take-out, the kids have had to wait for their 18th or 21st birthdays to be able to enjoy this neighborhood gem. Not anymore.
The Village Inn has redecorated its upstairs room to be family friendly and smoke free. The kids menu features such yummy kid friendly items like chicken fingers, burgers, mac & cheese and corndogs. Owner and mother of three, Jodie Hunnicutt admits, “I love being able to have families here now – my own kids love it. We’ve enclosed the bar, added new tables, new pictures on the walls and televisions. The room is great for those who’d like to enjoy their dinner with more of a restaurant atmosphere than a bar. It’s the best of both worlds!” There are two entrances to the upstairs family room: one through the restaurant’s back entrance on 2nd Street and the other door side by side with the main entrance in front on Main Street which is well marked as the family room entrance. Just a reminder of the Indiana excise laws – only kids 18 and up with their parents are allowed to enter through the main door.
For those who may not have been to the Village Inn for awhile, it is now open on Sundays with some great Sunday specials; the bar and dining area were redecorated and there are more renovations in the works; and if it’s really been awhile since you’ve been here, they now take credit cards too. A completely new kitchen was installed last year and the menu has adopted some healthier options.
Many of the preparations include grilled, blackened or broiled in addition to the fried. Still the number one favorite item on the menu is the haddock with the steaks a close second though there are those who think dinner doesn’t get any better than their barbecued one pound pork chop. Come in and see what is your favorite. With a variety of delicious entrées, early bird and nightly specials, you’ll have plenty to chose from.
Open Sunday 9am-12pm for Brunch, Sunday – Thursday 11am-10pm; (Family Room 4pm-9pm) and Friday & Saturday 11am – midnight (Family room 4pm – 10pm.) Reservations are accepted for groups of 5 or more and parties for 20 or more with a minimum two week notice.
The Roanoke Village Inn will now be serving brunch on Sundays from 9am - 12pm! Menu favorites include; Prime Rib & Eggs, Brisket Hash & Eggs, Cinnamon Blueberry French Toast Casserole, The Stack That Killed Elvis and Chicken & Waffles. Drink features include; Ultimate Bloody Mary, Mimosa Flights and Hot Toddy.
As a home-based bakery and one woman show, Natalie Warner offers delicious pies, cinnamon rolls, and other yummy treats at her year-round roadside stand! You can order online, then pick up at her stand, located 2 miles east of Roanoke. Most orders require 2 days notice. Check out the Rolling Pin Bakehouse Facebook page and http://www.rollingpinbakehouse.com for specials and updates. NO ORDER IS TOO SMALL! Cash, Credit/Debit and Checks accepted.
HOURS: By Appointment 2nd & 4th Fridays and Select Holidays