The Jingle Tap Cafe at The Floyd Country Store

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The Floyd Country Store is a famous venue for authentic Appalachian music and dancing, a tradition that has thrived over the years. It is also a fun place to shop, with a wealth of practical and quirky products on the shelves.

Now the store is increasingly being recognized for the delicious food available at THE JINGLE TAP CAFÉ the lunch and deli counter. The Jingle Tap looks like a simple countrystylesandwich counter, but holds an unexpected touch of sophistication. The secret is that the store makes almost everything inhouse and sources seasonal locally grown salads and vegetables from its own organic farm, Riverstone Organic Farm, and other local growers. While the store features some classic American favorites like grilled cheese sandwiches and BLTs, many of the recipes such as the market salad plates and glutenfree quiche are developed with diet and health, as well as taste, in mind.

The Jingle Tap Café is essentially a lunch café, serving homemade soups, fresh salads, sandwiches and specials, such as beef chili and rice or chicken potpie, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, with a lighter menu available anytime the store is open. During the Friday Night Jamboree there is a special Jamboree menu including hot dogs, Brunswick stew, soup and sandwiches. The ice-cream counter and bakery case always have plenty to offer too.

Customers order at the counter and find a booth or table in the store. On the weekends, lunch is often accompanied by music, so some of the tables are set in front of the stage except during the Friday Night Jamboree . Every Saturday from noon to 3:00pm is Americana Afternoon featuring the full range of Americana music such as blues, country bluegrass and folk. Many fine local musicians participate and the stage often attracts musicians passing through the area on tour. On Sundays there is a traditional music jam from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. On the first and third Sundays old-time musicians and dancers gather together and on the second, fourth and fifth Sundays the bluegrass community takes their turn. Each jam is run circle style, with a coordinator keeping things moving. Visiting old-time or bluegrass players are welcome to join in. It’s fun to watch and a great time to pick up a hand-dipped ice cream sundae or a slice of home-baked pie.

The Jingle Tap Café also sells deli food to go, from a container of delicious chicken salad all prepared and ready to take home or order for a buffet spread to feed a crowd. With advance notice the store can provide whole quiches, trays of mac and cheese or potpie and other menu items to take home.

This season sees the introduction of the Jingle Tap Picnic. Enjoy a selection of savory and sweet foods packed to go and suitable for your picnic basket. The picnics,
designed for two, include bottled juices; the disposable tableware needed and come complete with a map of good local picnic spots. And the name? A jingle tap is the two-piece tap the pro dancers wear on their shoes to make the jingling sound you’ll hear out on the dance floor. The country store and the café are proud of the rich Appalachia tradition that is celebrated with music and dance at the store every weekend.

The store is open 7 days a week from Memorial Day until New Years day, and closed on Mondays for the rest of the year. Check out the website at www.floydcountrystore.com for menus and details of all the scheduled events.

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Live Music at Oddfellas Cantina in Floyd Virginia

Friday, June 8 Dan Chitwood Band |Saturday, June 9 Berine & Andrea – NO COVER – DINE AND LISTEN TO MUSIC.

Oddfella’s Cantina serves a wide variety of delicious dishes that will please every palette.   Everything is made from scratch, with many ingredients acquired from local farmers, the menu reflects the diversity.

“Fresh, local, seasonal products prepared simply and artfully”.  Set in one of Floyd’s beautiful hand made soapstone building.  Oddfella’s ambiance breathes a sense of laid back feeling and a passion .. for local art, live music and sustainably farmed local  food.

Our menu changes to the seasons but always offers original preparations of everyone’s favorite flavors……..from our Chimichanga with choice of all natural chicken, organic Twin Oaks tofu, or local grass fed highland beef from Running River Ranch, Black Angus Ribeye, gourmet  vegetarian dishes.  Fresh seafoood from the east coast every week from the Indigo Girls Seafood.  Daily lunch specials always include a homemade soups.  Come and experience Oddfella’s Cantina and feel good about eating healthy and supporting the local sustainable community

Oddfella’s Cantina & Tapas Bar
110 N. Locust Street
Floyd, VA 24091 (540) 745-DINE (3463)

Alliens is having a Party at the Sun Music Hall in Floyd Virginia

Halloween Party at the Dogtown Roadhouse – Gourmet Pizza, Beer and Wine

Live Music – Genre: Electronica, Funk, Jam Band

Costume contest with prizes for 2 lucky winners! (male and female category)

Don’t miss Floyd County’s Halloween Bash with local favorite the Alliens.  We dress freaky all the time, you better believe we will on Samhian.  Come dressed to impress with prizes for best male and best female. The Alliens world beat quartet will keep you dancing all night long.

Come enjoy the night with us!

Alliens is a band that calls Floyd County Virginia home.

Show starts at 8pm.
$5 cover charge.

Scott Perry & Tom Klingelhofer at Natasha’s Market Cafe

Scott Perry & Tom Klingelhofer at Natasha’s Market Cafe
Time: Friday, October 28 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Natasha’s Market Cafe

Blues, Jazz and fine dining in Floyd! Come join us for a great alternative to the usual “Friday Night in Floyd Fare!”

Sample Dinner Menu

Menu Sourced Weekly

Our meals are possible thanks to many local friends and purveyors including Full Circle Farm, Curtin Dairy, Border Springs Farm, Big Pine Trout Farm, Bright Farm, Homestead Creamery, Sweet Providence, Rhonda Muskat & Frank Gropen, Sterling Bridge Dairy, Weather Top Farm, Five Penny Farm, Seven Springs Farm, Harvest Moon, Oasis World Market, Golden Coin Farm

Soup of the Day $4

Fresh Corn Fritters $5

Brie and Pear Quesadilla $6

Chick pea fries with a spicy dipping sauce $5

Beer Battered Onion Rings $4

Goat Cheese Truffles $5

House Salad $5

Ginger vinaigrette, blue cheese vinaigrette, pomegranate balsamic & buttermilk parmesan

Apricot Pecan Salad $7

Local organic mixed greens topped with toasted spiced pecans and plumped apricots in a tangy vinaigrette

Quinoa Salad   $8

Quinoa with apples, dried cranberries, balsamic onions, local greens and aged Gouda cheese over greens

Roasted Beet Salad $7

Roasted local red beets in a citrus marinade, served over a bed of fresh greens and topped with orange slices, red onions and Bulgarian feta cheese

Salad Caprese $8

Layers of local tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and shredded fresh basil on a small bed of greens drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil

Entrees: All entrees are paired with sides of the day

French Style Salisbury Steak $15

Seasoned local ground beef blended with herbs and simmered in a rich tomato beef broth with fresh herbs, caramelized onions and red wine

Glazed Duck $18

Moulard duck breast is pan seared and roasted to medium then thinly sliced and drizzled with a tart cherry, red wine and peach glaze

Crab stuffed Ravioli $17

Ravioli stuffed with crab meat, ricotta and parmesan cheeses and herbs in a creamy local tomato sauce

Pesto Chicken $16

Fresh natural organic chicken breast cutlets pan seared and finished in a creamy pesto sauce dotted with diced fresh tomatoes

Stuffed Buffalo Burger $15

Natural ground buffalo stuffed with Wisconsin Colby cheese, seared and served on homemade focaccia with lettuce, tomato, spicy ketchup and a side of fried potatoes

Sautéed Flounder $17

North Carolina flounder filets are quickly sautéed and topped with an artichoke beurre blanc with roasted red peppers, capers and white wine

Grilled Rib Eye $21

Prime graded Natural certified humane beef rib eye steak grilled to order then topped with herbed butter and crunchy beer battered onion rings

Zucchini Pancakes $15

A savory pancake made with fresh summer zucchini, scallions, feta cheese, pine nuts and fresh herbs topped with a cucumber yogurt sauce and paired with a side salad

Each of our meals are prepared to order using the freshest local ingredients we are able to source; your patience is greatly appreciated

Grand opening for The Cantina Tapas bar

PRESS RELEASE: Come join us for our opening of The Cantina”bar”, severing tapas. Tapas are Spain’s legendary “little dishes”. In Spain, tapas bars serve as living rooms: places to eat, relax, share the events of the day, meet friends, listen to music, have a quiet drink, chat with the owner, make acquaintances. The unhurried tasting and sipping, mixed with good conversation, speaks of a pure appreciation of time and pleasure, one of the quintessential characteristics of life in Spain.
Happy hours 4:00-6:00

Friday, October 7 · 4:00pm – 10:00pm
The Cantina (up stairs over Oddfella’s Cantina)
110 locust Street Floyd, VA

Good times at Tuggle’s Gap Restaurant & Motel, Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 165.2

Tuggle’s Gap, Floyd County Virginia
3351 Parkway Lane S.
Floyd, Virginia 24091

540-745-3402
tugglesg@swva.net
www.TugglesGap.biz

Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 165.2

Food • Lodging • Music

Blue Ridge Parkway

Open Everyday!

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

“Watch the sunset over the Blue Ridge Parkway from the porch of your room at our historic motel. Enjoy freshly prepared meals in our wonderful restaurant.  Open everyday. Local crafted wines and beer.

Located just 6 miles from the famous Floyd Jamboree
and galleries in the picturesque town of Floyd.”

3rd Weekend in October
Annual Art Festival at Tuggles Gap Restaurant and Motel.

Your Mountain Home

“Two miles from Rocky Knob and the beautiful Saddle Overlook on the spectacular Blue Ridge Parkway. Affordable lodging and meals. Friendly and fast service in our fabulous restaurant.”

Natasha’s Market Cafe is my Choice this weekend…

I finally got a date with my lovely wife this week so we decided to have lunch at Natasha’s Market Cafe. I’ve only heard good things about Natasha’s cooking for years during her tenure at Oddfellas, Woodberry Inn and private catering. In fact I never heard anything negative about her. We walked in and there was Natasha, big smile and warm welcome. Sunny days in Floyd call for outside dining so we took our seats on the deck. Although the Citrus Steamed Rainbow Trout seemed delicious we decided to go with the specials (pictured below), PankoParmesan Crusted Catfish and a Grilled Chicken Club Wrap. Salad and thin crispy potatoes for sides. Two words, “Simply Delicioso”…

We highly recommend you pay a visit to Natasha’s Market Cafe.

From the website:

Natasha’s Market Cafe offers elegant comfort food in a stylish gallery setting; utilizing local and organic food cooked in the “slow foods” style. Come for a quick lunch or linger on the patio or join us at the bar for our wine and cheese pairings.

We’re are located above the Harvest Moon.

Lunch: Tues-Sat 11:00 – 3:00

Dinner: Thus-Sat 5:30 – 9:00

Wine and cheese parings Friday & Saturday nights, featuring one of our wines and specially-chosen cheeses with homemade crackers & bread. All items are made in-house, including breads, crackers, sausages and desserts. At least 75 percent of our menu items are purchased locally and we choose organic and sustainable ingredients whenever possible.

Natasha’s Market Cafe
http://www.natashasmarketcafe.com

227B Locust Street
Floyd, VA 24091
Phone: 540-745-2450

We mentioned:

Woodberry Inn

http://www.woodberryinn.com/

Oddfellas Cantina

http://www.oddfellascantina.com

Bread Basket in Floyd VA Serves up Boar’s Head Subs & Sandwiches

I stopped by the Bread Basket to pic up a few things I needed and found out they are making Boars Head subs and sandwiches. I don’t know about you but I love Boars Head brand deli meats. The meats and cheeses contain no fillers, gluten, artificial colors, flavors or trans fat.

The Sandwich Menu will include Basic/$3.99, Regular/$5.50 and Deluxe/$6.75.

Breads will include: 100% Whole Wheat, Rye, Sourdough, Italian Parmesan Subs and Oatmeal Wheat Subs.

Meats will include: “Boar’s Head” Corned Beef, EverRoast Chicken, Ovengold Turkey

They will also have Signature Chicken Salad, Walnut Creek Ham and Walnut Creek Roast Beef.

Cheeses will include: America, Baby Swiss, Cheddar, Pepper Jack and Provolone.

Toppings will include: Banana Peppers, Dill Pickle, Lettuce, Onion, Sauerkraut and Tomato.

Many condiments to choose from like BBQ Sauce, Cajun Mayonnaise, Horseradish Sauce, Pepper-house Gourmaise, Thousand Island and Ranch.

I’m getting hungry just writing this article!

The Bread Basket makes baked goods from scratch; (Breads, Pies, Cakes, Cookies, Cinnamon Buns, etc…) They carry a variety of flours, meals, sweeteners, grains, candies, pastas, wild rice and so, so many fresh items. I might ad that their prices are a lot less than you might think. The store can be found about 5 miles north of the traffic light just off of Highway 8. See you there!

2167 Webbs Mill Rd
Floyd, VA 24091-3519
(540) 745-5382