Quick Guide to Blacksburg
Blacksburg is home of Virginia Tech. It's hard to miss the campus of Virginia Tech, especially the much-photographed Burruss Hall. The main downtown section is an easy walk from the campus. Most everything one needs can be found within the town itself, even without many big box stores around there is still a lot to be found for a very decent price. Stores such as Mish Mish, Matrix, and the Common Thread on the Downtown strip provide a very artistic feel to the area. Every Wednesday and Saturday there is a farmer's market one block off of main street where one can find local produce as well as goods hand made in the New River Valley.
A sizable university confined to a small burg has spawned a coffee shop in every nook and cranny, with as much variety (though not as much square footage or musical patronage) as you'd find in any college town. Some favorites among locals and students include Bollo's (downtown), Greenberry's (Newman Library, on campus), and Our Daily Bread (Gables Shopping Center).
Points of Interest
- The Cellar is a popular spot that is caters to the young and older crowds alike. Like the name implies, the majority of the establishment is a cellar of a small building. It is very much close quarters however, and can get crowded on some nights.
- Locals are fond of Mike's Grill, a small restaurant offering typical (but excellent) American food- burgers, fries, etc. for a reasonable price; while the college crowd can often be found hanging around places such as the River Mill, Sharkey's or Hokie House.
- Sheesha, the local Hookah bar, often features live jazz and afrobeat music, and Pita Vera, a Lebanese cafe is another place renowned for their pizza and hummus.
- Greens offers inexpensive sushi on Mondays and Wednesdays as well as a variety of other food.
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