They are the restauranteurs, the ones who not only feed Floyd Countians but attract regulars from far and near to our little place in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Michael Gucciardo runs the show and Mickey G’s Restaurant and Bistro, a haven for good Italian food.
Natasha Shishkevish offers up what she calls “comfort food” at Natasha’s Market Cafe — a place for food that is both unique and exotic.
Kerry and Julie Underwood are the latest owners of Oddfellas Cantina, a longtime Floyd favorite on Locust Street.
For a town of 435 residents, Floyd offers a variety of other eateries, including Mexican dishes from El Charro, pizza at Dogtown Roadhouse, basic country fare at The Blue Ridge Restaurant, lunch counter selections at The Floyd Country Store, drive-in cuisine at DJ’s and family style cooking at The Pine Tavern.
Venture out of town and you can find good eating at Tuggles Gap, buffet and subs at Rays and country cooking at Jims in Willis. On the franchise front, there’s pizza and subs at Pizza Inn, more subs at Subway and offerings from Hardees. The grill at Express Mart also offers up breakfast, lunch and quick snacks to regulars.
And, on selected evenings, you can find roadside barbeque on South Locust Street.
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