News Chili

When I arrived in Roanoke to become the anchor at WSLS I was still trying to figure out a new city and a new schedule.  My family had not yet joined me from Richmond, and I was living in the Patrick Henry Hotel.  It didn’t take long to find the chili at the Texas Tavern.  What a treat and less than two blocks from the TV station!  There were many, many nights when after the 6 p.m. news, I would walk down to the Tavern and get a bowl to go. I would then return to the station to begin writing the 11 p.m. news — on a typewriter.  To this day, when I eat TT Chili, I am reminded of of my first months in Roanoke, in 1987.

Welcome to our new Website!

Thanks for checking out our new website!  We are very excited to finally move into the 21st century, as far as web design goes.  Don’t worry, the food at the Texas Tavern hasn’t changed a bit!  Surf around, check it out, and let us know what you think. Subscribe to the Texas Tavern Inc e-newsletter to receive periodic email updates on our current news and events. Also, be sure to upload your favorite Tavern picture and/or story in the “Your Pictures and Stories” section. If you really like what you see, and want a website for yourself, contact Jamey Miller Design at, and tell him we sent you!