Our First Ever Gobble de Art Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt was a great success! Thank you to all our scavenger hunt participants and supporters. The clues were tough, but we have some very intuitive Hokie Bird hunters out there! We had a lot of fun with this event, but we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support from generous Blacksburg businesses. Thank you for donating towards our scavenger hunt. Here’s one last look at what these wonderful businesses do in the community!
This pizza-place is known as “The Virginia Slice,” and with good reason. The pizza is about as big as the state of Virginia. Well maybe not that big, but at 28’ inches a pie, this pizza is no joke. Benedito “Benny” started his pizza business after leaving Brooklyn New York, where he gained experience working under two decades of Italian Chefs. He landed in a small Virginia town and started making pizzas for his neighbors in a brick oven in his house. Since then, his pizza business has grown, along with our appetites.
Blacksburg Fork and Cork
This year, the Blacksburg Partnership, a non-profit economic development organization is hosting its 10th annual Blacksburg Fork and Cork Festival! Festival attendees can enjoy live performances, delicious food, locally made art, and of course, wine from all over the state! If you’re looking for a day full of fun, you will definitely need to mark your calendars for April 21.
Bollo’s Café and Bakery
This little gem is home to gourmet coffee, espresso drinks and freshly baked pastries. Bollo’s Café and Bakery is located right next to campus and provides the perfect spot to study or contemplate life over a nice cup o’ Joe. The coffee shop yields a laid-back vibe and local roots. Whatever your reason for finding this local coffee shop, you are sure to be pleased!
In Balance Yoga Studio
Our local Yoga Studio In Balance Yoga, is owned by Blacksburg natives Nicole and Justin Boyle. Their mission is to support and lead a yoga community that practices and provides yoga to all populations. They are passionate about giving back both to their community and the earth. They offer a variety of classes, trainings and workshops. From hot yoga to aerial classes, there’s something for everyone. In Balance Yoga practices a variety of charitable activities such as making donations to non-profits, as well as hosting classes to support causes that are close to the hearts of Virginia Tech students.
Kent Square Starbucks
With their charmingly green aesthetic and friendly Baristas, this place is a great location for studying, or Instagram worthy pics. With every caffeinated drink under the sun, you’re sure to find your go-to at the Kent Square Starbucks. After a day of frolicking downtown or as quick pick me up, make sure to stop by this welcoming spot!
If you’re looking to fill a hunger void, but also want an artistic and funky experience, the Blacksburg Mellow Mushroom will not disappoint! The company is relatively new to Blacksburg, but has made a huge impact. The business loves serving up their signature stone baked pizzas to hungry students, townies and visitors. Pop in today to enjoy their delicious food and a great atmosphere!
The Lyric Theatre
This delightful piece of history has been a Blacksburg feature since the 1930’s. When you walk into The Lyric Theatre you will be greeted by the warm smell of buttery popcorn, the friendly face of a ticket salesman and the charming interior of a 1930’s circa lobby. The theatre is known for its regal auditorium, original tapestries, golden replica lanterns and of course, the stunning architectural masks that overlook the building. You can enjoy a classic or feature film, in addition to a wonderful performance when you come to the Lyric.