TWO GUYS AND A SPICE RUB WALK INTO A BAR…
The road to Anderson Distillery and Grill started years ago as a friendship between two dads and their love of cooking for friends and family. Andrew and Jay each had sons in the same Boy Scout Troop, and the two guys often cooked food for fellow parents during camp-outs. After sampling Andrew’s old cowboy recipe for coffee-infused spice rub, Jay knew the product had potential for retail success. A few weekends, different variations – and a number of margaritas later – Andrew and Jay eventually perfected the spice blend and Joe Rub was born.
With surprising success at farmers’ markets, Joe Rub continued to grow slowly – and Andrew and Jay even discussed starting a food truck or opening a Roanoke restaurant, but the concept never felt complete until one of Andrew’s friends gave him a small pot still. After months of research, experimentation and distillery classes, Andrew and Jay realized the possibility of combining their passions for cooking, distilling, eating and drinking into one Roanoke distillery and grill. The unique blend of ideas – just like Andrew and Jay’s one-of-a-kind spice mix and spirit blends – are perfectly suited for Roanoke, “The Unique Dining Capital of Texas.”
ROANOKE: THE UNIQUE DINING CAPITAL OF TEXAS
The City of Roanoke was officially appointed by the Texas House of Representatives as "The Unique Dining Capital of Texas!" There are more than 60 delicious and unique Roanoke restaurants throughout the community, and several eateries and bars – including Anderson Distillery and Grill, which is the only Roanoke distillery – along historic Oak Street in downtown Roanoke.