The High Country Small Plate Crawl
The High Country Small Plate Crawl • Tuesday, September 4th, Wednesday, September 5th, Thursday, September 6th, 2012. Dozens of independent restaurants will create special small plate menus, priced from $3 to $8, featuring their cuisine and Chef’s talent. Crawl from restaurant to restaurant sampling the best of the High Country culinary scene. The High Country Small Plate Crawl is produced by Boone Independent Restaurants, The Carolina Epicurean and member restaurants located in Boone, Blowing Rock and Valle Crucis.
Boone Independent Restaurants is a organization founded by local independent restaurants, to present and promote the outstanding independent restaurants that are an important part of the Boone area community, local history and culinary culture. It is the official organization of the independent restaurants of Boone, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis, and the surrounding Western North Carolina towns & villages. For more information, contact event producer, Laura Huff, of Carolina Epicurean at email@example.com.
The High Country Small Plate Crawl
Simplicity At The Mast Farm Inn • www.facebook.com/simplicitymastfarminn • www.themastfarminn.com • Inn guests, their guests, and diners not lodging at The Inn are equally welcome at Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn. • The Best Dish in North Carolina Award • Top 10 in 2010, 2nd Place in 2011 • Best Dish is North Carolina’s Official State Restaurant Award presented every year by The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and sponsored by Our State Magazine • 828.963.5857
Vidalia • www.facebook.com/VidaliaBoone • www.vidaliaofboonenc.com • Owner operated by Chef Samuel Ratchford and his wife General Manager Alyce Ratchford, Vidalia is an upscale Casual Restaurant located in historic downtown Boone, just across from the Watauga county courthouse, serving creative American cuisine. One of the high country’s finest chefs, exceptional service and a welcoming intimate atmosphere provide you a unique and comfortable dining experience. Now serving mixed drinks with all ABC permits and an extensive wine list • 828.263.9176
The Game Keeper • www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gamekeeper-Restaurant-and-Bar/112325958858475 • www.gamekeeper-nc.com • You haven’t fully experienced the Blowing Rock, NC region until you’ve dined at The Gamekeeper. It’s a true gourmet restaurant, with an engaging blend of upscale elegance and mountain charm. Famous for an evolving menu that blends the traditional with the exotic, The Gamekeeper features a selection of perfectly prepared game, plus a range of continental and American entrees. Acclaimed chef Ken Gordon and wife Wendy are owners who bring tremendous warmth and skill to the table, treating you more as friends than guests. • 828.963.7400
The Table at Crestwood • www.facebook.com/crestwoodresort • www.crestwoodresortandspa.com • The Table at Crestwood is a restaurant of distinction. Our menu is a creative mix of Southern fare with a European touch. The Table at Crestwood’s spectacular views will captivate you and your guests while you enjoy terrace and fireside dining. We offer great food, sunsets and an unforgettable experience. Be sure to also check out the Dawg Star Bar.
Peppers Restaurant and Bar • www.facebook.com/thebaratpeppers • www.peppers-restaurant.com • Pepper’s was established in 1975, serving the High Country its first taste of the highest quality deli sandwiches. Since the early days Pepper’s has expanded into a full service restaurant and bar with a menu boasting Certified Angus Beef steaks and deli meats, wild caught seafood, savory pasta dishes, and of course, the famous Pepper’s French Onion Soup, Jean Lawsons, Fried Mushrooms, and Onion Rings! • 828.262.1250
Casa Rustica • www.facebook.com/casarustica • www.casarustica1981.com • Peter and Sara Pedroni’s dreams and visions were fulfilled when Casa Rustica Restaurant opened in December of 1981. When Peter found Boone, North Carolina he knew he was in the right spot. Not only did he see a wonderful place to raise his children, Laura and Rick, but he was also reminded of his hometown, Cannobio, in the Lake Region of Italy. • 828.262.5128
Boone Bagelry • www.facebook.com/pages/Boone-Bagelry/47686226389 • www.boonebagelry.com • Locally owned and operated by Tony and Donna Nicastro since 1988, Boone Bagelry is conveniently located in downtown Boone, NC. Whether you’re looking for a great place to enjoy a breakfast meeting or need a place to just get out and chill for a bit, Boone Bagelry has the perfectly affordable and delectable menu for you. Need to stay connected? Enjoy free WiFi! • 828.262.5585
Char Modern American Restaurant • www.facebook.com/pages/Char/126427045039 • www.char179.com • Outdoor Covered Deck, Sleek Contemporary Bar, 3 Roomy Dining Areas, Food-Drinks-Music-Art-Fun, Upscale Casual Dining in a Cosmopolitan Setting, Late Night Entertainment, Perfect Location for Parties and Business Meetings with Seating for 150+, Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking • 828.266.2179
Red Onion • www.facebook.com/pages/The-Red-Onion-Cafe/228608067166183 • www.theredonioncafe.com • One of the classic restaurants in Boone NC, the Red Onion Café opens daily at 11am and serves continuously into the evening. Across from Appalachian State University on Highway 321 near downtown Boone, the restaurant offers convenient dining for Appalachian football and basketball games and other campus events.
TApp Room • www.facebook.com/TAppRoomBoone • www.tapproom.com • The TApp Room in Boone, NC is a casual place to kick back and enjoy some good food, a great selection of beer on tap, and good times. We always have 12 different beers on tap featuring domestic, imported and craft beers. The TApp Room offers up burgers, tacos, wings, fish and chips, and more. It’s not just bar food – it’s GOOD bar food. So, check out our menu and then come down and enjoy.
Joe’s Kitchen • www.facebook.com/JoesItalianKitchen • www.joesitaliankitchen.com • Joe’s offers a wide variety of traditional, authentic, homemade Italian cuisine. You can enjoy everything from fresh cut deli meats and cheeses, delicious hot or cold sandwiches to scrumptious plates of piping hot Lasagna, Spaghetti, Eggplant Parmigiana, New York Style Pizza and much, much more!
Joy Bistro • www.facebook.com/joybistroboone • www.joybistroboone.com • At Joy Bistro we want to welcome you to elegant but rustic dining, where we wish to serve you some of our favorite foods. Husband and wife team, Chef Melissa Joy Claude & Gary E. Claude delight in preparing fresh, seasonal foods in a relaxed & casual atmosphere. • 828.265.0500
Makoto’s • www.facebook.com/pages/Makotos-Sushi-Bar/45644504508 • www.makotos-boone.com • Boone’s original Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, Makoto’s is the Best Tasting Show in Town! Tableside culinary magic since 1981, Makoto’s offers both Teppanyaki dining as well as a sushi bar. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Full ABC permits. Outdoor patio dining. Makoto’s opened in Boone in 1981 as a Japanese Steak House. In 2004, Makoto’s moved into it’s new state of the art building. In addition to the teppanyaki dining with the chef preparing your meal right before your eyes, a sushi bar and outdoor patio was added. The very day we opened in our new facility, the owner (Ted Mackorell) was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away the very next year. His longtime GM, Gwen Dhing and her husband and head chef, Ronald Dhing, purchased the restaurant. As the owners, they are still the GM and Head Chef and keep the tradition of Makoto’s "The Best Tasting Show in the High Country" alive. • Meet the Business Owner Gwen D. – "I started working at Makoto’s in 1987 as a waitress while in college at ASU. Upon graduation in 1990, I was promoted to GM. In 2006, after the passing of my longtime boss, Ted Mackorell, my husband and I purchased the restaurant. It is our goal to provide Boone with the tradition they have come to know for the past 30 years… Great Food, Great Service at the "Best Tasting Show in the High Country". • 828.264.7976
Sunrise Grill • www.facebook.com/SunriseGrill • www.sunrisegrillboone.com • Looking for breakfast in Boone? Located next to High Country Inn, it is the perfect place to go before you go to work or after you get up on the weekends. Lunch or dinner. • 828.262.5400
Town Tavern • www.facebook.com/TheTownTavern • www.thetowntavern-boone.com • The Town Tavern is a locally owned sports bar in Boone, NC. Since opening our doors we have become the hot spot in Boone to eat great food, have a cold drink, and watch your favorite sports team in action. Whether you are a family looking to have a good time in a warm friendly atmosphere, an Appalachian State University student looking to unwind after a long day of classes, a tourist traveling through this beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain Region, or a local wanting to meet up with friends; The Town Tavern is the place for you! • 828.264.2226
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