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Need Recs for Blue Ridge Pkwy

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lusaka Jun 22, 2009 02:17 PM

Chowhounds - you have never failed me, so I call on you again! Will be based out of Boone, NC in the middle of October and need hits/misses in and around this area as we enjoy the fall colors. Open to all cuisines and all prices. Always willing to try the new and different, as well as comfort. Heard about Zambras in Asheville, so that's already on my list. Willing to travel for good food! Thanks!

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  1. carolinadawg RE: lusaka Jun 22, 2009 03:51 PM

    If you do a search for Ashevile, Boone and Blowing Rock (a town near Boone with lots of restaurants) you'll find lots of suggestions. And while Asheville is a wonderful food town, be aware that its a long way from Boone, somewhere around 2 hours.

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      lusaka RE: lusaka Jun 24, 2009 02:31 PM

      Thanks! I already have a rec for a bbq place called 'Spears' in Linville Falls. Any feedback?

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        Windsor RE: lusaka Jun 25, 2009 05:12 AM

        While you may want to make a day trip to visit Asheville, it would be a long haul to go for dinner. Look at this site for Boone/Blowing Rock/Banner Elk aka: "High Country" for dinner options. Here is a link to a local weekly newpaper: http://www.mountaintimes.com/

        The Mountain Times will have a Fall Visitors Guide that will have events listed for October.

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          Jesco RE: Windsor Jun 25, 2009 07:39 AM

          A wonderful day trip is to get on BRP and go south, first stop the Lynn Cove Viaduct visitors area. Then tour Grandfather Mountain and the mile high swingin bridge. Back on BRP to Linville Falls for easy hiking and great views. BRP south to the Altapass area nd pick up some apples. Couple more miles and dine at the Inn at Little Switzeraland which has great views. This is a nice little side trip and could occupy your entire day.

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            ucctgg RE: Jesco Jun 25, 2009 09:26 AM

            Make sure you check the BRP website for road closures, Currently, miles 370-381 and 385-382 are closed near Boone.

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        lusaka RE: lusaka Jul 11, 2009 11:59 AM

        Thanks for the tips! Have been keeping a close on closures (thanks!), so at least we won't be surprised when we get there. Day trips sounds great, Jesco, and plan to take full advantage. Would like to have for the day trips a picnic lunch of local produce, meats, breads, wines, etc. Any advice where to purchase, or just stop when the 'gettins' look good? Thanks again!

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          Jesco RE: lusaka Jul 13, 2009 06:20 AM

          A great place for a picnic is the picnic area at Price Park right outside of Blowing Rock going south.

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