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May 20, 2012 04:51 PM

Blue Ridge Parkway


We are driving the Parkway from The Smokies to Shenandoah and then on to DC. Any food recommendations other than in the Asheville area (we already spend a lot of time there)?
Thanks for any tips!

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  1. We used to enjoy Mabry Mill at Milepost 176. I haven't been there in years-I heard it was going to close but it didn't. Maybe somebody has been there recently can speak to it . But it's a lovely spot.

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    1. re: Sue in Mt P

      Thank you for the tip. It looks like it's open!

    2. Knife and Fork in Spruce Pine would be well worth a visit.

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      1. re: Leepa

        I second Knife and Fork. One of the best restaurant experiences I've had in the NC mountains. With Magnolia Grill in Durham closing, Knife and Fork is probably the closest restaurant to me distance-wise that does farm-to-table right.

        1. re: mikeh

          Thank you! Knife and Fork looks amazing. It looks like it will be closed when we are there, so we are trying to rearrange a few things. I really hope it works!!

      2. if you have time for a side diversion off the BRP, thai siam takeout in arrington, va. well worth the stop. we were disappointed last month that it was closed (owner was in thailand) - we wanted to bring food to our AT-hiking friend.