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Boone/W. Jefferson must eat or must do (Oct 14-19th)

humanfactors Oct 8, 2012 12:27 PM

Hi all,

The wife and I will be up in W. Jefferson for a nice getaway Oct 14th-19th. While we enjoy cooking in the rental cabin we would like to know if there are some great places to eat in the area (including near Boone). We are not looking for anything upscale as she works in an upscale steakhouse in Raleigh. Just some good local pub food, Mexican, or maybe even Chinese food. Any recommendations?

Also, are there any good events going on that week or fun things to do? Hiking gets a bit old after a while ;-)

Thanks in advance!

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    jmurphy14 Oct 9, 2012 02:40 AM

    I've had good experiences at Fraser's in West Jefferson. Good food choices, great ambiance with a casual pub/bistro kind of feel.

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    1. re: jmurphy14
      humanfactors Oct 11, 2012 02:30 PM

      From what I read online they are remodeling and changing the name. But it sounds very promising for a nice night out.

    2. AreBe Oct 9, 2012 12:12 PM

      The factory at Ashe County Cheese will be in action Oct 15 so that may be a good day to visit the factory & store. http://www.ashecountycheese.com/schedule.htm

      Arts events listed here http://www.ashecountyarts.org/documents/AD168forweb_000.pdf

      If you like hard apple cider McRitchie Winery & Cider Works is about 45 miles away. http://www.mcritchiewine.com/

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      1. re: AreBe
        humanfactors Oct 11, 2012 02:27 PM

        Oh I love me some cheese!!!

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        lutherben Oct 9, 2012 01:27 PM


        A.B. Vannoy Hams

        If you like country ham, this is the best you will find.

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        1. re: lutherben
          meatn3 Oct 10, 2012 06:38 PM

          The ham is excellent. This summer I ate at the bbq place associated with them. The bbq was alright. My ham biscuit was fantastic!

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          Nocturnalbill Oct 11, 2012 07:29 AM

          Joes Italian is great local food. Love the food there. Always worth a visit when we visit.

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            humanfactors Oct 11, 2012 02:26 PM

            Joe's sounds good and got great reviews on Yelp

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            supernc Oct 11, 2012 01:55 PM

            "We are not looking for anything upscale as she works in an upscale steakhouse in Raleigh."

            Just know that the Surry County Diner was a home run for us recently. It may work on the way out or the way back. $10.00 Prime Rib Friday night. (Maybe Saturday too?).

            1. humanfactors Oct 11, 2012 02:29 PM

              Has anyone eaten at Brickstone Pizza in West Jefferson?

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