Highland Food

9 06 2010

As I get older, it seems my vacations are defined by what I ate and where I ate it. It’s always my goal to eat “local” any chance I get. During my recent trip to the mountains of North Carolina, I enjoyed eating at the following restaurants:


Boone, NC

I’ve been to Macado’s many times and they never disappoint me. They have an extensive sandwich menu but I have to have the KC’s Chicken Mac and Cheese.  It’s baked macaroni and cheese with grilled mesquite chicken strips, broccoli, and cheddar cheese. It’s so good. Hot, bubbly, and cheesy.


Six Pence Pub

Blowing Rock, NC

This was my second time to the pub. It’s such a convenient location when you’re shopping  in Blowing Rock. During this visit, I had their daily special – Fried Green Tomato Sandwich. The sandwich was good and tasty. The fried tomato was hot enough to burn the roof of your mouth. I do have one complaint. The core of the tomato slice was pretty hard. You had to eat around it. It would have been nicer if the center had been removed.



Blowing Rock, NC

I’m not sure which is better, the food or the view; both are spectacular. We happened to be there for the Sunday Jazz Brunch. The music was good and so was the food. I went with the Grilled Shrimp Chimichanga. It’s served with refried beans and rice. I couldn’t tell if the shrimp were actually grilled but they were cooked perfectly. I would definitely order it again. By the way, their servings are large.


Our Daily Bread

Boone, NC

The last time we shopped King Street in Boone, we ate at the Boone Drug Store. This time we tried Our Daily Bread. It’s a contemporary sandwich shoppe serving panini style grilled sandwiches. I had the Gouda Heavens grilled sandwich with a pasta salad. The sandwich was made of shaved ham, smoked gouda cheese, tomato, and lettuce. I liked the sandwich so much that I’m going to try making it myself.


Old Hampton Store & Grist Mill

Linville, NC

After a morning of hiking the Cascades trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway, we drove to Linville for some pulled pork sandwiches. The Old Hampton Store smokes their pork over hickory and applewood then they pile it on freshly made sourdough buns. They serve the food faster than any McDonalds restaurant. They were calling my number before I had a chance to find a table. Seating is available inside the store or on the front porch. On the day we were there, a bluegrass trio provided music and singing.