With tremendous excitement, the Gamekeeper welcomes acclaimed Chefs Sidney and Alison Bond of Le Calabash Petit Conservatoire de la cuisine. The celebrated couple will be traveling from France to visit the Gamekeeper on February 18, 19 and 20. Ken and Wendy...read more
For the 9th consecutive year, the Gamekeeper Restaurant has been honored with AAA’s Four Diamond Award. Gamekeeper is only one of 3 restaurants designated with the award in Western NC. “AAA’s requirements for a Four Diamond rating are scrupulous, and those...read more
A Rundown of the Christmas Season’s Most Infamous Cake The Fruitcake Oh fruitcake…what pity I feel for you. You, in all of your overwhelming sweetness, never asked to become the tradition you are now. On your own, there is nothing particularly offensive about you, yet...read more
Everybody knows the wonderfulness of the apple. It’s crispy, beautiful, perfect in pies and the premiere fall fruit. Beyond stating more of the obvious, here are a few fun facts: Palmology is the science of apple growing. Wait! That’s POMOLOGY, which deals with...read more
September 22nd officially marked the end of summer and the beginning of summer’s cooler and more fashionable sibling, autumn. Ah yes, autumn, a season of change. The green of the trees is replaced with red, yellow and orange. A warm summer breeze becomes a...read more
Boone Independent Restaurants
The best source for Boone restaurants news, listings, and events. Boone Independent Restaurants is a 501c6 non-profit organization founded by restaurant owners from the High Country. The association aims to foster a progressive community of Boone restaurant operators. We work together to make sure the independent dining scene in the High Country is first class.
Founded June 2011 and Incorporated as a non-profit 501c6 organization in November of 2011. A group of concerned restaurateurs gathered at Casa Rustica to discuss the influx of chain restaurants to the area. Owners from Pepper’s, Casa Rustica, Makoto’s, Red Onion/ Tapp Room, Town Tavern, and many more were at the original meeting. It was decided that in order to be remain competitive with huge operating budgets of the national chains, Each restaurant would combine resources as well as tax deductible donations from other businesses and individuals and use them in many different ways to. Boone Independent Restaurants uses the combined resources to maintain effective marketing and educate member business owners on industry trends and other industry specific information.