AMB Baba Budan

Baba Budan Beer Release From Appalachian Mountain Brewery

Baba Budan Coffee IPA will officially released in June across The Old North State folks in cans for a 3 month seasonal! Now you will be able to multitask your morning coffee with your afternoon craving for a beer and accomplish with one sip. This collaboration...
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Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby Watch Party At Pepper’s Restaurant & Bar

Watch the 2016 Kentucky Derby with Pepper’s! We’ll be hosting the ultimate Derby Day party beginning at 5 PM in the bar. Enjoy a Derby Day special appetizer list and Derby inspired cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Get in the spirit of the Derby by drawing a...
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Cha Cha Cha Cocktail Party

Cha Cha Cha Cocktail Party

Cha Cha Cha Cocktail Party Make that appointment for that beehive because you’ll need it to enjoy vintage cocktails & passed hors d’oeuvres.  (We’re talking shrimp cocktail and rumaki!) Andy Page has put together a QUARTET to turn the party from...
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Soup Boone Independent Restaurants

Soup: A Few Quick Facts

  Cheryl Westbrook 22 February 2016 Unless you’re living under a rock (which doesn’t sound like a bad idea, sometimes) you are familiar with Andy Warhol’s iconic Campbell soup painting. When asked why he painted it, he replied, “I used to have the same...
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thebonds

Exclusive Dinner Series at Gamekeeper with Chefs Sidney & Alison Bond

  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...
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Gamekeeper Recognized By AAA For Ninth Straight Year

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

The Fruitcake

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

Apples: Take A Bite

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

Pumpkins Are Smashing

  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

900 Seconds With… Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola Resort

900 Seconds With… TIMBERLAKE’S RESTAURANT at CHETOLA RESORT Hunter Bowling | Executive Chef Timberlake’s, well known by Chetola residents and visitors for their distinctive menu, invites everyone in the high country to come dine!   What inspired you to become 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’sCasa RusticaMakoto’sRed OnionTapp RoomTown 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.

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