2017 High Country Small Plate Crawl Set For January 23-26

Mark your calendars for the 2017 High Country Small Plate Crawl January 23-26, 2017.  The 2017 event will feature new restaurants,...
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Gamekeeper Second Annual Holiday Wine Event

Gamekeeper Holiday Wine Event The Gamekeeper is holding its second annual Holiday Wine Event. Call to reserve your space and by your...
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The time has come for another Vidalia wine dinner! On Wednesday, October 12, we will be featuring wines from Lachini Vineyards out of...
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New Menu at Pepper’s Restaurant And Bar

Pepper's Restaurant & Bar is proud to update their menu for summer 2016. Pepper's was founded in 1975 by Jack Pepper.   The restaurant...
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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...
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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 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 nice & formal...

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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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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 achieving...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Trivia At Lost Province

    December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  2. Lost Province Sunday

    December 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  3. Family Night At Lost Province

    December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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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