Watauga Farmer’s Market Opening Weekend

  Watauga County Farmer's Market Opening May 6th, 2017   Saturday marks opening day for the 2017 Watauga County Farmer's Market...
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Lost Province Events For April 18-23

Lost Province Events for April 18 - 23, 2017 Tuesday, April 18 At 5 pm we will be hosting a 'Cheap Date Night' Dinner and a Movie. In...
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Montinore and Revelery Vineyards Dinner at Vidalia

Come join us for Vidalia's Wine Dinner with Montinore and Reverley Vineyards on Friday, April 21st. Arrival will start at 6:45 pm...
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Toasted Tuesday with Vidalia

“Toasted Tuesdays” will be held the third Tuesday each month and feature a three course, small plate menu with wine pairing from The...
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Six Course Wine Dinner At Joy Bistro

Joy Bistro are excited to host Mountain Pathways Montessori School's Annual Wine Dinner April 5th at 6 PM. We are offering a prix...
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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 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 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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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...

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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...

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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 much more were at the original meeting.  We decided that to 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.  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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Upcoming Events

  1. Trivia Night at Lost Province

    August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. College Night and Live Music Featuring Depot Street

    August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  3. Live Music: Folk and Dagger

    August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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