Walter’s Blue Plate Special

Come join The Gamekeeper for Walter's Blue Plate Special Every Friday until December 23 Choose a Soup or Salad, Entree, and Dessert all...
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Gamekeeper New Years Eve Celebration Dinner

Six Courses & Champagne Toast Begins at 5:00 PM Please call 828.963.7400 for reservations Last seating at 10 PM Featuring live music...
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Gamekeeper Gift Cards are available now

Nobody wants an ugly Christmas sweater.  Get them something they really want!  A Gamekeeper will make anyone happy this...
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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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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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Upcoming Events

  1. 75¢ PBR Drafts at The Rock

    February 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  2. Trivia At Lost Province

    March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  3. Lost Province Sunday

    March 2 @ 11:00 am - 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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