Can you believe its Fall?
Greetings fellow food junkies. This weekend My family and I went on a Southern Food Junkie Road Trip to Boone, NC. It is fall and the mountains are showing their colors. This is my favorite time of the year. It is time for family gatherings, pumpkin everything, and beautiful colors. What a great time to be outdoors. This is also a great time for traveling.
On this Southern Junkie Road Trip, we visited several really great places. We started out on Friday afternoon heading out from our hometown. Our first stop was supposed to be The Dan’l Boone Inn in Boone, North Carolina. When we arrived there the line was wrapped around the building so I made an executive decision based on the grows from my stomach, so we decided to wait till Saturday to try it out. Instead, we found an awesome place in downtown Boone, North Carolina called Our Daily Bread.
The next day we headed to Blowing Rock, North Carolina for a bite to eat for breakfast. We found this place last year while visiting and wanted to try it out. I must say it was a good decision. Sunny Rock in Blowing Rock, North Carolina hit the spot and cured our hunger pains.
After our bellies were full we headed to West Jefferson to visit the Ashe County Cheese Manufacturing facility. We took the kids in to see how the Cheese was made then we visited the retail store next.
After we left the cheese plant we headed to a pumpkin patch called Ashe County Pumpkin Patch to let our kids play. I think my wife and I enjoyed it too. It was fun for all.
Now it was finally time to enjoy some country ham biscuits at Dan’l Boone Inn in Boone, North Carolina. We decided the day before after seeing the line that we would get there early so we did not have to wait. Man that was a joke. We got there around 4:30 PM and the line was around the building again. We decided to wait this time. It is always worth the wait. The grounds are always so beautiful here also. We let the kids play out front in the courtyard while we waited to pass the time.
Sunday was our traveling home day. We caught the dreaded breakfast at the hotel, pack up all our belonging, and then headed out. I had planned on eating lunch at one more place that caught my eye from our visit last year. This place was hanging on the edge of a mountain right near the entrance to The Blowing Rock attraction. Canyons Restaurant provides breathtaking views of the rolling mountains through its picture windows inside. It also has a side deck where you can eat and take in the views. The Building itself is said to be more than one hundred years old. It is also said to have played a part in a moonshine distribution ring before prohibition.
All in all we had a great time on our trip. We cannot wait to share all our experiences with you through our video reviews. Make sure you stay tuned to catch each episode from this Southern Food Junkie Road trip. We released the first one of a series titled “Southern Food Junkie Tries it” on October 18, 2016. We will post the following restaurant video’s on Thursday with a local restaurant mixed in here and there. As always we hope you enjoy our blog post and videos. Make sure you follow our blog and subscribe to our Youtube channel.