Warm Up with Comfort Foods

Warm your belly and please your senses with these signature comfort foods from our Blowing Rock area restaurants.

  • The Inn at Crestwood

    The Inn at Crestwood

    Pot Roast with parsnips, carrots, Brussels sprouts, mushroom, peas, fingerling potatoes and crispy Parmesan cheeseRead More »
  • Blue Ridge Bites and Brews

    Blue Ridge Bites and Brews

    Come get a Hot Dip after the Polar Plunge Dip There’s nothing like piping hot Spinach Artichoke dip to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. And there’s nothing like Blue Ridge Bites and Brew’s house-made Spinach Artichoke dip, a fresh take on a comforting classic. Not only is this amazing appetizer made withRead More »
  • Mellow Mushroom

    Mellow Mushroom

    Our fresh stone baked sweet water dough pretzels are sure to delight and warm the soul!  Made to order with your choice of flavors including garlic butter and Parmesan, butter and salt, or cinnamon honey. Don’t forget to add the fresh made beer cheese!Read More »
  • “Flu Shot” Featured Drink at Green Park Inn

    “Flu Shot” Featured Drink at Green Park Inn

    Drink Special: The “Flu Shot” – it won’t cure you, but it couldn’t hurt, Slow and Low rock and rye whisky, half and half, grand marnier, fresh nutmeg.Read More »
  • Six Pence Pub Adult S’mores Hot Chocolate

    Six Pence Pub Adult S’mores Hot Chocolate

    Need a Winter Warm Up?  We have a great cold weather drink for WinterFest!  It’s S’mores Adult Hot Chocolate. Whipped Marshmallow vodka,  Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur and hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, and graham cracker crumbs.  Yes, and we have cocoa for the little ones too!Read More »
  • Wendy’s Bread Pudding at The Gamekeeper

    Wendy’s Bread Pudding at The Gamekeeper

    You haven’t had bread pudding until you’ve tried Wendy’s Bread and Caramel Pudding.  A Gamekeeper staple, it’s full of bourbon and well-made baguettes; laced with crumbled nut topping and chantilly cream.  Every morsel leaves you dreamy-eyed and soul satisfied.  Be sure to save room for this one!  But life is short.  Eat it as anRead More »
  • Hand Paddled Fudge at Kilwins

    Hand Paddled Fudge at Kilwins

    At Kilwins Ice Cream & Chocolates, we use the finest ingredients to make our hand paddled, Mackinac style fudge. Choose from 23 flavors made fresh daily on our marble tables right before your eyes! Can’t make up your mind? Be sure to ask for a free sample! Our fudge makes the perfect take home treatRead More »
  • Pot Roast Philly at Foggy Rock

    Pot Roast Philly at Foggy Rock

    Melt in your mouth slow-roasted  pot roast, carrots, onions,  American cheese on Foggy Rock’s signature hoagie roll and served with au jus and homemade crispy potato chips …can it get any better than that for comfort food?  Foggy Rock sells thousands of Philly Sandwiches each year.  This one feels like Sunday supper at Grandma’s butRead More »
  • Crosby, Stills & HASH at Sunny Rock Eggs and Things

    Crosby, Stills & HASH at Sunny Rock Eggs and Things

    Sunny Rock Eggs and Things has outdone itself!  Pulled pork, sweet potatoes, and onion hash topped with fried eggs and servced with Cheerwine BBQ sauce drizzle, a side of cilantro sour cream and fresh fruit.  So delicious to start your day! Sunny Rock   8146 Valley Blvd  Blowing Rock   828.414.9636  Read More »

Super Sale at The Last Straw

During WinterFest Weekend only, come by The Last Straw for a Last Chance Sale on select items.  Women’s winter and fall apparel is 50% off!  All Christmas items are 75% off (some exclusions apply).  Items will be gone after WinterFest Weekend to make room for Spring.

Blue Ridge Bites and Brews

Come get a Hot Dip after the Polar Plunge Dip

There’s nothing like piping hot Spinach Artichoke dip to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. And there’s nothing like Blue Ridge Bites and Brew’s house-made Spinach Artichoke dip, a fresh take on a comforting classic. Not only is this amazing appetizer made with the creamiest of cheeses and chock full of spinach and artichokes, but we’ve also added roasted herb mushrooms and spices in order to create what has become one of our most popular menu items. When spread on sliced baguette, nothing is better. So after a chilly afternoon, come enjoy something to warm you up and get you going for the rest of your day.

Located in the Heart of Downtown on Main Street—1132 Main Street—828-434-8415

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Mellow Mushroom

Our fresh stone baked sweet water dough pretzels are sure to delight and warm the soul!  Made to order with your choice of flavors including garlic butter and Parmesan, butter and salt, or cinnamon honey. Don’t forget to add the fresh made beer cheese!mellowcomfortfood

Swiss Mountain Village

Swiss Mountain Village is offering 10% off a stay of two or more nights during WinterFest. Swiss Mountain Village is a retreat that offers rustic cabin and chalet rentals and timeshares in the heart of the Appalachians.

2324 Flat Top Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-295-3373
www.swissmountain.com

Blowing Rock Chamber Previews WinterFest 2017

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, which organizes WinterFest, has announced highlights of the 19th edition of the annual event, which runs from Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, January 29, 2017.

New for 2017 is a Friday evening Ice Stroll to view all the lighted ice sculptures in front of business in Downtown Blowing Rock after dark. In addition, local restaurants will be offering special comfort foods on the Friday of WinterFest.

Daily events include WinterFeast on Thursday; Cocoa and Canvas and the Ice Stroll on Friday; Polar Plunge, Snowflake Parade, kids activities, comfort food, ice carving demonstrations, WinterTastings and Auction on Saturday; and WinterPaws on Sunday. For more information and updates as they become available, visit blowingrockwinterfest.com.

WinterFest, which has been named a AAA “Top Pick” and a Top 20 Event by Southeastern Tourism Society, is sponsored by Hendrick Northlake Luxury Auto Mall.

Blowing Rock is accessible from anywhere in the region, less than two hours from Charlotte and Greensboro, three hours from Knoxville and Raleigh and five hours from Atlanta and Charleston.

August 2016

For information:   Billie Rogers, Events Director

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce

828.295.7851 billie@blowingrock.com

Wendy’s Bread Pudding at The Gamekeeper

You haven’t had bread pudding until you’ve tried Wendy’s Bread and Caramel Pudding.  A Gamekeeper staple, it’s full of bourbon and well-made baguettes; laced with crumbled nut topping and chantilly cream.  Every morsel leaves you dreamy-eyed and soul satisfied.  Be sure to save room for this one!  But life is short.  Eat it as an appetizer!!

The Gamekeeper Restaurant   3005 Shull’s Mill Road    Boone     828.963.7400      Reservations suggested.  Gamekeeperbreadpud

Blowing Rock’s WinterFest 2016: More Fire, More Ice

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. (December 2015) – WinterFest in Blowing Rock has always been about giving visitors reasons to celebrate rather than hibernate a month after the holidays end. And its always been about fire and ice, in their many forms: bonfires, chili cook-offs, s’mores and warm hospitality, contrasted by the icy Polar Plunge into Lake Chetola, ice carving demonstrations, skiing and the crisp, January cold of the High Country winter.

WinterFest 2016, which has been named a AAA “Top Pick” and a Top 20 Event by Southeastern Tourism Society, runs between Thursday, January 28 and Sunday, January 31. And the 18th annual celebration is adding new fire- and ice-themed events, including a firewalk demonstration on Saturday and expanded ice carving displays Friday and Saturday. On Friday, ice carvings will be placed throughout the downtown for an Ice Walk, and on Saturday there will be an ice carving competition among several culinary schools. For details, visit blowingrockwinterfest.com/events.

In addition to the new events, activities include the Chilly Chili Cook-off, Polar Plunge, WinterFeast, events at BRAHM, Snowflake Parade, hayrides, bonfires, Shop ‘Til You Drop, WinterPaws dog show, Little Miss WinterFest, WinterFest Tasting & Charity Auction and WinterFashion show.  The fashion show will feature tips and conversation in an interactive, friendly and casual environment.

Blowing Rock is accessible from anywhere in the region, less than two hours from Charlotte and Greensboro, three hours from Knoxville and Raleigh and five hours from Atlanta and Charleston. A wide range of accommodations is available; visit blowingrock.com/accommodations for details.

For more information or ticket purchases, visit blowingrockwinterfest.com or call 877.295.7801. Blowing Rock WinterFest is organized by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce and presented by Hendrick Northlake Luxury Auto Mall.winterfest_logo_2014