Warm Up with Comfort Foods

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

Blue Ridge Bites and Brews

Come get a Hot Dip after the Polar Bear 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

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 Bear 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