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

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

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 treat for your family! Don’t forget a little gift for the hostess, the baby-sitter, pet-sitter and teacher!

Kilwins Ice Cream and Chocolates   1103 Main Street  and at Tanger Shoppes  KilwinsFudge

Pot Roast Philly at Foggy Rock

FogRockMelt 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 but it’s available all weekend during WinterFest.

Foggy Rock 8180 Valley Blvd  Blowing Rock   828.295.7262