Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Eating and driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway

If you're Blue Ridge Parkway-bound this summer, you need to see this piece by Matt and Ted Lee in Travel + Leisure. Cruising from Asheville up into Virginia, they find seriously good stops for eating and food-shopping, like Hickory Nut Gap Meats, the Knife and Fork in Spruce Pine, and the Admiral in Asheville.

They also brought the sad news that the Bluffs Coffee Shop at Doughton Park is closed. I'm crushed -- I've had its fried chicken on my food wish list for years. Drat.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/the-food-lovers-drive-along-the-blue-ridge-parkway

5 comments:

Tom Dills said...

The Bluff's Lodge and Coffee Shop have been closed for a couple of seasons, due primarily to the Parkway being closed in that area and the previous concessionaire not wanting to renew their contract in the face of uncertaintly over access. According to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation the Park Service is soliciting bids for a new contract to start next year and is hopeful for a reopening

http://www.blueridgeparkwayblog.com/3295-update-bluffs-lodge-coffee-shop/

It will definitely be worth the wait if they reopen with their Fried Chicken on the menu!

chrislie said...
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Kathleen Purvis said...

Thanks for the information, Tom. Here's hoping the fried chicken isn't lost forever.

Carmen del Pino said...

I heard the Chef from Bluff's is now in a nearby restaurant cooking the famous Country Fried Chicken. The restaurant is Buckaroo's Grille 9531 NC HWY 93, Piney Creek, NC 28663. 336-359-2825. www.buckaroogrille.com. I was there last weekend and had the chicken that I missed so much since Bluff's closed.

Kathleen Purvis said...

Great tip, Carmen. Thanks for sharing that.