This edition of Excited about
Eating takes us to the Boone/Blowing Rock area in the mountains of North
Our first stop is Our Daily Bread, a casual upbeat delicatessen.
From the menu, you can tell this deli focuses on blending unique ingredients together to make unusual sandwiches.
I chose the Smoke Stack, a combo of smoked components (smoked turkey,
smoked applewood bacon, melted smoked Gouda), along with chipotle aioli,
tomatoes, and spring greens on sourdough bread with a side of Sweet Basil Corn
Chowder. Loaded with corn in a creamy broth and a sweet basil undertone, the
soup was great. But the sandwich was outstanding. All of the different smoked
flavors worked well with the chipotle aioli, and the toasted sourdough bread held
it all together.
Dora here. Since we visited on the Fourth of July, I opted for the
daily special, the Red White & Blue Chutney Sandwich. Smoked ham, melted
brie, balsamic blueberry chutney, tomatoes, roasted red pepper aioli and basil
leaves pressed in cranberry French bread. Hello! Blueberry chutney? Doesn’t
that sound fabulous? Well, it was. A melt-in-your-mouth mixture of everything I
like about breakfast and lunch. Yum! Definitely adding this place to our “must
|Red White & Blue Chutney Sandwich|
We rate this restaurant 4 forks out of 5 for a family friendly
restaurant serving great food.
Our second stop is Town Tavern in downtown Blowing Rock.
It was a beautiful day, so we decided to sit outside.
Dora here. Great choice! Restaurants with an outdoor
patio score bonus points. :)
For lunch I chose the Tavern Philly Cheesesteak served on a
Milano roll with a huge amount of thinly sliced rib eye steak, American white
cheese, peppers and onions and a side of Tater Tots.
|Tavern Philly Cheesesteak|
This sandwich was unique in that the components were all
cooked together giving it great flavor, as opposed to cooking individual
ingredients and layering. Not only was the sandwich great, the tater tots were just
the way I like them. Crispy.
Dora here. Burgers are my go to meal when we’re away from home,
and I hadn’t had one all week. The Bacon & Cheddar burger satisfied my
burger craving. Meaty and juicy, and the slightly toasted bun makes this meal a
winner! Oh, and the creamy ranch dip for tater tots now replaces boring ketchup!
We rate this restaurant 5 forks out of 5 for a family
friendly restaurant that serves outstanding food.
|Bacon & Cheddar Burger|
Your turn. What's your favorite go-to meal when you're away from home?
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