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The 2015 High Country Small Plate Crawl Returns Jan. 21; Announces Partnership with Winterfest

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Jan. 15, 2015. Boone Independent Restaurants (BIR)  announces the 2015 High Country Small Plate Crawl and partnership with Blowing Rock’s Winterfest. The Crawl kicks off Winterfest on Wednesday, Jan. 21 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 25.

Crawl from restaurant to restaurant, sampling the best of the High Country’s culinary scene. Participating restaurants will offer special Small Plate Menus priced from $3-8 showcasing their cuisine and the chef’s talent.

Each restaurant welcomes crawlers all three days during the same block of time: breakfast, lunch and dinner hours from 7-9 p.m. See details on the crawl website at www.platecrawl.com/passport.

Print the Crawl Passport (http://platecrawl.com/passport) and Maps (http:// platecrawl.com/maps/ ) at PlateCrawl.com (http://platecrawl.com/). A Passport is not required, but can be used as a reference, listing participating restaurants, addresses and hours.

New this year: scan QR codes with mobile devices instead of gathering punches on the passport to enter the prize drawing! It’s fast, easy and accurate. Register the first time you scan a code during the event or before crawling at ChekTrek.com.

If anyone in a group purchases a plate, everyone in the group gets to scan the QR code for validation.

Servers present crawlers with a QR code to scan for validation when paying at each restaurant. Free QR code applications are available for download. We recommend “QR Code Reader” by Scan, Inc.

Crawlers may share a phone or other mobile device. If crawlers do not have access to a mobile device, they may ask for a takeaway card at each restaurant after a purchase. The unique code on each card may be entered later on a computer.

Crawlers are automatically entered into prize drawings each time they scan a QR Code or enter a code manually based on the number of restaurants they visit. Prizes will be listed on the crawl website. Winners will be contacted via email.

Participating restaurants are located in Blowing Rock, Boone and Valle Crucis. Include a restaurant outside of Boone and Blowing Rock to double your prize winning chances. Qualifying restaurants will be indicated on the passport.

Groups and sharing are okay, so you don’t get too full before trying all your favorite restaurants and the ones you’ve always wanted to try.

This is a rain-or-shine event. Small plates taste just as great no matter the weather. Come hungry!