High Country Small Plate Crawl: Here’s Your Guide to Participating Restaurants and Menus

Published Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 5:45 pm


Black Cat Burrito

Chorizo. Small Plate Tacos with Chimichurri Steak. Jerk Chicken. Pulled Pork. Mexican Street Corn Nuggets.

Lunch and dinner.

127 South Depot St., Boone NC 28607


Boone Bagelry

Choose from: Stuffed French Toast. Loaded Home Fries. Scoop of Whitefish Salad with Bagel Chips. 1/2 Reuben or Turben Sandwich. 1/2 Plain Bagel with Lox and Cream Cheese. Kale/Spinach Salad. Bowl of Homemade Chili. Flavored Cream Cheese and Bagel Chips.

516 W. King St., Boone NC 28607


Casa Rustica

Choose from: Braised Short Ribs. Angel Hair with Brussels. House Made Salmon Bisque. Scallops Caprese. Fried Cheese Stuffed Ravioli. Duck and Prosciutto Flatbread. Stuffed Mushrooms with Clams.

1348 N.C. Highway 105 S, Boone NC 28607


Gamekeeper Restaurant

Choose from: Duck Liver Rumaki. Venison Quesadilla. Boar Corn Dog. Beef N’ Chili Mac N’ Cheese. Cheese Ravioli. Ostrich Slider. BBQ Sammy. Ostrich Eggroll.

Dinner Only.

3005 Shulls Mill Road, Boone NC 28607


Joy Bistro

115 New Market Centre, Boone NC 28607


Kindly Kitchen

Choose from: Build Your Own Local Bowl. Other menu items to be determined each day.

659 West King St. Suite 2, Boone NC 28607

Top floor at of Shoppes at Farmer’s Hardware.

Lunch and Dinner Thursday through Saturday


The Local

Menu coming soon.

179 Howard St., Boone NC 28607


Lost Province Brewing Co.

Choose from: Belgian Beer Mussels with Grilled Sourdough. Charred Cauliflower with Calabrian Chilis. Beer Braised Pork Mini Sliders with Chow Chow. Arugula, Beet and Goat Cheese Salad. Bananas Foster.

130 N. Depot St., Boone NC 28607



Choose from: Huy’s Shredded Chicken Soup. Lord Farquaad. Angry Crab Wonton.

2124 Blowing Rock Road, Boone NC 28607


McKethan Brothers Barbecue

Menu coming soon.

1475 N.C. Highway 105, Boone NC 28607


Over Yonder

Choose from: Skillet Cornbread. Buttermilk Biscuits. Crispy Chicken Thigh Confit. WInter Squash, Apple and Sage Bruschetta. Smoked Trout Mousseline. Pickled NC Shrimp. Local Pork Meatballs.

3608 N.C. Highway 194, Sugar Grove NC 28679


The Pedalin’ Pig

Menu coming soon.

2968 N.C. Highway 105, Boone NC 28607

Pepper’s Restaurant and Bar

Choose from: Proscuitto Bruschetta. Cajun Shrimp Mac. Wedge Salad. Steak and Taters. Chicken Salad Mini Croissant. Chicken Philly Slider. Steak Pizza.

Primo’s Pizza, Pasta and Subs

Choose from: Cheesy Garlic Bread. Meatball Sliders. Italian Beef Stew. Myleia’s Mac & Cheese. Stuffed Shell. Lemon Ricotta Cookies.

1180 Blowing Rock Road, Boone NC 28607



Choose from: Champurrado. Empanada. Ribs. Stuffed Chicken. Tamale.

142 Water St., Boone NC 28607


Red Onion Cafe

Menu coming soon.

227 Hardin St., Boone NC 28607


Stick Boy Kitchen

Menu coming soon.

211 Boone Heights Drive, Boone NC 28607


Sunrise Grill

Choose from: Ultimate Benedict. Grayson. Spinach, TOmato and Feta Quiche. Sunrise Homemade Corned Beef Hash. Short Stack. Sunrise Sushi. Homemade Ham and White Bean Soup. Chicken or Pulled Pork Quesadillas. Yosef Fries.

1675 N.C. Highway 105, Boone NC 28607


The Table at Crestwood

Choose from: Caramelized Carrot Soup. Goat Cheese Mousse. Olive Oil Poached Cod. Prosciutto Chicken Roulade. Braised Short Rib. Irish Cream Panna Cotta.

3236 Shulls Mill Road in Boone


TApp Room

Menu coming soon.

421 Blowing Rock Road, Boone NC 28607



831 W. King St., Boone NC 28607


Water Wheel Cafe

Choose from: Turtle Latte. Homemade Corned Beef Hash. Savory Breakfast Muffins. Caprese Sandwich. Spicy Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Jazzed Up Salad Platter with Bagel Chips. Small Plate of the Day (to be determined).

125 Graduate Lane, Boone NC 28607


Want to sample the High Country’s best food on the super cheap?

Of course you do!

Boone Independent Restaurants announces its 2016 High Country Small Plate Crawl and partnership with Blowing Rock’s Winterfest! The crawl kicks off WinterFest on Wednesday, Jan. 27 and will run through Sunday, Jan. 31. 

A dish from Pepper’s at last year's High Country Small Plate Crawl. Tomato Salad: stacked heirloom tomatos, crumbled bacon, micro greens, goat cheese, drizzled with homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

A dish from Pepper’s at last year’s High Country Small Plate Crawl. Tomato Salad: stacked heirloom tomatos, crumbled bacon, micro greens, goat cheese, drizzled with homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

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 to $8 showcasing their cuisine and Chefs’ talents.

High Country Small Plate Crawl

Each restaurant welcomes crawlers all three days during the same block of time: Breakfast, Lunch and/or Dinner hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. See details on the crawl website and passport.

Print the crawl passport and maps at PlateCrawl.com. A passport is not required, but can be used as a reference, listing participating restaurants, addresses and hours.

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 will 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.

A dish from Red Onion Cafe at last year's small plate crawl. Shrimp and Grits: N.C. White shrimp, pan-seared polenta, cajun andouille cream sauce.

A dish from Red Onion Cafe at last year’s small plate crawl. Shrimp and Grits: N.C. White shrimp, pan-seared polenta, cajun andouille cream sauce.

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 by email.

Participating restaurants are located in Blowing Rock, Boone and Valle Crucis.

Include a restaurant outside of downtown Boone or 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 what the weather. Come hungry!

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