Travel

Culinary Adventures from the Road

I enjoy trying new foods and eateries when I travel with my family. Even a jaunt over to the next small town from my own, or taking a step into a small, family-owned food shop can send me on an unexpected culinary adventure. Here is where I share those fabulous finds and a little information about each.

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Adventuring ~ Road Trips and Tours

Literary Points of Interest and Events

Ann Hite Book Signing at Books Unlimited: September 28, 2013 ~ Franklin, NC

Earnest Hemingway Home: Hemingway’s Kitchen, A Truly Gorgeous Space ~ Key West, FL

Edgar Allan Poe Birthplace ~ Boston, MA

Karen Spears Zacharias Book Signing at Books Unlimited: September 28, 2013 ~ Franklin, NC

Karen Spears Zacharias Book Signing and Reading at Foxtale Book Shop ~ Woodstock, GA

Kimberly Brock’s Book Launch Party for The River Witch: Foxtale Book Shop ~ Woodstock, GA

Louisa May Alcott Home: Orchard House ~ Concord, MA

Mother Goose Burial Site: Old Granary Burial Ground Cemetery ~ Boston, MA

Ralph Waldo Emerson Home ~ Concord, MA

The Old Manse ~ Concord, MA

Walden Pond and Henry David Thoreau cabin site ~ Concord, MA

National Points of Interest

National Battlefields

Civil War

Revolutionary War

Bunker Hill Monument ~ Charlestown, MA

Fort Necessity National Battlefield ~ Farmington, PA

Minute Man National Historical Park ~ Concord, MA

National Parks

Oconaluftee Farm Museum ~ Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Spring wildflower hunt through the park and along Roaring Fork Motor Trail ~ Great Smoky Mountains National Park

State Points of Interest

Florida

 Hemingway’s Kitchen… ~ Key West, FL

Old Florida ~ with a little “Home” Cookin’ thrown in.

Georgia

Atlanta

AnachroCon ’14 ~ Annual Steampunk Convention Atlanta, GA

Buffet… ~ A birthday mega concert featuring some of my favorite bands with Kim Brock’s book launch party for her debut novel The River Witch~ Atlanta and Woodstock, GA

The Walking Dead Film Locations ~ The Walking Dead Film Locations Tour with Some Good Rib Gnawing in “Woodbury” ~ small towns around Atlanta, GA

North Georgia

Gold Rush Days – annual gold festival ~ Dahlonega, GA

Bavarian Town in the Mountains of North Georgia ~ Helen, GA

Tallulah Point Overlook ~ Tallulah Gorge, GA

Illinios

Home of Superman ~ Metropolis, IL

Maine

Nubble Light at Cape Neddick Lighthouse Station ~ York Beach, ME

Massachusetts

Lexington & Concord ~ Boston, MA

The Freedom Trail ~ Boston, MA

Walden Pond ~ Boston, MA

Missouri

Route 66 ~ The Totem Pole Trading Post, Rolla MO

                  ~ Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, St. Louis

North Carolina

25th Annual Asheville Herb Festival ~ Asheville, NC

Annual Pumpkinfest and Pumpkin Roll ~ Franklin, NC

 Christmas in Highlands, North Carolina

French Broad Chocolate Lounge ~ Reopening Day of French Broad Chocolate Lounge… ~ Pack Square Asheville, NC

Our Family’s Annual Apple Picking Trek to Coston Farm ~ Hendersonville, NC

Pennsylvania

Burrowing out for a Visit with Phil and a Stop for “Cakes & Steaks” ~ Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

Exploring the Mason-Dixon Line in the Central Appalachians with a Pickle Recipe… ~ Uniontown, PA

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Imagine Dragons and Metric…with Some Great Delivery from Pizza Milano ~ Pittsburgh, PA

Our Family’s 11th Annual Apple Picking Trek, Triple B Farms ~ Monongahela, PA

The National Road

Mt. Washington Tavern

Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountain National Park wildflower hunt and our final trip to Gatlinburg’s Hard Rock Cafe before it relocated to Pigeon Forge ~ Gatlinburg, TN

West Virginia

73rd Annual Preston County Buckwheat Festival ~ Kingwood, WV

Cool Springs Park ~ Rowlesburg, WV

Exploring the Mason-Dixon Line in the Central Appalachians with a Pickle Recipe… ~ Grafton, Fairmont, Terra Alta,  and Morgantown, WV

Mothman Museum and Statue ~ Point Pleasant, WV

The Silver Bridge ~ Point Pleasant, WV

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ~ Barbeque Happens after a Spooky Tour of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and a Jaunt on West Virginia’s Civil War Trail ~ Weston, WV

Eating Establishments

Confectioneries

Dillsboro Chocolate Factory ~ Dillsboro, NC

French Broad Chocolate Lounge ~ Old Lexington Ave. Location, Asheville, NC

French Broad Chocolate Lounge ~ Relocated to Pack Square Asheville, NC

Kilwin’s of Highlands, NC

Sweet Steam Confectionery Consortium ~ Dearborn, MI

Espresso Bars

Dillsboro Chocolate Factory ~ Dillsboro, NC

French Broad Chocolate Lounge ~ Asheville, NC

Mountain Fresh Grocery & Wine Market ~ Highlands, NC

Malt Shops & Soda Fountains

No Name Old Fashion Ice Cream Parlor ~ Murphy, NC

Restaurants

California

Blue Bayou Restaurant at the Disneyland Resort ~ Anaheim, CA

Georgia

Fortify Kitchen & Bar ~ Clayton, GA

Maguire’s Irish Pub ~ Senoia, GA

Meat ‘n’ Greet ~ Newnan, GA

Montana Grill ~ Atlanta, GA

The Freight Kitchen & Tap ~ Woodstock, GA

The Smith House ~ Dahlonega, GA

Florida

Columbia Restaurant ~ St. Augustine, FL

Ronnie’s Delicatessen ~ Orlando, FL

Old Spanish Sugar Mill ~ DeLeon Springs, FL

The Circle at The Breakers Hotel ~ Palm Beach, FL

Zellie’s Pub ~ Mount Dora, FL

Maine

Fox’s Lobster House ~ York Beach, ME

Massachusetts

Union Oyster House ~ Boston, MA

Missouri

Ted Drewe’s Frozen Custard ~ Chipewa Location ~ Route 66, St. Louis, MO

North Carolina

Another Broken Egg Cafe ~ Biltmore Park Town Square, Asheville, NC

Chestnut ~ Asheville, NC

East Village Grille ~ Asheville, NC

Lexington Avenue Brewery ~ Asheville, NC

No Name Old Fashion Ice Cream Parlor ~ Murphy, NC

Pennsylvania

Pizza Milano ~ Pittsburgh, PA

Tennessee

Hard Rock Cafe ~ Gatlinburg, TN

Washington

Silver City Restaurant & Brewery ~ Silverdale, WA

West Virginia

Capri Pizza Parlor ~ Grafton, WV

Monroe’s Restaurant ~ Kingwood, WV

Concerts & Conventions

AnachroCon ’14: Annual Steampunk Convention ~ Atlanta, GA

Distilleries

Asheville Distilling Co. ~ Asheville, NC

Troy & Sons Distillers ~ Asheville, NC

Farms

Carnivorous Plant Connection ~ Leicester, NC

Coole Farms

Coston Farm ~ Hendersonville, NC

Eagle Feather Organic Farm ~ Marshall, NC

English Farmstead Cheese Store ~ Marion, NC

Heston Farm Winery ~ Fairmont, WV

Mountain Farm ~ Burnsville, NC

Sage Herbal Apothecary ~ Weaverville, NC

Triple B Farms ~ Monongahela, PA

Qualla Berry Farm ~ Hayesville, NC

Festivals & Fairs

7th Annual Feast of the Seven Fishes ~ Fairmont, WV

25th Annual Asheville Herb Festival ~ Asheville, NC

73rd Annual Preston County Buckwheat Festival ~ Kingwood, WV

Annual Pumpkinfest and Pumpkin Roll ~ Franklin, NC

Gold Rush Days – annual gold festival ~ Dahlonega, GA

Specialty Food Suppliers

English Farmstead Cheese Store ~ Marion, NC

Gourmet Shoppe ~ Helen, GA

Marx Foods~ marxfoods.com

Mountain Fresh Grocery & Wine Market ~ Highlands, NC

Pita Piata Italian Nut Rolls ~ www.pitapiatas.com ~ Fairview, WV

Sons of Italy Logia La Vittoria ~ Morgantown, WV

Wineries & Vineyards

Bainbridge Islands Vineyards & Winery ~ Bainbridge Island, WA

Heston Farm Winery ~ Fairmont, WV

Mountain Dragon Mazery Fine Honey Meads ~ Fairmont, WV

International Points of Interest

Canada

The Empress Hotel ~ Victoria

 

 

 

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