NC Eatin’: Transylvania County

October 20, 2008 at 7:20 pm Leave a comment

Saturday, October 11, 2008
Pisgah Inn
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 408.6
Waynesville, NC 28786

My quest to eat in each of the 100 North Carolina counties met with great success in Transylvania County.  The funny thing is that I didn’t even realize we were in Transylvania County until we got to Pisgah Inn.  Anyway, the story – my brother, his wife, my two aunts, and my cousin came to Asheville for a mini family reunion over the weekend.  We did the drinks on the terrace at Grove Park thing on Friday evening, so Saturday was a Blue Ridge Parkway trip.  We had lunch at Pisgah Inn and then hiked for a bit at Graveyard Fields.

Pisgah Inn is a very convenient place to stay if you’re interested in spending time on the Parkway without the discomfot of camping.  Since we visited within a week or two of the peak fall color, the place was jumping – with tourists.  While we didn’t get to experience the locals too much, we definitely enjoyed the scenery.  It was incredibly foggy on our way up, but it cleared out while we ate.  The colors seem especially vivid this year.  I’m glad we got to check it out.

Jason and I started with “corn fritters.”  I was delighted to learn that the fritters were actually nuggets – and even better than my favorite treats at Danny’s Barbeque.  Corn nuggets are little chunks of creamed corn that are battered and deep fried.  For my main course, I had a seasonal special, a jerk chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries.  The sandwich was nice but nothing special; it definitely wasn’t worth $13.  It’s not that it was bad – not at all.  It just wasn’t special.  I should’ve gotten a burger for $7; my family members who ordered those seemed to enjoy them.

Several of us enjoyed a pre-hike beer.  They actually have several choices for wine as well.  It’s not dry like the restaurant at Mount Mitchell.  The service is better too.

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