Freg ordered a chopped salad for lunch from Ted’s Famous Kickin’ Chicken. Freg’s massive salad ended up being too much food for him, so he had to pack up about half. The salad included chopped chicken, tomatoes, cheese, croutons, bacon, and somewhere under there lettuce.
Carolyn ordered ten regular wings from Ted’s Famous Kickin’ Chicken. The flavor was called regular but there was still some heat in that sauce. The wings had a nice flavor.
Ant ordered a chicken tender sandwich from Ted’s Famous Kickin’ Chicken. Talk about a sandwich; the tenders were dipped in wing sauce and the coleslaw was BBQ slaw. Ant must have been hungry, because he ate the whole thing.
Fried, cheesy jalapeno poppers from Famous Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken started out lunch off. These guys were delicious, however, when we first bit into them extremely hot melted cheddar cheese almost burned your tongue off.
Freg ordered a low calorie option this evening, Patmos chicken from Soppers Restaurant. A simple but delicious meal of sauteed chicken, mushrooms, olives, penne pasta, parmesan, and garlic in olive oil. Freg was surprised and delighted to find so many olives in his dish.
Ant ordered the manicotti from Soppers Restaurant and did an excellent job of NOT ordering dessert, even after hearing about all the cakes. Good job Ant. This is your classic Italian manicotti, stuffed pasta of ricotta, Romano, parmesan, mozzarella and topped with marinara sauce and more mozzarella.
Finally, Carolyn got to order her spaghetti and meatballs for dinner from Soppers Restaurant. We think she has been craving it for quite some time. Your classic pasta, sauce, and meatballs. Carolyn really enjoyed her dinner.
Ant, Carolyn, and Freg all received a bit of roughage this evening with their starter salads from Soppers Restaurant.
An antique cop car drives down the Main Street in downtown Mt. Airy. Mt. Airy is famous for filming the TV series, The Andy Griffith Show. The cop car is similar to the one from the show.
An old fashion candy store in downtown Mt. Airy. Mt. Airy is famous for filming the tv series, The Andy Griffith Show. This candy store is named after one of the main characters from the show, Opie.
A painted building wall in downtown Mt. Airy depicting some of the historical places to see in town, along with what they are known for.
Ant and Freg both ordered a breakfast bagel sandwich from Troy’s Diner. The sandwich was made with fresh eggs from Buddy’s chickens, YUM! There is also bacon and cheese to assist with deliciousness.
Carolyn ordered an amazing breakfast from Troy’s Diner. Scrambled eggs fresh from Buddy’s chickens, bacon, hash browns, and wheat toast. Needless to say, this sustained her appetite for a while; at least until lunch.
Buddy’s light breakfast from Troy’s Diner. One of his chicken’s egg, bacon, and grits. A nice way to start the day. There’s something to be said about eating fresh eggs that you provided.
The suns shines up on a white rhododendron bloom out at Hebron Rock Colony. The rhodos were in bloom all over.
Freg ordered the Bronx Bomber for lunch from Macado’s with a side of potato salad. His sandwich included mesquite turkey, corned beef, melted swiss, thousand island dressing, cole slaw, and tomato. That’s a serious sandwich.
Ant ordered pollo con crema from Dos Amigos. Shredded chicken cooked in cheese and sour cream, comes with tortillas to put your own tacos together. Sided with the beans and rice classic combo. Broccoli and carrots covered in the cheese sauce are Ant’s kind of vegetables.
“I saw a lady with a flower and she was plucking out the peddles. She was saying, ‘He loves me, he loves me not.’ Thank God the flower can’t talk. What would it say? That hurts.That hurts as well. Damnit, leave me alone…I’m no longer pretty, and he loves you not. I could have told you I had an even number of petals.” -Mitch Hedberg
A view from Howard’s Knob looks down into the valley of Boone were Appalachian State University is located. The campus is nestled down in the mountains creating a unique campus environment and an awesome school experience.
In Boone a great place to snag some fresh food is Black Cat. Freg ordered the Don’t Be A Jerk burrito. Chicken, cheese, black beans, rice, grilled pineapple, jicama, jerk sauce and topped off with sour cream and hot salsa. Freg cleaned his plate of this monster.
Carolyn ordered the burrito of Brotherly Love, which is Black Cat’s version of a philly, YUM! Grilled steak, onions, green chiles, lettuce, and lots of queso wrapped in a warm tortilla; this burrito hit my hunger spot.
Ant ordered the Thai Me Up burrito from Black Cat. Chicken, spinach, rice, and green coconut curry wrapped in a spinach tortilla. Topped off with peanut sauce and sunflower seeds Ant dug in.
Flat Top Manor or Moses Cone Manor off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Moses Cone completed construction on his home in 1902. The manor is built in the grand Colonial Revival style with 20 rooms, 13,000 square feet.
A large oak tree stand solitary in a beautiful field off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The large branches dispers all round it.
The weather cooperated today and made for an awesome Sunday to be out on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and especially in front of Julian Price Lake, or Price Lake for short.
From an overlook off of Rough Ridge you can see the profile of the infamous Blue Ridge Parkway Viaducts. The Linn Cove Viaduct is a quarter mile long and is one of the most popular destinations on the Parkway.
Ant has been craving this dish from Cafe Portofino for so long, and today we finally had the reunion. What a fantastic first meal upon returning to Boone. We all three had our own!
Brenna’s delicious dish from Cafe Portofino. With garlic, capers, olives, tomatoes, and red peppers, how can one go wrong?
Daniel’s Philly Steak and Cheese served only with the meat and cheese. Daniel has never been one for too many additions and condiments with his food. It must have been delicious because his plate was clean when he finished!
The Garlic Knots are a fantastic appetizer from Cafe Portofino. These little buttery, garlic bread knots will release your soul. And think, you haven’t even gotten to the main dishes yet!