Cuisine

The Saluda Grade Cafe—Centrally located on Main St., The Saluda Grade Cafe features local favorites deliciously prepared by chef/owner Kaye Vazquez. Creative salads and gourmet delights. Beer and wine available. www.saludagradecafe.com. 828.749.5854

The Purple Onion Cafe and Coffee House—”The Onion” has been feeding and entertaining locals, and visitors, alike for over ten years. Seasonal menu reflects all that is good. Beer and wine served. Live music Thur/Fri/Sat. www. purpleonionsaluda.com. 828-749-1179

The Orchard Inn—Four course dinner served Thursday through Saturday. Mountain view with extensive wine and beer selection. Reservations required. www.orchardinn.com. 828.581.3800

Tosh’s Whistle Stop Cafe—At their new location at The Wildflour Bakery. Specialty sandwiches, homemade soups, salads and pizza. Beer, wine, gourmet coffees and ice cream complete your meal. www.saluda.com/icecream. 828.749.3310

The Green River BBQ—The real deal in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Slow cooked and served the way you like it. Patio seating. Beer and wine. www.greenriverbbq.com. 828.749.9892

Wards Grill—Locally famous soda fountain style grill. Chili cheese burgers, French fries and hand-dipped shakes. Breakfast and lunch served. 828.749.1800

Schaffer’s Roadside Grill—Home cookin’ at its best. Open seven days. Lunch buffet. Fridays live music. Sunday brunch. 828.749.1800

The Flight Wood Grill and Wine Bar—Hendersonville. Chef de cuisine Rob Keener creates world-class cuisine with locally grown produce and the finest meat and freshest fish in the region. Visit their “wine vault” and extensive collection of high-gravity beers and full bar also available. Reservations suggested. www.flightwoodgrill.com. 828.694.1030

Two Guys Pizza—Hendersonville. The best NY style pizza in the Blue Ridge! Great atmosphere. Great food. Great service. www.2guyspizza.net. 828.693.6755

The Mona Lisa Restaurant of Hendersonville—Chef/owner Franco prepares gourmet Italian classics, including handmade pasta, fresh baked breads and homemade deserts. Wine and beer selection is available. 828.696.7858

The Savoy Restaurant and Martini Bar—Asheville. For a special occasion, or a night to remember. Inspiration for The Savoy’s innovative menu comes from the chophouses of Chicago, New York and San Francisco. www.savoyasheville.com. 828.253.1077