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

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

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