Blue Ridge Country Magazine is in the middle of publishing a four-part series about good eats along the Blue Ridge Parkway called the Blue Ridge Parkway Foodie Tour. Part I, which ran in the March/April issue, covered parkway milepost 0-105 and featured the counties of Nelson, Augusta, Rockbridge, Amherst, Bedford and Botetourt in Virginia.
The current issue of the magazine covers miles 106-219, which includes the Virginia counties of Roanoke, Franklin,Floyd, Patrick, Carroll and Grayson. Some of the best food finds featured in this most recent edition are the peanut soup and cornbread at Hotel Roanoke, pies at The Hub in Rocky Mount, the breakfast burrito at Tuggles Gap Restaurant in Floyd, and the Ju-Ju Burger at Dry Pond Cafe in Patrick County.
Click here to see all of the restaurants and dishes featured in the current edition. Do you agree with these selections? What destinations and/or dishes would you have included?
For each of the four issues that are part of the series, readers have an opportunity to vote on the best food county. At the end of the series, there will be a “Final Four” voting, and the winning county will be featured in the January/February 2013 issue of the magazine. Rockbridge County was the “winning culinary county” for the first part.
A $250 gift card will be awarded to one lucky voter at the end of the series. Ballots are open for the second part, so if you’d like to vote, click here. And if you care to say, for which county did you vote and why?
This is the schedule for the rest of the series, from the Blue Ridge Country Magazine website:
July/August: MP 220-355. North Carolina counties of Surry, Alleghany,Wilkes, Ashe, Watauga, Caldwell, Avery, Burke, McDowell, Mitchell,Yancey.
Sept/Oct: MP 356-469. North Carolina counties of Buncombe,Henderson, Transylvania, Haywood, Jackson, Swain.