Nestled on 225 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain foothills and operated by passionate winemaking families, Grassy Creek Vineyard produces and bottles high-quality Yadkin Valley wines. Vineyard visitors peruse the wide selection of wines, selecting red or white to match their gustatory preference or seasonal color coordination. Grapes from Grassy Creek?s distinctive red soil collide in the hearty and chocolatey Red Barn Blend, a rich ambrosial bottle bursting with herb flavors. Meanwhile, the Grassy Creek Pinot Gris features honeysuckle, green-apple, and pineapple notes and a refreshingly crisp finish.
Serving fresh and speedy pizza across America since 1959, Little Caesar's has grown into a huge, international carryout phenomenon. The menu features pizzas with dough built from scratch that are made to order ($5.99 for a large one-topping). Toppings range from classic pepperoni and sausage to Canadian bacon and pineapple. Return as the conquering hero of your family and save your twins the trouble of hunting down bipedal mastodons by picking up one of Little Caesar's Hot-n-Ready pies ($5.99). Hot-n-Ready pizzas are available in pepperoni or cheese, and can be picked up any time without the need to order ahead. Fans of three-dimensional eats can try the Italian cheese bread combo ($4.99 including sauce) or chicken wings ($4.99) with a variety of sauces.
DownTown Deli's menu reads like a choose-your-own-adventure, letting sandwich raconteurs craft taste narratives from a bevy of meats, cheeses, breads, and veggies. Test the structural integrity of carb-containment centers with piles of fixins, such as black forest ham, homemade chicken salad, sharp cheddar, and homemade mozzarella ($6.25 for regular, $7.80 for large). Prefab favorites include the Kick'n Chicken—buffalo chicken-breast slices karate-chopping their way through buffalo and ranch sauce, provolone cheese, lettuce, and tomato, and trained by a wise ciabatta roll. DownTown Deli's fare-forgers smithy dinner entrees Wednesday–Saturday after 5 p.m., and dishes include the meatball penne pasta ($10.25, including drink), a legion of penne noodles buoying handcrafted meatballs and mozzarella in a sea of Old World–style marinara sauce.
Trio Restaurant & Bar slakes appetites with fine bistro-style fare served up in a cozy, well-bricked environment. Roll your eyes across the dinner menu of handmade dishes and pick a plate of grilled portobello mushrooms paired with a crab, artichoke, and goat-cheese gratin ($8) or enjoy the seared organic salmon, a fish dish drizzled with a red-wine reduction and accompanied by pancetta and leek risotto ($18). After providing tongues with tasty materials for their scrapbook of favorite flavors, feed your sweet teeth a selection of sorbets and gelatos in flavors such as mango and blackberry cabernet ($4.50 each).
Basin Creek Country Store is a Family owned business and has been open for over 26 years. It is known for its fun Alaskan theme, Literature from around the world, great food, HUGE beer selection and live music on Saturday nights!!! Specials: All you can eat shrimp on Monday and Tuesday Nights!
Reeves Ridge Christmas Trees dispenses an assortment of holiday wreaths and greenery alongside groves of choose-and-cut fraser firs on its 25-acre Blue Ridge Mountains property. Knowledgeable and friendly staffers assist customers in selecting superlative trees ($7/ft.), which chainsaw-wielding handymen can hack down or clients can cut themselves with handsaws or pointed criticism. Personnel additionally bale and carefully tie purchased trees to each visitor vehicle. Assembled from greenery grown locally in Alleghany County, Reeves Ridge Christmas Trees also curates a bevy of handcrafted fraser fir wreaths ($13 for 16"; $28 for 30"), combined white pine and fraser fir wreaths, ($14 for 16"; $29 for 30"), and 25-foot boxwood garlands ($22) to gild homes with holiday spirit. On Saturday and Sunday, Reeves Ridge Christmas Trees treats customers to hayrides, marshmallows to roast in a lambent fire pit, and, weather permitting, free snowman hugs.