The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, meaning the Tin Man could have saved himself a long journey if he had eaten a good meal before hitting the yellow brick road. Fill up on love with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of casual American fare at Blue Sky Café in Fletcher.
Blue Sky Café charms taste buds with mouthwatering casual American fare in a relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere. The fresh menu brings together soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps in a culinary harmony unseen since the California Raisins dominated the airwaves. Diners can pique palates with a starter of mozzarella sticks ($5.19) dunked in a delectable pool of marinara. An array of vegetarian and vegan options, ranging from the chipotle veggie burger ($6.69) to the black-bean bowl ($6.89), served with fresh salsa and chips, satisfy hungry herbivores. The pulled barbecue-chicken plate ($8.65) and the greek salmon wrap ($8.19), stuffed with grilled salmon, dressing, and veggies, pad stomachs for sweet conclusions, such as locally made cheesecake or chocolate-toffee mousse. Open for lunch and dinner, Blue Sky Café also boasts a kids' menu for picky progeny.
Blue Sky Café
For the past decade, Blue Sky Café owners Julianna and Mark Pletcher have continually added to a menu nearly as big and cheery as the restaurant’s namesake. Cooks are proud of their hefty, hand-formed burgers and their chicken—each served in a dazzling array of preparations—but there are just as many health-conscious wraps and salads and vegetarian and vegan dishes. A recent development is a creative, sweet-and savory brunch service, where cheese and garlic turn grits into a bowlful of decadence and prosciutto and parmesan put the Sicilian in a Sicilian frittata.
Kids get their own, more-flexible-than-usual menu, though they’ll have to weigh whether to dig in or finish what they’ve been drawing with provided crayons on the paper placemats. A further draw for tots is the playhouse that stands on an oasis of a patio, whose tall wooden fence encloses hanging lanterns, huge umbrellas, and plants trailing from every wall as they toward their goal of trying the sweet-potato fries everybody keeps talking about.
3987 Hendersonville Rd.
Fletcher, North Carolina 28732