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- $9 for $15 worth of southern food and barbecue for two
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Cole Mountain Feed Store
Contrary to it what its name suggests, Cole Mountain Feed Store doesn't deal in livestock supplies. But if you're so hungry you could eat a horse, sidle on up to the counter for a heaping plate of homestyle cooking. The chefs pair hand-cut rib eyes with Texas-size sides such as cowboy mashed potatoes, cole slaw, and fried okra. Chicken-fried steak, hamburger steak slathered in gravy, and banana pudding with rum sauce continue their down-home theme.
But at Cole Mountain, nothing is as coveted as its barbecue sauce, which comes complete with an elaborate legend, much like Teddy Roosevelt. Allegedly, sharpshooting cowboy Mr. Cole lived in a log cabin built into a mountainside cave, where he preserved game and concocted his very own barbecue sauce. Restaurant owner Rob Gates is said to have stumbled across this cave and the hidden sauce recipe, and ever since, he's brushed it onto barbecue delights including his brisket, sausage, turkey, and ribs.