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Cara Ellen Modisett

Fine Dining in the Mountains

The ties to the region are strong – use of local ingredients, ties to old recipes, regular meetings with farmers – but these chefs create dishes a step or two beyond the traditional. more »

Oct 7, 2014 3:36 PM Food & Flavors

Blackberry Farm • Beall + Thomas Photography

Locavore Dining: An Abiding Passion for Cooking What’s Out Back

These restaurateurs share a passion for the closest tie possible between what they cook and where they obtain the ingredients. The happy result is a consistent diner’s delight. more »

Aug 12, 2014 11:32 AM Food & Flavors

Supper conversation at the Osterfeld house in Lake Jocassee, S.C., includes the sounds of fish plopping into the water and geese flying overhead.

Photography by firewater photography

Lapping Waters, Quiet Evenings: Life by the Lake

The peacefulness of water just outside the door seems to engender not just a quiet restfulness for the owners, but also a delightful lure to family and friends. more »

Jun 12, 2014 3:04 PM Home Profiles

Great Dining Rooms, Great Recipes

These signature mountain restaurants earned that status the only way you can – with signature mountain dishes. here’s how to enjoy them and how to make them. more »

Jun 12, 2014 1:43 PM Food & Flavors

The build-your-own brunch buffet offers up a range of choices.

Jes Gearing

The Buffet Classic: Peaks of Otter

A blue ridge parkway signature tradition was interrupted for a time but the Sunday and Friday night buffets are back. more »

Apr 20, 2014 12:00 AM Food & Flavors

5 Great Home Buys in the Mountains: Small Farms, Big Plans

Beautiful homes with plenty of acreage for livestock, crops, gardens and more. more »

Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM Home Profiles

Great Home Buys in the Mountains

5 Beautiful Homes you could own today! more »

Dec 20, 2013 9:06 AM Home Profiles

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