Taste of Boone: Troy's 105 Diner

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I love diners. I love the Dam Diner in Oklawaha, FL. I love Floyd’s Diner near in High Springs, Florida near the Suwannee River. And, now, Boone is home to Troy’s 105 Diner, fabulous waitress, cheap, delicious food, and elvis on the walls. Good stuff.
We had the bacon bbq burger (complete with an onion ring piled high on it), and the veggie platter (2 mac and cheeses bc we both wanted some, green beans, corn, and a biscuit). All very good. And all eaten (well, some of the fries were left). Hiking works up an appetite.

Our State #8: Coyote Kitchen (Watauga Cty: Boone)

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Finally have time to get another restaurant in from the magazine. T and I were both in the mood for Mexican food and were glad this placeserved it up.
Good things:
1. Got right in because we went early, by the time we left (630ish, it was packed and waiting line).
2. Our waiter. Definitely need water refills when eating spicy salsa
3. Speaking of salse…on the 4 salsa sampler platter, the cranberry chipotle was the best. So good.
4. The tilapia boat was the best thing of the night. Coconut rice, roasted sweet potatoes, grilled tilapia, cheese, other yummy stuff. So good. We also got the red pepper hummus (def not my fave) with rosemary bread (pretty good), 4 salsa sampler and chips (chips and salsa were great but you had to pay for them – not a good thing in my book), chorizo tacos – pretty good, not a ton of flavor.

Hiking Western Carolina

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This weekend a friend and I stayed in Blowing Rock, and hiked Grandfather and Glen Burney/Glen Marie falls. It was a beautiful, slightly chilly on Saturday, weekend. Grandfather was the more mentally challenging, while the entire trek down to Glen Marie was the more physically challenging of the two hikes. Enjoy the photos.