A favorite vacation destination for southerners eager to escape summer heat and enjoy the cooler climate of the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills, the area around Landrum, South Carolina, and Tryon, North Carolina, is a treasury of good eats. Memorable meals in this pretty part of the world include traditional comfort food at Caro-Mi (since 1945), kick-ass BBQ at Hubba Hubba Smokehouse, inventive breakfast at the Village Bakery and Honey & Salt, superb coffee ‘an at Openroad Roaster, and definitive chili dogs at Boots’ and Sonny’s.
In an adorable enclave of good eats and clever shopping called Little Rainbow Row, Village Bakery is a brick-oven gem for breads, breakfast, and pizza.
At this enthusiastic breakfast & brunch spot in the Blue Ridge foothills, the motto is "Well-Built Food," It's brilliantly designed, too. And delicious.
Expect the unexpected at Harvest House, where even familiar dishes are served with a twist. Don't miss the fried green tomato tower. Burgers are grand.
The star of Boots' & Sonny's classic drive-in menu is superb house-made chili: creamy-textured, pepper-hot, the right companion for dogs, burgers, fries, et al.
BBQ parlor, Cajun kitchen, burger shack and more, Southside Smokehouse is an inventive upcountry restaurant featuring classic and creative South Carolina meals.