I'm planning a week's vacation soon to North Carolina, mainly based on seeing my daughter briefly in Greensboro, then traveling for food and crafts. Will arrive at RDU and would like to spend the afternoon in Chapel Hill or environs - plan on Lantern for dinner. Then Sunday is open in Greensboro, and Monday travel to Asheville. Have made reservations for Table, Rezaz, Corner Kitchen and Zambras for the four nights we will be there, and would like to squeeze in 12 bones for lunch. We are then taking a road trip just to eat at the Town House Grill in Virginia, and are spending the night in Chilhowie. It's back to Greensboro for a night and then home to Boston.
So, my questions are these - on the trip from Greensboro to Asheville, or from Chilhowie to Greensboro, are there any great places to stop for lunch? Towns not to miss? I'm especially interested in Southern cuisine that is not available up North, although I don't want to concentrate just on barbeque. On the Blue Ridge Parkway, are there any wonderful places to stop for lunch on any of our days? We will be there at the end of March. Thanks so much for any suggestions.