We're heading down to Merlesfest in April, and we rented a cool house outside of Boone, NC for the whole week. We'll cook some, but I'd like some recommendations for excellent regional eats. I'm interested in the whole gamut, from transcendent roadfood to not-to-be-missed fine dining. We especially like places that are unique to their area, and local foods.
Never had a bum steer from a Chowhounder, and I'm looking forward to your ideas.