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Headin' Down South

chilepm | Sep 8, 2003 06:25 PM

I'll be flying into Nashville on the 21st, then driving to Somerset,KY. for a few days with friends. Then off to Asheville and Black Mtn., NC. Back via Boone to Somerset and Lexington.

I need help everywhere.
I've heard really good things about Prince's in Nashville. Someone tell me more! I love bones, have been reading your posts but don't know my way around the city very well. I'm leaning towards 'Central BBQ'. Love soul food, greens, catfish, cobbler and really spicy food. I prefer real southern treats to any other ethnic food because I can't get it at home.

I don't expect anything between Nashville and Somerset but want to take a picnic lunch along. Any suggestions, yummy cheeses, fruit, special sandwiches, sausages, sweets, or other suggestions?

I'll definitely stop in that fabulous Black Mountain Bakery in Black Mtn, NC for their "to die for bread pudding". Steve replied on the January board this year but I missed it, so sorry. Please respond, Steve. Promise I won't miss you this time.

I hear from my friend that we will visit a place called Cherokee (Which state?) Indian food or what?

I have 4 friends I'll be treating to dinner in Asheville, where can I take them for a good meal with a bit of ambience and not the bank?

The Boone area I haven't visited for sometime. I remember the hotel and dining room at the University were delightful. What else is around that area?

Also, since I'm a Westerner and a confirmed foodie, what should I know about Southern Food that's not to miss? I'm not going to eat squirrel or possum and grits aren't my favorite, so fergit it...but I'd try just about anything else. Any of you have regional favorites that are 'musts'?

I appreciate all the help you can give me. I'd trust you Chowhounds over local press reviewers anyday.

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