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Savor the flavors of fall at one of Boone's best dining spots. Start with small plates and cocktails at The Horton Hotel & Rooftop Lounge in downtown Boone. Booneshine Brewery's specialty smoked meats go perfectly with seasonal craft beer. Carb-load at Basil's Deli where they create their own pastas in-house. Wolf down a wild game burger and signature cocktails at The Cardinal. Don't miss the most-loved mac & cheese and fried chicken at Proper. Feast on French cuisine at Joy Bistro, fried pork bellies at Vidalia, grilled whole fish at Reid's Cafe, or bison filets at The Gamekeeper

Boone boasts award-winning breweries with seasonal varieties delivering the flavors of fall. Visit Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Booneshine Brewing, Lost Province Brewing, and Blowing Rock Ale House for ciders, Belgians, ales, saisons, porters, and stouts made with apples, honey, caramel, toffee, molasses, chocolate, coffee, or elderberry. Step aside pumpkin spice -- Oktoberfest is in full gear here!

The Appalachian High Country American Viticultural Area (AVA) includes five award-winning wineries near Boone and Banner Elk. Start your tour at Grandfather Vineyard and enjoy seating on the patio or by the Watauga River. At Banner Elk Winery, gaze at the colorful, surrounding mountains just outside the town of Banner Elk. Surrounded by forests and farm land, Linville Falls Winery is a stone's throw from the Blue Ridge Parkway and its Linville Falls Recreation Area hiking trails. Two more wineries in the AVA, Villa Nove Vineyards and Watauga Lake Winery, are located at Watauga Lake just a short drive beyond the Tennessee state line.

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