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Friday, October 28, 2016

House Of Nom Nom - A Delectable, Asian Fusion Styled Menu And Restaurant That Tops My Top 10 List of Great Eateries in Hickory North Carolina

I am often hard-pressed to recommend and or find many local Hickory NC eateries that exceed my marks for an INCREDIBLE place to dine, but today my journey has brought me face-to-face with such a place. It's House of Nom Nom, a small well-run family owned establishment ( not a chain) that has given birth to some incredible and unique Asian dining-creations.  Its fusion-based Asian and American culinary traditions will travel across your palette like a spice-driven fun ride and leave you wanting more - From their delicious Korean Bulgogi burger, Big Kahuna burger and Teriyaki burger to their tasty egg rolls, this menu will leave you asking for more and probably be the focus of most of your night dreams.  I can honestly say " This will top my list of eateries in the Hickory NC area. WELL WORTH THE VISIT! Highly recommend this for any one who enjoys something of blended Asian style with Americana accents. “ A Great Meal ”

You can see their menu and follow their Facebook page at

They are located at 2101 Catawba Valley Blvd SE - near the Catawba Mall in Hickory, North Carolina 828.322.4774

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Dining On The North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway, The Park Vista Restaurant - One Of The Best Kept Secrets! "An Incredible Dining Experience near West Jefferson, NC. Marker 268"

I have traveled North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Parkway extensively, hiked and written about many of North Carolina's hottest spots from the coast to the mountains and this little peace of heaven will definitely be placed on my top 10 list! I can describe it in 3 words "Incredible, Incredible, Incredible! And the Friendliest service you will ever enjoy."  Let's start with the fact that they serve locally produced cheeses from Ash county, their grilled fresh-vegetables are so good they will change your life, the near-by view is incredible and the Smoked Brisket rivals even that which I've eaten in Texas - Then let's talk about a mac and cheese creation that will keep your kids quiet for at least 30 minutes while they fall in love all over again with their all time favorite. The fresh pasta is layered with tons of thick cheese and leaves even the most disciplined traveler wanting to take several servings with them for the trip home. " You don't even want to know about the heavenly desserts ( layered chocolate cake and Creme Brûlée, so I won't mention those."

This must be placed on everyone's Blue Ridge Parkway Dream to-do list!  They are open every day for lunch and dinner except Mondays and Tuesdays. " Im guessing they have to close those days to rest after providing such incredible service to us Blue Ridge Parkway Travelers." They are located at marker 268 on the Parkway.  1907 Park Vista Road West Jefferson, NC 28694 Phone (336) 877-5200. Here's a link to their web page and Facebook Social Media site: