Chick-fil-A of Boone’s Veterans Day Special

Chick-fil-A of Boone is so thankful for all the Veterans that have served and those that are currently serving the USA. As a small token of our appreciation, on November 11th, they want to say thank you by giving all Veterans a FREE Chicken Biscuit or a FREE Original Chicken Sandwich at Chick-fil-A of Boone. Please show military ID. God bless you!

Chick-fil-A Says Goodbye to Cole Slaw!

Chick-fil-A ® has made the difficult decision to remove Cole Slaw from the menu on January 18th. Many customers love the Cole Slaw, yet Chick-fil-A® has also heard from customers that they are looking for new tastes and healthier ways to eat in their restaurants. To provide this variety, means Chick-fil-A® will occasionally have to remove items from their menu. Check out this link for Chick-fil-A’s tribute to Cole Slaw…and the recipe!

Chick-fil-A® will soon be one of the first fast food restaurants in the industry to add “superfoods” like kale and Broccolini®, to its menu. Just in time to keep New Year’s resolutions, customers nationwide can order the low-calorie Superfood Side starting on January 18.

Kale Chick-fil-A

The gourmet side was developed in collaboration with James Beard Award Nominee and Atlanta-based chef, Ford Fry of Ford Fry Restaurants.

The Superfood Side is made with a blend of hand-chopped kale and Broccolini, tossed in a sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette dressing and topped with flavorful dried sour cherries. It is served with a blend of roasted nuts (walnuts, almonds and pecans) that enhances the flavor and provides added crunch.

“I really enjoyed working with the culinary team from Chick-fil-A on incorporating ingredients that are unique to the industry,” said Fry. “We know that it can be challenging to eat healthy on-the-go, so we wanted to create something that customers will love eating that’s also nutritious.”

The side is available in 5 or 8-ounce servings, and priced starting at $2.59 for the 5 oz. and $3.79 for the 8 oz. portion. The Superfood Side will also be offered as a substitution in any combo meal for an upcharge of 94 cents.

Grace Academy Chili Cook Off – November 21, 2015

Grace Academy Chili Cook OffWarm chili and lots of family fun will be plentiful at the 7th Annual Grace Academy Chili Cook-Off from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, at Watauga High School. Literally dozens of chilis will be served as well homemade and bakery desserts. From spicy to mild, chicken, beef, vegetarian and gluten free, the Chili Cook-Off offers a variety of choices. Grace Academy is the High Country’s only K-8 Christian school.

The event will feature a live and silent auction, a children’s raffle and cake walk. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door, with a $30 maximum per family. Each ticket includes two bowls of chili, bread, drink and dessert. Sponsored by Wendy’s of Boone and Stick Boy Bread, the community event attracts approximately 600 people from the High Country.

Children’s raffle tickets are 25 cents. The live and silent auction items include generous donations from local businesses and restaurants. The Cake Walk is organized by Grace Academy’s student council and tickets are $2. Takeout is available the night of the event; however, event goers are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance by calling 828-773-7830 or emailing A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Three respected personalities will judge the Chili Cook-Off competition, including Jane Graham, wife of evangelist Franklin Graham, CEO/President of Samaritan’s Purse. In addition to the judged competition, there will be a “People’s Choice Award.”

Grace Academy serves the High Country by providing “a distinctively classical education with a Biblical worldview” togrades K-8. The five-day-a-week school has been in operation since 2008 and is unique in that it provides a classical, Christian, collaborative education. Professional teachers present lessons in the school classroom two days a week and families can choose to complete school assignments on the remaining three days of the week in either the home classroom or sign up for the extended learning classroom.

The Chili Cook-off is the school’s largest fundraiser and helps assist with operating costs. You can visit their website at or their Facebook page at

Free Breakfast and $1 Burgers for Lunch/Dinner on November 17, 2015.

Tuesday is a day for great deals on food in the High Country. Stop by Chick-fil-A of Boone between the hours of 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m and enjoy free breakfast. Chick-fil-A of Boone appreciates your patronage, so swing by for a free Mystery Breakfast Entree item as a thank you from them.

For lunch or dinner, you can grab an awesome $1 burger from Come Back Shack!


Stick Boy FREE Cookie Day On September 16, 2015

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Don’t forget to mark your calendars, set an alert on your phone, and/or write it on  your forehead to go by Stick Boy this Wednesday for a FREE cookies. Yes, we are yelling! The cookie is free.

This deal will finish out their awesome September deals. If you are in town Monday or Tuesday, stop by for their daily deals. On Monday, if you spend $20 we’ll hand you a $5 gift card! On Tuesday, Sticky Boy’s friends from Horse Helpers of the High Country will be bringing Chester (aka Little Sebastian) by from 2pm – 4pm. He is their friendly miniature horse featured in Chester’s Barn, a story of a horse rescue.

Here’s to a great week to everyone!

StickBoy Announces September Daily Deals {Free Cookie Day}

We love to support local and StickBoy is one of our favorite local bakeries. Have you tried their cream cheese cinnamon buns? The cinnamon buns are my daughters’ favorite bakery item.

StickBoy is trying something new in September. For the first 16 days in September, they are offering a different special each day. Starting on September 1, the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie is back and 1/2 price all day! Buy as many as you’d like – they will continue to bake more. Every day is as exciting as the next, and they’ll finish the sixteen days with Free Cookie Day on September 16. See the flyer below for all of the amazing upcoming deals.

StickBoy September Deals

Family Frozen Yogurt Deals at Menchie’s of Boone!

We love to find deals in the High Country and share them with you. Cool off this summer with these great deals at Menchie’s of Boone.

Menchie's of Boone


Monday: Fill up your cup for $3.00 (up to 10 ounces)

Wednesday: Kids 13 and under get 50% off their cup.

Follow Menchie’s on Facebook and Instagram for more great deals. Enjoy your frozen delight!

Fresh Strawberries for Sale at Veggies, Fruit and More


Look for the Veggies, Fruit and More truck in the lot between Holton Property Management and Dancy Shoe Store on Highway 105 extension. They will be located there for the next few weeks selling berries while they prepare to move into a new location. We will share updates on the new location as they become available.

Strawberries are available by quart and gallon size. The strawberries are sweet and delicious!

Earth Fare Serves a NEW Kids Eat FREE Menu!

It is true. Every Thursday night kids eat free with a paying adult at Earth Fare. It is so amazing as up to 6 kids can eat free per each paying adult, valued at $5 or more.


Earth Fare is dedicated to providing families with affordable, healthy alternatives to their conventional staples. They just released a new menu with more options for kids. Check it out!

Earth Fare Kids Menu

Tasty Tuesday: Summer Favorites

It’s that time of year again…yes, that back-t0-school-frenzy, end-of-the-summer, whatever-do-I-do-with-all-this-great-produce?  time of year! I love hanging out at my local Farmer’s Market in late August and September because the produce is just incredible. Have you noticed recently how stunningly beautiful fresh produce can be? (And when I take pictures of it, it doesn’t move, so it’s easy to capture that beauty!)

I want to bring to your attention some of my summer favorites. I’m all about preserving and saving some of these wonderful summer flavors for my family to enjoy during the winter months. NOW is the time start planning for this!

What can I do with all this fruit?

Lovin’ me some fresh veggies….

Other summer faves:


Take a stroll with me through our farmer’s market. I think I mentioned before that I think that fresh produce is just gloriously beautiful and I want to share some of my personal favorites with you. (And I can NOT help it that a photo of a pecan sticky bun snuck into my gallery of photos. I do NOT know how that happened!) For some reason, I can’t seem to import a whole gallery of photos (there are 31 photos) so I’m going to ask y’all to visit my lovely Farmer’s Market photos over at My Sister’s Kitchen. I just love the sights and smells of a Farmer’s Market!

I’m starting to wrap up my tenure here writing the High Country Parent Tasty Tuesday column and I want to invite you to head over to My Sister’s Kitchen to visit me where I’ll still be writing regularly. If you subscribe, you’ll get an email telling you when there’s new Kitchen News.

Barb, writing at My Sister’s Kitchen

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