It’s no secret that I love to travel. I’m always trying to figure out the next time I can get out of town and see something new, and more specifically try some new restaurants! My recent trip to West Jefferson, North Carolina was a wonderful opportunity to head home and revisit some small NC mountain town culture. It’s been a long time since I was there. Any time I go someplace new, usually the first thing I do is check Trip Advisor to see what’s good. A couple of gems that turned up were Smoky Mountain BBQ, which I went to my first night there, and then the 2nd night there I hit up Brickstone Pizza & Pasta, another highly rated option.
I don’t know that I would call it a “gem”, as the food was good but the service was a little weird. Not bad, but just weird. Still, after hours of shooting a wedding all day long, a great supper sitting down and taking the pressure off of my feet which were cramping up inside my shoes was a welcome rest. I love places like this, in old buildings with old-fashioned designs that make you wonder if it’s up to code, and a nice menu…..it’s always 100% better than any run of the mill cookie cutter chain restaurant you find in suburbia.
Erika Follansbee is a natural light food photographer in Goffstown, NH. She specializes in inviting, ambient photos of real menu items in a restaurant’s own unique environment. The result is distinctive, compelling, and mouth watering.