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Peanut Butter Crunch Cake with chocolate mousse at Stoney Knob, where a canvas
print of the Last Supper shares space in the restaurant with a velvet Elvis on the ceiling,
resulting in an interior classified by one diner as "funky urban chic."
Jill Sauceman

Café, and a house-made biscuit of
cathead proportions immediately
arrives, as does a serving of chunky
apple butter.
For all three daily meals, the restaurant stays consistently full, with
diners seeking the true and simple
flavors of the mountain table. Much
of the food is locally sourced, including center-cut country ham from
Landis, North Carolina, and trout
from North Carolina waters.
Country fried steak, baked
ham, meatloaf, and chicken and
dumplings are aptly listed under
the menu heading "Southern Classics." My favorite selection is the
buttermilk-fried chicken breast.
It's boneless but cooked so skillfully that it remains moist, and it's
topped with a country-style white
gravy with plenty of black pepper.
Squash casserole, potato casserole,
and sweet potato casserole are often found in the long list of side
dishes.
Many of the ingredients used in
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these classic Southern recipes are
purchased just down the hill at the
Western North Carolina Farmers
Market, including the chow-chow
that seasons a bowl of oniontopped soup beans.
High on the wall of the restaurant are rows of canned vegetables, jams, and preserves. It's a
shrine of sorts, reminding diners
of the genius of the Appalachian
people in preserving the goodness
of the garden.
The Moose Café,
570 Brevard Road,
Asheville, North Carolina
828-255-0920
eatatthemoosecafe.com

Celebrating Splits and Shakes

Don't lament the demise of the
drugstore soda fountain just yet.
Ali Fernandez is representative of
a new generation of soda jerks.
The junior at Hendersonville High
School plies her trade at Mike's on

Main, in downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina.
On a Sunday afternoon, when
some towns may be quiet, Hendersonville is alive with activity.
Parking spaces are full. Most businesses are open. People are relaxing on benches. And Ali is making
ice cream sodas.
Thanks to the Hendersonville
Historic Preservation Commission, information about the past is
all around you as you walk downtown. Almost every building bears
a plaque documenting its history.
Business has been transacted at
303 North Main Street, home to
Mike's on Main, since 1900. Dr.
William Hicks Justus, a pharmacy
graduate of Vanderbilt University,
operated a drugstore there until
1957, when it was sold to the Beck
family. When a soda fountain was
installed, it became a gathering
place for the town's young people,
and it has been described as the
most elegant pharmacy in West-


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