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Shrimp is always on the menu - with Cajun spices - at Gumbo's, a popular restaurant in Fayetteville, West Virginia.

"Just to have something very different was important," McLaughlin
says. "For me, it was a lot about the
art work. We wanted a way to show
people contemporary West Virginia
artwork and what artists are doing
these days."
For a Friday night, the Quinnimont
of Lafayette Flats becomes my
home at Fayetteville, a town probably best known for its famous New
River Gorge Bridge. But, just
beyond, I find several shops on a
simple stroll.
"We have a great historic district
and beautiful, historic businesses,"
says Denise Scalph, the owner of
Wisteria's Gifts on South Court
Street. "It's a walkable community."
From Lafayette Flats, I walk only
a few steps to a Cajun restaurant
called Gumbo's, my dinner destination for mussels sautéed with white

wine, butter and garlic. "We specialize in local meats, local produce,"
says Susan Jones, the owner and
chef. "We also do seafood and Cajun
cooking."
Returning to my flat, I soak in the
tub and sleep well. The next morning seemed like a Sunday. But, really,
it was a Saturday. Still, I went to
church - to eat pancakes and an
omelet at the Cathedral Café. This
restaurant - with stained glass windows - was once a house of
worship.
Near the end of the day, I browse
the records and relics at the New
River Antique Mall. I also admire a
mural that depicts Fayetteville's
fame and fortunes. Then, stopping
for lunch, I slice into a sandwich and
salad at the Secret Sandwich Society
before bidding farewell to
Fayetteville.

Fayetteville, West Virginia
Cathedral Café: 304-574-0202
Fayetteville Tourism:
304-574-1500
Gumbo's: 304-574-4704
Lafayette Flats: 304-900-3301
Secret Sandwich Society:
304-574-4777
Wisteria's Gifts: 304-574-3678

GEORGIA
Coming to Clayton, Georgia, I carve
into a cheese-drizzled salad - Asiago
over kale - that appears as pretty as
snow-covered greenery. It's part of
the menu at the Fortify Kitchen &
Bar - and the first taste of my tour
across Georgia's mountainous
northeastern corner.
Fortify belongs, in part, to Jamie
Allred, an acclaimed chef who produces plates like a pan-seared scallop surrounded by okra and corn in
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015

Sweet Summer Weekends & Overnights in 7 States
The Great Divorce: Virginia-West Virginia
Swimming Holes for Summer: The Photoessay
Grand Hotel Comebacks of Western Virginia
SUP in the Mountains?
Northern Shenandoah Weekend
A Home in, on and from the Mountains
Far Beyond Sweet Tea: Great Restaurants of Upcountry South Carolina
From the Editor / Worth a Click
Mill Creek Stories
The Hike
Creature Feature
Great Home Buys in the Mountains
Festivals & Events
Country Roads
Mountian Garden
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 6
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - From the Editor / Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Great Home Buys in the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 16
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Sweet Summer Weekends & Overnights in 7 States
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 22
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 23
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - The Great Divorce: Virginia-West Virginia
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Swimming Holes for Summer: The Photoessay
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 36
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Grand Hotel Comebacks of Western Virginia
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 40
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 42
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - SUP in the Mountains?
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Northern Shenandoah Weekend
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 48
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 49
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - A Home in, on and from the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 52
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Far Beyond Sweet Tea: Great Restaurants of Upcountry South Carolina
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 60
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 62
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Mountian Garden
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Cover3
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2015 - Cover4
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