Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Update: Plates for the Parkway

A couple of weeks ago I posted some information on the upcoming Plates for the Parkway event, sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, and benefitting the Blue Ridge Parkway. Christy Bell, Development Director for the Foundation, recently emailed me to let me know that the entire list of participating restaurants are now listed on their website.

In case you missed the original post, here's some additional information on the event:

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is pleased to announce the first annual Plates for the Parkway event benefitting the Blue Ridge Parkway. Set in Asheville, NC, Blowing Rock, Waynesboro, Roanoke and other communities along the Parkway, Plates for the Parkway links dozens of unique restaurants in one event to benefit the Parkway.

Set for September 18th, participating restaurants agree to donate a minimum of 10% of a meal or the day’s sales to benefit the Foundation’s efforts to protect the Parkway. Restaurants from communities along the 469 miles of the Parkway are invited to participate, and current participants stretch from the top of the Parkway in Waynesboro, VA to Asheville, NC, NC.

According to Christy Bell, Development Director for the Foundation, “There are so many wonderful restaurants in the communities along the Parkway. For visitors, this event highlights some of these unique places and gives them the opportunity to benefit what brings many of them here in the first place: the Parkway. For those of us lucky enough to live near the Parkway, it’s a fun way to support this amazing place while dining out at a favorite restaurant.”

For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit

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