Here’s the press release from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation:
Dine out in Support of the Blue Ridge Parkway June 16 – 19
– What: 3rd Annual Plates for the Parkway to benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway
– Who: The Admiral, Café Azalea, Charlotte Street Grill and Pub, The Corner Kitchen, Edna’s of Asheville, Filo Pastries, Glass Onion, Hickory Tavern, Highland Brewing, Iannucci’s Asheville, Iannucci’s Hendersonville, the Local Taco, Loretta’s Café, King James Public House, the Local Joint, Magnolia Ray, Mayfel’s, Nachos and Beer, Old Europe, Smash Box Mobile Kitchen, The Social and Westville Pub. See full list of participating businesses at www.platesfortheparkway.org.
– When: June 16 – 19
– Where: Asheville, Roanoke, Charlotte, Floyd and cities where Blue Ridge Parkway fans live and work.
– How: Dine out and restaurants give a percentage of sales June 16 – 19 to protect the Blue Ridge Parkway. Find participation details at www.platesfortheparkway.org.
June 3, 2014 – The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Plates for the Parkway, set for June 16 – 19. During this week, people in the Asheville region and other communities along the Parkway and beyond can dine out at one of nearly 80 participating restaurants, breweries, coffeehouses and more, all who will donate a portion of their sales to the Foundation. “Dining out at one of these businesses during this week will have a direct impact on the future of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s an easy and fun way to give back to our beautiful park,” states Christy Bell, Director of Development for the Foundation.
In Asheville/Weaverville/Hendersonville area, you can dine out throughout the week enjoying a variety of cuisine and beverages at businesses including: The Admiral, Glass Onion, Highland Brewing, Mayfel’s, The Social, The Local Joint and both locations of Iannucci’s. Additionally, businesses from communities including Charlotte, Roanoke, Floyd, Blowing Rock and Luray are participating. All proceeds benefit the Foundation’s funding to the Blue Ridge Parkway, which includes a host of projects that protect the environment, beauty, and character of the Blue Ridge Parkway. These projects include renovations at Mabry Mill, programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center, improvements to Graveyard Fields, and updates to the Price Lake Trail.
Founded in 1997, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is the primary fundraising partner for the Parkway. It works closely with the National Park Service to identify special places along the Parkway that have a critical need. Through events like Plates for the Parkway, the Foundation provides local businesses and individuals a fun way to participate and ‘give back’ to the Blue Ridge Parkway. “The Parkway consistently ranks as a significant contributor to the economy and enjoyment of the people of our region. Your participation is needed and appreciated,” says Bell. She added, “Everyone who loves the Parkway should support these fantastic restaurants not only this week, but all year knowing that they are great community members who are doing their part to protect the Parkway.”
More information, including full details about all participating restaurants, can be found at www.platesfortheparkway.org. To learn more about the Foundation, or to see a list of funded projects for 2014, visit www.brpfoundation.org.