Fancy Gap Coffee and Ice Cream Is Officially Open!

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After months of planning and hard work by the Olde Mill team, the dream has become a reality, Fancy Gap Coffee and Ice Cream Shop is alive and kicking.  Mechelle O’neal is our manager, and has done an amazing job getting everything up and running.  You should drop by and have some Dark Hollow roasted coffee or Carabbus Creamery ice cream.  These are two partners that provide us with great local products.  We also have some delicious pastries from a local bakery.  It is located just a stone’s through from the Blue Ridge Parkway on Highway 52.  Make you day a little brighter with some local treats brought to you by Olde Mill.

Member Fest Menu for Sunday

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This Sunday marks our first Member Fest.  We are very excited about getting everyone together to have a meet and greet.  We realize that not everyone can make it, but it looks like it is going to be very well attended.  My staff is starting the preparations for the cook out buffet.  This is going to be more than just some hot dogs and burgers (but we will have those, too).  Here is some of the dishes you can expect to enjoy tomorrow while you are enjoying the fellowship with our Olde Mill family.  Enjoy the day!

Homemade potato chips

Hand dipped onion rings

Pasta salad

Potato salad

Cole slaw

Buffalo chicken with blue cheese

Grilled portabellos

BBQ glazed tuna steaks

Dustin’s famous baked beans

Brats with grilled onions

Hot dogs and chili

Bacon & white cheddar burgers



Dinner Theater is Back June 29, 2013

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We are very pleased to have back some of our favorite entertainers, “The NoneSuch Playmakers”. Many of you got in on our sold out shows in the fall. There has been a lot of interest in more events like this, so here is a preview of our latest.

“The Main Course Was Murder” an audience participation Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with The NoneSuch Playmakers

Birdwell International, a global manufacturer of cat toys, is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a lavish dinner at Maples Restaurant. The grande dame Chairwoman of the Board, Leona Birdwell is there, along with her ne’er-do-well stepson Crispin, his ex-stripper fiancé “Easy” Pickens, her aging, addled bodyguard Cliff Magnus and her harried personal assistant Joanna Vark. There’s intrigue afoot as Mrs. Birdwell’s now-bankrupt former competitor, Drew Billingham arrives and a vengeful reporter, Donnatella Stringer, pops up in the dining room. When Mrs. Birdwell drops dead during the soup course, everyone’s a suspect, even the restaurant’s manager, Kitsey Frost. As the local authorities flounder, the audience is deputized to join the investigation. Who killed Leona Birdwell? The answer will shock and amuse you in this evening of tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top fun!

Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?!

My staff will delight you with three delicious courses for dinner. We will start with a grilled shrimp and avocado salad, followed by Israeli couscous soup, and your choice of Ashley Farms chicken, Angus sirloin, or red snapper. You can’t go wrong with any of these delicious dishes.

So make your reservations today. At just 49 dollars for dinner and a show, you know this will sell out fast!


Blue Ridge Authors and Friends at Olde Mill

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Come mix and mingle with some of this area’s best talent on Saturday November 10th from 3 to 5 p.m.  We have the honor of hosting the Blue Ridge Authors and Friends right here at Maples Restaurant.  This is a great time to meet some of the many talented people who call this area home.  They will be signing books and answering  your questions.  This is a great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early!  Afterwards, stay and have cocktails and a bite to eat.  Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for this event.  So come out and support the local economy Saturday the 10th!

Scheduled to appear: Oma Boyd, Donna G. Smith, C. David Gelly, Johana H. Smith and more!