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Untouchables Football-By Richard Eller
Untouchables Football-By Richard EllerHigh school football is war, every Friday night for fans of all ages. This contact sport comes with... Continue ReadingRead More
Guardian of the Webb
Guardian of the WebbWebb Custom Kitchen is a fast moving place, with all the ebb and flow that one would expect... Continue ReadingRead More
The Olde Hickory Station
The Olde Hickory StationBy Carmen Eckard    Photographed By Jon Eckard Excellent food, local beer and a strong sense of community,... Continue ReadingRead More
CharcuterieA good Charcuterie Board will always have a few main ingredients: cheese, meat, and crackers or bread. The... Continue ReadingRead More
Honey Bacon Brussel Sprouts
Honey Bacon Brussel SproutsBrussel sprouts are delicious when paired with sweet local honey and quality thick-sliced bacon. Sweet and savory blend... Continue ReadingRead More
Savory White Bean & Cornmeal Cakes with  Sautéed Cabbage
Savory White Bean & Cornmeal Cakes with Sautéed CabbageThese cornmeal cakes are yummy, classic, and made from wholesome ingredients. We got the cornmeal for these at... Continue ReadingRead More
Seared Bone-In Pork Chop with Apple Cider & Mustard Reduction
Seared Bone-In Pork Chop with Apple Cider & Mustard ReductionMany of the best dishes created in the foothills are centered on pork. This delicious recipe is created... Continue ReadingRead More
Granny Witches
Granny WitchesOur land has always been rugged. We’ve always been a bit separated from the rest of the world.... Continue ReadingRead More
Lost Cities of the Foothills by Richard Eller
Lost Cities of the Foothills by Richard EllerIn the upper foothills of western North Carolina where mounds begin to feel like mountains, remain the remnants... Continue ReadingRead More
Sledding in Grandpa’s Pasture by Granny Eckard
Sledding in Grandpa’s Pasture by Granny EckardI use the word “sledding” very loosely. We didn’t have sleds. Our corrugated boxes slid a lot faster... Continue ReadingRead More

Foothills Digest seeks to invigorate the sense of community, honor the traditions, and highlight the beauty and resolve of the Foothills region of NC, while giving voice to the art, movements and leaders who will shape our future.