Brasstown Gathering Place
Last weekend we had a call from our friend Dwight Malphrus. He had been up at his log cabin at Bear Track for a week, working on plumbing and getting the place ready for spring. He had fixed all broken pipes. He had done some cleaning up around the place. Put up the bird feeders and filled them. He could feel spring in the air. After a week of this, he was tired of being alone. Dwight is a people person and there was too much quiet at Bear Track.
So he called Henry and Gwen, pick a place to eat and let's go. He picked us up and we started over the mountain from Walhalla to Brasstown. I had been hearing about the restaurant there...great food, wonderful service, great food. Everyone we talked to, talked about the food, service and how it was a great value for the money.
When we got there, the parking lot was full, there was a line at the ordering booth. We got a menu and suggestions from several people ahead of us in the line.
Sorry there are no pictures of the food, but lets just say, we ordered the combo plate with brisket and ribs ($17). The box would not close because there was so much food on the plate. It came with slaw and French fries. Dwight got the ribs ($12). We ate in front of the fire place, enjoyed visiting with the customers and the staff. Everything was very laid back and comfortable.
After about an hour we realized we were not going to come close to finishing the food we had been served. We took home ribs and brisket for the next night. Dwight took home ribs too.
Of course we will be back, Dwight will have to have someone give him directions, but I am sure the low country boy will make the effort next time he is in town.
Dwight is from Okatie Island near Bluffton and Hilton Head. He owns a pest control business and loves to vacation at his mountain home on 15 acres near Jocassee.