A Trip Down Memory Lane Leads To North Carolina’s Mount Airy
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Take a trip on memory lane at these Mayberry-centric spots.
A popular dining spot for ‘Ange’ and ‘Barn,’ Snappy Lunch has become a little more than famous. The service may be snappy, but the line trailing down the sidewalk is anything but, so come early, and don’t hesitate to order the Famous Pork Chop Sandwich.
It may not be the same moonshine Rafe Hollister was pushing, but it’s worth a sip or two. You’ll want to partake in their fascinating tour; owner Vann McCoy is a monk-turned-moonshine-maker, who has always been in the business of lifting people’s spirits—in one way or the other.
Stay the night, or just stop by to visit the infamous Aunt Bee room, where Mount Airy resident Alma Venable has collected all the Aunt Bee memorabilia she could find. Venable also dresses as Aunt Bee from time to time, and if you didn’t know better, you might think it was the real deal.
More To Mount Airy
When you’ve had enough Andy Griffith trivia, check out incredible eats, delightful sips and memorable music in Mount Airy.
Depending on the evening, you might catch a show, hear some musical performers or even join in for a Thursday Jam Session—just bring your instrument of choice and your dancing shoes, and get down to a genuine Blue Ridge bluegrass jamboree. After all, as Briscoe Darling would say, “Got time to breathe, got time for music.”
This delightful bakery is hard to miss for two reasons: the walls are hot pink, and the place smells like heaven. On one side is the first certified gluten-free bakeshop in the state. The other side is a traditional bake shop offering many recipes using fruits grown at the owners’ 52-acre orchard. We insist you try the sonker, which is akin to a cobbler. In fact, Miss Angel’s is just one of several stops on the Surry Sonker Trail.
Stop for lunch or to grab some souvenirs at this old fashioned general store featuring assorted Amish cheeses and meats, spices, canned goods, organic items, whole foods, gluten-free and non-GMO foods, candies, Amish furniture and gifts.