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j dOlglMTAIM TIUI# " December 2003 3 Care serves foo00| out of this world. Given iners, take notice! There's a new cafe on the sccne with great es, huge portions and a fan- listen up! Are of limited dining op- and taking your lunch to day aftei day? a hankering for some- sweet and rich, and don't drive to the DQ from end of the coun- You are going to think re in heaven. Starlight Cafe, located le NRAO Science Center Green Bank, opened Day with little fan- but the impact thev'xe on dining bptions in the :r end of the county has I tremendous. away in a corner, not e out of sight, you'll find a )act little kitchen with ceramic tile alls. Topper is the manag- ht, and along with staff of three, serve up :h, snacks and tasty aey're no stranger to large - serving a hundred or box hmches (ordered in of course) at a time to, and fall foliage bus that stop at the observa- d now that NRAO is in movie business, Starlight tg pizza to movie- as well as the lunch invited Bill Saxton, graphic designer to me when I stopped for recently. were several folks in ',waiting for ice cream - one Mike Holstinc, NRAO's Manager, whom I've worked with in my former life at McClintic Library. Mike couldn t say enough about the addition of the care, and ho much NRAO employees ap- preciate it. It was still warm enough to eat on the deck. so e placed our order and enjoyed the autumn sun- shine along with another table full of NRAO em- ployees. Bill, a self- professed con- noisseur of chicken salad, ordered it in a wrap, a soft tortilla with garlic and herb seasoning, with lettuce, toma- to, onions and ranch dressing. "It's fantastic." he said, mentioning that Topper some- times makes homemade chick- en salad, "Then it's even bet- ter." I opted %r the turkey wrap, with cheese, lettuce, onions tomato and mayo. Topper brought our hmches tO US. My first thought was. "This is immense," quickly folh,wcd by "how am I going to get this in my mouth ithout looking like a pig in front of my nc buddy?!" The tortillas erc stuffed - almost four inches across, and at least eight inches hmg - cut in hale thankfully. The tomatoes tasted vine- ripened, the lettuce was crisp and fresh. There was plenty of meat and cheese in the mix. It was wonderful. \\;Vhile Bill and I feasted. Topper talked about their homemade chili, soups and bread. v i:: i Othcr lunch choiccs inctudc tuna and turke salads, and dcli ham, cither as a sandich or a wrap, and a xe,gic rap, Bcsidcs garlic herb. you can also get a spinach tortilla. Starlight also scr cs hotdogs. nachos, hot pretzels in a ari- etx of flavors, fruit mllups and cookies. "l'hev serve coffee, cappucci- no. espresso, chai and regular tea for those who need a mid- afternoon jolt There's a full compliment of drinks ran}aing from water to sodas, fruit and V8 juices. milks, cocoa and milkshakes - I'm going to have to return and try the black raspberry! Topper is especially happy with the number of people who stop in fin dessert. It's no wonder. Starlight offers soft serve ice cream, cones, sun- daes, upside down banana splits, hot fudge cake and strawberry shortcake. The indoor atmosphere is RIVER |aN AND RESTAURANT ":An intimate off-mountain : dining experience Featuring an Imematior Dinner with live local music each Thursday nkj00 5 mii south of WV66 on U.S. 219 Please photos courtesy of NRAO Cheryl Topper takes your order at the counter. Left, the cold case hold a vari- ety of drinks, sandwiches and more. family oriented and kid friend- ly, and the diniri are'a'affords a ondcrtul iex of l)eer (rcck Valley :nd the Green Bank "l:lescopc. I t,ht Bill there was no xvav l could cat that xholc rap. but I did. \\;Vc took turns talking, so each of us gotabrcathcr. [Tn- fortunately, it left me no room for dessert. l,unch for both of us as less than $12. Ftom No ember throu}ah April Starlight offers soup and sandvich specials. "l'hex're open daily from 1 la.m. to 7 p.m., and "Ibppcr is thinking abmt a breakfast business, In addition to rnmic night at .NR:\\;(), Starlight also stays open for star parties, so  isitors can rab a arm drink before or aftcr  erltnrin out to look at the hca cns. l.arc orders - like bus tours nccd to lye placed txvo vceks in adtancc. (;a}l the cafc %r complete details at 456-2361. The National Radio :\\;stron- omv ()bserxatorx is located on Rt. 28/92 in Green Bank. The skiers are coming, the skiers are coming! Ready for some winter? and whcre they arc located. Gail Pdce Director, Pocahontas County Conven- tion and Visitors Bureau hey're coming! Can you hear it? The sound of snow runs. Can't you feel it? The'chill in the air. Arc xou read,,? Wc are! The phone calls are coming in and Snmshoe is almost full for the holidays. But there arc plcn- t\\; of wonderful places to stay' ith \\;-our family and friends. From B&B's to quaint countrx inns, from Price So when Snmvshoe is fldl, thcx refer the xisitor to :mr ot L rice (800-336-7(g9), and we do the rest. \\;Vhat really surpriscs xisi- mrs arc the number and xari- ctx f Iode, in choices. Poca- hontas (),untx can sleep more than lO,000 people at one time. "l'hat is m)re than the p)p- ulation nf the coun- t\\;, and e do it throughout the win- ter scason. Just think at)out that - the lmpuhttion of Pocahontas ( ountv dout)lcs in the win- modern ntotels to historic tcrandthcnsome, guest cottages, from state park l,ast year, Snowshoe count- cabins to luxurious condos.' ed almost 500.000 isitors. Pocahontas Count\\; has it all, One of the man\\; serxiccs the Pocahontas C,untv (;VB provides to the visitor is an up-to-date referral service. Our office keeps a listin of all the lodging establishments in the county; what rooms are still aailable, hou many peo- ple each can accommodate "l'hat numbcr multiplied by $09.50 /the state avcragc per person/per da) means almost 35 million dollars crc }acncr- ated in Pocahontas Co||nty. And that is just in the intcr months. So }act ready, they're com- ing and vc can't ait until they }act here! A QUE JUNCTION Sunday, Dec. 7 1 - 5 p.m. Refreshments wilt be served in an old-fashioned Christmas atmosphere. A door prize drawing wit[ be held at the end of the day i i The Welcome we; travelers, and f'i c charmine bcdro(ms attic suite ith s I  c. .rcatc brcaktast dihcs and full of \\;kcst \\; irginia pri|nitie and comtrx traits, tastcfilll} displayed in the renovated Carriage l louse barn, Our hoT, italiz i yours lot the akinS & BREAKFAST Carriage House Inn Gift Shop tasteful selection of unique cms created b} more than I00 \\;est Virginian artisans. Christmas Corner A onderful assortment of hornsiren trcasurcs and a wide variety of gifts to O warm your heart. Sh@s open year round, hours veo' flexible. .Vea- artisans elmme: Call/or an aplmin/ment. .V,t re!pem ih[* /t an aa/deuf ,r /njlte Jeannie Dunham & Doggies, Innkeepers. (304) 799-6706. Rt. 39 in Huntersville, Y,%z Restaurant & Pub for Good Food and Low Prices at the Intersection of Rt 219 and Rt 66 at the base of Snowshoe Mountain Resort 572-36oo l