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The Flavors of Fressers Eatery in Highlands NC

No matter which meal you choose to enjoy at Fressers Eatery in the historic Helen’s Barn, you will find delectable food and smiling faces. Chef/Owner Debbie Grossman meticulously oversees the selection of only the freshest ingredients for each creatively-prepared dish.

One of their most popular appetizers has been the Vegetable Spring Rolls served with a sesame ginger dipping sauce or try their Greek tortilla pizza. Picture a blend of artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, green olives, and mild banana peppers marinated in red wine vinaigrette with garlic and oregano. Now top a flour tortilla with that, some perfectly seasoned chicken, fresh spinach and tomato, along with parmesan and feta cheese, baked to crispy.  A real taste pleaser to say
the least!

Eggs benedict lovers rave about Fressers’ Boston Bene. A foundation of a toasted English muffin supports special lobster and crab cakes. A “top hat” of eggs is encased in hollandaise sauce to complete this signature dish. A Virgin Mary or mimosa is the perfect pairing along with fresh fruit to create a most memorable meal.

Who doesn’t love Fressers’ fabulous burgers? My personal favorite is the Black Angus, but I have friends who swear by the black bean burger. Looking for something a little different in a burger? Try this year’s newest offering-the Turkish turkey burger made with ground turkey, dry apricots, red onion, and Turkish spices. All burgers are served with your choice of lettuce, tomato, and onion, and of course Fresser Fries, (Debbie’s homemade potato chips). Each burger is grilled to perfection to let the flavors marinate together over a slow flame. Pair your favorite burger with one of the more than 20 flavors of beer that Fressers offers.

While I was chowing down on a burger, my wife was drawn to the Mountain Trout. The choice between the almond encrusted trout or having it finished with lemon caper butter was a real dilemma. Tonight was “almond” night.  Accompanied by steamed broccoli with a lemon-butter spritz and scalloped potatoes, the flavors melded with just the right intensity to stimulate the palate.

After any meal, you will want to leave room for one of Fressers’ history-making desserts. Mary toils in the kitchen over each and every item. Have you tried the chocolate gooey cookies?  Imagine a combination of chocolate, chocolate and then some more chocolate, and then she dusts them with confectionary sugar.

We all know that Fressers’ award-winning peanut butter pie cannot be beat. The smooth creamy peanut butter filling rests lightly in a Girl Scout cookie crust, topped with dark chocolate ganache.

Enjoy your favorite wine or beer as you visit with family and friends. The crisp, clean lines of this historic landmark combined with the eclectic flair of the menu makes Fressers Eatery the place to be seen. There’re so many more items on the menu, I can’t wait to go back. I crave the Mississippi catfish; my wife savors the rib eye. What’s your favorite?

by Wiley Sloan

Fressers Eatery

Chef/Owner Debbie Grossman ensures that there’s always room at Fressers Eatery, especially with a new deck.

Fressers Eatery opened in Highlands Village Square in 1999. It quickly won a loyal following of devoted diners and just as quickly grew out of its space.

Chef/Owner Debbie Grossman relocated her little restaurant to its expansive Helen’s Barn location, and sure enough, the patrons followed.

That’s because no matter where she set up her kitchen, Debbie adhered to a simple philosophy: Meals should be fabulous, fun and funky.

“The food should not only look and taste great, but it should make you feel great, too,” she says. “When you come to Fressers, we want you to think, ‘Wow, that was amazing!’”

Fressers’ atmosphere is casual and family-friendly, yet Debbie ensures that everything that comes out of her kitchen is five-star.  She is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America.

Some of the favorites at Fressers Eatery include Angus burgers, gazpacho, personal pizzas, unforgettable pan-seared trout finished with lemon caper butter, Turkish turkey burgers (fresh ground turkey, dried apricots, red onion and Turkish spices), Greek chicken and a new favorite, tropical salmon topped with Chef Debbie’s award winning roasted tomatillo and mango salsa.

Finally back on the menu, Thursday nights only, it’s fried chicken!  Let’s not forget Fressers amazing brunch menu along with all-day breakfast items, too. Debbie’s knowledge of special diets is encyclopedic and allows her to offer gluten-free, vegan, and low-sodium options.

This season the Fressers Experience is even richer with the introduction of al fresco dining.

Wondering what became of the original Fressers location?

Well, Debbie’s never been one to miss an opportunity. It is now Fressers Express, where all of the production for The Bakery takes place.

Of course catering is always available, at Fressers Eatery or in your home. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

For more information or to place a special order, call (828) 526-4188. Take out is always available.