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Skyline Lodge’s Octoberfest

Chef Jimmy Buzza is setting a place for you at his deeply indulgent Oktoberfest at Skyline Lodge, 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, October 9th.

You don’t have to be of German descent to enjoy the delicious food and drink at Oktoberfest — especially if you’re celebrating at Skyline Lodge here in Highlands. Mark your calendars, invite your friends to join you, and come out on Sunday, October 9th from 11:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. This celebration is “pocketbook friendly.”

For the set price of only $10 for the meal, how can you go wrong?

Master Chef Jimmy Buzza from the famous Karling’s-Inn Restaurant in Deleon Springs, Florida, is preparing many of the delicious foods that we’ve all come to expect from Oktoberfest.

Yes, there will definitely be great German beers too, including Warsteiner — a beer that Germans have cherished since 1753.

Take the short drive out the Cashiers Highway, turn left at Flat Mountain Road and follow the signs. There’s no reason to limit your visits to Skyline to just the Oktoberfest celebration. Any time of year is a good time to visit the Lodge. There’s nothing more relaxing than to drive out for a meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) or to join friends for a quiet drink on the beautiful stone patio. There are so many wonderful items to choose from. Everything is made from only the freshest ingredients. The pumpkin soup is a real crowd pleaser, as is Foie Gras Pate. With Jimmy’s German background you’ll want to sample the Rahm schnitzel (prime cut veal or pork) served with mushrooms in a creamy white wine sauce. Complete your meal with one of the mouth-watering desserts. Hint: you haven’t had chocolate mousse until you’ve had the Lodge’s mouse.

Call them at (828) 526-2121. Sunday Champagne Brunch is served 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and Dinner 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; until 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Reservations recommended.

by Wiley Sloan

4th of July at Skyline Lodge

Tasty Barbecue, toe-tapping music-4th of July at the Skyline Lodge

There is nothing more “4th of July” than gathering friends to enjoy tasty barbecue while listening to toe-tapping music.  This celebration is “pocket-book friendly” too.  Only $10 for all you can eat ribs and chicken with potato salad, baked beans, watermelon and more.  Enjoy hot dogs for the kids.  Iced tea, sodas are included; a wide selection of beers, wine and drinks are available for an additional charge.

Take the short drive out Flat Mountain Road to the Skyline Lodge.  Chill by the pool or gather in the cozy restaurant as you revel in the beauty of the Nantahala National Forest.  The cool, clear mountain air will stir the trees as you celebrate our nation’s birthday. Sing your favorite songs as Mary strums on her guitar.

New this year at the Skyline Lodge is Master Chef, Jimmy Buza, from the famous Karling’s-Inn Restaurant in Deleon Springs, Florida. Jimmy and his wife, Lily, have escaped the Florida heat and come to Highlands for the season.  Those of you familiar with the Karlings-Inn know that it is a four-star restaurant that was honored as one of the Top 25 Florida restaurants.

If you can’t make It for the 4th, come on out and try some of Jimmy’s signature dishes. Everything is made from only the freshest ingredients. His pumpkin soup is a real crowd pleaser, as is Foie Gras Pate. Whether you are coming out for a leisurely lunch or a quiet, intimate dinner, you will find so many delicious items to choose from on the new “Altitudes Restaurant” menu.  With Jimmy’s German background you’ll want to sample the Rahm schnitzel (prime cut veal or pork) served with mushrooms in a creamy white wine sauce.  Complete your meal with one of the mouth-watering desserts.  Hint:  you haven’t had chocolate mousse until you’ve had the Lodge’s mouse.

Enjoy the fireworks as they trace across the sky atop Flat Mountain. Call them at (828) 526-2121.  Sunday Champagne Brunch 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Lunch 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; dinner 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; until 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday.