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Blowing Rock in Watauga County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sonny's Grill

ca. 1955

 
 
Sonny's Grill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 30, 2022
1. Sonny's Grill Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1955 by Sonny Klutz, the beloved Sonny's Grill was located on this site. The small concrete block building was the social epicenter for Blowing Rock for both locals and tourists alike for 54 years. The grill was famous for its ham biscuits and served as the inspiration for the Main Street Grill in Jan Karon's Mitford novels.

In recognition of this property's significance, this marker is placed by the
Blowing Rock Historical Society and the Blowing Rock Art & History Musuem.

 
Erected by Blowing Rock Historical Society • Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
 
Location. 36° 7.938′ N, 81° 40.693′ W. Marker is in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, in Watauga County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Business U.S. 321) and Laurel Lane, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Site is now an outdoor dining area for a pub and
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grill next door. Marker is on a brick column on the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1121 Main St, Blowing Rock NC 28605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mayview Manor Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Tweetsie Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin House (within shouting distance of this marker); Appalachian Ski Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show (within shouting distance of this marker); Yonahlossee Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Blowing Rock's History (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street Through the Years (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blowing Rock.
 
Sonny's Grill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 30, 2022
2. Sonny's Grill Marker
Marker is on the center brick column. The site is now an outdoor dining patio for a restaurant next door.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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