A Valentine’s Day in Downtown Boone

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re single and going out with friends, hitting the town with your partner or chilling at home with some takeout and a movie. You can do so while supporting your local businesses here in Boone, North Carolina.

Our office, 828 Real Estate, is located directly on King Street and is in walkable distance to great restaurants, shops and various activities.

Where to Get Drinks in Boone NC

Grabbing drinks is always a good Valentines day idea. Whether it’s a coffee spot or a hoppin’ brewery, Boone has hidden gems to explore.

Lost Province

Lost Province is Downtown Boone’s brewery and gastropub with amazing pizza and even better beer. They often have live music from local bands playing on the stage in the corner of the restaurant, and I have been known to get up and show some dance moves from time-to-time.

One of my favorite beers they brew is called “Pink Velvet.” It is a low alcohol, raspberry flavor with a tad bit of tartness. How fitting for Valentine’s Day? It’s pink!

Talia Espresso

Talia Espresso is new to Downtown Boone, but isn’t a new business. The bistro-style coffee house has multiple locations that specialize in fresh sustainable foods, connected community and, of course, delicious espresso-based beverages. Imagine grabbing a warm coffee and going for a snow-covered stroll down King Street with your sweetheart! It sounds like a dream.

Looking for more High Country coffee shops and cafes? Read our blog!

Romantic Restaurants in Boone

Nothing is better than enjoying food with the one you love. Even if you just want take out, there are plenty of options for you to experience. Here are some romantic restaurant options you can find in Downtown Boone.


One of my favorite parts about Vidalia is the chalkboard that states where each ingredient comes from locally. The owners carry a mission of providing high-end, locally-sourced cuisine. While in college at Appalachian State University, this was where the college students went for a “fancy date,” but really, I just enjoyed it because the food is so good. You can’t go wrong with the Highland Meadows Cattle Company Meatloaf!

Carolina Pizza Co.

Can you go wrong with pizza? No way! Carolina Pizza Co. is located directly across from Boone Saloon and Foggy Pine Books on King Street. They offer dine-in, take-out and delivery, so you don’t even have to leave your house! They also have a great selection of domestic and craft beers available. Depending on the weather, you can sit under the covered front patio and watch people pass by Downtown Boone.

Where to Buy Valentines Day Gifts in Boone

If you’re looking for a place to buy a Valentine’s Day gift in Boone, you’re in luck. Our community is full of artisans who craft unique items anyone would love to receive.

Common Good Co.

About once a week, I visit Common Good Co. and their art gallery upstairs. This artisan-based store has quality goods that are often produced locally. You can find a little bit of everything here, and the items in stock are always changing! There’s something new all the time and a little bit of something for everyone. I often find myself wandering around and finding inspiration in everything they have.


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The Shoppes at Farmers

Shoppes at Farmers is a one-stop shop for all kinds of things! If you and your friends are into gag gifts, this is also a great spot. There are kitchen gadgets, jewelry, children’s gifts, homemade and local items. Especially if you’re running late, it’s a great spot to stop by quickly!

About the Author

Shalamar Blevins grew up in Ashe County, right next to the North Fork of the New River. Shalamar loves the outdoors after spending most of her life kayaking and hiking in her own front yard. 

Throughout her life, Shalamar tried to learn every art form she could get her hands on, from ceramics to African Batiking! Being creative and adding a splash of lively color is Shalamar’s superpower. After studying the classic mediums from local masters such as Stephen Shoemaker and Lenore DePree, Shalamar attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston- Salem before attending UNC-Asheville. After graduating in 2011, Shalamar spent time traveling through Europe and Asia before moving back to the North Carolina High Country to start her own studio and to work for Florence Thomas Art School.

To this day Shalamar still loves to travel and hosts small art classes on location and at festivals. She joined the 828 Real Estate gang in the fall of 2021. Since then, she has been working diligently to provide their agents and clients with the latest marketing tools, while celebrating the adventures that await in the 828! Shalamar got married to wonderful fellow Ashe County native, Micheal the summer of 2021. Micheal is a 13 year US Army Veteran, recently graduated from Nursing school and just started a career at Watauga Medical. They have 2 fur babies, an Australian Shepherd named Quill and Chocolate Lab named Brody. These boys keep Mike and Shalamar on their toes!

 When Mike and Shalamar aren’t working on their garden and home improvement ventures, they love spending time with their big family and friends while exploring the local music and art scene of NC High Country!