Lifelong best friends Sarah Willis and Tabetha Phillips started Blue Ridge a few years ago when their plans to return home to Jamaica overlapped, and they decided to do something together. A restaurant seemed like the perfect venture combining both their skills– Tabetha has extensive experience in management and the food industry and Sarah is a trained chef.
what to try
For the appetizer definitely go for the popcorn chicken, nibble-sized nuggets of chicken breast dipped in a lightly seasoned batter and deep fried, served on a bed of popcorn; or go for the plantain wrapped in bacon with a creamy cilantro sauce. For the entrée, the guava glazed pork is mouth- wateringly delicious, served with garlic mashed green banana or homemade mac-and-cheese. Or try the land and sea special – chicken breast stuffed with seasoned crab, topped with grilled shrimp and a creamy garlic sauce. If you are vegan, then try the burrito bowl, filled with fire roasted corn, rice, black bean salsa, pico de gallo, and plantain all in a rich Sriracha sauce… Just make sure you leave room for one of the tantalizing desserts! The Blue Ridge beverage menu offers a range of signature drinks – try the mango lemonade, or maybe the Moscata-infused berry slushy.
all things blue
Obsessed with all things blue, the name is a poetic take on the blue sky and the mountains. They also have signature blue drinks – there’s the ever-popular Blue Hot Chocolate, as well as the Rocky Blue Mojito or Blue Mimosa.