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Wwhatever you order, it’s going to be amazing. You may leave with a to-go container, but you won’t leave hungry. So plan a lunch date and enjoy some Red Brick Deli. They’re open Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 3:00 and Wendy and Bram will happily welcome you for a delicious lunch and some of the best service you can find in Downtown Murphy.

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You can schedule a time to tour his studio and watch from the viewing balcony as he creates, just give him a call to schedule a tour. BUT… I highly recommend his Hot Summer Nights concert series. Get to know locals and visitors as you enjoy live music and truly experience David’s time-honored techniques as he produces bold, vibrant sculptures along the shores of Lake Chatuge.
You’ll definitely want to take home a souvenir so be sure to explore the Goldhagen Gallery during your visit. David’s sculptures, fused glass, ornaments, platters, and all of his creations make a truly one-of-a-kind gift that is sure to be a conversation piece. If you’re traveling, no worries! Goldhagen Art Glass Studio will happily ship your items for you.

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School may be out…but The MAC Summer Art Program is in! Throughout July, art classes are offered to kids in downtown Murphy. An exhibition featuring these young artists and their work will be Friday August 2, 5:00-8:00 pm during the Murphy Art Walk.

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Jan and Kurt Olson are quite active in the community, so you will often see FernCrest Winery at festivals in Andrews, Murphy, and throughout the region, including our very own Forks and Corks – Local Savor.

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Join us at the 5th Annual Forks & Corks – Local Savor for a sampling of authentic Granieri’s Italian Restaurant in the mountains of Cherokee County. Tickets are on sale now at Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s Welcome Center. Visit us Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00, and Saturday, 10:00-3:00. 805 US Hwy 64 West in Murphy, NC.

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We also know those people that have a “Pinterest Fails” board that need a little supervision with a hot glue gun or pair of scissors. I’m not going to lie, I struggle sewing a straight line, but this is not the case for Trudy McFerrin. She offers classes to those who may have potential, but for all of us who lack the time or God-given talent to create, she has a boutique full of adorable handcrafted goods in downtown Murphy!
Visit Trudy’s Creations at 46 Valley River Avenue to see her impressive selection of handcrafted items and class offerings.

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Fastop Market #309 is located in Murphy on what is locally known as “the four lane”. While the highway number may change, this road goes from the Ocoee White Water Center in Tennessee to the Nantahala Outdoor Center, running right through Cherokee County. We’re the perfect place for a road trip to take in the mountains where North Carolina begins, so visit our Cherokee County Welcome Center for free local maps and fuel up at Fastop Market!
Stop by to fill up, grab a bite, and ask about their loyalty program at 650 US Hwy 64 West in Murphy.

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It may take a while, but with each visit you can enjoy the company of locals and meet visitors, perhaps even ask a God question, and before you know it, you’ll officially become a Beervangelist. We recommend the Giant Pretzels with Guinness cheese or the Shepherd’s Pie, paired deliciously with a craft beer. Get your ticket to the 5th Annual Forks & Corks – Local Savor and be sure to visit the Parson’s Pub to see what they’re sampling on June 6th at The Hackney Warehouse in Murphy!

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FORKS & CORKS – LOCAL SAVOR provides an opportunity for new and established food & beverage businesses to share the best of our local flavor to our eclectic mix of locals and tourists. You can visit us at the Welcome Center to purchase your tickets for June 6th at 5:30-7:30pm at The Hackney Warehouse in Downtown Murphy. We’re open Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-3:00.

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