Kyle and Friends Hootenanny 2016

Hickory – Highland Avenue Restaurant is thrilled to host an astounding group of culinary professionals. The following participants are from the great state of North Carolina and include a James Beard award-winning chef! These chefs own and operate some of the finest dining establishments all over the state.

Highland Avenue

Kyle and Friends Hootenanny – March 28, 2016
Feeding Friendships in the Community

Kyle and Friends 2016

Nate Allen (Knife and Fork Restaurant, Spoon Cocktail Lounge) 2016 James Beard Semifinalist, Best Chef Southeast
Clark Barlowe (Heirloom)
Jameson Chavez (manna)
Ashley Christensen (AC Restaurants) 2014 James Beard Award, Best Chef Southeast; 2016 James Beard Semifinalist, Best New Restaurant; 2016 James Beard Semifinalist, Outstanding Chef
James Doss (Rx, Pembroke’s)
Matt Kelly (Vin Rouge, Mateo) 2016 James Beard Semifinalist, Best Chef Southeast
Clarke Merrell (Circa 81, Dank Burrito)
Mike Moore (The Blind Pig of Asheville)
Elliott Moss (Buxton Hill)
Rebecca Paredes (manna)
Andrew Ullom (AC Restaurants)

Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $150.00 per person through March 6th and $175.00 after March 7th.

For more information, please call 828-267-9811 or visit
To purchase tickets, please visit

Highland Avenue Restaurant
883 Highland Avenue SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Open Monday – Saturday at 5:00pm

The Crossing at Hollar Mill
883 Highland Avenue SE
Hickory, NC 28602

About Hollar Mill and Highland Avenue Restaurant
Destination Hollar Mill includes Highland Avenue, Hickory’s premier fine dining restaurant, and The Crossing at Hollar Mill, a 10,000-square-foot full-service rental venue and concert hall. The businesses were founded with a mission to offer extreme hospitality to each guest. The company is committed to preserving Hickory’s history and honoring it with sustainable and thoughtful development.

About Hickory Soup Kitchen
In March of 1983 lay leaders of six “downtown” churches began serving the hungry on a rotating basis. By 1985, the kitchen was serving 25-90 people five days a week and the old Highland Fire Station became its first permanent home. During 1990, the kitchen outgrew its space and needed more space. The City of Hickory offered the old Post Office Annex for a new facility. This is the present location of the Hickory Soup Kitchen. A building campaign raised $220,000 for renovations, including a walk-in freezer/refrigerator, shower facilities, and a modern kitchen with up-to-date institutional appliances.