Granny's Kitchen is very popular for southern-style cook, and Peter's Pancake House is popular at breakfast.
Re: Photos from Jan. 2-3 mini-trip
Great pix, Reid! I'm guessing you used a slow shutter speed on the water shots? Looks awesome!
Re: Elk in November?
They are seen in other places around and near Cherokee, but the Visitor Center is the best, most likely place.