Sparta NC

Just 20 miles south of Elk Creek on Highway 21 and across the New River, you will find Sparta, North Carolina.  Named for the Greek city state, Sparta offers interesting stores, restaurants and uniques local artist.


Becca's Backwoods Bean

Becca's Backwoods Bean is located on Main Street in beautiful Sparta, NC.  They serve a light breakfast and hearty lunch Monday through Friday and a more extensive brunch menu on Saturday.  Dinner is served on Thursday nights from 5:30-8:00 pm offering customers delicious and unique handmade pizza. Becca's is committed to supporting the community by purchasing locally grown, seasonal produce, local milk, eggs and meat, when available, for their daily menus. 

Becca is from St.Petersburg Florida, and attended Florida State University. Matthew is from Alleghany County and attended culinary school in Tallahassee where he and Becca met. They share a cooking philosophy of using the best ingredients available, combining them in creative and appropriate ways.  Becca and Matthew are committed to supporting their community and to fully investing themselves in their schools, and providing a welcoming atmosphere to residents and visitors.

Magnum-carter on MAin

Mangum Pottery and CaterPots fuse their creativity at their downtown gallery and studio at 24 S Main Street. The gallery combines 70 years' potting experience in the work of Robin Mangum, and Robin and Daniel Cater. Since 1974, Mangum Pottery has developed a national following producing one-of-a-kind work as well as decorative and functional pottery. Daniel and Robin create a range of clayart from functional pottery, dinnerware, and lamps, to decorative and sculptural one of a kind pieces. Mangum-Cater on Main is open Thursday-Saturday, 10-5. Mangum Pottery of Turkey Knob and CaterPots are open year-round. Please call for hours and directions to the studios: Mangum Pottery: 336-372-5291 and CaterPots: 336-372-4604.


Muddy Creek Cafe and Music Hall of Sparta

Muddy Creek features great food and live music. The menu is diverse and offers vegetarian options.