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Contact: Ross Aglialoro
Address: F.A.R.M. Cafe, 617 W King St, Boone, NC, 28607
Phone: 828-386-8879
About Us
Commissary kitchen located <1 mile and residence 10 miles from the High Country Food Hub.  

The 1 to 10 rating scale ends at eightpointfive in my wife’s mind. The journey to perfecting a recipe never ends in mine. eightpointfive is an opportunity to share my passion for food through meals that we are proud to share. 

After working at several local Boone restaurants and a lifetime of being a food fanatic, eightpointfive was created in March 2021 as my personal business, offering prepared dishes through the Food Hub as well as other food related services, including but not limited to: classes (i.e. pasta making), private dinners, pop-up events, farm dinners, small-scale + locally-focused catering (max ~60 people), and wholesale. Don't hesitate to reach out with interest or questions!
I focus on local sourcing and making no frills food that just. tastes. good. My style is flavor-forward and driven by curiosity, creativity, and seasonality, with primary influences from Italian, Southern, Asian, and Mexican cuisines. In cooking, and life in general, I try to respect traditions while also reinterpreting them enough to leave my own prints and do them in a way that I believe leads to the best results, or in the case of food, the best and most memorable eating experience.

With the emphasis on local sourcing, I am a certified Gold member of the Watauga Food Council's High Country Grown program. Learn more at

I believe in the humane treatment of animals in our food system. If the animal is not living its best and closest life to nature's intent, I will not use the resulting products in my dishes. This includes any animal product - meat, eggs, dairy products, etc. I research each farm / brand before I use their products, and if I am not comfortable with the transparency of their practices, then I will not use the products in my cooking and you will not see them on your eighpointfive sponsored meal table!

When not sourcing from local, reputable farms, I am also thorough and thoughtful about my non-animal based sourcing (produce, grains, nuts, oils, etc.), taking into consideration and avoiding food products that are notoriously high pesticide, GMO, and/or produced with unsustainable or inhumane labor practices.

I utilize the F.A.R.M. Cafe commercial kitchen and am knowledgeable in food safety, including being ServSafe certified.

Food is my language and way of sharing joy. I look forward to serving you and our High Country community.