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Offline Lorenzo

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« on: September 16, 2010, 02:18:08 PM »
Road trip to Asheville this weekend for the Brewgrass festival.  We have reservations for The Admiral, which we thought was fantastic on our last trip up there.  Any new must-eats or must-drinks in Asheville?  I suspect we'll be pretty busy with the festival, but it's worth asking.

Also, we drive back on Sunday, and it's guaranteed that any major breakfast joint in Asheville will have an hour wait.  Does anyone know of a good spot for breakfast or brunch that we could hit after we leave Asheville?  Last time we were unprepared, and ended up at some nondescript diner eating mediocre breakfast with the post-church crowd.

Offline totm

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Re: Asheville
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 06:27:15 AM »
Also, we drive back on Sunday, and it's guaranteed that any major breakfast joint in Asheville will have an hour wait.  Does anyone know of a good spot for breakfast or brunch that we could hit after we leave Asheville?  Last time we were unprepared, and ended up at some nondescript diner eating mediocre breakfast with the post-church crowd.
Just south of Asheville is the thriving metropolis of Sylva.  There a breakfast spot (basic country breakfast) at the main intersection.  IIRC it has "Barn" in the name.  Just past Sylva is the tourist trap town of Dillsboro.  Couple of breakfast spots there as well.
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Offline Lorenzo

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Re: Asheville
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 07:11:07 AM »
"My Grandma's Pancake Barn"?  Closed, it seems.  If that was it, thanks anyway.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 07:43:33 AM »
In Asheville next to the State Farmer's Market is Moose Cafe. They serve a fairly good country breakfast and decent meat and 3 lunch. Fried chicken is pretty good, but don't get the Chicken Fried Steak. The sides choice of sides which are good make the meal. Prices-low to medium. Desserts are good, also. Better make sure you have your Tums. Large meals. My wife and I usually split a lunch, but then again we are light eaters.

If you come through Clayton, Ga on your way back the Clayton Cafe is pretty good.

BTW, the State Farmer's market is worth a visit if you have time. We always stock up on Amish butter and Alexander's Country Ham. It's the only place I can find Blackberry honey. Plenty of other good eats there also.
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Re: Asheville
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 12:14:02 PM »


If you come through Clayton, Ga on your way back the Clayton Cafe is pretty good.


I agree. Lots of down home goodness, more locals than tourists. At least when we've been there.
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Re: Asheville
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010, 02:19:25 PM »
We had a really fine dinner at Cucina 24 but that was last fall.

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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 08:24:03 PM »
Just got back from a great dinner at Table.  Farm-driven, local menu.  I had a sweetbreads app and a lamb shoulder/lamb meatball entree.  Very good.  My meal was better than a stop at Cucina 24, but like MoButter I was there last Fall.

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Re: Asheville
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 05:56:06 PM »
We're going to be driving through Asheville Friday night and back on Sunday afternoon on our way to Bristol. I haven't been to Asheville since our honeymoon there 11 years ago and I don't remember where we ate. Any suggestions for casual restaurants? 
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Offline TrickyD

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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2014, 09:58:57 AM »
I go on a guy's trip every year, so my recs are a little skewed, but our favorites are:

Wicked Weed Brewing (http://www.wickedweedbrewing.com/) - Nice restaurant upstairs, great bar / patio downstairs.  Very popular though, so there may be a wait or it could be real crowded.
Chai Pani (http://www.chaipaniasheville.com/) - Looks like they have a location in Decatur, but went on suggestions from a local for my wife and I.  Indian Street food, tasty but not a huge selection of food.
Nine Mile (http://ninemileasheville.com/) - Really good Jamaican resto on the residential side of town.  Small, but really great food.
12 Bones (http://www.12bones.com/) - It looks like you'll be passing through on Friday too late, but this place is awesome.  Only open Mon-Fri at lunch.
My FB friend lives by Asheville, and swears this place is the best, but I've never been. Sunny Point Cafe (http://sunnypointcafe.com/).  We went to Tupelo Honey downtown, which was good food but seemed a little pricy, and the waitress gave me grief for big bills (I think they have a cash only policy, and I only had a 100, which she couldn't seem to break).

I'll update if I think of any other stand out places.  A good place to hang out if the weather is nice is Ben's Tune up, but it's just bar food and a nice patio close to downtown. 

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2014, 11:15:25 AM »
Awesome. We'll see what looks good when we swing through tonight.
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Re: Asheville
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2014, 08:56:20 PM »
Salsas is good, cheap Mexican Carribean. http://www.salsasnc.com/
French Broad Chocolate Lounge. It's a lounge with amazing chocolates. https://frenchbroadchocolates.com/
Early Girl Cafe http://earlygirleatery.com/
Laughing Seed Vegetarian Restaurant http://laughingseed.jackofthewood.com

Offline Lorenzo

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Re: Asheville
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2014, 12:48:34 PM »
Is The Admiral still around?  I'd describe it as a hipster gastropub.

 

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