Saturday, December 21, 2013
Asheville good eats
On our first morning in town, we were on the hunt for a great breakfast place and we found the first of several that made our favorites list, along with some other great local places.
Sunny Point Cafe & Bakery did not disappoint. We got there just in time to grab a table before the line started to form. I ended up buying a t-shirt and cookbook because we loved the place so much - real comfort food with great flavors. And, I grits off my list, something I usually only order in the south.
Tupelo Honey Cafe was a lunchtime stop. We had a short wait, but all of the reviews told us to expect a wait. We had delicious pulled pork and fried chicken with fried okra, collard greens, and mac and cheese. Perfect comfort foods for a cool day.
Biscuit Head was a fun and funky place in West Asheville, not too far from Sunny Point. We had two giant, delicious biscuits loaded with great toppings. I had a pulled pork version - yum!
Early Girl Eatery was another bustling place. We went pretty early on a Sunday morning, and had only a short wait. The farm-to-table freshness showed through in both of our dishes. Who would have thought that sweet potatoes in a breakfast scramble would be so delicious?
French Broad Chocolate Lounge was a delightful little place. We picked up some dessert to take back to our hotel - butter cake, a macaroon brownie and a pecan tart. We survived a long line and was so glad that we waited.
Farm Burger offered great burgers with really amazing choices of toppings. We shared some fries on the side. I spent more time admiring the decor - awesome metal stools, mason jars, and pictures of cows.
There were still several restaurants and breweries on our list that we didn't have the chance to sample - Mellow Mushroom, The Thirsty Monk, Wicked Weed brewery, Carmel's Kitchen and Bar, Rhubarb, and more! We can't wait to return.