Monday, April 20, 2015

A Weekend in Asheville, NC

Thursday morning we dropped Layla Jane off at the kennel and we headed to Asheville to meet two of my college friends and their husbands.  We rented a cabin for the weekend through AirBnB just outside of the city.

  Once we were all here we headed into town.  Our first stop was Wedge Brewing Company in the River Arts District. We tried a few beers/ciders and snacked on some food truck pizza.

Next stop, Wicked Weed Brewery.  Again we tried a few beers and then ate dinner in their restaurant.

After dinner we headed back to our cabin  and played a little Cards Against Humanity.

Friday we went and browsed the Grove Park Arcade shops then headed back to the River Arts District to go to 12 Bones Smokehouse for lunch.  This was Eric's one request.  It's a small little building that does not look impressive with a line out the door to order.  We both had ribs and we tried their famous Blueberry Chipotle sauce and the Cheerwine sauce both were awesome!

After lunch we went to Urban Orchard Cider Co and had some cider flights.  I really enjoyed the different cider options.  Eric's favorite was the Hopaleno.

Next stop, the Asheville Pinball Museum.  This place had about 40 pinball machines and old arcade games that you could play + a bar.  You pay $12 and you can play unlimited games all day.  We spent a few hours there.

Once we were all arcaded out, we headed to the South Slope neighborhood to visit Burial Beer Co.  We hung out here for a while to escape a rainy evening, then headed up the hill for dinner at Farm Burger.  Then after dinner we stopped in Hookah Joe's to hang out for a few hours.

Saturday morning we went to Biscuithead for breakfast.  I forgot to take any pics but it was really good.  HUGE biscuits with a butter and jam bar, gravy flights and more.

Next we headed up to Grove Park Inn to check out the view.  It did not disappoint.  We spent several hours here just enjoying the view and having a few drinks in the lobby.

Then we headed back into town and did a little shopping.  We stumbled upon and went to a creperie called Creperie Bouchon.  We had some wine and crepes.  My nutella and berry crepe was so good.  Eric had a crepe called the Jasper with lamb, cheese, red pepper and mushrooms.  Afterwards we went to One World Brewing then Thirsty Monk.

Afterwards we went back to our cabin to change for dinner then headed back to the River Arts District for dinner at The Junction.  We had a really good meat and cheese board appetizer and dinner.  Eric said it was the best chicken fried steak he has had in his life.

Sunday morning we headed home as we had a 6.5 hr drive.  Overall we had a great time and really enjoyed Asheville.  We packed a lot of stuff in but there was still so much to do there.  So many restaurants and breweries were highly recommended.  We will definitely have to go back.

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