Allen and I went to Asheville three times last month taking the boys to and from camp. It’s been exhausting but fun exploring all different places and restaurants so that we don’t get bored.
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Whether you get to stay here or just stop by for a visit, the Grove Park is a must-see in Asheville. In the spring and summer you can sit outdoes with a cocktail and enjoy the lush green mountains. If it fall, you can see the changing leaves from the large porch. In the winter it’s decorated beautifully for Christmas and has a fabulous Gingerbread House contest inside. The lobby bar always has a great seasonal cocktail list that changes pretty frequently.
Allen, Nat and I went hiking at High Falls before dropping him off at camp. We saw some beautiful waterfalls and got some exercise in the process.
I am not a beer drinker but Allen is, so he wanted to try out some of the breweries. We went to Sierra Nevada, Wicked Weed and New Belgium. They were all fun, had great atmospheres and extensive choices for beer lovers. The only we ate a meal at was Wicked Weed and the food was delicious! We took the kids and they liked it too.
Wicked Weed had a cider that I really enjoyed with my yummy lunch. I had the black bean burger topped with pimento cheese and pickled okra with a side of sweet potato fries. And yes, it was as good as it sounds.
Since I am not a beer fan, flights are perfect for me. That way I can taste a couple of different ones and see if I like any of them. New Belgium had a watermelon beer and a cider that I liked also.
Since I knew for a while we were going to Asheville, I got reservations for Curaté. It was definitely worth all the hype. The food and cocktails were delicious.
The gazpacho was delicious and so refreshing.
This was my first time having white asparagus. It was delicious especially dipped in the lemony hollandaise sauce.
This dessert….innovative & amazing….
Dark Chocolate Custard with Sea Salt, Candied Corn Nuts, Rosemary and Orange Sorbet
I had never heard of Limones before but I found it searching for Asheville restaurants. It was hands down one of my favorite meals I have had. Their extensive Margarita list made me very happy too. I can not wait to go back there!
The Cucumber~Lime & Coconut Margaritas were my personal favorites.
We started with chips and the Ceviche Sampler and Margaritas. My favorite was the shrimp ceviche.
I had the Shrimp & Grits and Allen had the Lobster Enchiladas.
The Three Cheese Chili Rellanos were literally one of the best things I have ever tasted. Allen and I both said we were getting our own next time!
The Liberty House is a great place for breakfast and coffee. I am still dreaming about their Honey-Lavender Latte. Allen had the Rosemary- Brown Sugar Latte which was equally delicious. For breakfast, I got the Avocado Toast without the egg. It had red pepper flakes on it and was served with a salad. It was really yummy and I felt super virtuous about eating something so healthy 🙂
If you have a sweet tooth (and we all know I do!) you must try French Broad Chocolate Lounge. There seems to always be a wait but it was worth it for me and Nat since we a chocoholics.
This Salted Caramel Liquid Truffle was heavenly.
Early Girl Eatery is a place a Allen and I have been going since we were dating. It never disappoints. We took Jackson after we picked him up from 12 days a camp for his cheeseburger fix.
This was the chalkboard at the Early Girl that listed all of the local farms and businesses they support.
This is just a mere snippet of Asheville places that we love. They have so much to offer! We are headed back to Asheville next month and would love any recommendations you might have for me.