Bryant and I love to take roadtrips to places we've never been and now that we have little Basil (and he's great in the car) we are even more about it. I heard from a couple of different people that Asheville, NC has a great food and craft beer scene. When I saw it was an 8-ish hour drive I started looking at Airbnbs and the rest is history!
We stayed in a more rural area to the east of downtown Asheville. Everywhere we wanted to go was within 15-30 minutes of where our Airbnb was located and we were able to access Uber perfectly fine. Everyone was super friendly and down to earth, we had a great time exploring (and drinking.) It's a really dog friendly town which we loved.
I got sick on the last day of our trip so we weren't able to explore as much as we would of liked! We wanted to check out Biscuit Head - but there was a huge line out the door and we didn't anticipate that.
I would definitely reccomend visitng Asheville during the warmer months. It was really cold when we were there in early Janurary and I would of loved to enjoy the outdoor patio scene.
We love using Airbnb when we travel. It's fun to be able to pick out exactly what type of home you want to stay in and we absolutely loved the look and feel of this tiny house. Basil was a big fan of the faux fur stool.
Burial Beer Co. (Dog Friendly)
This was our favorite spot! We had drinks here after dinner on Friday night and then realized it was dog friendly, so we came back with Basil on Saturday afternoon for some day drinks. It kind of felt like we were drinking in a friends basement or decked out garage - very cozy.
Buxton Hall BBQ
This was our favorite meal of the trip for sure. We LOVED the fried chicken sandwich, it was massive which is always good. The hush puppies, pulled pork and macaroni salad was really good too and they had a "sauce bar" which I loved.
Wedge Brewing Co. (Dog Friendly)
The Wedge was super tiny on the insdie - but in a really cool, artsy area. There was plenty of seating outside, but it was too cold for us! There were alot of spunky vibes in terms of decor, I wish I would of taken more photos. (I'm pretty sure we saw a few plants growing out of babydoll heads...v interesting.) We met a couple different groups of people who were also visiting for the weekend and of course, it was because everyone wanted to meet Basil. :)
The Funkatorium (Sour Beers)
Here, Bryant and I learned that we are not fans of sour beer. However, we thought this place was really cool and I've never seen so many barrels in my entire life. Definitely a hipster joint.
I am the noodle and dumpling QUEEN so we stopped here and got food to-go on our way back from day-drinking on Saturday. I ordered the dumpling special and then the drunken noodles with pork - both were really good. (I liked the noodles better than the dumplings - but that might of been because the dumplings were cold by the time I got around to eating them.)
This is one of the cutest places I've ever eaten at - although I think it might be a chain and I try to stick away from those when I'm traveling. I loved all of the wooden decor inside and the stone fireplace outside on the patio was beautiful. The chorizo taco was by far my favorite - so good. Very small tacos, I probably could of eaten one more.
- HERBY SAUSAGE GRAVY GRILLED CHEESE
- THE BEST CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE
- MANGO HABANERO WINGS (!)
- LASAGNA CARBONARA STACKERS
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