We were shocked and stunned like the Rutles at a press conference when we tried a Neapolitan pie at this new place. Man alive, is this place ever good.
A couple of years ago, two chefs from Utah followed their dream and opened up a restaurant in the city’s River Arts District. The result is so fun and tasty that, should we follow our dreams and move here one day, we will eat here all the darn time.
You know you’re onto something special when there’s a half-hour line just to get into your storefront and shop. Here are some more thoughts about our favorite chocolates, and an equally popular upstart a couple of blocks away.
One of the oldest restaurants in town is, despite its name, a classic American greasy spoon. Plus, my daughter returns to her favorite bus and coffee shop, and a popular brewery is too packed to visit.
We planned for a long, long afternoon of lunching and shopping in our favorite city. One of the country’s biggest touring acts was in town, and thousands of their fans had the same idea.
What’s in a name? On a trip to western North Carolina, we found a place that calls itself a dairy bar and provides a much, much wider menu than what we expected.
In 1969, after more than a decade of growth, this Macon-based chain launched a major expansion, reaching nearly a hundred stores. Five years later, the chain failed. Today, their distinctive, deteriorating buildings are home to all kinds of businesses, and some survivors have thrived on their own for thirty years. Learn more in this extra-length, photo-filled chapter.
A trip to buy apples in north Georgia gave us our first opportunity to visit a restaurant on the North Carolina Barbecue Society’s Historic Trail. We left with mixed feelings, but curious about tackling the Trail in more detail in 2014.
We have not had the opportunity to return to one of our favorite cities in the world in simply ages! But that is almost okay as long as we can get one of my favorite beers, a porter that is made by one of the city’s most well-known breweries.
We always enjoy mixing a new product into our kitchen rotation. We learned about a small company in North Carolina and agreed that our readers might like to know a little about them as well.
A Roadfood favorite and an example of the state’s popular barbecue buffets were next on my agenda, but my enthusiasm started to ebb as the day wore on.
So we had a cunning plan to finish up our trip to That Town Where We’d Like to Live with a late morning Sunday visit to the extremely popular Sunny Point Cafe in West Asheville, followed by a return to Bele Chere to see the Stereofidelics before returning home. Nothing went right. I zonked out …
As we wrapped up downtown during our trip to Asheville and the Bele Chere festival, the last little bit of shopping that Marie and I did was walking around the food trucks parked along Pack Square for the Taste of Asheville “food court.” There’s a more traditional, carny-style food court right in the middle of …
Not every restaurant in Asheville is a farm-to-table, low-footprint indie, although quite a few of the places in the city’s wonderful downtown are. As you get away from the downtown area and into the sprawl, you’ll find the fern bars and the chains, although there are actually a couple of decent places to eat alongside …