Biscuit Head – Biscuit Head has two locations in Asheville for all your delicious biscuity cravings. My favorite – the pulled pork biscuit and of course, the biscuit and gravy flight. That’s right, a flight of gravy. I mean, who could say no to that?
Sunny Point Cafe
Sunny Point Cafe – Located in West Asheville, this family owned, award winning restaurant is hands down my favorite place to eat breakfast in Asheville. Their Bacon and Eggs Benny is to die for and their Huevos Rancharos was a Good Morning America “Best Breakfast in the Nation” nominee. Now if that isn’t validation that this place is dang good, I don’t know what is.
Hole – Want something sweet for breakfast? Check out Hole. With donut flavors like cherry cream cheese, toasted almond sesame cinnamon and key lime basil, their donuts are not only unique, they are packed with flavor.
Buxton Hall BBQ
Buxton Hall BBQ – If you like barbecue, then you’ll love Buxton Hall. Created by two James Beard nominated chefs and set in the historic Standard Paper Sales Company building in Asheville, the southern style menu is full of flavorful goodness and each dish will make your tastebuds smile. The only downside is, remembering to save room for their mouthwatering desert.
The Bull & Beggar
Bull & Beggar – Okay, I know the photos above depict a delicious looking brunch, and don’t get me wrong, their brunch is amazing, but my vote is for Bull & Beggar’s lunch. The burgers and oysters are to die for and since it’s located in River Arts district, you can eat, then head out for shopping, arts, and a cold brew.
Curate – Curate, meaning ‘cure yourself’ in Spanish, is delicious; enough said. It’s extensive traditional Spanish tapas menu has a little somehting for everyone and if you haven’t eaten here yet, do yourself a favor and make a reservation here for your next trip to Asheville.
The Admiral – The admiral might look tiny, but it’s food is mighty. Located in a modest cinderblock building, this West Asheville dinner spot is full of inventive and flavorful dishes that will keep you coming back.
Wedge Brewing Company
Wedge Brewing Company – Wedge has it all; great beer, great art, a good vibe, and good people, which are all reasons why I love it. It’s the perfect spot to hang out for happy hour or a fun Saturday afternoon with friends.
Wicked Weed Brewing
Wicked Weed Brewing – Adventurous, flavorful beer, great food and a great atmosphere equals, the perfect brewery. That’s why Wicked Weed has had such great success since opening in 2009. This is a must when visiting Asheville.
Funkatorium – An extension of Wicked Weed, the Funkatorium was the first tap house on the East Coast dedicated to serving funky and sour beer. Come for the beer, stay for the tour.
Lexington Avenue Brewery
LAB – Lexington Avenue Brewery, or LAB, is a fun, modern brewery in the heart of downtown Asheville. It’s a great place to hang, drink a beer and spend an afternoon.
MG Road Bar & Lounge
MG Road Bar & Lounge – Wow, just wow! That’s what I thought the first time I walked in here. The lights are insane and the vibe is cool and fun. You’ll go for the tropical drinks and stay for the party.
Thirsty Monk – The Thirsty Monk is an institution in Asheville. With an extensive beer menu and low-key vibe, check it out if you get a chance, even if it’s just for a quick beer and hello.
Antique Tobacco Barn
Antique Tobacco Barn – When it comes to shopping for antiques and vintage goods, this place is one of my all-time-favorites. It is huge and filled to the brim with anything and everything you’re little vintage loving hearts can imagine. Cowhide rugs, vintage bottles, signs, rustic wood beams, old car hoods, antique furniture…need I say more?
Splurge – Splurge is awesome! It’s full of eclectic, cool, vintage and modern pieces. I’m pretty sure I want everything in their shop for my home and when you check it out, you will too.
Play Every Day
Play Every Day – This mural is not only colorful and fun, it’s mantra is a great motto to live by. Check it out and get ready for your selfie close-ups at 225 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.
Foundation Walls Murals
Foundation Walls Murals – The amazing and extensive murals at 339 Old Lyman Street, Asheville, NC 28801 will blow your mind. Created as part of a project called “Foundation Walls”, the amount of talent and artistry displayed in these murals is unreal and will keep you busy for hours.
Good Vibes Mural
Good Vibes Mural – This well known mural reading “good vibes” on one side and “smile now, try later” on the other is a must see. Check it out at 104 West Haywood Street, Asheville.