I'd describe Asheville as a mix between Providence, Portland ME, and Burlington but with a southern drawl. Everyone is super friendly (we got a parking ticket warning which is unheard of here in $20 ticket land), they love to play cornhole, drink outside while looking perfectly mountain-artsy hip, and eat good food.
Here are my most memorable food moments and some shots of our fun.
Early Girl Eatery ~ ate the early girl benny, grit cakes topped with tomato, spinach, poached eggs, tomato gravy and avocado
The Wedge Brewery ~ sampled local beers and ate roasted peanuts while people watching
White Duck Taco Shop ~ ate fish tacos and watermelon mint salad outside, under an umbrella, next to the freight train tracks and vibrant river arts district
French Broad Chocolates ~ ate a spicy nibby chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream at this insane chocolate shop where we and fought epic chocolate temptation
I was worried visiting Biltmore, George Vanderbilt's 8,000 acre home, would be too much like Disney World but it was magical. We swore Carson was going to walk around the corner and say "Yes, my lord." at any moment.
Ahhhh now back to real life far away from castles and gardens and straight into a load of laundry.