Mountains of Western North Carolina

We spent a few blissful days in the Blue Ridge mountains surrounding Asheville North Carolina. The view from our deck was so spectacular that we didn’t want to leave. We finally managed to make our way to downtown Asheville to check out the local food scene. Asheville has been know for it eclectic arts and outdoor adventures but it is fast becoming the food and beer mecca of the southeast. Breweries and restaurants are popping up like wild mushrooms all over the region. From the River Arts District to the South Slope, Asheville is growing in every direction and at a rapid pace. We had a difficult time deciding where to eat and what brewery to visit.

We decided on Wicked Weed for starters, a great local spot downtown with outdoor seating for your pets too. Fantastic beer selection but would recommend a flight if your not sure what to order. The food looked amazing and we decided we would have to come back another time to try that out.

Our next stop was Cucina 24 on Wall St. Great little Italian place with many options from pasta to seafood and wood fired pizza. cropped-img_0007.jpg

We started with the charcuturie of local cheese and a bottle of Speri Valpolicella Ripasso which turned out to be an excellent choice.IMG_0018

I can never turn down a good Bolognese and this one did not disappoint. A rich meaty sauce and pasta cooked perfectly. The service was excellent and our waiter was very attentive. I highly recommend taking a bite out of this place. I loved everything!IMG_0021

 

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