I didn’t get to spend all that much time in the city, so for this blog post, let’s chat about an area about 500ft square that I visited Asheville, which includes:
Fancy Doughnuts and Coffee, at Vortex Doughnuts.
A Funkatorium (by Wicked Weed Brewing) that specializes just in sour beers.
🎈🎈🎈Don't forget that we begin our Funkatorium birthday festivities at 6pm tonight. Our tiny little barrel program has blossomed into over 1,200 barrels and is now 1 year old. Balloons, @vortexdoughnuts, OG flights… It's going to be a blast so come out and join us in the celebration. 🎈🎈🎈#TheyGrowUpSoFast #TheFunkatorium #WickedWeed #SourBeer #BarrelAged
Another brewery called Burial Beer with an incredible wine barrel-aged Haysaw Saison (probably my favorite beer of the trip).
And of course, Buxton Hall BBQ, a beautifully designed eatery in a restored gymnasium building. They put the name of the pig you’re eating on their chalkboard. (Cool? Weird?)
So, if you find yourself in Asheville, this little neighborhood has pretty much everything hipster, beer, artisanal, craft, delicious, and fun that you need.
My favorite meal in Asheville was definitely breakfast at Biscuit Head, because it was simple and delicious. I was wowed by their jam and butter bar. They had Sriracha Berry butter! If I were to go back to Asheville, this place would be my first stop.
I loved my short visit to Asheville – the city was beautiful, beers delicious, and food buttery and awesome. However, the very best moment of the trip was definitely when I ran into a friend from Singapore that I hadn’t seen in 12 years. We chatted at the airport for over an hour, and it made my week.