Steph Yiu

48 Hours in Asheville

Before this trip, I’d never been to North Carolina, and knew next to nothing about Asheville, except that it was beautiful and my co-workers Jeff and Chris had raved about it.

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.

 

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.

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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.

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