After dropping off our luggage at the hotel, we began our walk to downtown to find some overdue dinner. Though we made decent time, we were both starving by the time we arrived. We had so many suggestions from friends and through social media trying to decide on where to eat was a little bit overwhelming. We settled on Salsa's, a Mexican-Caribbean restaurant, for our first meal. Let me just say, we made the right choice. We started off with a pineapple mango salsa, that was just spicy enough. I ordered the quesadillas with chicken (swapped the tofu for chicken), goat cheese, roasted peppers, corn, and a yummy sauce. As you see my plate was over-flowing with food as it also came with salsa, rice and beans. April ordered the pork pom-pom-pom - a Puerto Rican dish served in a wooden bowl. It was all extremely delicious and satisfying to two very hungry girls.
|Chicken & Goat Cheese Quesadillas|
|Pork Pom-Pom-Pom |
(photo courtesy of April)
Since were out so late the night before, we kind of got a late and very slow start on the day. We took ourselves out for a late brunch at the Early Girl Eatery...which somehow kept getting called the Easy Girl...that is not the same thing. I didn't get anything spectacular or different from Early Girl but my breakfast food was really yummy.
For dinner we decided on Barley's Taproom for some good ole pizza, before dinner we decided to make a pit stop at the Double D's Cafe...which is literally a Double Decker Bus that has been turned into a coffee shop. It is quite unique.I decided on an Italian Cream Soda instead of a coffee...it was quite yummy and perfect for a pre-dinner drink.
|How can you go wrong with double-d's|
We made our way across the street to Barley's...where we were met with yet again another wait to eat. Thankfully as of all the places the wait was well worth it. I started with a pasta salad before our meal. We ended up splitting at 14 inch white pizza one side with sundried tomatoes and the other with my personal favorite of pepperoni and sausage. The pizza was delicious.
|nom. nom. nom.|
|Do I have a Chocolate Fetish! You bet I do.|
We didn't stay out too terribly late on Saturday evening since we wanted to make it early to Tulepo Honey, I did however not make it to sleep until 4AM...somethings are important and worth losing sleep over. We made it to Tulepo Honey by 9:30AM and had only had a 30-minute wait. And it would have been worth a much longer wait. It really did live up to the hype. I had their homemade rosemary peach lemonade....it was this subtle party of flavors in my mouth, that makes me thirsty just thinking about it...and of course I had the sweet potato pancakes with bacon. Delish. And I am glad we waited to eat there as our send off from Asheville.
|The jam and biscuit were the perfect |
|Where have you been all my life?|
I have to say that my first trip to Asheville was not only fun but eventful. Who wants to go back with me in the spring? I just cannot wait to visit this great town of North Carolina. I cannot believe I have lived in Charlotte for 11 years with Asheville only two-hours away and this was my first trip. Until next time.
|This is what happens when I don't wear heels |
and stand next to tall people.
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