While working on a video shoot with the G Social Media crew in downtown Asheville, we ended up on the upper level of the Social Lounge. If you have never been to there, it is a 2-story craft cocktail bar with a rooftop area to eat, drink and be merry. The food at this place is supplied by the kitchen at Strada, which has the same owners, and is adjoined side-by-side. After looking at the menu for a few minutes, I ordered the Calamari, with a side of Shrimp, and also a side of Salmon. And I will order that exact dish again, soon! HeartIsTree Studios was also there and both of the owners are Vegan, so they had this gluten-free crusted cheese-less pizza. It was so good, it seemed as if they were about to fight over the last slice. Oh, and that drink was a blackberry, mint, ginger, and rum Mojito. Everything was so perfecto and delicious! Thank you Strada.
Beer is getting old in Asheville (well not really) but spicing it up with Tequila sounded like a plan to us. We started this mission at Fig Bistro, and have since tried and tested many other places. The type of beer we used? I liked it with a Catawba Firewater, a shot of Tequila, a splash of fresh lemon and lime, salt, and a lime riding the rim of my glass. Perfectomundo! So good.
At the Cantina at Biltmore Village, we tried it with Negro Modelo, and a White Zombie Ale. Delish. So now, since they have like 50 types of tequila at the bar, we have a lot of beer/tequila pairing and testing to do. Try it, you may like it! This may be a new movement in the works. The Asheville Beerita Culture lol.