So I was working today, and stuck doing so. That was until a tweet came across the screen from Sweeten Creek Brewing in South Asheville talking about their lunch specials. One was a ham with double Swiss cheese, and the other was hot shaved beef sub. So I abandoned ship and headed that way. I had been here before, but this was the first time I was here when they were open. The two previous times I was invited here by someone who did not check the hours, so was glad to finally enter the doors.
Upon arrival, I ordered a Brown Ale, because I was at a brewery. Now they had some non-beer non-alcoholic drinks, but I that’s for the kiddos.
I got my sandwich and it was so delicious. The macaroni salad was pretty good too. This place could easily stand with any sandwich shop in the Asheville area.
Great spot with a nice beer bar, indoor space, and lots of outdoor space. It is a little hard to find, but once you get here, you will definitely enjoy!
While making our rounds around town the other day, we decided to eat lunch at The Universal Joint in West Asheville. It was getting warm out and we could see several folks already sitting on the patio area. So we wanted to join them, right under the Cherry Blossom tree with a light wind blowing on us.
We ordered the Jade IPA beer from Foothills Brewing, and the Noble Chai Cider. Then to eat, we decided to try the Trout Reuben, which was SOOO GOOD! And we also tried some Tilapia Tacos and they were delish too. If you ever find yourself on the west end of Asheville, The Universal Joint is a tasty stop with lots of craft beer on tap.
When we recently put out a request for some places to eat in south Asheville, several people were talking so good about The Parkway Bistro, that we had to go try it for ourselves. So while we were out at meetings on that end of town, we stopped by there and grabbed a chicken salad sandwich with some macaroni salad. It was absolutely delicious! The waitress talked me into keeping the Hot Pepper Relish on it and yum. Plus the mac salad was the best I have had in a a long time. For some of you that do not know, Frank’s Deli was like the #1 sandwich shop in Asheville and they were located where Beehive Coffee Bar now is on Sweeten Creek. Then they expanded to Hendersonville Rd, that spot with the bad parking, where the new and popular Bean Vegan Cuisine now is. Frank’s Deli shut down operations soon after, went silent and underground, then took over this new spot right behind Starbucks on Hendersonville Rd where Woody’s Pizza used to be. And it is a kind of difficult spot to see, but they are up on the hill across from Carolina Day School, in the same shopping center as the Fresh Market, Liberty Bicycles, and Diamond Brand. And yes, it is worth the stop!
Running around town, we are always looking for some quick, but good food. Twisted Laurel was our choice recently. Many good Greek/Italian dishes to choose from. If you have ever been to Bellagio Bistro or Apollo Flame; think of that, but to the next level. One of the great things about this spot is the upstairs which has a full bar, lounge area, and live music playing regularly. Several of our friends enjoy downtown Asheville nightlife here regularly and love it.