Latin Lunch at Sonora in Downtown Asheville

A eatery named Sonora Cocina Mexicana in downtown Asheville is one of the newer restaurants on the scene. They come with a Latin twist of great food and flavors. And they are right at the upper head of Asheville’s South Slope, so a great spot to either start or finish your beer tour and get some food in you. We decided to have a quick meeting, so we met there, ate, and talked life & business.

Enchiladas at Sonora Mexicana in Downtown Asheville

These are the Enchiladas and they were cooked to perfection. A very nice upgrade from the traditional plate.

Quesadillas at Sonora Cocina in Downtown Asheville

Autumn had the Quesadilla, well at least half of it, and then got the rest to go for a late night snack.

So if you are headed to downtown Asheville, this spot is a great eatery to put on your list. And I saw some of their beautiful craft cocktails but did not get a chance to try one. Maybe next time!

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Lunch at the Edison – Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville

During the holidays, we always make our way out to the Grove Park Inn. On this occasion, they were not letting anyone on the property unless they had a reservation, due to their place being fully booked inside and out. So we did what any sensible person would do and made a reservation at the Edison. And we are glad we did. The atmosphere was great, the service was stellar, and the food was so good! See what we ate below…

Salad at the Edison at Omni Grove Park Inn

This salad was tremendous, in looks and taste!

Shaved Beef Sandwich at the Edison

Shaved beef sandwich with a side salad.

Shrimp & Grits at the Edison Omni Grove Park Inn

Shrimp & Grits, the Chef split the plate for us so this is a half portion, but I should’ve eaten the whole thing!

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Deliciousness at the Blue Ridge Biscuit Company in Black Mountain NC

Blue Ridge Biscuit Company in Black Mountain NC

We had heard a bunch of great things about Blue Ridge Biscuit Company in Black Mountain, that it was put on our list to try for awhile now. Our teams had been spending lots of time in several other cities and small towns, so we have yet to make our rounds to Black Mountain; but soon!

When we walked in, the menu on the wall took us by surprise, and there were so many good things to eat. The staff made sure we knew that we can also customize any order, mix stuff up, or whatever.

Chicken - Blue Ridge Biscuit Company in Black Mountain

These chicken biscuit sandwiches were absolutely incredible. I need this place closer to me!

Waffle - Biscuit & Gravy at Blue Ridge Biscuit Company

And the kids wanted a waffle, fruit, and biscuits & gravy. So that is exactly what they got. And I took a few bites out of the biscuit & gravy plate, and it was so good. This restaurant is a must-eat stop if you are visiting the Asheville and Black Mountain areas of WNC!

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Eating at Brooklyn Bros Pizza in South Asheville

Brooklyn Bros Pizza Asheville NC

When traveling around on all ends of town, we try to find some food spots that folks are talking about. We had passed by Brooklyn Bros Pizza in south Asheville – Arden NC many times, but never stopped by. Finally, we did!

Asheville Garlic Knots

The Garlic Knots were great. Breads with Italian dinners in a must!

Eggplant Parmesan in Asheville

The Eggplant Parmesan we incredible! Made perfect.

Our photos of the actual pizza did not come out, so we will be heading back soon to try again. Stay tuned for part two!

Holiday Ice Cream Flavors at The Hop in Asheville NC

Hop Ice Cream Asheville Holiday Flavors

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe is always coming up with new flavors; and now since the Ice Creamery has opened, they can experiment even more. We stopped by for their Toy Drive Tweetup recently and got to try these delicious flavors:

  1. Snow Cream Coconut Milk
  2. Mocha Peppermint Stick
  3. Sugar Plum
  4. Fruit Cake

Now these flavors are fading fast, so get them while you can, or wait until next year to try them!