When I pulled up the Holiday Inn in East Asheville, I expected that a dive bar / tiki bar would be awaiting me. Instead I walked into a new restaurant that I would not soon forget. As I entered, I felt as if I were walking into one of Asheville’s high end restaurants.
The atmosphere was prime, the staff was friendly, and the food ended up being so delicious. After my experience, I immediately said to myself that this place is not only my favorite restaurant located inside a hotel, but it could easily stand with the big boys eateries in town. Local craft beer, well made cocktails, wings beyond yum, and short ribs that filled a tall order. Everything was perfect!
And don’t just take my word for it, go and check out Chef Jason and the Woodfire Grille, and see for yourself. He sources as much local as he can get his hands on, and both the owners and the staff team that he has put together there empower him and every aspect of this restaurant.
As many ends of town get saturated with great food options, East Asheville is lacking a little, and the Woodfire Bar & Grill will definitely fill that foodie void in your life, and in your mouth. Without a doubt, this place is a must try!
Some days run later than others. Working with so many business owners in the Asheville area does not lend itself to a stiff schedule. Sometimes it’s early mornings and late nights, whatever is needed to accommodate the company or campaign we are implementing. So it started getting late one night, and we were checking place after place as we were coming from north Asheville. Everywhere was closed or about to close. Then a light went off, and I checked Post 70, and it was open! We headed over there and had such an incredible dinner, a foodie night to remember for sure.
First we had a couple of craft cocktails off of their menu, and they were made to perfection. Then we had a Pork Belly appetizer that was served on mac & cheese. Next up was the Surf & Turf option, steak and shrimp, and the steak was the best I have had in awhile. For dessert, Lavender Creme Brulee mmmmmmmm!
You must check Post 70 out, and also plan to visit their new Post 25 restaurant getting ready to open in south Asheville.
This past Wednesday we experienced an amazing dinner paired with cocktails at Asheville’s Social Lounge & Tapas Bar downtown. If you have not been there, this is one of the “Must-Stop” places! Not only do they have one of the Top 3 Cocktail Bars on the ground level; but they also have a lounge area upstairs that leads to their outdoor rooftop seating area. The perfect atmosphere. That is where this event was held. First was the Tuscan Stuffed Fig appetizer with a Buttercup cocktail. So good! Then the main course… Italian Smoked Pork Jowl beside a Moscow Mule cocktail. YUM! Finally, the Hazelnut Panna Cotta and a dessert cocktail featuring Mystic Bourbon arrived at the table. Not cake, but this pairing was definitely the icing on it! The Social Lounge in downtown Asheville is open from 4pm til 2am Monday through Thursday, 3pm til 2am on Friday and Saturday, and 3pm til midnight on Sunday.
Stay tuned as they will be having monthly events just as great as this one. Also see the post on Seriously Creative about this wonderful evening!
Asheville’s Social Lounge, the premier cocktail bar in downtown Asheville, is holding a night of cuisine and cocktails on July 30, 2014. Come join us for this special event on the rooftop! Limited seating, so call and make your reservations today.