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!
We were driving around Asheville recently, looking for a place to eat. We were in the middle of meetings, and our next one was on the east side. So we stopped by Post 70, aka FILO, to have a small plate dinner. And it was amazing! They have so much plates to choose from. Here are the ones we enjoyed:
This Flatbread was some of the best we have ever had. So artisan and delicious!
These Greek Meatballs were very yummy! I wanted to make a meatball sub with them using the flatbread.
Talk about wing cuisine, Post 70 definitely has it! We have never had wings prepared this way.
The lighting was a little off on the side of the table when we took this photo, but this lobster plate was definitely on! I could eat this dish every single day.
These Lamb Chops were out of this world! What a great main course part of our dinner. Deliciousness everywhere we looked in this place. Thank you Post 70.
A new restaurant has recently opened on the eastside of Asheville called Latin Flavor Cafe. If you remember the old Shoney’s location, then a BBQ joint, then DJ’s Diner… this is where they have opened at 1360 Tunnel Rd. They are taking on a huge endeavor in creating an eatery of this caliber in the East Asheville area. I would say it is more comparable to Salsa’s and Chorizo in the downtown AVL area.
We talked to Sofia, one of the owners, and she said that Cuisine from Latin America is their main focus. The dishes include features from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Chile, Puerto Rico and Colombia. We stopped by and had a great variety of foods and all of them were delicious! The Paella is incredible, and even the Cuban Sandwich on French bread was a yummy twist.
Latin Flavor Cafe is open Monday – Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am – 10pm, and Sunday Brunch 10am – 3pm. Their phone number is 828-575-2179 and you can also find them on Facebook LatinFlavorCafe & Twitter @LatinFlavorAVL.
Tailgate Markets are popping up all over Asheville and WNC. Welcome to the East Asheville Tailgate Market at Grove United Methodist Church. I love going to Farmer’s Markets but with all of the random times, I do not get to make it as much as I wish.
Now I am not new to farming. I actually went to a farm camp in Upstate New York and was tortured by bailing hay all day for several months with some seasoned country boys. We collected eggs, milked cows and cleaned the barns. I learned more than I wanted to.
Over the years, I have grown to appreciate the food that I consume, the places it comes from, and who grows it. As a rule, Farmers are great people. Honest, sincere and willing to lend a hand wherever needed. That is the way it is in Western North Carolina and also around the world.
To get the freshest homegrown produce you can grow it yourself or go to local farmer’s and tailgate markets. The food is hundreds and thousands of miles fresher. The closer the better for the most part when it comes to supporting Farmers in your hometown community.
So I ended up at the East Asheville Tailgate Market because of a connection that I made on Twitter. This was not just any connection. This had to do with Cheesecake. I met @RachelsDelectab on Twitter, read her profile and then tweeted her about the Ricotta Cheesecake I was craving. Rachel quickly returned my tweet and gave me a few options. Several days later I am here at the Tailgate Market picking up my 12 mini cheesecakes and racing home to savor!
Great time and I will be back, especially since I know what the hours are now. Did not get to chat with @Grand_Gifts, but he has a great photography display at the East Asheville Tailgate Market. I will stop by and say hello to him next time I am out there.