|Sweeten Creek Brewing|
For dinner we went to Asheville Pizza & Brewing downtown. We end up at one of their locations on most of our trips. Good beer, good food. This time I had the Ninja Porter & Steve had the Shiva IPA. They have decent pizza but I ordered their Buffalo Bill Salad. So freakin' good!
After dinner we walked around town. The weather was a bit chilly but dry. We picked up a sipping chocolate to share at Chocolate Fetish. We stopped into a couple of open galleries & made a quick trip through Mast General Store before heading back to the hotel.
Saturday, Steve got up early so he could get his run in. He opted for the treadmill not because it was drizzly out but more due to the hills around the resort. I always think how fit I would be if I lived in Asheville & walked those hills everyday.
Remember last summer when we started drinking Kombucha? Well, we have been batch brewing our own since January & I was ready to move on to a continuous brewing system. One of the things I wanted to accomplish while in Asheville was to pick up a handmade Kombucha fermentation vessel. An acupuncturist I recently went to recommended a studio in Asheville that makes them. I had reached out to them & we agreed to meet up on Saturday. I made the purchase off their Etsy shop & then met them at West End Bakery. It worked out so well & I love the piece. It is now happily sitting in our kitchen brewing up our first batch of continuous brewed Kombucha.
We ordered lunch off the food truck that was there. El Kimchi - mexican korean street food. Steve ordered the mini tacos & I ordered the Bibimbap with bulgogi beef. Both were pretty damn good.
|Baby doll heads creep me out especially ones mounted on a rubber duckie!|
|Mexican - Korean Food Truck|
|Steve's New Tent|
|With a divider|
We spent some time chilling out at the hotel before deciding on dinner. Since neither one of us eat out a lot anymore our systems were pretty taxed. We finally decided on Bhramari Brewing downtown. The place was packed and it was a grab a seat as you can type of communal dining. Imagine the Southwest flights that don't assign seats & when it's time to board it is a bit of a free for all. That kind of disorder causes me stress but like a Southwest flight this too worked out great.
We ordered beers at the bar & then walked around checking out the lay of the land. As we walked back into the main room towards the back of the restaurant a large group suddenly got up to leave & we had seats! We settled in to watch the second half of the Loyola Chicago vs Kansas State basketball game and ordered dinner. I ordered the wings & Steve had a burger which were pretty good. We were 50/50 on the beer. I had the Lorelei IPA & Steve had the Opulent Couch. The IPA was great but the other not so much. In general, the place was pretty cool & had a nice outdoor area.
|Loved this wall at Bhramari - cuts from a tree|
We were up & packed up pretty early on Sunday. We made one last restaurant stop at the #1 rated breakfast place in Asheville according to Trip Advisor - The Sunny Point Cafe. We drove by on Saturday & there was a line out the door. We must have arrived just early (9AM) enough because we were seated immediately. We both ordered coffee & Huevos Rancheros. Not sure I would call it the best breakfast in Asheville but it was pretty damn good. Our server was awesome & sent us on our way with full to go cups of coffee for our drive home.
All in all it was a great weekend. We have been to Asheville so many times & we love it every time. The only thing missing from this trip was some good hiking!
Oh, since this is a fitness blog I thought I should mention I did a race a few weeks back, The Lucky Leprechaun 10 Miler. Still not back to my pre-cancer training but maybe I never will be and I'm OK with that.