If you’re not going to indulge in a typical Southern breakfast or go ham on some BBQ while you’re in the south, don’t even bother eating! Thankfully our family in North Carolina provided us with some spot on recommendations to accomplish these priorities.
Biscuit Head in Asheville was rad (trying to use some local lingo). The line outside was deceiving because the wait was not even long! They prefer to have patrons wait outside instead of congesting the restaurant, which is actually ideal. Guests place their orders at the counter and choose a table, which are old doors placed horizontally. Then, everyone runs up to the condiment bar, consisting of various bizarre butter, jelly, and syrup concoctions for people ranging from the most boring to the most daring. Included in these options were Oreo butter, wild flower honey, and peach rosemary jam. The biscuits were massive and tasted totally dope. They arrived hot and moist. The poached eggs on the sandwiches added that pickled essence for an even more advanced flavor profile.
Macs Speed Shop is a motorcycle garage turned dive bar/restaurant serving inexpensive, great BBQ. This is definitely a well known establishment in Charlotte. Our favorites from that dinner consisted of the fried pickles, the beef brisket, and the beer can chicken.
Ben’s Tune Up American Sake Brewery contained the most innovative Asian nachos, top notch Ramen noodle soup, a creative Saki flight, and a plethora of other fusion dishes.
We sampled Italian flavored potato chips from the potato chip store. They were marvelous!
Not only did we eat well in NC, the craft beer scene was on point. Both Asheville and Charlotte are flooded with so many breweries that the biggest beer connoisseurs can feel overwhelmed when trying to hit em all. We were able to make it to nine different breweries during our short trip, which we were happy about. We tasted about forty samples and bought some souvenirs.
The following photos were all from some of our coffee and dessert ventures on the trip. Double D’s dessert bus was awesome! I wish they had more creative options, but it was just fun to sit on the bus and have a snack anyway.