Part 1 of beeryarnhikingfoodpalooza: beer and some food
here is a little history:
a long long time ago: amber and cody moved to Boone, NC and were very happy. while in Boone, amber and cody enjoyed weekend trips to Asheville, as it was a fairly close destination. amber and cody loved Boone very much. HAPPINESS!
a series of unfortunate events made it necessary to move back to Knoxville. SADNESS.
the moral of this story is: we love Western NC.
so we went on Presidents Day weekend. and decided to do a make it up as you go beer tour.
First step when we got there:
was into snow. they had just had a huge snowstorm. and i forgot my boots! whhhhhaaattt? i never go anywhere without my boots. never ever.
jollies it is.
BAr-b-que. (vegetarian of course. Seitan to be exact) At Rosetta's. kind of deli-sh. i would give it a 6 out of 10. the bun was amazing.
Buchi Kombucha Tea on DRAFT. Absolutely.
post digestion thoughts about Rosetta's: if you haven't been eating or cooking vegetarian for very long, this is the place for you. most of their menu is stuff that many vegetarians have already perfected at home. but the menu is large, so there is a chance you can find something you enjoy very much (like the tempalo wings). I admit I have high expectations for food. Vegetarian restaurants are by default expensive, so when i go, i want to be wowed. here is how it breaks down:
- the barb que sauce was excellent. the seitan was ehhh, just ok.
- the bun was deli-sh.
- the live sauerkraut was amazing.
- overall ambiance: excellent.
- local kombucha on draft: incredible. sweet and a tiny tang. perfect in my book.
- when i go back, i will get the tempalo wings with vegan ranch. (my old standby)
Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain: my hero. theme of the weekend? beer infused with coffee beans. deli sh. below: valdez
behold the glory:
in a totally unassuming warehouse building. and to top it off, they have live music. hallelujah.
i get the tiny sips. ummm, this beer is absolutely every bit of 6.8% alcohol. no way i would drink a whole pint. in the middle of the day. i tasted the chocolate stout, nitro stout, and the brown ale. we brought back a bunch of 22 oz. for our buds in kville. thats right. i know you wanna be my friend now.
the thirsty monk has an awesome selection of rare beers and some deli-sh mustard but their bartenderettes were less than friendly. the fellow customers were the only help we found when trying to decide.
above: i am smiling because i have consumed at least 3000 calories today. and the 75% was in beer. and i don't know it yet, but i will in fact get a stomach flu that will keep me from having to exercise because i will make up for it by not being able to eat for 4 days!
tested out the new camera and its settings. by the way.
part 2: yarn shop. stay tuned.