Oh Heyyyy! Happy Friday!
As promised, here is Part Two of last weekend’s foodie escapades. In case you missed it, here’s Part One: When Foodies Take On Asheville (Part One).
So I left you with our bellies full of Sunny Point Café grub on Saturday night. We woke up Sunday morning with our mouths set on Over Easy Café, a downtown breakfast joint that I’d heard people rave about but had never actually visited. So I was psyched.
The place is tiny and we were told that there would be an hour wait when we arrived. Since we weren’t in a rush, we decided to wait and were pleasantly surprised when our name was called just 10 minutes later. Love when that happens!
I had a hard time deciding what to order but eventually settled on the B.L.A.
Two Over Medium Eggs ,Chipotle-Maple Smiling Hara Tempeh with Lettuce, Avocado and Mayonnaise on a Croissant
Guys, I can’t even begin to tell you how good this was. I’d eat it again right now if I could. As for my other dining companions, Jeff got Huevos Rancheros and Jen got a fruit salad with beautiful blood oranges and a pancake the size of my head. I can’t wait to go back!
After breakfast, we headed over to French Broad River Park to creep on all the dogs at the dog park.
Especially this German Shepherd puppy.
We seriously need a dog. I could have stayed there all day but Jeff and Jen dragged me away to walk along the river.
I love this section of Asheville so much. The walking paths in French Broad River Park connect to Carrier Park, another huge park next to the river, and it was such a beautiful day to walk around.
We walked and talked and built up our appetite for lunch. We were in the mood for Mexican so we headed over to Lucky Otter in West Asheville.
Where I inhaled this humongous quesadilla stuffed with Cheese, Brown Rice, Spinach and Mushrooms. Topped with a Tomatillo Salsa. I love Lucky Otter!
And then it was back to downtown AVL to walk around some more. We introduced Jen to Malaprop’s, one of our favorite bookstores, and hung out there for an hour or so.
Then, believe it or not, we decided to eat AGAIN. I mean, you can’t be that surprised. Who do you think you’re talking to here?
No, this isn’t déjà vu, we ate at All Souls Pizza two weekends in a row. It’s just that good. While last weekend I opted for their Crimini, Kale, Roasted Garlic, and Red Onion pie, this weekend I went a more traditional route: Tomato, Mozzarella, Crimini Mushrooms and Fresh Garlic. Simple yet completely delicious.
You better believe I tried Jen’s Greens, Leeks, Goat Cheese and Mozzarella pizza though.
That crust. Oh my… I just can’t even talk about it.
We each ate half of our pizzas, so we had a whole one combined for dinner the next night. Score! We also split a fantastic Butter Lettuce and Roasted Beet Salad, which was served with an Herb Vinaigrette and was gone so fast I didn’t even have time to snap a picture. Oops.
As I’ve mentioned several times in the past, I have a completely separate stomach for dessert, so after we were done with our pizza, we headed over to The Hop Ice Cream Cafe in West Asheville. I failed at picture taking again but, believe me, the one scoop of espresso ice cream with dark chocolate chips I devoured was incredible.
On Jen’s last day in Asheville, she specifically requested that we go to one of my favorite breakfast places of all time, Biscuit Head.
In my opinion, no visit to Asheville is complete without a trip to Biscuit Head. I ordered one of my go-tos: the Quinoa Scramble: 3 eggs scrambled with red quinoa, tomato, baby portobellos, basil, kale and arugula served with a biscuit. Jen ordered a biscuit with sweet potato- coconut gravy and a tossed kale salad on the side (pictured at the beginning of this post). While I absolutely love Biscuit Head’s Quinoa Scramble, my heart belongs to their Fried Green Tomato Biscuit (Biscuit with fried green tomato, brie, tomato, 2 poached eggs, and smoked tomato hollandaise), but it’s huge and I was practicing some restraint after our already incredibly indulgent weekend. Next time, Biscuit Head, next time.
One of the very cool things about Biscuit Head is that they make all of their own jams and butters in house. If it weren’t horribly unhealthy I’d eat a whole bowl of their honey-lavender butter in one sitting. Instead, I just smeared some onto my biscuit with some of their raspberry jam on top and called it a day.
All in all, we had a great weekend, and I even got to work toward my goal of trying 29 new restaurants in my 29th year. Luella’s Bar-B-Que, Vortex Doughnuts and Over Easy Café are definitely on my list of favorites now, along with all of the other restaurants we visited over the weekend. Asheville is such a great foodie town and I love that I live here. If you’re visiting Asheville or even if you’re a local, you absolutely cannot go wrong with any one of these restaurants.
And, with that, I’m out!
Have a Wonderful Weekend <3