We made our second stop on our Casual Kitchen tour of the southeastern US in Asheville, NC. This town has the same crunchy vibe as our beloved Ithaca, NY--except Asheville has much better weather and infinitely better barbecue.
We had some of the best barbecue we've ever had in our lives at 12 Bones, a small and unpretentious barbecue joint on the edge of town. We could tell this was going to be world class food before we even walked into the restaurant--you could tell from the dazed and contented looks on the outgoing customers' faces!
Mmmmmm, ribs, with a side of corn bread and mashed sweet potatoes:
Beef brisket, sliced onions, and a side of collards and corn bread:
Here's a happily sated and sedated customer.
Don't forget to bring extra dental floss!
One final note for those of you heading up from Asheville to the Shenandoah Mountains in Virginia: Might I suggest skipping most of the sights north of Asheville? Here's Foamhenge, a must-miss destination:
Instead, high-tail it up to Shenandoah National Park and enjoy some of the glorious views from Skyline Drive:
Tune in a few days from now for a return to our regularly-scheduled programming!
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