On the Road with Casual Kitchen: Asheville, North Carolina and 12 Bones Barbecue

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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Unknown said...

I'm a journalist working for AFP television (this is the French AP).

I'm doing a tv story on people in New York City eating less in resstaurants and more at home.
I'm looking for someone in this situation who can testify.

if know anyone, could you please e-mail me ASAP at larimek@noos.fr and I'll give you more details.


Anonymous said...

Bwahahaha! Foamhenge!

My husband and I found that on a meandering trip about a year and a half ago. I couldn't honestly say where exactly it was, but we sure found it funny when we saw it...

Thanks for the memory. :)

Daniel said...

Hi Audette, anytime.
Is this a great country or what? :)

Thanks for reading!