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Headed back to Columbus for long 4 days.
So you know what that means right? Hunting for the V….
……Veggie burger that is!
If you didn’t catch our last post about this award-winning burger, check it out here.
Don’t be a screaming pelican (Thanks Ben)…just go to NorthStar Cafe.
(in your best Gossip Girl voice) #munchamuncha bitches
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We’ve talked about the v-word before.
And it is weird that I publicly admitted that I like this “burger”. If you don’t remember, check it out here.
Yep, while in Columbus, I will seek this “burger” out. Kudos to the staff at Northstar Cafe.
Also much thanks to @live2cookathome @PoiseInParma @heidi_robb @Jonathon_sawyer @ruhlman @Twixlen for their initial recs.
I guess this means I’m going to have to find some really good CLE veggie burgers with @KrisTriRun - sheeesh.
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It’s weird right?
Every place I seem to go, all the locals say they are more weirder than other towns. Ie…”You know that phrase “Keep it weird Austin” or “Keep Portland weird” – well I can tell you for sure, the folks in Asheville, North Carolina are keeping up with the Jones’.
As we cruised the “downtown” area, we found an open air hula hoop techno beat in full swing. #unchauncha
They said this was a normal occurrence on a Wednesday. Hmmm.
Either way, on a recommendation from a few of our food maniacs (@Cleveland222 and @khwatts) we opted to try Tupelo Honey Cafe in downtown Asheville, NC.
Described as “different Southern” cooking – we were obviously skeptical. #hopetheydonthaveaZed
But inside was totally casual with a good mix of people in suits, and shorts/t-shirt. Staff was super friendly and helpful in choosing dinner options.
They were right – the menu is all about southern cooking.
Particularly two of the more popular dishes Shrimp and Grits and Pork Chops were the two reigning favorites.
Also a long list of sides made our day…cause we wanted all of them.
Now here’s where the restaurant takes the road less traveled: Say hello to homemade biscuits with namesake honey and jam.
I’ve tasted the magic of homemade biscuits. Heaven! I consider this now the gold standard (instead of bread/butter). Bob Evans do all of us a favor – stop making crap biscuits.
And since we sat right by the expiditer’s area, our mouth’s were drooling the entire time gawking at the line’s portion control size problems.
I beveraged myself with a French Broad Wee-Heavy-Er Scotch Ale which seemed to be the standard local scotch ale. Not earth shattering, but good.
Marinated Chargrilled Bone-In Peachy Pork Chops: Three four-ounce pork chops are topped with our own Peach Fennel Salsa and served with a side of smashed root vegetables and seasonal garnish – $15.95
Normally I shy away from grilled pork chops because they are usually overprepared. But these chops were succulent, flavorful and delicious! Delicious peach salsa with fennel was the perfect southern topping on these gargantuan pieces of pork. The root veggies were great and garlicky and paired well with the chops.
Definitely order again!
Side of Jicama Apple Slaw
I really don’t get Jicama very often, but if I could, I’d make this every day. Sweet, sour, salty and absolutely crunchy.
Awww yeah babe.
Not your Mama’s Meatloaf: Your mama never had Hickory Nut Gap Farm’s hormone-free mountain-raised beef to make her loaf. But we do and we top it with rosemary tomato shallot gravy and serve it with a side of scratch-made mac and cheese and a seasonal garnish with a side of fried okra – $14.95
Down home great meatloaf – just the way a southern mama would make it. Great gravy. Also loving the descriptors too.
I’d munch Tupelo’s mama every day for this meatloaf.
Also we love the southern classic fried okra. Delicious and the perfect add for meatloaf. Yo beans – take a hike.
They must have known about our arrival, cause the flowers reminded me of Hawaii.
Much Alohas to the staff and line at Tupelo Honey Cafe for a great meal and super friendly staff.
Keep up the great work turning out great food! We’ll be back for sure.
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