Trae and I went to Asheville, NC two weekends ago. We actually gave up going to the biggest Clemson University football game of the season against Louisville (which we won! Woo Hoo! Go Tigers!) to go to Alton Brown’s Every Day Cook book signing. Yes, we are those Clemson fans who brought a Tiger Rag with us and asked the very famous Georgia fan to take a picture with us.
I always love going to Asheville and look for any excuse to visit. (Fun Fact: I actually lived there for six months and worked as a tour guide at the Biltmore Estate. Yes, I sat in George Vanderbilt’s bathtub. No, I wasn’t supposed to.) This trip was super fun not only because we got to meet Alton Brown, but also because I got to visit one familiar haunt and discover a whole new place!
The Twisted Crepe is one of my favorite places to eat Downtown. It serves up the best crepe sandwiches and hardly ever has a crowd. Cafe 64, located right next to the Twisted Crepe, always has a line out the door; I have to fight the urge to pull people out of the line and drag them to the register at the Twisted Crepe. Really, why wait in line when one of the best sandwiches in Asheville is right next to you!?!
I think people get turned off by the simple interior, especially since Downtown is dotted with snazzy looking restaurants like Zambra, which is tasty too. If you want an intimate setting, then Twisted Crepe really isn’t the place to go, but for good, quality food at a reasonable price, then skip the lines at the cafe and go to the Twisted Crepe. (Bonus: They have a good wine and beer selection!)
My personal favorite is the Larry On The Go crepe, which is chicken, turkey, prosciutto, mozzarella cheese, spinach, sprouts, tomatoes, and the super delicious twisted sauce. They also have breakfast crepes as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options. My only problem with the Twisted Crepe is that it fills me up so I don’t have enough stomach space to indulge in a dessert crepe. The dessert crepes are so good. Each week they have a new dessert special crepe like banana and caramel with cream cheese, but they also have standard dessert crepes menu. A lot of them use Nutella, which just means heaven in a bite!
While I love visiting old favorites, I also enjoy discovering new places to experience. A lot of new breweries and restaurants have popped up since I left. On a previous visit, we discovered Biscuit Head, and on this visit we discovered One World Brewing. Check out my upcoming post to learn all about One World Brewery, which honestly probably ranks in my top three personal favorite breweries.