Category: Restaurants

March Madness 2014: Asheville Style

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Restaurants, Things to Do

This post is not about basketball.  It’s about chefs, and competitions and secret ingredients, about people and fun and getting through the last month  of winter.  You guessed it:  it’s about the final of the Asheville Competition Dining Series:  Fire On The Rock! Earlier this year at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast,  I made my… Read more »

Fire On the Rock: The Inside Story

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Restaurants, Things to Do, Wine and Food

If you follow the Carolina Bed & Breakfast on any of our social media then you have been hearing a lot about the Competition Dining Series “Fire On the Rock” lately.  Along with the other 16 Inns of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association we have been offering a special dining and lodging package to… Read more »

Bourbon From Farmer to Chef!

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Farmer's Market, recipes, Restaurants, Wine and Food

My Daddy was from the South and I grew up fishing maraschino cherries out of his evening bourbon with my fingers for a treat as child.  No doubt this has contributed to my love of its smoky-sweet flavor.  So when a friend asked us if we would host Katherine Purvis, author of “Bourbon: a Savor… Read more »

Be a “Top Chef” Style Judge in Asheville This March!

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Restaurants, Things to Do

If you follow our blog then you know James and I enjoy going to Chef’s Challenge dinners and being a “Top Chef” style judge during the slower winter months at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  This winter the dinners will be bigger and better as Asheville hosts the “Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series:… Read more »

A Tale of Two Tapas Bars

Filed under: Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Restaurants

This week was tapas week for James and me.  It wasn’t intentional, it just turned out that way. There has been a lot of buzz around Asheville’s newest tapas bar, King James Public House, which just opened on Charlotte Street.  Peter Slamp, part owner of one of our favorite restaurants, Zambra, has partnered with  Chef Steven… Read more »

Asheville Brewery Tours

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Restaurants, Things to Do

  Recently my daughter Abby and her boyfriend were at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast and took advantage of one of the tours available to the some of the many microbreweries here in Asheville.  I asked her to write a review for our guests and here is her report of the experience: Asheville is known… Read more »

Asheville Round Up

Filed under: About Asheville, Carolina Bed and Breakfast, History, Restaurants, Things to Do

If you didn’t already know it, I broke my ankle July 1.  While it feels a lot better, I am still wearing a big, bulky boot and using crutches to get around.  Needless to say this has curbed my ability to get out and do things this summer.  So this past weekend I sent some… Read more »