13 December 2010

It's all about the burgers!

Something about Jackson's draws me at the oddest times of day. So far, I have only eaten at a normal mealtime once. Every other time it's 2 or 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The appeal of burgers and the triumph of enjoying a good beer in the middle of the day is too strong to deny. The don't have a huge selection on tap, but they do have a few local brews from Bold City Brewery.

The burgers; how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I have to say that I don't think I have ever had such a scrumptious sculpture of grilled beef anywhere else. Ever. In truth, every item on their menu is delicious. The staff is very attentive and make you feel like the only person in the room.

Just a few gripes: Unfortunately, their hours aren't so great. They close way too early for my taste. Also the music is horrible - like the soundtrack to a 80s B-movie. Really, REALLY bad. But if my taste buds are relishing a cheeseburger on pretzel bread with fries, who cares what my ears think, right?

Our last visit we did opt out of the norm (burgers) and added a little variety to our diet.
The Chicken Avocado Sandwich with Fries

The Portobello Mushroom Burger and House Salad with Bleu Cheese Dressing

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10 December 2010

Momma's Muffins & More: It's that time of year. You know what time I'm tal...

Since my dear Mother quotes my recipe in her blog, I just wanted to share... Yay Fruitcake!

Momma's Muffins & More: It's that time of year. You know what time I'm tal...: "It's that time of year. You know what time I'm talking about. It's Fruit Cake time!!! Now, if you're anything like me, that means nothing mo..."

03 December 2010

Hendersonville delivered!

Hendersonville, NC delivered more than expected. It had a few shops that resembled the typical tourist trap, but they were few and far between. All in all the place had the feel of a shrunken Asheville. Artists, coffee shops, pubs and a view of the mountains round out a right nice little town.

The Black Rose Pub

This cozy little tavern is situated in the heart of the historic district. They have a decent beer selection with a few local brews to choose from. And I highly recommend the Spinach & Artichoke dip! I believe it's made with cream cheese, which makes it extra creamy & cheesy. Oh yeah!

The staff was very nice, albeit a bit slow. But it is a pub and most of the patrons plan to gather a few strands of moss while watching some foosball (yes, I said foosball) on the tube with a brew... so no big rush, right?
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The Black Bear Coffee Co.

Why can't we have a place like this in Jacksonville? It was lined comfy couches and chairs, the staff was fabulous, the scones & coffee were scrumptious, and the general ambiance was very relaxing...even while packed with people! I had a Blueberry Scone and, like a complete foodie dork, scarfed the thing down before I could take any pictures. I plate of sad little crumbs was all I had left on the table, but I walked out with a belly full of joy!

Aaahhhh... Well, that was all for Hendersonville! I wish we had more time to enjoy the city, but that just means we'll have to go back!

Happy Eating!

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