Oh hipster Asheville, how I’m glad we visited you, even just for an afternoon. Otherwise, we would never truly know what hipster is. I realized afterwards that I didn’t take any pictures of the streets nor buskers 🙁
We had a drink at the Thirsty Monk Pub, the most hipster of all bars. It has three floors, all serving different drinks (basement = Belgian, main = local, top = scotch/whiskey).
I tried my first southern meal, shrimp ‘n’ grits at Tupelo Honey Cafe. Oh my goodness, it was so delicious! Graham had chicken ‘n’ biscuits, equally as tasty. Both meals were ridiculously filling.
We found Battery Park Book Exchange (and Champagne Bar). Yep, you can actually buy champagne and mimosas here. The whole bookstore is a maze of stairs and nooks where you can relax and read. Coolest bookstore I’ve seen!
We visited Grove Park Inn, which is very similar to Jasper Park Lodge, or most mountain resorts.
We needed to try the infamous French Broad Chocolate Lounge.
This was the last picture I snapped before the piece of chocolate cake found its way to our table and we devoured it. Oops!