Local Eats: Over Easy

French Toast
I don't get up to Asheville, NC often enough. It's just outside my comfort drive and I'm rarely home enough as it is. But, when I do get up there it's like a diners paradise. Over Easy is one of my stops every time I go. The inside of this little restaurant is super cute but tight so expect to wait in line if you're not there at the right time. The wait is well worth it though!

Justin, Crackerfarm, Cat, and I got an early start to our day this new years eve morning. If you recall we played a few New Years shows in 2009 and Asheville fell on the night of 12/31/2009. There is absolutely nothing better for your morale than a really good breakfast. That's kinda what I believe most of the time. Breakfast to me can be so bland and so monotonous sometimes and to find a place that seems to know how I think about breakfast, and then change it up just the way I didn't know I wanted it changed, is priceless. That's kinda how I feel here.

Huevos Rancheros
Probably my favorite breakfast dish is huevos rancheros. I love huevos and I love rancheros so why wouldn't I love huevos rancheros. I have no idea what that means, but I can't get enough of this dish. I order it 99% of the time if it's on a menu no matter what time of day it is. These guys do it just the way I like, with an over easy egg on top and lots of chorizo!

Cubano
Anyways, if you're driving through Asheville, or going to a show at the orang peel and you need a nice comforting, cozy place to stop off for some breakfast don't go here. This is my restaurant! Just kidding. Hope you have a chance to check this place out and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Cheers,
--Joe Kwon

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Avett New Year's Eating Guide - Asheville, NC

This one's a bit more accurate. I've eaten at all these places and have found some really yummy things at all of them. You might have to go super early to get morning breakfast at either of the two breakfast places but they are well worth the wait if you don't get there early enough.

Tune in tomorrow for the eating guide to Atlanta.

--Joe

Barley's Taproom

Everytime I'd come to Asheville back in my climbing days, we'd stop off here and get some beer and a calzone. Their calzones are huge and tastey to boot! If you like beer and pizza this will be your spot.
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Rosetta's Kitchen

This is one of the many vegetarian restaurants in Asheville, NC. I just love eating here after a hard day in the studio.

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Salsa's Mexican Carribean Restaurant
6 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-9805

You can't go wrong with Salsa's. The prices may be a tad on the high side but the portion sizes make up for the high prices. The food here is great and dining in is a MUST.

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Over Easy

It's a real toss up between here and Sunny Pointe for breakfast. I always get the Huevos Rancheros here or whatever's on special. Be prepared to wait in line though if it's too late in the morning. This places only fits a handful of people and it's first come first serve. Don't forget to try their homemade hot sauce!

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Sunny Pointe

This spot is a little further from downtown Asheville, but if you have a car and you're willing to wait for the best biscuits in town, check this place out.
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Noodle Shop

This is my little comfort food noodle shop. Doc Chey's is passable sometimes but this place is just a bit more on the authentic side. Nothing to the restaurant except a place to order and some dingy tables. What's there NOT to love.

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Thai Basil

This is a small little take out place that's become pretty popular. If you're craving Thai this may be your only bet. Asheville's not really known for their Asian cuisine.

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Laughing Seed
40 Wall St
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-3445

Probably my favorite vegetarian/vegan place in town. They've got some really healthy foods here that will keep you full for hours. I think the dish I like is called the 'Buddha Bowl.'
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