Good morning, FueledFam! I’m still here in Asheville and still taking in the landscapes of the Biltmore Estate. While I have to admit, the property is beautiful, it’s just not really my scene.
One of the highlights of the trip was yesterday’s trip to Biltmore House, the former home of George Washington Vanderbilt (yes, that was his name). The house is currently the largest privately-owned residence in America.
We splurged a bit on the tickets to tour the house (literally over $150 for the two of us) and had a decent time getting a look in to how some really, really rich people lived a long time ago.
The property sits on 8,000+ acres, has a ton of bedrooms, changing rooms, like 5 pantries, a swimming pool, billiards rooms and more. I was most taken back by the dining room for the sheer fact that it would be the ultimate place to host a bottle share.
After the Biltmore House, we went to dinner at one of the restaurants on the property called Bistro. One of the neat things about Biltmore Estate is that they are self-sustaining, mean a lot of the food they serve in the restaurant is grown on the estate.
I didn’t take any pictures of my good or beer, however, I did try the Biltmore Brewing Company Cedric’s Brown Ale. I tried this one before looking at Untappd and really wish I would’ve looked it up first. It’s a really bland, basic brown ale that doesn’t offer much body to it. The Untappd ratings reflect my opinion of the beer.
Side note: I found out that ‘Cedric’ was one of the family’s dogs, so that was pretty neat to learn.
Today, we are heading off the Biltmore Estate and heading to Downtown Asheville for a few days. I’m looking forward to trying out some of the spots our Facebook Group recommended. Here’s a few of the highlights they told us to try:
- Sunny Point Cafe (for brunch)
- Tupelo Honey
- Curate (for tapas.. this one is right up the wife’s alley.)
- Buxton Hall Barbecue (right up MY alley)
- White Duck Tacos
- Hole Donuts (not sure if we’ll hit this one, but really going to try.)
Links Gets A New Canning Line!
Last night, we put up a post about Links Brewing’s new canning line. Check it to see what they purchased and how that’s going to greatly increase their canning operations.
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