Thursday, May 19, 2011
12 BONES SMOKEHOUSE, ASHEVILLE, NC
Monday was going well. A good breakfast at Huddle House was followed by a trip to Asheville where we visited Earth Fare, then the WNC Farmer’s Market. Then we headed to lunch to eat at the famous 12 Bones Smokehouse where the Obamas ate ribs, mac and cheese and collards. An unpretentious building with limited inside seating, this sign says it all:
The menu is displayed outside so you can ponder your selection as you wait in the perpetually long line to get in. You may not get a table inside, but never fear, there’s a covered picnic area outside where you can enjoy your meal, served without fanfare in pie plates.
Guy got the pulled pork sandwich with beans and coleslaw. I tasted it but thought the pork was just a tad too salty. He disagreed and thought it was great.
David got the smoked turkey with beans, mashed sweet potatoes and cornbread. The turkey also tasted a tad salty to me, but David loved it. The sweet potatoes were nicely seasoned with just a hint of sweetener, and the whole-grain cornbread was flavorful and moist with sturdy but tender texture.
I got the pulled chicken and beans, and was surprised at how delicious it was. The chicken was seasoned perfectly with just the right amount of smokiness, and not too salty. The beans, surprisingly, were smoky also and quite good.
The entire bill for the three of us came to $21.00. I have to agree with the Obamas that this place is a keeper.
We headed back to Waynesville to get ready for our dinner at Bocelli's. We were hoping our luck had changed and it would be a good dinner.
To be continued.....