ASHEVILLE NYE GUIDE

4 women standing inside Sierra Nevada Brewery

We ushered in the roaring 20’s this week with friends in Asheville, North Carolina. It’s a short hour and a half drive from Bristol and offers some of the best food and drinks around.

Here’s our itinerary for New Year’s Eve!

I met the girls at the AirBnB the night of the 30th before everyone else got there. We ate dinner at Luella’s BBQ and filled our bellies with fried okra, cheesy macaroni, smoked pork, and brisket.

When the rest of our crew joined us we spent the remainder of the evening playing games and staying up well into the next day. Which is why our NYE breakfast consisted of cinnamon rolls that Hannah was clever enough to buy at the grocery store the day before.

In the afternoon we made our way to Sierra Nevada Brewery about 5 minutes from our AirBnB. Both the brewery and the property itself are gorgeous. Massive wood beams mixed with metal and stone look perfectly natural situated among the trees.

There are many different tours you can take in Sierra Nevada but we opted for a self-guided excursion while we waited to eat at their own farm to table restaurant aptly named “Taproom”.

The 7 of us ate our body weight in pimento beer cheese, chicken wings, bison steak, and fresh vegetables. Then we headed home to get ready for a very Gatsby night on the town.

Dinner at Cúrate was the best meal I’ve had in Asheville. They serve a variety of tapas on their menu at excellent price points. You can spend as much or as little as you like! Much to my delight we ordered bruschetta, mushrooms, lamb skewers, and an almond tart for dessert. My husband doesn’t eat as much as me and even he wanted to order more so that means we’ve got a winner. Dinner finished up around 10:30 and our friend Kevin suggested Storm Rhum Bar for cocktails. It’s fairly close to the Orange Peel so I highly recommend stopping by before or after a show! We enjoyed the vibe, the cocktails, and the exceptional service. As a bubbly cherry on top, they passed around free Prosecco to toast at midnight!

From there we headed to “Off the Wagon Dueling Piano Bar” which is about a 10 minute walk but it felt much longer with ice cold wind blowing. We sang oldies and top 40 hits until the bar closed. One of the musicians stepped down from the stage at the end of the night to thank us for giving him the energy he needed to keep going! That evening is without a doubt the best I’ve spent in Asheville.

I want to thank you all for another year of blogging and sharing my life on You, Me, and Tennessee. I hope 2020 finds you healthy, happy, and glittery-eyed from all the love and magic that is sure to come your way. Cheers!

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