March 23, 2011

Heading Back to Asheville for a Bit:

Ra and I are packing up our car and heading back to Asheville for a few months.  We’ll be back in New England for the Summer.  The longer we’re married the more nomadic we’re getting.  It’s gotten to the point where we’re so restless that we can’t sit still for more than a few months.  I like it.  I’m excited to go back to Asheville for the Spring.  The flowers in Western North Carolina are incredible.  I even miss our crummy house there that we gutted and are nearly finished re-doing.  I complained about it so much while we were there too!
Here are a few of my favorite things in Asheville:

Harvest Records

This is my favorite record store in the world.  They just expanded too!  The owners Mark and Matt are as friendly and unpretentious as they come.  I have a load and a half of respect for them.

Shortstreet Cakes

We used to have a studio in the River Arts District right down the street from Jodi’s cupcakery and Strawberry Short Street is pink heaven.  Also the Ashevelvet (red velvet no gross dyes) is near perfect.

Early Girl Eatery

Oh man Biscuits and Herb Gravy.  This is my favorite comfort food in the city, one of the first places we ate when we moved to AVL and has a ridiculously good red velvet cake sometimes. (plenty of gross red dye…so good.)