Kade and I set out last night to get a quick meal before heading to the Catawba Brewery Co. Asheville tasting room for a post Beer City funk jam. However, we got a little bit sidetracked, in a good way. We arrived at The Barleycorn in West Asheville to have our meal. Halfway into it, everything was just so good, we decided it was smart idea to drink a craft beer there and order several things, with the idea that we could sample what we desired and simply box up leftovers. And we did! We ended up ordering a Buttermilk Wedge Salad, Award-Winning Wings, PEI Mussels, a Lamb Kebab, and a Mexican Chocolate Stout & Raspberry Orange Trifle. And because the idea in truly going out was to support a local brewery, we tried a bartender-recommended Uproot ESB by Twin Leaf Brewery - on tap at The Barleycorn. It was perfect! And Barleycorn really impressed us overall. Salads seem very basic, but if a restaurant can create one that's cool, crisp and very fresh, it makes me happy and makes a lasting impression. I think their Buttermilk Wedge Salad is about the best in town.
Above photos are from The Barleycorn's Facebook page.
owners of Twin Leaf Brewing
Turning Over a New Leaf with Twin Leaf Brewing - story here
And to discover what led this couple from Pennsylvania to Asheville, click here.
Later on that evening, we did actually drive by the Catawba Brewing Co. tasting room in the Biltmore Village. I let down my window and heard some funk as we drove slowly by. Surely someday we will pay them a proper visit!
Summer 2015 Burger & Beer at The Barleycorn