|pretty buildings everywhere in Asheville|
|Buy local campaign everywhere in Asheville|
|more local "pork art"|
We of course headed right for the local favourite BBQ spot that uses local and organic meat (told you it was a little hippie, but we loved this part of it!) and there was absolutely no tofu on this menu! A little more "upscale" than some of the BBQ we have eaten, Luella's had a full bar, music on the weekends and a much more complete menu than we had seen up till now at a BBQ joint. I tried their dirty bloody Mary with olive juice, nice, and James had a local beer. (Asheville is also called Beertown USA as there are 17 microbreweries in town with great beer.) I ordered a salad to try and eat some veggies with my meat but the veggies were probably canceled out by the deep fried okra (not bad), hushpuppies, cheese, brisket and smoked turkey. . . and that was on the salad! We "hooked it up with more cowbell" with a 2 meat plate of pulled pork, brisket, collard greens, vinegar slaw, and hush puppies. Luella's had the best pulled and chopped pork we had tried so far and the brisket was delicious with side sauces all homemade in "Carolina style" their scooter vinegar sauce was the perfect compliment to the pork and their "hot flash" bbq sauce was so good we wanted to take home a mason jar of it. We'd highly recommend Luella's to anyone visiting Asheville!
Off to Tennessee tomorrow and more BBQ and hopefully some Memphis blues!
|that's organic local pork!|
|our "salad" and amazing "more cowbell" plate|
|in home made sauces: yummy|
|pig artwork: we have seen a lot of cartoon smiling pigs on this trip!|
|BBQ, yes please!|