I attended a private function at The Fireplace on Sunday for my husband's co-worker's son's graduation and go party. The meal was fabulous. I had just eaten a favorite, 12 Bones on Saturday. This place is no 12 Bones but the food was just as good in a different way- like apples and oranges. The BBQ ribs reminded me of my grandfather's ribs. They were tender and no extra sauce was needed. The potato salad and the coleslaw were pretty tasty as well. If I had an event to plan and wanted a surefire down home meal, I would not hesitate to give them a call. Well, whether I need catering or not, I will be sure to return for the good food, friendly service, and nice rustic ambience.
Another one of Asheville's family friendly places to visit. The menu itself is Americana and even offers breakfast all day long. As someone who could eat breakfast three times a day, this earns major points with me. And the breakfast menu is pretty darned good. All three of my kids (6, 10, 12) have their favorites and for once they all agree. When we take them they either get the chicken strips or the chocolate chip pancakes. We typically visit at the lunch hour and we have yet to have to wait for seating no matter how crowded they are. I imagine that Sunday at lunch might be a different story
Sunny Point Cafe knows how to make a biscuit! Be prepared for a lengthy wait (we have a party of 6 and waited 90 minutes), but they warn you in advance that it'll take a while. While waiting, there is coffee and water available as well as live music and a garden to walk through. This made the wait much more bearable. Once we got seated, the food was well worth it! When a restaurant does breakfast right, people take notice. I would absolutely recommend if you're not on a tight schedule!