On our last day, we had planned to do a hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway, before heading home. However, with all of the walking, hiking and heat the day before at the Biltmore, we were completely wiped out. The motivation just wasn’t there. So, we settled on driving up on the Parkway, stopping at a few overlooks, and then shopping at the Folk Art Center. But first, brunch!
After packing up and leaving the Cottage, we headed downtown to Tupelo Honey. We had called ahead, so the wait wasn’t TOO bad… about 15 or 20 minutes. (Those walking in off the street were told it would be a 75 minute wait! Definitely call-ahead if you can, as they don’t take reservations). We sat across the street in Pritchard Park to people-watch while we waited.
The place is always hopping! I have never seen a “slow” day here. The food and service are great, so it’s worth the wait!
I ordered their homemade Peach Iced Tea, and Eggs Betty (with asparagus, instead of ham), and a side of Honey Glazed Fruit Salad.
It was a fantastic ‘last meal’ in one of our favorite cities.
Next we headed up to the Blue Ridge Parkway to see the gorgeous mountains, before heading back down to boring ‘ol Charlotte.
A quick stop for some shopping at the Folk Art Center, and we were on our way!
Goodbye Asheville. We’ll miss you.