Wednesday was history day. We decided that we would go to the Biltmore after going out to breakfast at Biscuit Head. As we were getting ready, Rocky came to visit us again. He was not happy with us when we were leaving, barking as we left. We headed to Biscuit Head, a place we had seen on the Travel Channel.
Biscuit Head was a tiny, hole in the wall type place with eclectic decor and an interesting menu. In addition to the regular menu items, there were gravies, sides, bacons, and beverages of the day. So there were lots of options that morning. We tried most of the gravies in our group, along with the giant biscuits. Mike enjoyed the gravy flight, where he could choose 3 different types of gravy. The red eye gravy was really interesting, as it was thin and comprised of coffee from the previous day along with other seasonings. Most of the gravies had a bit of a kick to them, which was a little surprising to some members of our party.
From Biscuit Head, we went to the Biltmore Estate. The Estate or Village is one of the major employers in Asheville and it was interesting to see the combination of historical and modern features. Per the suggestion of my friend, Becca, we decided to do the tour with the audio devices. The audio tour really described each room in detail and almost painted a picture of what it was like to live on the Estate. The house and gardens were beautiful and it was cool to learn more about the history of the building and the Vanderbilt family. We got a bit warm in the gardens, so we decided to go to the winery to cool off a bit. We were able to sample several different wines and even brought a few home.
Many of our friends who had been to Asheville in the past recommended that we go to Tupelo Honey for a meal. We had a little bit of a drive as there was traffic, but we got there and got seated. Our waiter was fabulous, giving us recommendations and pointing out some of his favorite menu items. We started off with fried pickles and nachos along with our drinks while we made our dinner selections. Mike and I had a really yummy peanut butter and jelly beer from Catawba that tasted just like peanut butter and jeally. Our food was okay, but we did have a long day and may not have been super hungry to fully enjoy it.
By Wednesday evening, we were all starting to get a little tired, so we made it an early night. We had several more things on our list to do/see and were rapidly running out of time and energy to conquer them all.