We did an Asheville overnight this weekend. Here are the results:
Limones for dinner: I had been unimpressed the first time we went here for lunch about a year ago. I'm glad we gave it another shot. I liked the ceviche better this time, it had shrimp and tuna (I really think ceviche is not ceviche without fish). I know it may seem lame to many, but he bread dip was my favorite thing (i'm a bread freak) olives and pistachios (?) and I'm not sure what the spice is. Loved it. The bread itself could be a little better, and could be provided in larger quantities.
I had pompano tacos, they were good, actually the accompaniments were the best parts: Good quac, pickled onions and hot peppers, other vegetables. The menu did not tell me the fish was fried...I wish it had not been.
Husband had the shrimp and crab chili relleno (sp?). It was OK, I thought the crab quality was poor.
My blood orange marguerita was really, really good. For my 2nd one I got the jamaican whatever and it was way too sweet...I failed to notice the sugar-rim warning. Too bad that blood orange one is $10, I could drink a pitcher full. Seriously, because as far as I could tell, there was almost no tequilla in the drink...which is a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it.
City Bakery on Biltmore: about the same as the other location. I wish they had aquired the pecan/raisin bread recipe from the previous owners, I loved that stuff.
Salsa's: delicious as always.
Paris Bakery: a recent poster described how pleased he was with this bakery. My husband and I had considered getting pastry at this spot several times since it opened. Went so far as to drive into the parking lot once, but rejected it because it really looks like the kind of place that would have pretty but tasteless desserts. So when we finally went this weekend, we were not able to get the choc. filled croissant that the poster mentioned, but instead got a choc. cake and lime pie. They were both completely not worth eating. We stirred them around on our plates and ate more than we wanted so as not to insult to terribly the friendly ladies working there. YUC! STAY AWAY! What could be more tragic than a waste of pastry? ;-)