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Jun 6, 2007 10:43 AM

For Those Wanting to Try 12 Bones in Asheville

Their weekday-only hours are a deterrent for some of you I think due to work/location restictions, so I wanted to let you know that they are open this Saturday during the River Arts District shop-and-stroll. Pulled pork and ribs to die for and phenomenal sides - my favorites are the grits and greens. Enjoy!

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  1. can't remember if i read this here or elsewhere, so i'll put it up just to make sure it's out there. 12 bones and one of the barley's guys are opening a second 12 bones location that will be open for dinner. unfortunately, it's in one of the tenn/nc border towns. if i come across the details again, i'll post them.

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    1. re: mark

      I could have sworn I heard/read somewhere that 12 bones was going to be open for dinner. I also heard/read about their 2nd location which is going to be in East TN...was in Johnson City, Kingsport or maybe Elizabethton???

      1. re: leahinsc

        i want to say kingsport, but that's coming from the depths of memory & i'd put little stock in it.

      2. re: mark

        It was in last week's Mountain Xpress - new location in Kingsport, and that one is the only one that will be open for 6 days a week, dinner service. 12 Bones in Asheville will stay weekday lunches only.

        1. re: miss piggy

          I'm a little surprised Tom would consent to open another place since he thinks of himself as a control freak. But I would think that given the right setup, 12 Bones would make a great concept to replicate. I'm glad for them and wish them great success.

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        1. Hello 12 Bones lovers,
          I just wanted to add in that the rumors are true. 12 Bones is officially open in Downtown Kingsport, TN as of this Monday, September the 24th. Doug Beatty and Jeff Lane have recreated a beautiful space, and i've not tasted Asheville's 12 Bones, but the food here is fantastic. Thank you owner of the original 12 Bones for spreading the wealth!! I'm working to get pictures up on the Downtown Kingsport Blog site hopefully in the next couple of days. If any of you are passing by Kingsport on 26 or 81, drop by and pay us a visit. Kaffe Blue, which also recently opened has incredible sandwiches and salads, and Discovery Ice Cream has brought small town courtesy into a state of the art ice cream parlor for the whole family. Both worth checking out!

          1. Pictures of 12 Bones in the making in Downtown Kingsport can be found at

            1. Just wanted to give my praise to 12 bones! We opted to have them cater our thanksgiving this year....what a delicious deal! a whole smoked turkey, 4 quart size sides, a pie, a bag of rolls, gravy and cranberry bbq sauce. enough for 8. Fist, this was the best turkey I have ever had, really juicy! the sides were great, as usual. the best part was just having to heat up the meal, no actual cooking. all this for the very economical price of 125.00. A new tradition in my family for sure!