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Sunday Brunch - Asheville

danna Jun 1, 2009 07:34 AM

So...I'm breaking out of my usual routine and will be in A'ville on Sunday. Can you suggest a spot that serves a great brunch? It has to have a dog-friendly patio. (the mutt will be showing off his great beauty at the dog show in Fletcher this weekend)

p.s. (not Limones)


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  1. carolinadawg RE: danna Jun 1, 2009 10:00 AM

    Tupelo Honey would be my recommendation, although I would assume you have been there before and already know about it. They have a patio area that is closed in by plastic curtains in the winter...I'm guessing its open now that warm weather has returned. I think their food is fantastic.

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      NANCY RE: danna Jun 1, 2009 03:08 PM

      Had excellent Huevos Rancheros at Chorizo about 3 weeks ago. Lots of dogs around, but can't remember specifically if they were within the patio area.

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        mark RE: danna Jun 2, 2009 07:13 AM


        you might try the admiral (252-2541). they serve brunch on sunday & have a patio (not sure if it's dog friendly, but in west asheville it wouldn't surprise me). the brunch offerings haven't, in my experience, been as good as the dinner, but it was still pretty tasty stuff.


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          danna RE: mark Jun 2, 2009 08:37 AM

          that sounds promising. I failed to say in my opening post that I would really love to go to a place that's never opened for Saturday lunch so I can try something new. Admiral fills that bill. I'll call and ask about the pooch. I'm gonna take him on a trail run after the show, so he should have pretty good restaurant manners (meaning he's out of shape and will collapse in a heap under the table.) thanks!

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            newtonorthavl RE: danna Jun 2, 2009 08:45 AM

            Sunnypoint in West is another great brunch option, but they are open on Saturdays as well. Also have fabulous Huevos Rancheros. Perfect place for doggies!

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              Jeff C. RE: newtonorthavl Jun 2, 2009 05:25 PM

              I like both Sunny Pointe and The Admiral. Have seen dogs outside on the patio at S.P. Have not at The Admiral. (Would suggest calling them first: 828 252-2541)

        2. danna RE: danna Jun 8, 2009 05:39 AM

          Sunday Brunch Report:

          Called the Admiral. They have stopped serving Sunday brunch. booo!

          Starting around 11:00 we drove past Over Easy...line out the door....Early Girl...line out the door...Sunny Point...45 minute wait....do you see a trend, here? I had no idea.

          We managed to snag the last outdoor table at Chorizo. I had the Talapia /strawberry ceviche special , which was delicious, and huge...that's all I should have eaten. My shrimp latin breakfast was fine, slightly bland, except the "grits tamale" which was very good. My husband hated his pancakes,bacon and eggs. The lesson from Salsa has always been "order off the specials menu" and apparently that holds true at Chorizo. I wish we had ordered everything off the specials menu, because that (the ceviche), truly was the only thing that was special.

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            Jeff C. RE: danna Jun 8, 2009 06:10 AM

            Well, shoot. I guess the lesson here is eat a snack and be prepared to wait for anything decent.

            P.S. Have you tried the brunch at Limones since they started it back up?

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              danna RE: Jeff C. Jun 8, 2009 06:20 AM

              no...I've been once for brunch...it was nice, but didn't just kill me. Has it changed?

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                Jeff C. RE: danna Jun 8, 2009 06:50 AM

                Dunno. Haven't tried Limones brunch 2.0. (Was a fan of the original, though.)

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                  JKidd RE: Jeff C. Jun 8, 2009 07:53 AM

                  I walked into Over Easy yesterday morning at a quarter 'til 11:00 and waited about 5 minutes for a table outside for 3. Such a better alternative to waiting 45+ for Tupelo Honey.

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                    danna RE: JKidd Jun 8, 2009 08:34 AM

                    ok, well then, we gave you a dirty look as we drove past ;-) With the dog, outside is mandatory and with only 2 tables, we knew our chances were slim at Over Easy and indeed both tables were full at 11ish.

                    I love their scrambled eggs and the homemade hot sauce. Do you know if they sell it?

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                      JKidd RE: danna Jun 8, 2009 11:52 AM

                      I don't know, but I think I'm gonna try to head there again this upcoming weekend.

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            mark RE: danna Oct 13, 2009 09:28 AM

            family and i tried the brunch at fig this past sunday and were pretty happy with it. i had a very good spin on eggs benedict, subbing steak & a corn cake for the more traditional components. our table also had the herb & mushroom omelet and the duck hash confit with braised cabbage, both of which were very good. the pei mussels were just ok, mainly because they were a tad overcooked. big plus is that they take reservations, so no wait. some outdoor seating, but not sure if they would accomodate a mutt. total was $49 (with drinks, but not tip), a bit high for brunch, but reasonable by fig standards.

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