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Apr 23, 2010 11:56 AM

12 Bones Asheville - the President's choice

you don't have to be a Democrat to eat there....This was the first place Obama went when he landed this weekend for a getaway w/ his wife in, huh!

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  1. The easterner in me is overriding the liberal and desperately wants to make a joke about red barbecue.

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    1. re: Naco

      According to Twitter, The Obama's had ribs, mac & cheese, greens, baked beans, corn pudding and corn bread. Would've liked to have seen the turkey sandwich thrown in there. So good.

      1. re: Naco

        It's Asheville. We give them a pass for not having North Carolina bbq up in the mountains.

        1. re: JayL

          I saw the chaos (but not the president). Snipers all over the roof at 12 Bones, Riverside Drive completely shut down while he ate, cops everywhere. I would have been pretty mad if I had been stuck in that traffic! Very exciting!

          1. re: miss piggy

            "snipers on the roof at 12 Bones" what a funny image! still wish I was there now, even with snipers!

      2. His second trip there (first was during the campaign in Oct '08)--must really like it.

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        1. re: KyMikey

          We ate there today for lunch, and I have to tell wasn't great. The meat had OK flavor but it was REALLY dry (both pork and chicken), plus portions were skimpier than I've seen them in the past. The Riverside location seems to be more inconsistent that the south location, which we always enjoy. Maybe we've just got a one-off dud, but both my husband and I walked away wishing we had gotten our BBQ fix at Luella's instead.

          1. re: miss piggy

            As a new resident to the area, I just finally got me heinie in there on Friday to try it out, and had a knockout plate of food. Holy moley! Totally worth the long wait in line, and my helpings were gigantic. So, so good. I love greens, and these were the best I've ever had. i could probably just order a couple helpings of that and be happy for the whole day.

            Hopefully it was just a one-off bad experience, miss piggy....but I'm also glad to hear that Luella's is a spot to hit, too! I was wondering!

            1. re: miss piggy

              No, this was not a one-off dud. The food here is poor stick with Luella's

          2. This is a poor BBQ restaurant by any standards in the south. Poorly executed BBQ and sides -

            see my chow hound review under BBQ for a full review - I'm talked with a dozen pit masters & built numerous BBQ pits in perfecting my southern BBQ....which is better than most you can buy & I would never go back here