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Breakfast Potatoes -Asheville

mustardgirl Sep 3, 2010 02:09 PM

Who has the best breakfast potatoes in the Asheville area

Although Sunny Point has a great breakfast -there taters are far from decent

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    miss piggy RE: mustardgirl Sep 3, 2010 02:24 PM

    Haven't been in a while but Sugar Beet in nearby Fairview (about 5-10 minutes past the Asheville Mall) has some pretty amazing home fries. That would get my vote.

    Sugar Beet Cafe
    1185 Charlotte Hwy, Fairview, NC 28730

    1. jbyoga RE: mustardgirl Sep 3, 2010 07:39 PM

      the best 'taters are at the Miami restaurant in the cosmopolitan enclave of Candler. Really. They stop serving them at 11am. Wear camo.

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        mustardgirl RE: mustardgirl Sep 4, 2010 02:43 AM

        was hoping for rec's closer to Asheville

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          Leepa RE: mustardgirl Sep 4, 2010 06:11 AM

          If you haven't been there, it's not like Candler is that far away. I live in North Asheville and can be there in less than 15 minutes. Easy. Probably 10 minutes is more like it.

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            miss piggy RE: Leepa Sep 4, 2010 07:02 AM

            Yeah, and Fairview is just past the mall. Laughing Seed (downtown) has great potatoes too....

            Laughing Seed Cafe
            40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

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              Leepa RE: miss piggy Sep 4, 2010 06:10 PM


              I thought, among other things, Chowhound was about finding good food in new places even though they may not be just around the corner. For me, a few minutes drive isn't too much to seek out good food. Your *mileage* may vary though.....

              Best regards.

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                mustardgirl RE: Leepa Sep 4, 2010 11:54 PM

                My only point is that to drive to Fairview for breakfast is a little out of the way when you live in Weaverville. I did not mean to start WW 3 over my comment

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                  jorgeanchovy RE: mustardgirl Sep 5, 2010 05:39 AM

                  jbyoga, can you please tell us more about Miami restaurant? Other meals? Favorite dishes?

                  To get back on topic. Great question. Having been a restaurant cook myself, I think the problem is that you come in at 5 am and making the potatoes is the first thing to do and then you hold them on a tray in a warmer through the rest of the morning. And no matter how good you made them, they go downhill. My wife won't go to certain restaurants for breakfast because you leave with that nasty potato smell embedded in your clothing.

                  I haven't been there in a long time, but Table has a unique style of potato at brunch. It's like they take cooked potatoes and break them by hand into rough chunks and then quickly deep-fry them to order with your meal. Very enjoyable but not the straight home fry you may be seeking.

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                    jbyoga RE: jorgeanchovy Sep 5, 2010 01:13 PM

                    let me first be clear the the Miami is a DIVE - But in a loving way - if you order OJ it comes in a cup with foil ala 6th grade lunch. However, for the carnivorous, they make their own sausage, the 'taters as mentioned are stupidly good and the ambiance - well - wear camo and if you arrive in a Ford F150 all the better!

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                    miss piggy RE: mustardgirl Sep 5, 2010 05:45 AM

                    You said "Asheville AREA." And getting to Sugar Beet from Weaverville would take about five minutes longer as getting to Sunny Point from Weaverville. Whatever...you got some good suggestions. I'd try Laughing Seed downtown. But they will only have them on Sunday at their brunch.

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                      Leepa RE: mustardgirl Sep 5, 2010 08:02 AM

                      I can only hope WW3 is as pleasant as this. *wink*

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                        mustardgirl RE: Leepa Sep 5, 2010 08:43 AM

                        You are so right!

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                        mustardgirl RE: mustardgirl Sep 20, 2010 09:14 AM

                        We did drive to Fairview to the Sugar Beet ( 30 minutes from Weaverville) Sunday
                        and waited about 25 for a table.
                        The food was exceptional(except for bad cold toast) I had a cream cheese and spinich omlette- really hard to find a cream cheese omlette outside of NYC. Potatoes were outstanding _ So were the Grits.
                        The best breakfest -so far- in Asheville - hands down better than Sunny Point and a tad better than Morning Glory Cafe in Black Mountain
                        Thanks for the advice
                        Maybe next on to Candler and Miami

                        Morning Glory Cafe
                        6 E Market St Ste A, Black Mountain, NC 28711

                        Sugar Beet Cafe
                        1185 Charlotte Hwy, Fairview, NC 28730

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                          Leepa RE: mustardgirl Sep 20, 2010 04:05 PM

                          I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it, mustardgirl. I ate there myself this weekend and found it exceptional. I didn't have the toast, however, which sounds lucky for me.

              2. Jeff C. RE: mustardgirl Sep 5, 2010 04:59 PM

                I like the home fries at Sunny Point, but I usually have them buried under a ton of other yummy stuff in the huevos rancheros (my favorite breakfast dish ever).

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                  Leepa RE: mustardgirl Sep 20, 2010 05:03 PM

                  What about the Rise n Shine Cafe on Merrimon? I've not tried their potatoes but everything I've had there has been good. Has anyone had their 'taters?

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                    KyMikey RE: mustardgirl Sep 20, 2010 06:05 PM

                    Check out the Tomato Jam Cafe on Biltmore Ave. Small place, but pretty good homemade stuff--I think their home fries are a mix of regular and sweet potatoes--different. Get there early before they run out of cat's head biscuits.

                    Tomato Jam Cafe
                    379 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

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                      Leepa RE: KyMikey Sep 20, 2010 06:12 PM

                      Another good choice. I've never eaten breakfast there but have had lunch there many many times. KyMikey, do you find it to be the same since ownership has changed?

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                        KyMikey RE: Leepa Sep 20, 2010 06:28 PM

                        actually, not being from the Asheville area, I've only eaten there once and that was about 3 weeks ago for breakfast right at 10:30 and they were out of biscuits, so I'm not in a position to judge--but if I went there again at breakfast time, I would get there early and have biscuits and gravy and home fries. From the looks of their menu, tho, lunch sounds more interesting.

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                      Khotso98 RE: mustardgirl Sep 21, 2010 11:14 AM

                      Early Girl Eatery
                      8 Wall Street
                      Asheville NC, 28801
                      (828) 259-9292

                      Tupelo Honey Cafe
                      12 College Street, Asheville
                      and 1829 Hendersonville Road, Asheville
                      828-255-4863 (downtown location
                      )828-505-7676 (south side location)

                      The Green Sage Coffee House and Cafe
                      5 Broadway St.
                      Asheville, NC 28801

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                        mustardgirl RE: mustardgirl May 30, 2011 02:28 PM

                        read my comments oin Mills River Restaurant
                        A great chioce in breakfest in Asheville area

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