Ashe-vegas Eating

Mr. Mockingbird and I recently tried a slew of new Asheville spots. Here’s a round up: Limones 13 Eagle Street Asheville, NC 28801-3727 (828) 252-2327 Latin flavors with some French influence. We had lobster nachos, shrimp sopes, beef tacos, mussel and shrimp stew. Also one of the best wines I’ve ever had. The sopes and […]


According to Wikipedia a condiment is: is sauce or seasoning added to food to impart a particular flavor or, in some cultures, to complement the dish. They may also be dry, such as a mixture of herbs and seasonings. Many condiments are available packaged in single-serving packets (sachets), like mustard or ketchup, particularly when supplied […]

BBQ at the Public House!!!

Jim is going to be smoking up some pork butts at the Public House. Saturday June 25, we’ll start serving at 6:00. Matt will make a market fresh slaw. We’ll serve it up with chips, bread and Jim’s special sauces: a South Carolina style, mustard based sauce and a Western North Carolina vinegar red-pepper sauce. […]

Updated Public House Menus

We’ve been remiss in getting our latest menus online. If you haven’t come down to try the new wine list, you should! Lots of interesting wines. Most of the wine bottles are on discount Mondays. Other specials include, discounted tequila on Tuesdays and family happy hour on Saturdays from 4 – 7. Kids get a […]

Riverplains Farm to Table – Condiments!

Summer is back and that means Farm to Table dinners at Riverplains! Buy tickets HERE. Join us July 23 at 7:00 PM for cocktails and dinner under the stars. Salsas, chutneys, dips, and sauces will be the focus of the small plate style dinner. Historically condiments were a way to preserve the harvest and increase […]