Saturday, March 12, 2011
Double Rainbows and NOLA Cooking...
After the rain finally subsided, Meg and I needed to get out of the house. We had brought our P90X workout video and bands, but were so tempted to go hiking. Like always, we made a game of it...
1) Hike new trail
2) Find good place to eat, have a post hike beer
Okay, Gorges State Park...Rainbow Falls..."Wonder why they call it "Rainbow Falls"?"
Yup...that's why, and once we topped the falls and returned back down, the rainbow was gone...effing cool!
2) Thirsty, must have post hike beer to replace valuable burned calories...must find decent place to eat...
Meg pulls out the iPhone app "Vicinity" and starts naming places off of Main Street in Brevard, NC...we can't find half of them, and as Main Street is starting to fade into residential oblivion, we spy "Hobnob".
The husband/wife team are from Buffalo, NY, and NOLA...the chef is from Maryland and trained in San Diego...sounds like a pretty good resume of culture. Combine that with a healthy list of local beers (Asheville NC, right around the corner was named the top beer city in the US...imagine my excitement).
And imagine our excitement when we saw "Po Boys" on the menu. Unfortunately in New Orleans, we were disappointed with our Po Boy experience as the first was closed, and the second was BYOB and they were out of their signature MEAT (Roast Beef). Alas we settled for Catfish and Shrimp Remoulade...not bad, but we wanted fried Shrimp and fried Oysters.
And there it was...Po Boy bread imported from New Orleans, seafood flown in daily...even the owner felt she got better seafood in landlocked Western North Carolina then she got on the coast....
Shrimp and Oyster Po Boys!
And you bet, better than we had in New Orleans!