Asheville–Hopping in the hills

Hopping in the hills is a double entendre.   The city is surprisingly bustling with hipsters, yuppies, hikes, golfers, foodies and beer (hops).  There are more breweries in Ashville than Portland, OR.  And Portland is a much larger city.  

Wicked Weed Brewery is great.  Try the sour beer or the beer made from mushrooms!  The milk stout was great.  Cucumber Beer ?

For Food it is Cúrate (heal yourself) a pretty authentic spanish Tapas bar.    Every item we order was fantastic and when the dining assistant made one last suggestion we were like trained monkeys.

His recommendation of grilled eggplant drizzled in honey and sprinkled with rosemary, served with 2 scoops of rosemary ice cream was the perfect ending to a great meal.

We order the bocado de calamares.  We used to order these almost daily while studying in Madrid for a year.  Ensaladilla Rusa, Pulpo Gallego, and gambas al ajillo we all great.

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