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12 Bones

We could not leave without visiting Chris's primary reason for coming out to Western North Carolina: 12 Bones. For these ribs, Chris would move across the country.

Posted by chschen 05:35 Archived in USA

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Hmmm the first time we had North Carolina BBQ we thought it was gross, sour and vinegar-y. . .but once you know what to expect it's pretty good :)

by Ruby & Tony

Hey, how was your Iceland trip?

Haha, I think NC BBQ is especially suited to us. My friends from North Carolina (Raleigh area) say that there are two types of NC BBQ--East and West. The West is more saucy while the East is more vinegary. I think 12 Bones has the Eastern kind, even though it's in Asheville, which is in the West. Anyway, it's particularly suited to our taste buds because I don't usually like BBQ sauce--too sweet! My husband's Filipino, so vinegar is right up his alley. :)

by chschen

P.S. I was in Western NC for 11 months for Americorps. One of the Americorps members went all the time to 12 Bones and got to meet Obama there. Apparently he loves this place, so at least it has the presidential stamp of approval...

by chschen

Iceland was super amazing!!! You wouldn't believe the amount of ground you can cover in 3-4 days with a rental car and 17 hours of daylight LOL :) Should definitely check out some of the pics!

All this talk of good BBQ has got me craving some! Know any good bbq spots in Germany?? I think we went to Lexington BBQ when we were out there. . . .

BTW Asheville is also one of our fave places :) I spent a month in North Carolina on an away elective a few years back. Did you try to Tupelo honey pancakes out there? To die for!!

by Tony.Ruby

Gorgeous photos, as usual! Looks like you guys got good weather in your 3-4 days there. :D

Are you in Germany right now? Haha, sorry, I don't know of any good BBQ spots there. I do remember having an amazing (and affordable) meal at a small restaurant in Berlin with a girl I met at a conference there, but now I can't remember its name...

I did eat at Tupelo Honey Cafe in Asheville with a visiting friend once, but I can't remember if I got the pancakes or not. It was pretty delicious, though! Other favorite places of ours were The Admiral and Sunny Side Cafe. And Flight, in Hendersonville, though last time we were there it had closed. :( Ah, definitely need to go back on another visit...

by chschen

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