I feel like it’s been forever since I have posted! It has been so insanely busy around here the last couple of weeks, good busy, great busy even, that I feel like I’ve barely had time to breathe! We’re working on the launch of the new website and that should be ready to reveal right after the new year. I’m so excited for everyone to see it!
Today’s post is actually a trip from a few weeks ago that I’m just getting around to. I took a ride up to Brevard, NC just before all the fall leaves were gone to take in the last bit of the season, enjoy brunch and spend some time with my family. I have a minor obsession with little Mountain towns. I don’t know what it is, but I can’t get enough of them. Brevard has lots of fun and interesting things to offer. There are close to 250 waterfalls you can visit in the Dupont and Pisgah forests, it’s home of the white squirrel (which I have to say is pretty stinkin’ cute in his little white outfit), there are loads of festivals with live music, craft breweries and great area’s to go fishing. All in all it’s a really cool spot to visit.
Usually when we hit Brevard, there is a great Irish Pub that we have lunch at. This time, we mixed it up and went to a place called Hob Nob. It’s in an old creaky house, filled with electric charm inside and out. We went on a Sunday so they offered brunch in addition to their regular menu. One thing that caught my eye on the brunch menu was trout sausage biscuits and gravy. I know, it sounds sort of different, maybe not particularly appetizing even, but let me tell you, I have been craving it ever since. I had to get the waitress to explain it to me before I ordered it, but basically all it is is a version of regular sausage made with local trout that has been mixed with herbs and spices and formed in to sausages. I think they are put in casings, but then the meat is removed from the casing before cooking. I made sure of this because I have made the switch to no land animals in my diet. With that said, this was a perfect way to enjoy sausage gravy. Spooned over a light and fluffy southern style biscuit…mmm, MMM! Since I’m going to do a horrible job of trying to explain how ridiculously good this dish was, for now, you’ll have to take my word for it or visit Hob Nob yourself. That is, until I can figure out how to make a version of this delectableness and share it with you! I need to get crackin’ on it too, I’m telling you, one meal=constant hankering. My parents loved their lunch as well. My mom got a salad with salmon on it and my dad a grilled chicken sandwich.
After lunch we walked around for a little while. Brevard has adorable shops, art galleries and antique stores. We found one store that caught our eye called Roost. The owner had a really cute style to her shop, there were several things I could have taken home with me. After we walked around for a little while, we couldn’t leave without going to Dugan’s Pub, so we went in to “rest our feet” for a bit before heading home. If you’re ever in the area, try some of these spots out and stroll the streets of downtown. I think this little mountain town will sweep you away just as it does me every time I visit.
Here’s some info on the places that we went in Brevard and general info if you ever decide to visit.
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I’m Jennifer, the writer, recipe developer and photographer behind this site. I love food! I dream in food! I started CGC in October of 2011 as a way to catalog the constant thoughts of food that float through my mind. The best part of my day is dancing around my kitchen to music, singing my lungs out, while creating and photographing dishes inspired from years of travel, mixed with good ole southern culture to share with you. Thanks for reading and I hope you keep coming back for more recipes, travel bits and a dash of this and that. Cheers!