Friday, January 27, 2012

Spending the day in Bryson City NC

We recently went away for the day, a rainy day, and our destination of choice was Bryson City NC. Upon arrival at the Fryemont Inn, we entered through the porch area, started the fireplace, put some groceries away and got ready to go out for a night on the town. Lots of room at this place, a small kitchen, nice living room and a giant bed in the loft area. And... a beautiful red bathtub.

Our first stop of the evening was Nantahala Brewing Company to test out some of the many great boutique beers they have on tap. My favorite being the Belgian Dirty Girl Golden Ale 8.5% abv. 

Greg took us in the back and gave us a quick tour of the Brewery, including the kegs for their new Russian Imperial Stout that is about to release in bottles. Casey was the bartender and was extremely helpful with the brew choices. Here is Greg, the brewer, next to the equipment.

After a few beers, we headed over to Pasqualino's Italian Restaurant in downtown Bryson City NC. Our server was great, we got to meet the Owner, and the kitchen staff was hard at work.

And the food was delicious. Had the best Calamari and biggest, tastiest NY Strip I have had in a long time. Great time here, perfect dinner!

The next morning, we too the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad from Bryson City NC to Dillsboro NC and back.

They served us a great Prime Rib plate for lunch and I had a Railroad Relaxer cocktails to go along with it for the ride.

The Conductor was very cool as well. He has been working this position for 20 years now!

And for an early dinner after getting off the train, we stopped by The Filling Station in Bryson City NC. This may be the best deli & sandwich shop I have been to in Western North Carolina. So delicious!

All of these great places and experiences contributed to a wonderful time in Bryson City NC in Western North Carolina. Special thanks to AsianAsheville who brought me out there :)

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