Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Pack's Tavern

Another long delayed post: Our first dinner in Asheville. We went to Pack's Tavern in Pack Square Park. We didn't have a reservation but on a Monday evening around 7 pm, we were seated right away. There's a lot of history in this building.
The part of this historic Hayes and Hopson currently known as the "South Bar" of Pack's Tavern was built in 1907 by a local lumber supply company and remains one of the oldest buildings in Asheville. As the economic climate in Asheville changed and demand for lumber grew, the company built an additional building to the north in 1912. That building is the current main restaurant and bar area. During the 1920s, the Hayes and Hopson building was an illegal liquor distribution hub. In the basement was a lucrative distribution center for moonshine. The theme of Pack’s Tavern is 1932, a tribute to the beginning of the end of Prohibition, which was fully repealed by December 1933.
SP ordered Asheville Brewing Ninja Porter and I chose Echo Bay Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand.
To start, we shared Pimiento Cheese & Bacon Deviled Eggs. So good.
For his meal, SP chose Strawberry Pecan Salad (mixed greens, fresh strawberries, candied pecans, goat cheese, cucumbers & balsamic vinaigrette). I had a few bites and liked it, as did he.
I chose Ultimate Grilled Cheese (dill havarti, creamy brie, house made pimento cheese, sliced
tomato & baby spinach on brioche Texas toast). So good. Lots of melty cheese with some spinach & tomato to make it healthy, right?!
For my side I chose Cucumber & Tomato Salad:
It was tasty but I needed SP's help to finish it after the deviled eggs and grilled cheese.

I liked the casual, bar atmosphere. I love the history of the building. The food was yummy. Our server was friendly and offered his opinions and thoughts when I was debating between a few different dishes. We'd definitely go back to try some other dishes on the menu.

Pack's Tavern Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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