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Popeyes ain’t got nothing on this.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Chdamn, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Chdamn

    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack in Asheville.

    Their fried chicken and pimento cheese BLT is hands down the best damn chicken sandwich on the planet.

    I’m a little disappointed in @Tim for sitting on this gem every time Popeyes has been mentioned.

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  2. Cowboy

    Cowboy Glances can deceive

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    Asheville has an awesome little BBQ place down in a place that looks like it should be a homeless encampment. For cheap BBQ it was pretty dang good. I'll have to find rocky's the next time I'm up that way.
     
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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Dude I wish that was Asheboro instead, be easier for me to try. That sounds freaking amazing!
     
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  4. Chdamn

    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Yeah I can’t remember the name but I know where you’re taking about. It’s pretty good. Not as good as the hype IMO but yeah you feel like you might get stabbed in the parking lot.

    Funny thing is the artsy district is a block up the road.
     
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    It's funny, to me, how quickly a place can go from nice to sketchy in only a block or two.
     
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    Rocky's is awesome but man are they pricey.
     
  7. Chdamn

    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I didn’t think it was too bad. $9 for the sandwich and a side. $2 for the soda.
     
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  8. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Ahem....I’ve kept this to myself so as to avoid the rif-raf.
     
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    Don't get me wrong the quality of the food is outstanding but their sides and additions (Add a wing $2.75) really add up.
     
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    That's not bad there... The hot chicken at Buxton Hall is like $12-13 with one side I think. I gladly pay it though, it's so good...

    Have to give Rocky's a shot at the title next time I'm there...
     
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    You must be talking about 12 Bones in the River District.
     
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    Burt Gummer Nuts Over Lil D. What’s this switch do? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    cats outta the bag now bub
     
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    I liked Little Pigs, on McDowell.
     
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    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I’m a little disappointed @Chdamn went without inviting me.
     
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    I started to text you but we were basically flying by the seat of our pants.

    After a four course breakfast we decided to run up to planet fitness to unfatify. Saw Rocky’s on the way and said we’re stopping there for lunch.
     
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    It's even better when real tomatoes are in season instead of those hothouse abominations. I get by Rocky's every time I'm up that way.
     
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    I hit there or Sierra Nevada when I go up there to get my car serviced. Solid food.
     
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    ......i can see myself going to the gs in the mornin'.......bread, bacon, monterey jack, cheddah, lettuce, mayo, salt, peppah, mater, brown sugar, and a touch of mustard.......
     
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    Rocky's is bad ass for sure.
     
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    Rock's also has a Valentines Day special called "Love me tenders". No reservations needed,and comes complete with drinks,saled,tenders,2 sides, and desert. All for $35 plus tax.
     
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    There's two of those in the area. One on Patton Ave in Asheville and the other on Sweeten Creek Rd. in Fletcher/Arden.
    I drive by either of them almost everyday, but I've never stopped. Both are posted.
     
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    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    meh...it's just a trespass, not a crime.
     
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    Yeah I ignored that.
     
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    You guys had some serious grub this weekend didn't ya.

    Good deal, makes any trip more pleasant.
     
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    Thats it. Their old original store in the River arts district closed for new construction in the area. There are a few other locations around town. BTW- Obama eats there. When he was considering moving there after office his folks all ordered from there. Thank goodness he did not move to Asheville!
     
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    kcult Alcohol fueled dumbass Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Meh. As long as he's not living in the white house anymore, I'm good.
     
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    Ferrisfan Got here as soon as I could Supporting Member

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    Is it even possible to eat in Asheville based on restaurants being posted?
     
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    kcult Alcohol fueled dumbass Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Speaking of Popeye's. I ate, not only the first time from there...ever, but it was their spicy chicken sandwich. This was yesterday.

    Not gonna lie. It was good. It wasn't so good that I'll have to get it again, asap, but it was good. I'll probably eat it again when it's very convenient.
     
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  31. Friday

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    Yeah actually. The large majority of restaurants from cheap to pricey are not posted.
     
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    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I wouldn't count on their marketing team asking for your endorsement!
     
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    The Arden/Fletcher location also has on-site brewery. Thankfully, the food is still just as good as it was before it became famous. But, it's still not nearly as good as Hubba Hubba Smokehouse.