Everyone in Asheville talks about their favorite BBQ place, mine is Moe’s. The day we returned the U-Haul truck after moving to Asheville, we were starving! The closest place was a little red BBQ shack – I can’t remember what we ordered that day but I do remember thinking it was delicious. We’ve been to 12 Bones & Luella’s but Moe’s continues to be the favorite.
Today I met my lovely friend & her baby at Moe’s after she suggested I take her to my favorite place to eat in Asheville. Today’s meal for me: Small Rib Platter with 2 sides and a drink.
The Ribs: Five ribs that are so tender that they fall off the bone. I am a huge fan of cartilage and theirs is very soft…yum. The ribs are served with a little bbq sauce on them, which in my opinion isn’t even necessary (even though I am not opposed to it). The ribs are just the right texture with just the right smoke flavor.
The Sides: Today I chose the banana pudding & the baked beans which are on the everyday menu. There is a board with ‘sides of the day’ but I was in the mood for some classics. The banana pudding makes for a great dessert…sweet, creamy and cinnamon-y. The baked beans are a perfect balance of sweet and savory since they have meat in them. To be honest, I am not sure what kind of meat it is. As a true carnivore, it doesn’t even matter to me.
The Drink: Fountain Pepsi. My addiction to soda is one of my biggest internal battles. I know how bad soda is for me but I can’t stop drinking it. I’ve limited how much I’ve been drinking & even went over a month without having any. Now, I am trying to find a good balance of how much I can allow myself to have. There are also things that I just can’t have without soda – Burgers, BBQ and Chinese Food are on that list.
And of course…the cornbread!!! I the cornbread from Moe’s more than anything else on the menu. I even considered getting a second piece “to go” except that I couldn’t justify swiping my card for only a dollar something. Oh yea, I should say something about how the cornbread tastes. The cornbread is soft, with crunchy sides and top because they spread butter on it & place it on the grill before serving it. I could seriously go there and only have the cornbread.
Aside from the great food & free Pac-Man arcade game, Moe’s has unbelievable customer service. They also have a great beer selection but I don’t drink beer. I am already thinking about how I will be back at Moe’s next week when my family comes to visit.