The Botanical Gardens is one of my favoriteplaces to go in Ashville. It has a wide variety of native flowering trees and wildflowers and all for free or a small donation. Memberships are also available. It is a not-for -profit organization so they do rely on donations and memberships. Within the ten acres that comprise the Gardens, a walking trail forming a half-mile loop leads visitors across bridges spanning streams, through meadows, and over a woodland ridge to a wildflower cove. An authentic ??dog trot? cabin and a spring house demonstrate how our ancestors lived, and a lovely gazebo provides shelter in the midst of the Sunshine Meadow. Along the way, strategically placed picnic benches and tables invite visitors to stop for a picnic lunch or to spend some quiet moments listening to the creeks ripple and the birds sing.They ask that you please do not bring pets, radios, or sports equipment ?? help to preserve the serenity for all guests. It is a beautiful place to relax and get away from the busy-ness of the world. Highly recommended.
I absolutely love the chocolate carrot cake and so does everybody I have ever known to taste it. The kids love it, the wife loves it, the wife's friends at her birthday party all loved it. And it is all organic, can we love it any more? The owner Avi is a wonderful lady, she even let me take one for my wife's birthday when I was $10 short on cash, oops I have to get back there and pay her back. You can buy it by the slice or by the cake. They have eight varieties available and it is also sold by the slice at The Green Sage restaurant and I am sure other places in Asheville too. Don't deprive yourself any longer! Find the World's Best Carrot Cake and indulge your taste buds. They will love you forever!
Or so they say. Migun of Asheville has a unique massage bed and other products that are available to use for free in their facility. The only requirement is a 30 minute no pressure intro to the product and the facility and its use. The bed has jade knobs on a roller carriage that moves up and down the spine and the calf. The jade rollers along with far infrared heat move along accupressure points according to 5 or 6 different pre-programmed patterns. They claim the bed has many healing and theraputic abilities. All I know is it feels pretty good and I will go back when I can. The staff is really friendly and helpful and definitely believe in the product. Lisa and I have never been asked to listen to any other sales talk or pressured into buying anything at all. The only request is that you bring a towel to place on the bed for hygiene purposes. If it does all they say it can I can certainly see how people would want one and I have seen one being purchased and know some friends who are planning to buy one. I guess the business model is working. The facility can get crowded as there are a lot of people taking advantage of the free service. I highly recommend this if you are in the Arden area by the airport.
We have eaten here several times now and it is one of our favorite stops when we are out with the kids. A unique variety of local mostly organic cuisine featuring bison and trout salad along with vegetarian items. Organic beer and wine are also available. Great locally made desserts also. This is the old Bean Streets Coffeehouse location which was fixed up by the previous owners when it was an Asian restaurant the name I can't recall. They have had some great local musicians there on weekends that the kids enjoyed interacting with and the staff seems very friendly and helpful. Their serving utensils and plates are all compostible or recyclable. Highly recommended.
Suspicion... that's what usually comes up for me when trying to find a new mechanic. Well that's what first came up for me when I brought my '95 Benz to Euro-Spec and told them my heater/ac blower stopped working and was told that they usually go around 150,000 miles which is what my mileage is. After being told it was about a $400 job I reluctantly left the car and waited for THE CALL. I received it later that day and guess what... the mechanic said it was a fuse... only a fuse. Cool. When I picked up the car the guys were all really helpful. They told me some of the other issues with the car and assured me it was fine but would need some work in the future. No pressure to fix anything right away. What a relief as we are leaving for a 3500 mile road trip this weekend. Though their prices are probably not the cheapest (of course cheap and Mercedes don't really match up anyway) I highly recommend them. I believe they are honest and sincere. I will definitely go back there.