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A Perfect Dinner at the Glass Onion Restaurant

Photo Outside the Glass Onion Restaurant in Weaverville, NC

We ventured a few minutes north of Asheville for our anniversary dinner at the Glass Onion restaurant. We made an early reservation and arrived right on time. The quaint exterior and attractive dining room were just as we had hoped. And Susan, our waitress, fully described the specials and helped make our dining experience very enjoyable.

Photos Outside and Inside the Glass Onion Restaurant in Weaverville, NC

We had heard good things about the Glass Onion, but we didn’t expect it to be so incredible. The food and service were truly fantastic. We started our meal with some delicious garlic knots, and then we shared two specials: an Arugula & Butternut Squash Salad and Tuscan White Bean & Panchetta Ham Soup…

Glass Onion Garlic Knot Appetizers, Soup and Salad

I ordered the special Grilled Rack of Lamb entrée. I like lamb chops, and it’s been a while since I’ve found great ones. These were the best I can remember. Fresh and grilled perfectly…

Glass Onion Grilled Lamb Chops

My sweetheart enjoyed a spectacular Grilled Scottish Salmon entrée with red onion marmalade and local vegetables…

Glass Onion Salmon Entre

The chefs put a cute candle in our dessert, which was another little unexpected treat. The rich, moist, almond pound cake with raspberry sauce and fresh whipped cream was the perfect ending to a perfect meal…

Glass Onion Almond Pound Cake Dessert

According to the Our Story page on their website, the head chefs at Glass Onion moved to WNC in 2012 from Long Island, New York. Asheville residents and visitors are lucky this talented couple chose our area to open their Global Italian restaurant. If you’re looking for food that’s way above the ordinary, but not overly priced, take a short drive to the quaint town of Weaverville and enjoy a great meal at the Glass Onion. It’s located at 18 North Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787. To make a reservation call 828-645-8866. For an interactive Google map click here.


1965 Ford GT40 at the Glass Onion Restaurant

Picture of 1965 Ford GT40 in Weaverville, NC

For our anniversary dinner last night we drove a few minutes north of Asheville, NC, to the Glass Onion restaurant in Weaverville. When we parked in front of the Glass Onion I saw something I hadn’t seen in a long time… what appeared to be an actual Ford GT40.

1965 NC License Plate on a Ford GT40

I’m no expert, so I don’t know for sure, but it had a 1965 North Carolina license plate. If it was the real thing, I understand why he left his tail lights on when he parked it on the street. The Hagerty classic car insurance website says a 1965 GT40 is valued over $3.5 million. I’m sure our new Mini felt a little jealous, and I think it may have turned even more red…

Rare 1965 Ford GT40 Humbles New Mini Cooper

In a little while I’ll tell you about our fantastic dinner at the Glass Onion. It was great…

Picture Outside the Glass Onion Restaurant near Asheville, NC


Davidson River Outfitters Fly Fishing Guide

Davidson River Outfitters Fly Fishing Guide Jeff Furman

I spent the first day of Fall fishing with one of my sons and Jeff Furman, a certified casting instructor at Davidson River Outfitters near Brevard, NC…

Jeff Furman Our Guide Is An Expert

Jeff tied our flies and gave us lots of good advice and instruction…

Davidson River Outfitters Fly Fishing Guide

My son had been fly fishing out West, and his experience showed. He kept reeling them in all morning…

My Son the Fisherman

Fly Fishing Guide Was Busy

Davidson River Outfitters is located at the entrance to Pisgah Forest near the intersection of routes US 64 and US 276. For an interactive Google map click here.

Davidson River Outfitters Shop

Davidson River Outfitters has 10 professional guides, including owner Kevin Howell, who is a Fly Fishing Master’s Champion. Davidson guides operate in Pisgah, and Nantahala National Forest; Dupont and Gorges State Parks, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (They also have access to 6 miles of privately managed and limited access trout streams.) Davidson also offers float trips on the French Broad, Pigeon, Tuckaseegee, Watauga, and South Holston Rivers. If you don’t need professional instruction, but need fishing gear, Davidson sells some of the best, including rods from G.Loomis, Sage, and Winston, and reels from Lamson, Ross, Sage, and Nautilus, and wading gear and clothing from Simms, Patagonia, and Chota. So the weather’s perfect. Let’s all skip work and go fishing!

Let's skip work and go fishing.

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