I’d pretty much decided never to go to The Blackbird after they moved from Black Mountain to Asheville. I’d been to the Black Mountain location twice and had negative experiences both times. Granted, the problems were mostly structural issues with the building that aren’t worth going into now that they’ve moved. Had the food been stellar, I might have tried it one more time.
After giving the Bird a chance last week, I now know it would have been a BIG mistake to write them off.
Anchoring the brand spanking new Aloft Hotel on its Northeast corner, Blackbird has a relaxed, but sleek, urban feel.
Blackbird’s Club ($8.50) was brimming with house-smoked turkey, ham, Swiss and Cheddar cheeses, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato. Shoestring fries were one of the side choices available.
Bird’s BLT ($7.50) was terrific! Not just bacon, but Sorghum glazed bacon. Not just tomato, but fried green tomato. And of course, lettuce. I’m not sure why, but the words that comes to mind when describing this sandwich are “lusciously creamy”. Lifting the bread to check for a secret ingredient or sauce exposed nothing but mayo.
As we were finishing up, a towering piece of Coconut Cake floated by us on its way to the table next to ours. Next time, it’s comin’ to mama.
- Service was friendly and efficient
- Blackbird window seats are great for people watching on Biltmore Ave.
47 Biltmore Ave..
Asheville, NC 28801