A $20 Date Idea!
Last night I went on a fabulous date with three people whom I love dearly. We drank beer; we ate the best burger in town; we made plans for the future. And it cost less than twenty bucks.
It started with a little exercise and ended with a lot of indulgence. My favorite yoga class in town is Michael Greenfield’s Warm Vinyasa Flow at Asheville Community Yoga. It’s a sliding scale where you can choose what you want to pay from $5 to $15. It’s the best workout in town. You leave hot, wet, and healed.
From there, head to the Bull and Beggar. Only on Monday night they offer a $6 burger with a purchase of a drink. It can be any drink a beer, wine, Coke, or even one of their homemade sodas. If there aren’t seats at the bar, put your name on the list and head to The Wedge.
An Ironrail Rail at the Wedge will only set you back $3.50 before tip. Tip people! Absolutely the cheapest, yet tastiest, IPA in town.
Then get cozied up the bar back at Bull and Beggar. People. This is absolutely the best burger in this town. It’s like if In-N-Out’s Animal-style decided to be high art instead of lowbrow fast food. There’s melty cheese and caramelized onions atop two thing and perfectly (read: medium rare) cooked hamburger patties. The bread and butter pickles shoved in are sweet and tangy. The fries that come with are perfectly crunchy and salty.
Do it all on a warm, cloudless spring evening. This is what it’s about.
PS: To all the single dudes out there…the first time I did this excursion, the bar at Bull and Beggar was brimming with ladies. Not one man in the bunch. Looked like an excellent place to pick up the fabulous women of this town–eating burgers and drinking beer.