The core-four headed to Mayfel’s on a sunny October morning to celebrate Chelsea’s 25th birthday.

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Mayfel’s, a favorite amongst Asheville brunch lovers, is located in the heart of downtown.  The interior is unique and colorful–funky art, eclectic chandeliers, and Louisiana-style pieces are smattered all over. They also have not one, but two patios. The front patio is dog-friendly with a great view of Pritchard Park and the second is a called The Courtyard Bar,  located in the courtyard behind the building.
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Mattie was especially chipper because Mayfel’s boasts one of the best “build your own Bloody Mary Bars” in Asheville. And this girl loves a good Bloody Mary.
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You can load yours up with regular tomato juice or a spicy tomato mix, plus add-ins like okra, olives, celery, lemons, horseradish, and tons of hot sauce varieties.

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Everyone else opted for Mimosa’s, which were quickly filled with confetti when Chelsea started opening her gifts.

Chelsea, Mattie and Matt decided to start with a creamy tomato bisque, served with French bread.  It was beautifully seasoned and quite chunky which was nice.

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We love restaurants that use local products and Mayfel’s is one of them. This jam–made in neighboring Fairview by Imladris Farm–is so delicious and can actually be found at a lot of restaurants around town. If you want more information on how/where to attain local food then definitely check out ASAP. It stands for Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project and they are an amazing organization!

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Any-who, Jessica was so overwhelmed by the menu options, she had a small freakout.

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But alas–brunch was served!  Mattie went with the humungous catfish po’boy served with lettuce, tomato, and remoulade.  (Ask for it to be cut in half…it can be a bit tough to handle!)

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Catfish Po’boy

Chelsea chose the shrimp n’ grits, topped with gorgonzola cheese, scallions and served with a fluffy buttermilk biscuit.  The shrimp were huge and sautéed in Creole cream sauce. Pure comfort food through and through, it was the perfect treat for the birthday girl.

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Matt had an egg, bacon, cheese and spinach omelet topped with bacon inside a warm and flakey croissant. It was served with his choice of side, mac and cheese.

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Egg, bacon, cheese & spinach croissant w/ a side of mac
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Buttermilk biscuits w/ veggie sausage & home fries

Jessica opted for the biscuits and gravy with vegetarian sausage and a side of home fries.  You would never know the sausage wasn’t real meat, and the buttermilk biscuits–perfection.

We couldn’t have had a better start to our day–if the birthday girl is happy, everyone’s happy!

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See you soon, Mayfel’s and thanks again!

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