HVL Donuts Gets Ready To Open In Downtown Hendersonville NC

HVL Donuts Downtown Hendersonville NC

HVL Donuts, a satellite store for HenDough, is getting ready to open in Downtown Hendersonville North Carolina. The existing space that HenDough Chicken & Donuts occupies is a little off the beaten path (but worth the trip), but now they have a spot at the beginning of all the Main Street foot traffic. And the building, it is a little cute “hole in the wall” location for a small business or smaller items, such as donuts. While McFarlan’s bakery has the good old fashioned donuts that we have always loved, HVL Donuts is bringing a more artisan craft donut to the Downtown Hendersonville scene.

New Cooking Classes in Hendersonville NC at Mi Amore Cafe

Hendersonville NC Cooking Class at Mi Amore Cafe

Chef Anthony, or “The Saucy Italian” as many call him, creates some deliciously authentic Italian food at Mi Amore Cafe in Hendersonville North Carolina. Many folks have asked and begged for his family recipes, and he has now decided to start a cooking class at the restaurant. Not only will you learn lots about Italian food and wine, but you will also meet a bunch of great folks in the community. Think of this as a cooking social, where friends meet and eat!

A Family Tradition – Grandad’s Apple Farm in Hendersonville NC

Grandad's Apple Farm and Pumpkins in Hendersonville NC

Today was the time when our family heads out to Grandad’s Apple Farm in Hendersonville North Carolina. Over the past few years, this has become a family tradition for us. This year there was only a handful of us, as some had prior commitments, and others had to work. But we have learned that as a family, we must make great memories while we still can, so heading out to this farm is more than just about apples.

Apple Picking at Grandad's Apple Farm in Hendersonville NC

We walked, talked, enjoyed the sun, escaped to the shade for a few, hung out by the lake, played by the cornfield, had some fun in the playground area, met some other nice folks, and took home two bags of apples to make all sorts of delicious desserts.

Grandad's Apple Farm Hendersonville North Carolina

I just love looking out across this huge cornfield, taking a deep breath, and gazing upon the mountains that rise into the sky.

Golden Delicious Apples in Hendersonville NC

There we plenty of choices when it came to apples, although certain ones like Pink Lady and Candy Crisp were not ready yet. You can see our photo about those on the AskHendersonville Facebook Page. The apples pictured above were called Golden Delicious, and once you bite into them, you will know how they got the name.

Statues at Grandad's Apple Farm in Hendersonville NC

And although we took photos and made memories all over the farm, there we also several statues that you could take a photo with. Grandma and her butler are located right at the barn entrance, and the gorilla and bear are in the kids playground area. Oh, and the barn has just about everything you can imagine making with apples. From ice cream, to bread, to pastries, and even some bottled hard cider to take the edge off.

So if you are looking for a great spot to take the family, or spend time with friends; this is a must-have experience if you are in the Hendersonville and Western North Carolina area.

Also… see the Tractor Ride Video on Facebook!

Surf & Turf in Downtown Hendersonville NC

We had such an incredible foodie experience in downtown Hendersonville North Carolina recently, that we must share it with you! Have you ever found a restaurant that had so much variety, and did all of those plates very well. Well we have, and that place is Never Blue. We were in a rush, pretty hungry, and in the middle of Apple Fest; so we sat down for a quick bite. Here is what we had:

Crab Cakes at Never Blue in Hendersonville NC

Crab Cakes – not many crab-cakes pass my approval, but these do!

Pork Plat at Never Blue in Hendersonville NC

Pork – this plate was so amazingly delicious!

Garlic Chili Shrimp at Never Blue in Hendersonville NC

Chili-Garlic Shrimp – we had a shrimp-master with us, and they put their stamp of approval on these!

*food photography by G Social Media