Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Asheville Beer, Breweries, Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast

 Do you want to find out why Asheville has been voted "Beer City USA" for three years running? One of the most popular tours our guests ask about when arriving at our Smoky Mountain bed and breakfast is the Asheville Brews Cruise. Experience the most unique way to savor the city's fabulous brewing scene.

This business was started in 2006 by a beer loving couple who had the vision to see this idea take off. Under the current ownership additional tours were added to meet the growing demand.

There is a different tour going on each day of the week and on Friday and Saturday, you have 2 tours to choose from. The tour includes 3-4 breweries and you can either go mobile or walk depending on how you feel. All tours are $45 with plenty of generous samples.

There are 10 breweries that participate such as the French Broad Brewing Co., Green Man Ales, Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co., and Thirsty Monk. They are all award winning microbreweries and during the tour, you will walk among each brewery’s stainless steel brew kettles and fermenters, where you will learn the unique blend of science, art and passion that turns malted grain, hops, yeast and water into that magic elixir called beer.

After a hard day of touring have your designated driver take you back to our Waynesville NC bed and breakfast for some much needed rest and relaxation. Cheers!

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

H.A.R.T. Theater,"Gypsy",Waynesville NC Bed and Breakfast

On the main stage H.A.R.T. presents "Gypsy" near our  Waynesville NC bed and breakfast.

July 8th-July 31st
Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Arthur Laurents
Directed By Steven Lloyd, Music Direction by Chuck Taft

It’s Vaudeville, Burlesque and the story of Gypsy Rose Lee, in one of the greatest musicals ever written. Nothing about “Gypsy” is small. A big cast, big orchestra and show-stopping numbers will make this the event of the year! Fasten your seat belts, the overture is enough to blow the roof off the place.

Adults $22, Seniors $20, Students $10

Enjoy a wonderful evening at Haywood Arts Regional Theater and a night or two with us at our Smoky Mountain bed and breakfast only a mile from the theater!

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina My Zimbio
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe At Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast

At our bed and breakfast in Waynesville, NC we have the best chocolate cake recipe you'll ever make. I've been making this cake since October 1983 for all sorts of occasions. Most requested are birthdays, baby showers, my sisters wedding shower, graduations, but most of all dessert for Father's Day. This is my dad's favorite cake. I don't get to celebrate Father's Day with my dad to often and this year is no different, but he will be visiting Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast on his birthday when he will turn 85. You can be sure that this cake will make an appearance.

McCall's Perfect Chocolate Cake
October 1982

This is the most delicious chocolate cake you ever tasted!  Moist, light, sinfully rich, made with cocoa, lots of chocolate and whipped cream, it can't be found in a bakery or made from a cake mix.  Follow this recipe exactly--accurate measurements, no substitutions, the right pan size--and you'll have a perfect dessert.


1 cup unsifted unsweetened cocoa
2 cups boiling water
2 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter or regular margarine, softened
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1 pkg (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup light cream
1 cup butter or regular margarine
2 1/2 cups unsifted confectioner's sugar


1 cup heavy cream, chilled
1/4 cup unsifted confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In medium bowl, combine cocoa with boiling water, mixing with wire whisk until smooth.  Cool completely.  Sift flour with soda, salt, and baking powder. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease well and lightly flour three 9 by 1 1/2 inch layer cake pans.

In large bowl of electric mixer at high speed beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla, scraping bowl occasionally, until light--about 5 minutes.  At low speed, beat in flour mixture (in fourths), alternately with cocoa mixture (in thirds), beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Do not overbeat.  Divide evenly into pans; smooth top.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until surface springs back when gently pressed with fingertip.  Cool in pans 10 minutes. Carefully loosen sides with spatula; remove from pans; cool on racks. 

Frosting:  In medium saucepan, combine chocolate pieces, cream, butter; stir over medium heat until smooth.  Remove from heat.  With whisk, blend in 2 1/2 cups confectioners; sugar.  In bowl set over ice, beat until it holds shape.

Filling:  Whip cream with sugar and vanilla; refrigerate. 

To assemble cake:  On plate, place a layer, top side down; spread with half of cream.  Place second layer, top side down; spread with rest of cream. Place third layer, top side up.

To frost:  With spatula, frost sides first, covering whipped cream; use rest of frosting on top, swirling decoratively. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.  To cut, use a thin edged sharp knife; slice with a sawing motion.  Serves 10-12.

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina My Zimbio
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration,Waynesville North Carolina

Waynesville, North Carolina is introducing a NEW event this year named the Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration. It is a heritage themed event showcasing our mountain history.

There will be two stages featuring live entertainment throughout the day. Some of the performers will be David Holt, a four time Grammy Award winner, Josh Goforth, Grammy nominee, Michael Reno Harrell, award winning songwriter and veteran storyteller, plus the Hominey Valley Boys and Hill Country Band.

There will be storytelling, local authors, folk toys, art and craft, demonstrations and displays, old tractors and old tools. From basket making, blacksmithing, quilting, weaving, wood working, wood carving, pottery, painting, soap making, to food vendors that serve only traditional foods featuring BBQ, smoked sausage, beans, and cornbread, corn and cheese cakes, fried apple pies, kettle corn, baked goods, nuts and more. Lemonade, iced tea and water.

So learn, experience and celebrate our Appalachian history and culture in Haywood County on Main Street in Downtown Waynesville. We have one room left in our Waynesville NC bed and breakfast on Friday and Saturday night.

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina