stoney knob café
loo review (in which we review the loosrest rooms, that isof
local restaurants) was on holiday over the holidays...and is now back
due to popular demand.
people this month put the bug in our ear that a good loo to review would
be the one at Stoney Knob Café on Merrimon (19/23) between Woodfin
and Weaverville. As Stoney Knob is a favorite WNC WOMAN hangout, dropping
by to check out their newly redone loo was by no means a chore. But
first, you understand, it was necessary to have a plate of, oh, maybe
scallops and shrimp on a bed of somethingsurely I pushed aside
as I am fairly certain it had carbs in it. And then I had to linger
for a bit by the fireplace, savoring its warmth and the deep, rich red
walls of their latest additioncaressed by the just-right music
that transported me to the shores of the Mediterranean (or was it the
Adriatic?). I admired the gorgeous olive wood bar, fireplace mantle
and hearth crafted by our own Sandi Tomlin-Sutkers talented son,
Dormeuse by Tamara de Lempicka on the wall opposite my table provided
a lush, dreamy backdrop for the couple sitting beneath the painting.
It is a good room for falling in love. In fact, I fell a bit more deeply
in love with myself while I was sitting there. Surely Valentine's Day
this place will have a line halfway to Woodfin! My one complaint? They
need those Itty Bitty Booklights to clamp on the menu so we can see
what we want to order! And as part of the enjoyment of food is seeing
it, I'd suggest a bit more light at the table......a grouping of candles
I digress, because this is, after all, a loo review. I finally tore
myself from my scallops to investigate the loo. Well, yes, their loo
is by no means boring: the vibrant, playful color continued the Mediterranean
theme of the main part of the café danced across the walls of
the loo. But my dinner plate was calling, and I confess I spent very
little time in there gathering material for the review.
Kathryn, I knew, was on her way to my table with the dessert tray, and
I didn't want her to have to wait for my return. Yes, Kathryn, that
raspberry thing was an excellent choice. (Of course I scraped off the
part with the carbs...)
savored, I paid, I tipped, and I drove home, all aglow with the visual,
auditory, and gustatory delights of Stoney Knob. Over the next few days,
I began to worry that I had given their loo short shrift, and that I
was perhaps not living up to my duty to the readers of WNC WOMAN. So
last night a friend and I stopped by to gather a bit more information
about the loo in order to present a really comprehensive loo review.
Of course it was necessary to try the Greek hors d'oeuvre sampler first.
Ohmigod. (There are no carbs in phyllo, are there?) Our eyes glazed
in ecstasy. We practically had to smoke a cigarette afterwards. Then
we paid, tipped, and left. On the way home, I realized I'd forgotten
to stop by the loo for further research. Ah, duty to our readers beckons.
I must return.
Knob Cafe, 337 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, 645-3309.Tuesday - Friday
11-9; Saturday 8-9:30, Sunday 9:30 - 3.