Asheville is known for its eclectic + delicious food scene, and the AVLtoday team is known to love and rep our city, so naturally we combined the two to bring you the ultimate Asheville menu. Featuring dishes named for regional or local landmarks and more, this is the list you’ll want to reference when you want to put some local on your plate.
Leave it to the folks behind this perennially popular eatery — which showcases curries from around the world — to create a taco made with South Asian naan bread, curried proteins, pickled veggies, and spiced yogurt. Trust us: it’s even better than it sounds.
This charming spot, housed in a Tudor-style cottage in Biltmore Village, is known for giving beloved New American dishes a fresh flair, and its Biltmore Avenue Reuben is no exception. Featuring house-cooked corned beef, melty Swiss cheese, homemade 1000 island dressing, and sauerkraut braised with apple juice, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar + bay leaves on griddled toasted rye bread, it might be the best sandwich in town.
Whether you want to trek the iconic trail’s nearly 2200 miles or just do a section at a time, you’ll need some fuel for the journey. Turn to this aptly-named all-day breakfast item, which features eggs, Hickory Nut Gap bacon or sausage, turkey bacon or tempeh bacon sausage, root vegetable hash, and toast, and you’ll be able to make the trip.
Hungry for more? Find 5 more Asheville-themed dishes below.
State ○ NC will gain another congressional seat for the next decade. This is due to population growth, primarily in Wake + Mecklenburg counties. Population distribution data for redistricting won’t be available until late summer or fall, but officials estimate the 14th seat will be located within thePiedmont region.🏛️(News & Observer)
Community ○Catalyst Sports will host an adaptive mountain bike clinic for people with disabilities on May 15th and 16th at Guion Farms Parking Area in Hendersonville (3045 Sky Valley Rd). The event offers a variety of time slots for both volunteers + participants to sign up. Each ride will last an hour and a half and include safety and technique instruction. ⛰️
Learn ○ MountainTrue is hosting a virtual four-part series on the impacts of climate change on the Southern Blue Ridge as part of its MountainTrue University webinar program. Sessions will explore the effects of climate change on our ecology, as well as how communities can minimize and adapt to future environmental changes. View sessions here. 🌡️
Trending ○ Lumber is selling at the highest rate since 2006, creating supply + demand issues in local businesses, developers, homeowners + more. The Asheville Builders Association has reported a 250% increase in cost, potentially adding a $24,000 increase to single family home prices. 🪵 (WLOS)
Coronavirus ○ Check out the latest COVID-19 stats for NC from the Department of Health and Human Services here. As of Tuesday afternoon, 17,316 cases and 313 deaths have been reported in Buncombe County. See more Buncombe County-specific info, including waitlist numbers and vaccines distributed, here.
DYK ○ WNC is home to landfill-gas-powered blacksmithing and glassblowing studios. Fueled entirely by methane gas, local blacksmiths are pioneering a new course for this practice that has the potential to spread to hundreds of landfills nationwide. Read more here. 💨(The Bitter Southerner)
Asked ○ We’re looking to compile a list of wheelchair friendly spots around town and are calling upon you, our dear readers, for your expertise. What are the coolest wheelchair accessible spots around town? Let us know here. 💛
Dish ○ Nashville-based Porter Road Butcherships craft meat to doorsteps nationwide. They work with local farmers to humanely pasture-raise animals — with no added hormones or antibiotics. Offering quality brats, steaks, dry-aged hotdogs, Italian sausage + more, Porter Road is also offering our readers $20 off their first order of $99+. Ⓟ
Deal ○ In celebration of Mother’s Day, U Beauty is offering aget one, gift one dealnow through May 3for some of their award-winning skincare products.Buy The Duo 50ml + get The SCULPT 15ml, or buy The SUPER 50ml + get the Resurfacing Compound 15ml. Shop here.Ⓟ
Shoutout to all of the hard-working moms out there. If you’re looking to treat a mom in your life(or yourself) this Mother’s Day, listen up. We’re partnering with Biltmore Park Town Square to give one lucky mother a mom-umental (and well deserved) treat. 💗
How to enter: Click here to enter on our website via the giveaway form. Enter your email address, name, zip code, check the opt-in box to receive Biltmore Park Town Square updates (optional) + answer the question.
It’s as simple as that. The giveaway will run now through noon on May 6, 2021, and one winner will be chosen at random, contacted + announced in our newsletter on Friday, May 7.
Good luck, AVL. 🎉
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Art ○ Let’s Laugh! | Wed., Apr. 28 | 1-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | Led by Kathy Seguin + Sheila Langdon, this arts-based program serves adults with mild to moderate memory loss + their care partners. 🎨
Show ○ Fortezza | Wed., Apr. 28 | 7-10 p.m. | Fleetwood’s, 496 Haywood Rd. | $10 | Local garage punk Fortezza with power pop duo Dude Babe. 🎸 ○ The Travis Book Happy Hour | Wed., Apr. 28 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. + Virtual | $20 | A 90 minute variety show. 🎶
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