Whether you’re recovering from a wild night, preparing for a big adventure, or just want an excuse to dissolve into a food coma for a few hours,sometimes a breakfast burrito is the only thing that fits the bill.
Many Ashevillians have wondered whether a great breakfast burrito even exists in the 828 — but roll with us, and you just might find the ‘rito of your dreams. Here are the ones that come most highly-recommended in the Land of Sky.
Tienda El Quetzal also makes great sandwiches, platos, and beyond. | Photo by AVLtoday
If you want a thick, no-frills roll that’s delightfully messy, look no further. Tienda’s spicy wrap comes with scrambled eggs, sausage, jalapenos, Jack cheese, sour cream, and chunky salsa — and it’s available all day long. While this spot doesn’t have a website, you can preview the menu here.
The housemade tortillas are a happy highlight of LaRumba’s grilled burrito, which comes stuffed to the brim with scrambled eggs, potatoes, Oaxaca cheese, onions, bell peppers, guacamole, and sour cream. The protein choices are vast + exciting, including everything from carne asada to chicken tinga to vegan chorizo.
Not pictured: the rapid velocity at which we devoured this Sand Hill burrito. | Photo by AVLtoday
The legends behind your favorite fried chicken sandwich have also engineered a burrito that, in the words of AVLtoday City Editor Brook, “tastes like a revelation.”
It’s packed with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, home fries, herbed Duke’s mayo + your choice of protein, plus the option to add pickled jalapenos (which we highly recommend).The real clincher: it’s sealed with a crispy layer of melted cheese, which gives each bite a lively little crunch.
Local Punk Showcase | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 7:30 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $10+ | Local punk bands Busy Weather, Cloud City Caskets, The Deathbots, and Pink Eye will celebrate Asheville’s storied counter-culture music scene.
Business After Hours | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit | Free | Connect with members of the local business community over beer, wine, pizza, and tunes from DJ Molly.
Ratatouille | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit | Free | Chow Chow presents a family-friendly screening of this animated food film, featuring a rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a great chef. 🎥
Creativity Mixer: Dealing with Overwhelm | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Story Parlor, 227 Haywood Rd. | $20 suggested donation | Connect with other creatives over the challenges of overwhelm + have an opportunity to share a five-minute sample of your work.
Community Health and Resource Fair | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Reuter Family YMCA, 3 Town Square Blvd. | Free | Connect with local healthcare organizations for resources such as health screenings, vaccinations, diabetes risk tests, and job opportunities.
Cruel Summer | Fri., Aug. 5 | 9 p.m. | The Grey Eagle | $20 | This all-ages dance party celebrates the music of Taylor Swift.
Light Up the Night 5K | Fri., Aug. 5 | 7 p.m. | Carrier Park | $40 | Proceeds for this event go to support the work of local nonprofit Western Carolina Rescue Ministries. 👟
Sowing Seeds of Equity | Sat., Aug. 6 | 6-9 p.m. | WNC Farmers Market, 570 Brevard Rd. | $150 | This seated dinner celebrates farmers of color with a five course meal prepared by local chefs + a discussion about systemic and institutional racism. 🍽️
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue has put out an urgent ask for Asheville’s animal lovers: would you consider fostering or adopting?
One of the many eligible pets up for adoption. | Photo by Brother Wolf Animal Shelter
Like many shelters across the country, Brother Wolf is receiving a higher volume of unhoused animals than it is currently able to accommodate — and the organization is hoping members of the community can step up and help.
Sign up to become a foster — or see our guide to learn other ways you can support animal shelters, rescues + sanctuaries in the Asheville area.
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At its Tues., Aug. 2 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution that supports the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ efforts to restore Clingman’s Dome to its original name of Kuwohi. Learn more about the history of Cherokee land cessions in Buncombe County.
Citizen Vinyl will host two Turntable Suppers this August. The first one — which takes place Mon., Aug. 8,6:30-8:30 p.m. — will feature a vegan Peruvian feast from Chef Caro Gutiérrez Paz of Ayni 51. And if you’re craving Burmese food, aThoke Lay will appear on Mon., Aug. 29.
Aw, shucks — need catering for an event? Enter:The Lobster Trap. From backyard parties to weddings, The Lobster Trap’s
oyster and shrimp catering brings the restaurant’s delicious raw bar to you. Get oyster catering
(and look forward to winning the “best host” award). 🦪*
Smoke & Mirrors, an immersive installation that layers projections, movement, and sound, will return to the Asheville Center for Connection + Collaboration onSat., Aug. 20, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Register to attend. (Mountain Xpress)
The City of Asheville’s two public swimming pools — Malvern Hills and Recreation Park — will only operate on Saturdays and Sundays, starting this weekend. Malvern Hills’ final day of the season will be Sun., Aug. 21 and Recreation Park will operate through Labor Day. Get more info. 🌊
The YMI Cultural Center has launched a new monthly gathering + brunch series for men of color. The
Brother’s Brunch, which debuted in June, will have its next gathering on Sat., Aug. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Foundry Hotel. (Mountain Xpress)
WNCAP is partnering with the Buncombe County Health Department to host a one-day Monkeypox vaccine clinic on Fri., Aug, 5, 12-3 p.m. The clinic will take place at 554 Fairview Rd. and no appointment is necessary. Learn more about vaccine eligibility. 💉 (Mountain Xpress)
Asheville FM, our local “free-form community radio station,” has released a mobile app so listeners can tune in live via their cell phones. Download it on the Google Play and Apple App store. 📱
$432,650. That’s how much money will go towards helping low-income homes with water bills, thanks to Buncombe County’s new water assistance program. The program runs now through June 2023. Contact Eblen Charities at (828) 255-3066 to apply or get more details. 💰
Did you know? MB HAYNES shares are 100% employee-owned through their Employee Stock Ownership Program (something they’ve been doing for 100+ years). Here are four ways that employees benefit from the program — and how it could work for your small biz.*
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Editor’s pick: My ideal breakfast burrito scenario involves a thick, slightly squished burrito that’s wrapped in tin foil and loaded with salsa, sour cream, and some kind of zippy sauce. Forks and knives are not allowed, but in a pinch, I’m okay with scooping up bits of fallen debris with a tortilla chip.
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