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From left: Chef Jacob Sessoms of Table; Chef William Dissen, The Market Place; Chef Steven Goff, Standard Foods; Chef Katie Button, Curate; Chef Joe Scully, Chestnut and Corner Kitchen; Stu Helm; Chef John Fleer, Rhubarb; Chef Karen Donatelli, Donatelli Bakery; Chef Peter Pollay, Posana Cafe; and Chef Matt Dawes, Bull & Beggar./ Photo by STEWART O’SHIELDS for ASHVEGAS.COM

Stu Helm is an artist, writer, and podcaster living in Asheville, NC, and a frequent diner at local restaurants, cafes, food trucks, and the like. His tastes run from hot dogs and mac ‘n’ cheese, to haute cuisine, and his opinions are based on a lifetime of eating out. He began writing about food strictly to amuse his friends on Facebook.


External links:

avlfoodfans.com | ashvegas.com | stuhelmfoodfan.wordpress.com | facebook.com/stuhelmfoodfan |

instagram.com/stuhelm33 | twitter.com/stuhelmfoodfan | wpvmfm.org/show/asheville-food-fan


5 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Stu,
    I want to agree with your assessment on the coconut cake at Blackbird – what a dissapointment – and I love coconut cake.
    I do wish you would cut Glass Onion some slack – not great, but good and when you live way up this way (Madison county) not much around. Also you liked Well Bred — which I have to say – they cook their food ahead of time, I am not a fan of old, stale food.

    enjoy your reviews

    Laura Gordon


  2. Stu, thank you so much for the delightful tour Saturday morning it was really appreciated. I was the one with the broken foot. All of the food was delicious and personally I thought the coconut cake was delicious, but so was everything else. Some of the scenery around Asheville was quite odd to me but that is not your fault.


    • MARTHA!!! You were so awesome on the tour!!! I couldn’t believe it when you told me about your foot! Ha ha! You are tougher than nails! I will forever cite you as an example of a True Food Tour Trooper! It was such a pleasure to have you on the tour and to spend some time with you, Thank you for being such a positive energy force on the tour! “Odd” scenery indeed! Asheville never fails to be… Asheville! :)


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