2019 Asheville Food Fan Awards

WHEN:
JANUARY 27TH, 2020
V.I.P. Admission – 5:00PM
FOOD • DRINKS • SCHMOOZING
General Admission: 6:00PM
FOOD • DRINKS • SCHMOOZING
Awards Ceremony 7:00PM – 8:00PM
FOOD • DRINKS • SCHMOOZING
Evening Ends at 9:30PM
AFTER PARTY • TBA

WHERE
Asheville Masonic Temple
80 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801
ashevillemasonictemple.com

WHY
To have fun, while paying tribute to the great people who make up the amazing Asheville Food Scene!

WHO
Produced by: Stu Helm Food FanShay Brown Events, & Ashvegas.com


THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


NEWS!!! 

August 18th, 2019 – Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-asheville-food-fan-awards-tickets-69557730043


 

August 17th, 2019 – The Categories have been announced, and a dedicated Facebook page has been created! Below are the categories, and HERE is a link to the Facebook page!

CATEGORIES 2019
Chef of the Year • Cook of the Year • Food Person (or People) of the Year • Food Maker of the Year • Farmer of the Year • Baker of the Year • Restaurant of the Year • Cafe / Tea Room of the Year • Food Truck of the Year • Fancy Meal of the Year • Sandwich of the Year • Pork Product of the Year • Burger of the Year • Best Pickled Stuff • Best Use of Fungus • Best of Blood and Guts • Best Sweet Treat • Best Effin’ F.O.H. • Best New Restaurant • Best of the Best at Everything They Do


August 12th, 2019 – You may have noticed the name change from last year, from “The Stoobie Awards” to the “Asheville Food Fan Awards,” and if you’re wondering why, it’s because last year, after the amazing live ceremony and party and all of the time and effort that everyone put into everything, I realized this thing has outgrown me! So, while all of the nominees and winners will still be chosen by me, and no one else, the name isn’t such an inside joke anymore. The joke being, that whenI started awarding these “Best ofs” six years ago, literally no one cared, so I thought it would be funny to name them after myself, in an act of sarcastic self-aggrandizement. Now that people actually do care, I’ve decided to give them a better name.

Also, I have enlisted a secret academy of eaters who will help me find more of the great food out there in Asheville. Just as the awards themselves have outgrown me, so has the food scene outgrown my capacity to keep up with all of it and try every little thing I want to try. My academy members will be steering me towards the best bites and dishes they’ve had, as well as weighing n on their favorite chefs and restaurants. I will still be making all of the final decisions, but the folks I’ve recruited to advise me are my A-team, my compadres, my councilors, my fellow hard core eaters.

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ARCHIVES


categories & winners | 2018



nominees & reviews | 2018


You can read last year’s Stoobie Award nominations here.


event page | 2018


FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER THE STOOBIE AWARDS WILL BE LIVE!


The Annual Stoobie Awards have become an Asheville Food Scene tradition! Each year in January, the readers of Ashvegas, as well as the food makers, vendors, and venues look forward to finding out who the hand-picked nominees and winners are for culinary and hospitality excellence in the previous year!

READ PAST STOOBIE AWARDS HERE

The 2018 Stoobie Awards will be the FIRST EVER to be announced and celebrated with a LIVE ceremony / party / event that will be packed with food, music, special guests, and of course, the naming of the Stoobie Award winners!

WHEN
Monday, January 28th – 5:30pm to 9:30pm

WHERE
Asheville Masonic Temple
80 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801
ashevillemasonictemple.com

WHY
To have fun, while paying tribute to the great people who make up the amazing Asheville Food Scene!

WHO
Produced by: Ashvegas.com / Shay Brown Events / Sprout Consulting / Stu Helm Food Fan
Stay tuned for more details on vendors and entertainment

THIS EVENT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!

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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

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 food tour guide living in Asheville, NC. As 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 experience. He began writing about food strictly to amuse his friends on Facebook.

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facebook.com/stuhelmfoodfan

instagram.com/stuhelm33

twitter.com/stuhelmfoodfan

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