Best of Asheville / Food Fan Awards

I started doing in the “Stoobie Awards,” now called the Asheville Food Fan Awards in 2013, the same year I began writing food reviews for Ashvegas, and I have done them every year — in one form or another — ever since. They are superlatives, best ofs if you will, in a variety of categories, for excellence in the local food scene, that I publish every January for the previous year.

When I first started writing these awards, nobody really cared LOL but now days, there are plaques and stickers on walls and in windows all over town that the winners display with pride.

Below you will find a comprehensive list of all past and present Stoobie Award winners and nominees, in reverse chronological order.

⭑ – ALL WINNERS ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN BOLD PINK TEXT – ⭑

Disclaimer: The Asheville Food fan Awards are entirely the opinion on one person, me, Stu Helm. Readers may or may not agree with my choices, as their experiences and personal tastes may differ from mine.


2021

BREAKFAST OF THE YEAR
Abeja’s House Cafe – ⭑
Sunny Point Cafe
Sawhorse
Doc Brown’s BBQ

LUNCH OF THE YEAR
Nani’s Piri Piri Chicken née Nani’s Rotisserie Chicken
Ziggy’s Bakery & Deli
Waku Waku Japanese Eatery – ⭑

FANCY DINNER OF THE YEAR
OaxaCalifornia Dinner
Swine’d Sustainably / Cultura – ⭑
Food Stories / Chow Chow

SWEETS OF THE YEAR
Buggy Pop Popsicles
Old Europe Cakes
Marble & Steel Craft Chocolates – ⭑
Bhumi Chocolate

MOCKTAILS OF THE YEAR
Sovereign Remedies
Cultura – ⭑
Session Cafe

MEAL OF THE YEAR
The Odditorium – ⭑
Griff’s Kitchen & Bar
Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse
Zambra

FOOD EVENT OF THE YEAR
Grandest AVL / Black Wall Street AVL
Goombay – ⭑

FOOD COMPETITION OF THE YEAR
Cue for a Cause BBQ Throwdown – ⭑
Bring Your Heat, Asheville
Dinner Impossible Food Truck Throw Down
Punk Rock Hot Dogs
Duke’s vs Blue Plate

BEST RIBS OF 2021
Doc Brown’s BBQ – ⭑
Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse
12 Bones
Avenue M

BEST MEATLOAF OF 2021
Rye Knot
Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ
Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro – ⭑
East Village Grille

BEST SHEPHERD’S PIE OF 2021
Pierachy – ⭑
Iconic Kitchen & Drinks
Asheville Yacht Club
The Bier Garden

BEST CHEESESTEAK OF 2021
Ziggy’s Bakery & Deli – ⭑
The Odditorium
Asheville Sandwich Company
Buxton Hall Barbecue

BURGER OF THE YEAR
The Odditorium / Barf Burger – ⭑
Twisted Laurel Downtown Asheville / Smash Burger
The Malvern / Crunch Burg Supreme

BEST HUNKS OF MEAT OF 2021
Iconic Kitchen & Drinks / Wrack of Lamb
Caitlyn Farms Sustainable Beef / Fillet
Twisted Laurel Downtown Asheville / All Steaks – ⭑
Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse / Seared Wakyu

BEST WINGS OF 2021
Buxton Hall Barbecue
Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ
Deli Llammma Food Truck – ⭑
Benne on Eagle
Strictly Wings
Haywood Common
Neng Jr’s Pop-Up

CHICKEN SALAD OF THE YEAR
Nani’s Piri Piri Chicken – ⭑
Well Bred bakery
Buxton Chicken Palace

DEEP FRIED THING OF THE YEAR
Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse / Beech Mushroom – ⭑
The Odditorium / Deep Fried Tamale
Huli Sue’s Hawaiian BBQ / Reuben Spring Rolls
The Madness Sushi & Burgers / Jalapeño Poppers
Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ / Bear Balls

TACO OF THE YEAR
Los Tacotes Food Truck – ⭑
Asheville Yacht Club
El Gallo Asheville

SANDWICH OF THE YEAR
Ziggy’s Bakery & Deli / Meatball Sub
12 Bones BBQ / Smoked Turkey
Mother Ocean Market / Oyster Po’ Boy
Wild Ginger / Pork Belly Banh Mi – ⭑
Brenda Cabrera /  Pambazo

FOOD TRUCK OF THE YEAR
Feta Flav
Deli Llammma
Los Tacotes
Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ – ⭑
Spotted Banana

FOOD MAKER OF THE YEAR
Adam Anson – Matzo Man
DJ’s Pickles – ⭑
Earthy
Good Gravy Bakes

NEW RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
El Gallo
Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse – ⭑
Holeman & Finch

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Smoky Park Supper Club
Nani’s Piri Piri Chicken
La Bodega by Cúrate
Cultura – ⭑

CHEF OF THE YEAR
Chef Naomi Mikami / Waku Waku Japanese Eatery – ⭑
Chef Eric Morris / Cultura
Chef Chazzy Edwards / Deli Llammma Food Truck


2020

BURGER
Rosabee’s – Loco Moco Burger
Post 25 – Jalapeno Popper Burger – ⭑
Curate / La Bodega

CHICKEN DINNER
Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack – ⭑
Pupuseria Paty’s
Nani’s Rotisserie Chicken
Vivian

BRISKET
Brinehaus – ⭑
Black Bear BBQ
Doc Brown’s BBQ
Green House

SANDWICH
Sandwich Trio from Session Cafe at Citizen Vinyl
Brisket Philly from Little Louie’s Pop-up – ⭑
Grilled Boloney from Sweet Southern Funk Food Truck

DEEP FRIED THING
Little Louies’ / Buxton Hall Barbecue – Saucy Chicken Strips / Kids Chicken Nuggets
Sweet Southern Funk – Chicken Tenders & House Made Sauces
Storm Rhum Bar – Gator Tail and Grits – ⭑

BREAKFAST
Abeja’s House Cafe
Bomba
Blue Collar Diner Food Truck – ⭑
The Worthy Baker

LUNCH
Pupuseria Paty’s Asheville – ⭑
Thai Pearl
Manicomio
Broth Lab

DINNER
Lean Times Meat Co.
Lola’s Fresh Foods
Asheville Pro Kitchen
Red Fiddle Vittles – ⭑

SWEETS
Sunshine Sammies
The Worthy Baker – ⭑
Abeja’s House Cafe
Wild Ginger

MEAL OF THE YEAR
Anniversary Meal at Vue 1913 – ⭑
Vivian Marketplace – Trout Dinner
Avenue M – Take-Out Buffet
Buxton Hall Brunch
Zambra – Unexpected Meal

FOOD PERSON / PEOPLE
Jane Anderson
Flori Chastain Pate – ⭑
MANNA Foodbank
Asheville Strong
Anonymous Donors

PIVOT MASTER
Manicomio
Biscuit Head
Twisted Laurel
Pachimama5 – ⭑
Sunny Point Cafe

NEW RESTAURANT
Nani’s Piri Piri Chicken née Nani’s Rotisserie Chicken
Pie.Zaa
Thai Pearl – ⭑

CHEF
Chef Tom LaFauci
Chef Melissa Gray
Chef Paty Saenz
Chef Sujitra Chubthaisong aka Chef May
Chef Eric Morris – ⭑

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Twisted Laurel – ⭑
Vivian


2019

BLOOD & GUTS
Blood Sausage at Cúrate
Hog Hash at Buxton Hall
Liver Pudding at Benne on Eagle – ⭑

BURGER
Marley Burger at The One Stop – ⭑
Basic Burger at Tastee Diner
The Vault Burger at The Rankin Vault (Slider Size)

FUNGUS
Fried Mushrooms w/ Ponzu Sauce at Noble – The Greenhouse
Mushroom Casserole at Cultura – ⭑
Mushroom Toast at Imperial Life

PICKLED THING
Pickles on Everything at AUX Bar
Pickled Eggs at Bhramari
Pickle Plate at Cultura – ⭑

PORK
Ogbono Pork Ribs at Benne on Eagle
Pork ‘n’ Porridge at AUX Bar – ⭑
House Made Spam at Rosabee’s

SANDWICH
Sloppy Joe at Doc Brown’s BBQ – ⭑
Pimento Cheese Chicken BLT at Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack
Bubble Waffle Grilled Cheese w/ House-made Spam at Rosa Bee’s

SWEET TREAT
Maple Eclair at Sawhorse – ⭑
Li’l Cakies at Sunshine Sammies
Liquid Truffle Affogato at French Broad Chocolates

BAKER
Jill Worthy aka The Worthy Baker – ⭑
Fred Dehlow / Geraldine’s Bakery
Joe and Annie Ritota / Annie’s Bakery

CAFE / TEA ROOM
High Climate Tea
Double Decker Coffee Bus – ⭑
Yuzu Patisserie Cafe

FANCY MEAL
Parrillada Atahualpa w/ Chef Santiago Vargas / Out of the Blue Food Truck – ⭑
Hog Hash Bash w/ Chef Elliott Moss / Buxton Hall BBQ et al.
Love Songs w/ Chef Silver Cousler / Gan Shan West

FARM / FARMER
Gaining Ground Farm – ⭑
Sleight Family Farm
Franny’s Farm

FOH
Contrada
Strada – ⭑
Benne on Eagle

FOOD MAKER
Bees / The Asheville Bee Charmer
Meg Chamberlain / Fermenti – ⭑
Franco Donohue / Firewalker Hot Sauce

FOOD TRUCK
Brinehaus Meat + Provisions Food Truck
Food Stop Food Truck – ⭑
Out of the Blue Peruvian Food Truck

BREAKFAST
Benne on Eagle
Sovereign Remedies / OWL Bakery – ⭑
The Rhu

LUNCH
Bomba
12 Bones
Green Tea Sushi – ⭑

DINNER
Bull & Beggar
Smoky Park Supper Club
Zambra – ⭑

CHEF
Ashleigh Shanti / Benne on Eagle – ⭑
Chef Steven Goff / AUX Bar
Chef Rakim Gaines / Capella on 9

COOK
Erika Villaney / Bomba – ⭑
Corey Willis / Manicomio
Martha Misenheimer / 67 Biltmore Ave

FOOD PERSON / PEOPLE
MANNA Foodbank
Chowchow Organizers – ⭑
Mother Ocean Market

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Homegrown

NEW RESTAUTANT
Cultura
Sawhorse
Noble – The Greenhouse – ⭑

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Vivian – ⭑
Waterbird
Foothills Butcher Bar West


2018

 

BURGER
Burgerworx, Build Your Own Burger
Oyster House Brewing, Oyster House Brew Burger – ⭑
Underground Cafe with Doughp Doughnuts, Single Patty Smash Burger

CHICKEN
Sand Hill Kitchen, Fried Chicken Sandwich
67 Biltmore Downtown Eatery + Catering, Fried Chicken w/ Biscuit & Gravy – ⭑
Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack, Pimento Cheese Chicken BLT & Rocky’s Royale with Cheese
Buxton Hall Barbecue, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich
Henrietta’s Poultry Shoppe, Charleston Fried Chicken Sandwich
Homegrown, Fried Chicken w/ Gravy & Grandma Willie’s Pimento Cheese Stuffed Fried Chicken
Bhramari, Fried Chicken Sandwich

CHEF
Chef Ashley Capps – ⭑
Chef Katie Button
Chef John Fleer

COOK
Patty Wright
Dave Bristol
Matt Kovitch – ⭑

CONSISTENT
Cucina 24
Table
Cúrate – ⭑

FANCY MEAL
Farm to Village, Dinner Under the Stars – ⭑
“Drinking Like Ladies” Cocktail Dinner at Nightbell
Braised & Confit Pop Up Beer Dinner

FOH
The Admiral
Buxton Hall Barbecue – ⭑
The Nightbell

FOOD MAKER
French Broad Chocolates
Sunshine Sammies
No Evil Foods – ⭑

FOOD PERSON / PEOPLE
Rob & Lynn Foster, BRRE
Jane Anderson, AIR – ⭑
Flori Pate, Food Connection

NEW RESTAURANT
AUX Bar
Vivian – ⭑
Haywood Common

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Vivian – ⭑
Cucina 24
Underground Cafe

RESTAURATEUR
Meherwan Irani – ⭑
Button Family
Chef John Fleer

PIZZA
All Souls Pizza, Artesian Pepperoni
Del Vecchio’s, Hamburger Pizza
Manicomio, Smoked Artichoke and Fresh Tomato Pizza – ⭑

REUBEN
Blackbird, Pastrami Reuben
Foothills Butcher Bar
Sand Hill Kitchen
Continental Lounge, Continental Reuben – ⭑
Food Stop Food Truck

SANDWICH
Cúrate, Pepito de Ternera
Food Stop, Philly (cheese steak)
Underground Cafe, Ma! Meatloaf – ⭑

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Sunny Point Cafe – ⭑


2017

BEST BREAKFAST:
67 Biltmore – ⭑
The Rhu
Early Girl

BEST CAFE:
Trade and Lore Coffee – ⭑
Double Decker Bus
Izzy’s Coffee Den

BEST BAKERY:
OWL Bakery
Geraldine’s – ⭑
The Rhu

BEST LUNCH:
Buxton Hall Barbecue
Mojo Kitchen
Tastee Diner – ⭑

BEST DINNER:
Takeout Central
All Souls Pizza – ⭑
Cucina 24

BEST DATE NIGHT:
Storm
The Admiral
Nightbell – ⭑

BEST DRINKS:
Sovereign Remedies
The Imperial Life – ⭑
Nightbell

BEST LATE NIGHT BITE:
Old Europe
Mojo Kitchen & Lounge
Sovereign Remedies – ⭑

BEST HOUSE CUP:
City Bakery – ⭑
Trade and Lore Coffee
Izzy’s Coffee Den

BEST ESPRESSO:
Rankin High Five
PennyCup Coffee
Trade and Lore Coffee – ⭑

BEST PASTRIES:
Karen Donatelli – ⭑
Old Europe
50 / Fifty the Art of Dessert

BEST CAKE:
Blackbird: Coconut Cake
50/Fifty The Art of Dessert: Various Cakes – ⭑
Kali Cakes at Bhramari Brewhouse: Chocolate Stout Cake – ⭑

BEST BRUNCH ITEM:
Posana Pork Belly Benedict
Korean House Bulgogi Bibimbap
Mojo Kitchen & Lounge Jerk Chicken ‘n’ Waffle Sandwich – ⭑

BEST BISCUITS N GRAVY:
67 Biltmore – ⭑
Early Girl
Blackbird

BEST SHRIMP N GRITS:
Sunny Point Cafe – ⭑
Blackbird
Table

BEST BURGER:
Twisted Laurel
Carmel’s
Bhramari Brewhouse – ⭑

BEST PIZZA:
Delvecchio’s
Manicomio – ⭑
All Souls

SANDWICH OF THE YEAR:
Buxton Hall Fried Chicken Sandwich
Lexington Corner Market Grab and Go Sandwiches featuring bread from The Rhu
Melt Your Heart Food Truck Firebird Sandwich – ⭑

BEST COUNTER SERVICE:
City Bakery, Biltmore Ave
67 Biltmore Ave Downtown Eatery & Catering
Mamacita’s – ⭑

BEST TABLE SERVICE:
The Admiral – ⭑
Nightbell
Buxton Hall

BEST BAR SERVICE:
Imperial Life
Cucina 24 – ⭑
Cúrate

MOST KICK-ASS KITCHEN CREW:
Cúrate
Buxton Hall Barbecue
Cucina 24 – ⭑

FOOD PERSON OF THE YEAR:
Kelly Denson: All American Food Fights – ⭑
Leah McGrath: Ingle’s Dietician / Radio Show Host
Danny Keaton: Danny’s Dumpster

RESTAURATEURS OF THE YEAR:
Chef Jacob & Alicia Sessoms, Table / Imperial Life / Tod’s Tasties
Chef Peter & Martha Pollay, Posana
Button Family, Heirloom Hospitality (Cúrate / Nightbell) – ⭑

CHEF OF THE YEAR:
Chef Jacob Sessoms, Table
Chef Brian Canipelli, Cucina 24

Chef AJ Gregson / Mojo Kitchen & Lounge – ⭑

BEST FOOD EVENT:
Downtown City Market
Izakaya Japaneese Pop-ups at Gan Shan Station
Taste of Asheville – ⭑

BEST FOOD COMPETITION:
Asheville Wing War
Asheville Burger Battle
Asheville Food Truck Showdown – ⭑

MOST MISSED RESTAURANT:
Montford Pull-up
Local Provisions
The Junction – ⭑

BEST NEW RESTAURANT:
Underground Cafe
Polanco
Jargon – ⭑

MEAL OF THE YEAR:
Jargon
Admral
Table – ⭑

BEST RESTAURANT:
The Admiral
Cúrate
The Nightbell – ⭑

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
The Admiral
All Souls Pizza
Buxton Hall Barbecue – ⭑

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR:
Cucina 24
Mojo Kitchen and Lounge
Table – ⭑


2016

SERVER OF THE YEAR
Counter Service: Tommy @ PennyCup Coffee Co. – ⭑
Table Service: Molly & Cara @ Chestnut – ⭑
Bar Service: Ben @ The Imperial Life – ⭑

RESTAURATEUR OF THE YEAR
Charlie Hodge – Sovereign Remedies – Ole Shakey’s – ⭑

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Salt & Smoke – ⭑

MEAL OF THE YEAR – TIE SCORE!
Dawn’s Birthday Dinner at Posana – ⭑
Chef’s tasting Table at The Junction – ⭑

CHEF OF THE YEAR
Chef Katie Button – Cúrate,The Nightbell – ⭑

BEST COFFEE
PennyCup Coffee Co. – ⭑

BEST CAFE
Trade and Lore Coffee – ⭑

BEST BAKERY
OWL Bakery – ⭑

BEST PASTRIES
Karen Donatelli Cake Designs – ⭑

BEST DESSERTS
The Admiral – ⭑

BEST BREAKFAST
67 Biltmore Downtown Eatery + Catering – ⭑

BEST BRUNCH
Posana – ⭑

BEST LUNCH
Chai Pani – ⭑

BEST DINNER
Rhubarb – ⭑

BEST BURGER
Buxton Hall Barbecue – ⭑

BEST HOT DOG
Buxton Hall Barbecue – ⭑

BEST PIZZA
Tin Can Pizzeria – ⭑

BEST SHRIMP ‘N’ GRITS
Sunny Point Café – ⭑

SANDWICH OF THE YEAR
Reuben at Chestnut – ⭑


2015

BEST POUR OVER
Ryan The Coffee Pedlar – Uncontested – ⭑

BEST HOUSE CUP
City Bakery
PennyCup Coffee Co.
Vortex Doughnuts – ⭑

BEST LOCAL COFFEE ROASTER
Dynamite Roasting Co.
PennyCup Coffee Co – ⭑
Bean Werks Coffee C

BEST ESPRESSO / SPECIALTY COFFEE DRINKS
Vortex Doughnuts – ⭑
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
High Five Coffee
Double Decker Bus

BEST BREAKFAST
67 Biltmore Ave – ⭑
Rise ‘n’ Shine
Clingman Cafe
Tod’s Tasties Cafe

BEST BRUNCH
The Grey Eagle Taqueria
The Junction – ⭑
Buffalo Nickel

BEST DEEP FRIED THING
Kale Pakoras @ Chai Pani – ⭑

Donuts @ Hole Doughnuts and Coffee
Parsnips, et al @ Buxton Hall BBQ

BEST SANDWICHES
Fresh Lunch Delivery

Foothills Deli & Meats
City Bakery
Buxton Hall Barbecue – ⭑

SANDWICH OF THE YEAR
Smoked Turkey @ Buxton Hall BBQ

Chicken ‘n’ Waffle @ Sunny Point Cafe – ⭑
French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese @ Mellow Mushroom via The Mountain Cheese Fest

BEST LUNCH
Buxton Hall BBQ

Chestnut – ⭑
Foggy Mountain Brew Pub

BEST FOOD TRUCK
Farm to Fender

Root Down – ⭑
Gypsy Queen Cuisine

BEST PATRIES
Karen Donatelli – ⭑

Old Europe
Yuzu Patisserie
67 Biltmore
Geraldine’s
Well-Bred
Short Street Cakes
Hole Doughnuts
Vortex Donuts

BEST LATE NIGHT BITE
Sovereign Remedies

The Imperial Life
The Nightbell – ⭑
MG Road

BEST DINNER
Sunday Dinner @ Sovereign Remedies – ⭑

Burger Night @ Bull & Beggar
Dinner Specials @ All Souls Pizza
Food Trucks @ The Wedge

MEAL OF THE YEAR
Birthday Dinner @ Ambrozia Bar and Bistro
Family Gathering @ Buffalo Nickel
Anniversary Dinner @ Vue 1913 – ⭑
Black Sheep Dinner by Blind Pig
Cuban X-Mas Dinner @ MG Road

SERVER OF THE YEAR
Mithran @ Ambrozia Bistro

Ben @ The Imperial Life
Naomi @ The Imperial Life / Sovereign Remedies
histle @ Sovereign Remedies
Ben @ Sovereign Remedies – ⭑

CHEF OF THE YEAR
Chef Steven Goff

Chef Dano Holcomb
Chef Elliott Moss – ⭑
Chef Katie Button
Chef Joe Scully
Chef Liam Luttrell-Rowland

RESTAURANTOF THE YEAR
The Junction

All Souls Pizza – ⭑
Buxton Hall BBQ


2014

The second year that I did The Stoobies, I announced the nominees and winners at the same time. I also changed from “Best ” to “of the Year” for my superlatives, and added some new categories, including my favorite: Deep Fried Thing.

HOT COFFEE OF THE YEAR
City Bakery
Vortex Donuts
Bomba
The Coffee Pedlar – ⭑

SANDWICH OF THE YEAR
Spicy Tuna Melt – Clingman Cafe – ⭑
Turkey Day Turkey – City Bakery
Various – All Souls Pizza

LATE NIGHT SMALL BITE OF THE YEAR
Nightbell
The Imperial Life – ⭑
Curate

DEEP FRIED THING OF THE YEAR
Boudin Balls – Root Down Food Cart
French Fries – Carolina Cinemas
Frito Misto – Rhubarb
Shepherd’s Pie Fritters – King James Pub – ⭑
Donuts – Hole

SERVER OF THE YEAR
Chad – All Souls Pizza
Cliff – Cúrate – ⭑
Lisa Marie – Nightbell
Sky! – Clingman Cafe/city Bakery

CHEF OF THE YEAR
Chef Steven Goff – ⭑
Chef Katie Button
Chef Karen Donatelli
Chef Peter Pollay

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Posana
Cúrate – ⭑
King James Public House
City Bakery


2013

The first year that I did the “Stoobie Awards” the winners were ranked, except for one tie score.

BEST PIZZA
1) All Souls – ⭑
2) Hi-Fi Cafe
3) Marco’s
4) Circle in the Square

BEST COFFEE
1) Dark Roast at City Bakery – ⭑
2) Starbuck’s on Charlotte Blonde roast
3) Curate – AMericano
4) Fig Coffee w/ Chicory

BEST PASTRIES
1) Over-all: Karen Donatelli Bakery – ⭑
2) Eclairs at Olde Europe
3) True Confections Pies
4) Red Velvet Cheesecake at New World Coffee Cafe
5) Well Bread Bakery

BEST PEOPLE WATCHING
1) The front window seats at New World Coffee Cafe – ⭑
2) Front seats at Karen Donatelli
3) Bomba
Runner -up: City Bakery

BEST SERVICE
1) Starbucks on Charlotte Street – ⭑
2) Curate
3) Early Girl Eatery

BEST ATMOSPHERE
1) Battery Park Book Exchange – ⭑
2) Dobra
3) Katmandu

BEST BACHELOR CHOW
1) Home Grown – ⭑
2) Posana
3) Storm

BEST BREAKFAST
1) Rise and Shine – ⭑
2) Sunny Point
3) Early Girl

BEST LUNCH
1) Mamacitas – ⭑
2) Chestnut
3) Loretta’s

BEST OF THE BEST
Reza’s – ⭑
Zambra – ⭑


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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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