I am writing in response to the fantastic article featuring the "Hidden Eateries of Asheville" by Mackensy Lunsford [March 28 Xpress]. I had heard about or even visited a couple of the spots the article mentioned, and while I too want to keep them "secret,” I can't help but be glad for these local business owners who could surely benefit from more foot traffic.
With this in mind, I'd like to sing the praises of One Love Jamaican Restaurant out on Asheville Highway in Canton. My husband and I recently discovered this culinary jewel on the way to a fly-fishing hole (the hole, however, I will continue to keep secret). In any case, we were treated to a wonderful meal of ackee and salt fish, a delicacy we enjoyed in Jamaica on vacation last May and hadn't been able to find in this area since.
Patrick and his crew at One Love are kind, knowledgeable and extremely gifted when it comes to whipping up the most delicious Jamaican food possible. This summer, he tells us, there will be live music on the patio. We look forward to making the trip to Canton again not only to enjoy Patrick's delicious food but his wonderful company.
— Genna Harris