Best Of WNC: The voting has begun

Walking down Haywood Road (or Biltmore) (or Lexington), you stop by your usual hangout. Nearly everyone there greets you by name, and the tourists in the corner booth ask about your latest jaunt up the Blue Ridge Parkway. Your waitress asks, “The usual?” as she sets your favorite Asheville-brewed IPA down on your table.

This is your spot. And in your mind, this place has the best lunch in Western North Carolina — by far. It has the best burger. The best fries. The best outdoor atmosphere.

You’ve got another favorite for dinner — and a favorite bar, and a favorite music venue. You’ve got a favorite food truck, coffee shop, record store and local band.

That colorful character you see on the street corner? Well, he/she deserves a “Best Of” award, right? This is the heart of Asheville, with its quirks, its perks — even its jerks (i.e. “Local Villain”).

Get ready, WNC. The Mountain Xpress “Best Of” ballot is here.

Let the world know about your favorites — your favorite bike shop, your favorite tattoo artist, your favorite hair stylist, your favorite dog park.

Voting began at noon today, Wednesday, April 23, and runs through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21. Don’t miss out on supporting your favorite locals this year.

Clink the link above or go to to let your voice be heard.

Let the battle begin.


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About Hayley Benton
Current freelance journalist and artist. Former culture/entertainment reporter at the Asheville Citizen-Times and former news reporter at Mountain Xpress. Also a coffee drinker, bad photographer, teller of stupid jokes and maker-upper of words. I can be reached at hayleyebenton [at] Follow me @HayleyTweeet

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4 thoughts on “Best Of WNC: The voting has begun

  1. Penelope

    Cocula!!!! Best Mexican food in Asheville!!! Wonderful wait staff, great atmosphere!

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