Hidden eateries of Asheville

Asheville's eateries are making big news these days. You know the usual suspects — Tupelo Honey often garners nods from big-name media including Southern Living and the Chicago Tribune. Well-known writer John T. Edge (a contributing editor for Garden & Gun Magazine, among other things) was recently found eating at both The Admiral and White Duck Taco Shop (The Admiral's staff received a fact-checking call from G & G shortly thereafter). Also, a film crew from the Cooking Channel was recently in town, following Cucina 24 chef Brian Canipelli around as he prepped in his kitchen early one Sunday morning for one of the Blind Pig supper club’s events. The crew filmed the entire dinner, too. And speaking of Blind Pig, the New York Times recently interviewed founder Mike Moore about the local food scene. Oh, and not only was Katie Button of Cúrate recently a candidate for a James Beard Award (unfortunately, she’s no longer a finalist), she was nominated by Food & Wine Magazine for a people's choice award for young, rising-star chefs.

It's enough to make one dizzy, trying to keep up with it all (trust us). That's why we'll take a break from the tastemakers in the spotlight to highlight some of the lesser-known, hidden gems of Asheville.

Speaking of hidden, this week we're focusing on restaurants tucked inside other businesses. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Want to nominate some of your own favorite hideaway eateries for coverage? As always, you can reach us at food@mountainx.com.

Happy hunting.

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