Small Bites

S&W Steak and Wine opened late last month in the refurbished S&W Cafeteria in downtown Asheville. The restaurant features a tight menu of steakhouse classics: Entrées include prime rib, filet mignon, a New York strip and veal rib chop. Old-school apps are also on offer, with shrimp cocktail, oysters, French onion soup and a classic iceberg wedge rounding out the starters. Some early adopters have been flocking to the eatery for its second-story bar, which features a sweeping view of Haywood Street. “Best view in Asheville,” bar manager Brian Dennehy says. The bar opens at 4:30 p.m. every day but Sunday; dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday brunch is slated to start up soon. The adjoining CornerHouse Café handles breakfast and lunch duties from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The name One Love may soon become a misnomer: The popular Jamaican eatery recently added a third outpost to its rapidly growing jerk-and-curry empire. Owner Patrick Bulgin last month took over the canteen at an Arden Exxon station, loading the steam table with his signature oxtail, cornbread and catfish. The cafeteria-style kitchen has traditionally served burgers, hot dogs and fries, but the space’s last tenant briefly experimented with Indian cuisine before folding. Bulgin will run the Hendersonville and Arden locations, while his brother will oversee operations at One Love II in Asheville. Bulgin claims to have no plans for further expansion: “Not yet,” he laughs. One Love at 3101 Sweeten Creek Road is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Chef Chambli Stuber, a former member of A-B Tech’s national champion culinary team, is helping to guide Blue Water Seafood Company‘s planned expansion. The Hendersonville fish market, opened by Tracy and David Griffin in 2003, is creating a full-service dining room on the second level and readying its sales counter to serve as an oyster bar at night, Stuber says. Starting June 17, the restaurant will be open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 697-0503.

Pineapple Jack’s Sandwich Shop has closed. The West Asheville café earned nods from Xpress readers in 2006 and 2007 for its smoothies.

“People love smoothies,” says Dan Scully, owner of downtown Asheville’s Beans & Berries, and—come summer—they love them even later. The three-month-old treat shop will now soon stay open until 9 p.m. Beans & Berries’ current operating schedule is 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day but Sunday.


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