Small Bites

Gold Hill’s new face: Traci Taylor, co-owner of the restaurant Fig and Everyday Gourmet catering company, is at it again. She recently opened a second location for Everyday Gourmet in the space formally occupied solely by Gold Hill Espresso and Fine Teas. Customers will still recognize the friendly faces behind the counter and be able to enjoy the same drinks Gold Hill has been caffeinating (or soothing, for tea-lovers) Asheville with for years, and now they also can choose from a selection of creative gourmet salads, sandwiches, soups and more. Soon, the venue will be keeping later hours and serving a selection of beer and wine, along with creative desserts. For more information, call 254-3800.

Pavilion grand opening: The Boathouse on Lake Julian offers waterfront dining for those who often crave not to be landlocked. Guests can sample the restaurant’s predominantly seafood-based “innovative low-country cuisine” on the expansive patio or in private dining rooms, and now the Boathouse offers an 800-square-foot private lakefront pavilion for special events. Full event-planning and food services are available. For more information, call 687-4141, or visit

BBQ on the move: ED Boudreaux’s Bayou BBQ is moving from its old location at Ruby’s Tap House to the Biltmore Avenue space formerly occupied by the Raven Grill and Thibodeaux Jones’ Creole Kitchen. Ruby’s, aka Ruby’s BBQ Shack, is still turning out Southern barbecue from the kitchen the Boudreaux boys left behind, but loyal fans of the slew of sauces and the down-home flavor of the Bayou will have to wait until late July at the earliest to chow down at the new location. Stay tuned to Small Bites for further information.


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