Asheville made Huffington Posts’s list of the “13 Greatest Destination Food Towns in America.”
“Asheville is having a major ‘moment,’ most notably for its handfuls of breweries and a used book exchange that pairs wine with literature,” reports the popular national online outlet. “Everything is innovative here — you’ll find snacks like house-made potato chips and sturgeon with mustard on an Asheville eating tour, and dinner options include everything from Spanish tapas to vegan cuisine. The gardens, meadows, ponds and forests of the very castle-like Biltmore Estate are a regal place to hike off those hops.”
Most of the cities on the top-13 list have much bigger populations than Asheville, including New Orleans, Louisiana, Portland, Oregon and Charleston, South Carolina.