Food writer Jonathan Ammons lets us in on his favorite dish du jour.
Shrimp and cheese grits at Johnny Mac’s: Johnny Mac’s, which recently opened in South Asheville, won my heart immediately. Low country cooking and Cajun food? I’m there. The shrimp and grits are something else, truly bending both genres into a whole new level of decadence. Gulf shrimp are tossed in kiwi and country ham sauce — more like a gravy — then served on top of cheesy, cheesy grits. It’s served with a side for $10.