For downtown wanderers, food trucks have long been a scarce commodity. But with a new food truck lot open now in downtown’s “Pit of Despair,” Asheville’s lunch scene is about to welcome new faces weekly.
A multitude of outdoor water games, including a 20-foot tall slide, plus live music and food make the second Slide the Fletch fundraiser appropriate for adventurers and spectators alike. Hall Fletcher Elementary hosts the benefit event on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Food trucks are a popular part of Asheville’s culinary culture. But considerations including local regulations, increasing competition, a fluctuating customer base and even the weather conspire to cause growing pains for the developing industry.
An upcoming foodie fair hosted by restaurant supplier FRS Inc. of Asheville is part trade show and part showdown. Now in its third year, the Mountain Area Restaurant Show is a free daylong fair with more than 100 commercial kitchen equipment and supply manufacturers on-site, culminating with the Whacked! cooking challenge.