The Bier Garden hosts a seafood boil to celebrate its 25 year anniversary. Also: TreeRock Social Cider House and Appalachian Chic Food Truck team up for slider and cider pairing; chef Witt Pinkerton hosts a pop-up at Doc Brown’s BBQ; The Lord’s Acre rebrands; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
The local culinary competition scene has seen significant changes over the years as organizers embrace new approaches and strive to increase inclusivity.
The third annual Asheville Food Truck Showdown took over the parking lot adjacent to downtown Asheville’s Masonic Temple on Saturday, April 2. Fifteen food trucks lined up around the perimeter while throngs of people circled the variety of food on display.
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.
Still searching for a more permanent home, Out of the Blue Peruvian Fusion Cuisine food truck has adopted regular shifts at Catawba Brewing Co., Mountain Area Health Education Center on Hendersonville Road and Green Man Brewery.