On an average night in tourist season, Asheville’s restaurants look slammed. But as the food scene continues to balloon, it begs the question: Is the bubble about to burst?
Enjoying Asheville’s restaurant scene can be cost-prohibitive, but a number of local eateries make it a point to keep menu prices affordable.
For more than a century, Asheville has experienced alternating periods of growth and decline that have created an adaptable city full of potential. Those dynamics were and continue to be inherent to the development of its prospering food and drink scene.
Vijay Shastri’s new restaurant, which he’s opening with general manager Holly McFarling and with the assistance of sous chef Gustavo Villota, hosts a series of soft openings before throwing open the doors in earnest this weekend. (Photo by Max Cooper)
Welcome to the Asheville of the early ‘80s—a period when restaurant development would play an important role in bolstering the emergence of downtown as a recreational and entertainment destination. Two key events in 1979 undoubtedly fueled the incipient stirrings of social activity in downtown Asheville: the launch of the Bele Chere festival, now a downtown […]