GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS
On today’s podcast I talked with salad-fan, Alex Knighten from Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, about… SALAD! Alex is a vegetarian herself, so she’s hip to the scene. Me? I’m not exactly known for eating salad, but I had one at Huli Sue’s BBQ & Grill recently that has me wanting more, so I scheduled a series of interviews with people who know more than me! This is the first. You can listen to it as an audio podcast above, or watch the video version on YouTube.
The newsletter has a brief review of the Huli Sue’s salad, as well as some local food news, and a recommend or two…
FISH TACO SALAD
Paddy and I went on another Asheville Food Tours lunch junket recently, to one of our great tour partners, Huli Sue's BBQ and Grill, where we split some of their outstanding crispy ribs, and — hold onto your hats — we ordered a couple salads! Mine was a blackened fish taco salad, with “rainbow ranch” slaw (happy Pride Month, Y’all!), avocado, salsa, beans, corn & tortilla chips. So crispy, crunchy, and tasty AF! I loved it!!! Paddy raved about his smokehouse salad too, which he topped with pork. We were both very very happy with our choices!
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From our good friends at The S&W Market…
TODAY! SATURDAY JUNE 11th
The S&W Market is hosting a one-year anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 11th. It'll be an all-day affair (11:30am - 10:00pm) with specials and giveaways from all the vendors. Here are a few specifics from the vendors I've heard from thus far: Highland Brewing will have live music on the mezzanine (Asheville 8 String Collective) from 7pm-9pm.
Circa 29 (the speakeasy on the lower level) will be open with a full bar available from 5pm-8pm, with free glass of champagne for the first 20 guests.
Bun Intended will be running the following specials: Fried Chicken Bao with green papaya, pickles, and dragon mayo. Thai donuts with pandan custard and sweetened condensed milk.
Farm Dogs will be running the following specials: Hickory Nut Gap Hot Dog topped with local peach slaw on Geraldines bakery bun. Carolina Kettle Chip Pie topped with Hickory Nut Gap beef cheek chili, shredded Tillamook cheese, sour cream, and fresh jalapeños. Blunt warm pretzel knots served with lusty monk mustard. Three flavors of seasonal lemonade. One special flavor of rice crispy treat, tbd.
Peace Love Tacos will do merch giveaways and taco specials throughout the day, and Buxton Chicken Palace will have a loaded Chicken & Waffle Fries special.
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From our good friends at MANNA Food Bank…
MANNA is Hiring! Join Our Team
MANNA is looking for passionate individuals who are eager to join our team and help create a food secure WNC.
Right now, we are looking for a Delivery Driver/Warehouse Associate, Warehouse Associate and Project Coordinator for the Healthy Opportunities Pilot.
If you or anyone you know may be interested, please encourage them to regularly check our website for opportunities.
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From our friends at Bottle Riot…
East Meets West Winemaker Dinner with Keenan Winery Jun 14, 7:00 PM Bottle Riot 37 Paynes Way #009 Asheville, NC 28801
Join us in the Garden and meet Reilly Keenan. Explore Keenan Winery’s bold, structured wines and enjoy a 200-year-old Japanese culinary art form. Chef Blue’s traditional Teppanyaki cuisine paired with world-renowned Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District wines makes for a highly unique experience. BUY TICKETS
My mom & I went to Sawhorse for breakfast/lunch today, and boy howdy, it was sooooo gooooood! We got some fresh strawberries with ricotta & maple syrup to start with, which was really yummy! My mom got the apple salad and really liked it, but she admitted that she was envious of my mushroom toast, which was OUTSTANDING! Gah! So savory & flavorful! I gave my mom some, and she’s already making plans to go back to get it for herself. It’s a superstar dish, y’all! Order it.
BRING A FRIEND TO THE FIGHT!
Tickets to Punk Rock Hot Dogs 2022 are on sale now, and available HERE.
1 ticket admits 2 people who share 10 hot dogs & cast 2 votes in the People's Choice.
2022 Competitors: Mother Ocean Market Asheville, Sand Hill Kitchen, Pupuseria Paty Asheville, Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro, Bear's Smokehouse BBQ, The Odd, CREAM WORKS, Bigfoot-Longs, Asheville hot dogs, and Huli Sue's BBQ and Grill
Presented by Shay Brown Events and Stu Helm: Food Fan
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