Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Canton chicken sale, Daddy Ds in West Asheville, more


A team from House of Raeford, a North Carolina-based, family owned poultry producer, sold 40-pound boxes of chicken breasts, wings, thighs and tenders directly to consumers on April 21 at the WNC Ag Center. The crew sold two tractor-trailer loads of chicken products in 90 minutes as area residents in their cars lined up to wait for nearly two hours. More area House of Raeford chicken sales are coming up./ photo by Jason Sandford

More of what’s happening on the Asheville area food front, including an upcoming chicken sale in Canton and the opening of Daddy D’s food truck in West Asheville.

-The next House of Raeford chicken sale in our area is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at Pisgah High School in Canton. The poultry producer will be selling 40-pound boxes of chicken breasts, wings, thighs and tenders. When this sale went down at the WNC Ag Center this past week, House of Raeford sold out of two tractor-trailer loads of chicken in 90 minutes, as folks lined up and waited in line for up to nearly two hours. Heres’ the cost: Tenders $45; Jumbo Boneless Skinless Breasts $45; Jumbo Boneless Skinless Thighs $35; Jumbo Drumsticks $20; Frozen Jumbo Party Wings $45.

-Daddy Ds on Wheels food truck, an off-shoot of the Daddy Ds Soul Food Restaurant in Hendersonville, has been posting up at the Gas Up on Haywood Road for the past couple of weeks, dishing out tons of tasty food to go. Owner Michael Darity Jr. was overwhelmed at first by the enthusiastic local response. Check Daddy Ds page on FB for updates and hours. (Right now, it looks like they’ll be back next Saturday after selling out of food today.)

-WALK restaurant on Haywood Road in West Asheville has announced that it plans to reopen with to-go food starting Monday, April 27. Instructions on their FB page for ordering, pick-up.

-Haywood Common is morphing into Haywood Common Market and planning to reopen on May 1. Details to come.

-Jargon restaurant on Haywood Road has been cooking up some amazing food for take out on Fridays and Saturdays. Check for details.

-The Rhu, the coffee and back shop that’s connected to Rhubarb restaurant, is now operating more as a bakery and pantry. From The Rhu on FB: “The Rhu has always been a bakery + pantry with a commitment to local producers. Now you can find Dry Ridge farm eggs, Gaining Ground Farm produce, Farm to Home Milk, in addition to pantry staples, cooking and cocktail equipment, and prepared meals.  Oh, and the other essentials: toilet paper, beer + wine!  Open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

-Have you checked out Vivan restaurant’s pop-up take-out and grocery menu?

Don’t forget Taco Tuesday Take Out at the Grey Eagle Taqueria.

-Foothills Meats is doing take-out at its Black Mountain and West Asheville Foothills Butcher Bar locations. Check their schedule, and get you some burgers, homemade hotdogs, tallow fries and more. Foothills Meats info here.

-Root Down food truck is taking orders for its New Orleans-inspired Southern food that can be picked up at its south #Asheville location this afternoon between 2-4 p.m. and heated up at home. Menu and ordering instructions here.

-Sunshine Sammies is open and serving ice cream sandwiches and other treats curbside in downtown Asheville. They’ll be open from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday outside their shop, 99 South Lexington Ave. You can order via

RosaBees restaurant, specializing in Hawaiian food, has been offering car-side take-out from its location at The Foundation. Check out this mouthwatering description of their latest special: “We’re bringing you the Quentin Quarantine-0 Big Kahuna Burger this weekend only. House made burger, house made spam, grilled pineapple ring, egg, gruyere cheese, pickled onions, lettuce, our famous Huli Huli sauce, on a brioche bun. Served with a side of mac sally, this is some super onolicious grindz. See you tonight during our no contact car side takeout from 4-8pm. Don’t forget to add dessert to your order.” Daaaaaaaaamn.