STU HELM’S FOOD FEED: Smash Burger, Bahn Mi, Brisket Gravy, Best Wings in Town, S & W Market Opening, and Punk Rock Hot Dogs


Hello, Asheville! Here’s another Food Feed for you! The words and pictures below were originally posted to social media, mostly Facebook, but also Instagram.  I hope that you will enjoy them, and that you will be able to get some, if not all of the delicious food items listed here! The Food Feed is in reverse chronological order. Scroll down through the past…


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 6/16/2021

I had lunch at Twisted Laurel Downtown Asheville with my good friend and boss from Asheville Food Tours, Paddy Riels yesterday, and it was excellent! I love this restaurant and it was been my number one recommended spot lately. I’ve been sending people there, and getting great feedback! I had the smash burger (5 stars) and Paddy got a fried chicken sandwich that looked killer! I’ll get that next time! In the meantime, hustle your butt on down there and check out the food that I’m always raving about!


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 6/14/2021

I grabbed lunch with Amber Arthur today! Yay!!! We were bummed that Ziggy’s Bakery & Deli wasn’t open (damn you Mondays!!!) but we were psyched with what we got at WILD Ginger PHO Restaurant! Bahn mi, siu mai, calamari, and that crazy green and purple dessert. All of it was excellent. Some of the best food in town, no doubt about it!


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 6/14/2021

Save the Date: JULY 31ST, 11:00am – 3pm. VIP Tickets go on sale this week.

Sooooo… YUM!!! The dogs for the most epic food competition ever will be from Brasstown Beef! Boy howdy! Thems good dogs! Brasstown has kindly agree to set aside a boatload of them for us, and generously offered us a very nice price, which allows us to raise even more money for the much needed repairs on the historic The Asheville Masonic Temple building!
They sent some pics of the dogs this morning, and yeah… I want those. LOL

Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 6/12/2021

Unfortunately one of our competitors had a scheduling conflict and was forced to drop out. We’ll miss ya, ❤️❤️❤️ CREAM WORKS ❤️❤️❤️ and hope you can make it to the next one! No worries though, because, woohoo: the crew at ??? The Odditorium ???has stepped up to fill the void! Tickets to this epic event go on sale next week!

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: As I was posting this Food Feed to Ashvegas, another competitor dropped out. I will announce their replacement ASAP.

Thanks Shay Brown Events, The Asheville Masonic Temple, Zambra, Brasstown Beef, Kickbackavl, Paul Taylor Sandals, Belts and Vintage Buckles, Asheville Spice Company, Urban Combat Wrestling, Fermenti, and Puke for their support!


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 6/11/2021

Dawn and I went to the pre-opener party for the new SWAsheville. Farm Burger Downtown Asheville, Buxton Hall Barbecue, Mountain Madre Asheville, Bun Intended Food Truck, Highland Brewing Company, and The Hop Ice Cream Cafe are all inside now, with small shops selling quick bites! If you’ve never been inside the S & W building, it’s beautiful inside. And now it’s full of food. Their official opening to the public is next Wednesday, June 16th. Imma be a frequent flyer. I can already tell. ?


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 6/11/2021

Y’all… Now THAT’S a breakfast! Good lord. Thank you, Doc Brown’s BBQ, for the amazing biscuits and brisket gravy, delicious house made sausage sandwich, and the old school tallow french fries! The doctor himself delivered this to my house, and it was great to see him for the first time in over a year! And the food was banging, just like all of his food is, and Doc raved about one of his employees, Chef Annie Grybauskas, whom he couldn’t say enough nice things about. She apparently made all of my food, using Doc’s recipes of course,a nd boy howdy. Perfection. Anyhoo, if you ain’t been to Doc’s get on down to Doc’s! Located in Candler, and 100% worth the trip! Doc said that he doesn’t expect people from downtown and North Asheville to be lining up to drive to Candler, and I said, “they should!”



Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 6/10/2021

Y’all. Not kidding. Get yourselves down to Catawba Brewing Company – South Slope for Deli Llammma Food Truck’s Wing Thing Thursday! Rick and I went, and boy howdy! Chef Chazzy and her crew make THEE most ? specialty wings in town, hands down. A different amazing flavor every week, paired with beer, or not! Them fries were great too, and I always say Chazzy wins the crudités game all day every day. Rick and I have so much love for these hard working awesome folks!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


Recorded and Posted live to Youtube on on 6/03/2021

Here’s the latest episode of the Food Fans podcast, recorded at WPVM 103.7 Community radio featuring the arts & culture of Asheville. THIS WEEK: Stu Helm & Rick Crelia talk about all the usual chicken wings, where’d ya eat / what’d cook, food news, etc.

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