STU HELM’S FOOD FEED: Fried Fish, Lobster Rolls, Burgers, Wings, McRib, and More!



Hello, Asheville! Here’s another Food Feed for you. The words and pictures below were originally posted to social media, mostly Facebook. 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 below.


Posted to my personal Facebook page on 2/3/21
Here are the pictures from my trip to Montford Deli! The lobster roll was ON POINT. So good! Another 5 out 5 star lobster roll in my opinion, along with the one from Mother Ocean Market Asheville that I had last week. (Where will my next lobster roll come from?) The burger was great, the wings were fantastic — highly recommended for fans of saucy wings — the mac ‘n’ cheese is creamy and delish, and the fries were great too! A wonderful lunch experience all around! Thanks, Montford Deli!

Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 2/3/21
I stopped into Montford Deli today, and WOW. Great stuff. An amazing lobster roll that I highly recommend, a great cheeseburger, creamy Mac n cheese, and excellent wings! They are having a Super Bowl wing special, and I’m giving these wings two thumbs up. All the food was great! Thanks, Chef David Sweeting and Montfort Deli! I’m a fan.

Posted to Cuz We Gotta Eat: Asheville Area Food, Shopping and Service Options Facebook group on 2/3/21
Hey, Y’al! I just wanted to let you know about the Montford Deli. Great breakfast and lunch foods at a very reasonable price. I had the wings, a burger, fries, mac ‘n’ cheese, as well as a lobster roll, which is their Wednesday special. All of it was excellent!

Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan (Facebook group) on 2/3/21
Montford Deli lobster roll is officially in contention for Best of 2021.

Posted to WAX- West Asheville Exchange on 2/3/21
Hi WAX! I hope you’re having a great Wednesday so far! I just wanted to let you know that Montford Deli has a Lobster Roll special every Wednesday. I got it myself, along with a cheeseburger, fries, wings, and mac ‘n’ cheese. I enjoyed it all very much. The lobster roll is an instant contender for Best if 2021. Check ’em out if you can!


Posted to my personal Facebook page on 1/29/21
I’m going to M.O.M. with my mom today. Mother Ocean Market Asheville. So excited.

Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 2/1/21
I went to M.O.M. with my mom last week and we had a FEAST. Mother Ocean Market Asheville has fresh fish of course, but they also do an awesome lunch of fried, steamed, and grilled seafood, along with fresh sides and salads. Chef Mark Allen Schmitt really brought back a lot of Oceanside memories for my mom and I. I grew up eating fried seafood in New England, and I’m telling you what, I said to my mom, “this is totally reminding me of lunch break in Boston.” When I worked shit jobs for next to nothing, I would treat myself to fried clams on pay day sometimes. The sides from M.O.M were also outstanding. Slaw, apple salad, Brussels, and perhaps the best tuna salad in Asheville. Speaking of best, there was a lobster roll in the mix with this lunch, and it was the best one I’ve had in Asheville so far. I’ve tried a lot of them, and most of them are real good, but this one was the best. I’ll revisit all the lobster rolls in this town, and methodically go through them one at a time, perhaps eventually ranking them in order of greatness. If you wanna do it with me, start with this one from Mother Ocean Market. I’m giving it 5 out of 5 stars.


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 1/19/2021
I had to get out the house so, I took a walk to the South slope, and I am here at Pie.Zaa enjoying the shit out of a giant slice of pepperoni pizza! This pizza is great! Totally hitting the spot! Recommend.


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 1/11/2021
I got a feast from The Malvern Asheville delivered by Kickbackavl last week! Salad, fried chicken sandwich, a “McRib,” Mac n cheese and some “Chinese Take Away.” I crushed it all. YOM!!! That chicken sandwich is especially dope.  Recommend.


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 12/31/2020
So, this keeps happening. More incredible food from Chef Witt Pinkerton’s Sweet Southern Funk food truck. This is truly some of the tastiest food I have ever eaten. Witt has a magic touch. He is not shy about what he’s doing, and he’s crushing it with his signature deep fried “funk dawgs,” insanely good O.C.T. (Ole Candler Town) boloney sandwiches, amazing chicken tenders, dank tater salad, a really impressive green salad (Hey, Ma! Stu’s eating salad!) and a nice sweet dessert of  “Buncombe county public school home economics” apple crisp. Also his house made ranch turned me southern a week or so ago. Don’t sleep on Chef Witt. He’s making great things happen.


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 12/28/2020
Good lord. Brisket cheesesteak, saucy chicken tenders, and Louie’s salad from the Little Louie’s pop-up at Buxton Hall Barbecue. This food is absolutely delicious! Gah! That cheesesteak is one of the BEST I’ve ever eaten. I got mine through Kickbackavl of course!

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Stu Helm is a writer, blogger, and social media personality living and working here in Asheville,NC.
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1 Comment

Foodie Nation February 12, 2021 - 10:12 pm

God bless ya, Stu, nobody does food porn like you!

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