STU HELM’S FOOD FEED: Wagyu, Cheesesteak, Smash Burger, Pupusas, & Veggie Ketchup

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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…


LUNCH JUNKET: TWISTED LAUREL 

Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 7/22/2021

I went on another Asheville Food Tours lunch junket yesterday, and when it came time to decide on a venue, the company consensus was Twisted Laurel Downtown Asheville. I have been craving their smash burger for weeks! It is AWESOME. Five stars out of five, and an early contender for my 2021 Burger of the Year award! Paddy got a friend chicken sandwich, and our newest tour guide Aimee got a Philly and a salad. Good meeting. Great food. Go eat there.


UKIAH JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE

Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 7/21/2021

Last night Dawn and I celebrated our birthdays at the brand new Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse, and WOW. I’m here to tell you that Asheville has yet another world class restaurant in our midst. Every bite of every dish was superbly delicious! The staff was professional and friendly, the atmosphere was light, and elegant, the vibe was lively and got pretty bumpin’ as the night went on. I was out of town for their press opener, so this dinner was my “tasting,” and the kitchen made all of our decisions for us, starting with these incredible oysters! They were truly some of the best I have ever had, and Dawn said they were thee best she’d had. Fresh, silky, briny, kelpy and served with a delicate yet flavorful sparkling sake mignonette. I’m going to give this entire experience 5 stars out of 5, including the oysters. You gotta go, you gotta get these oysters.

You can see all the pictures and read my full review HERE


DOUBLE PATTIE DAY

Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 7/18/2021

I had a double-patty day yesterday! Kinda sorta. First, Chef Paty Saenz from Pupuseria Paty Asheville sent me some very delicious chicken, veg, rice, and beans, with pupusas of course! Then Paddy Riels from Asheville Food Tours treated me to a yummy “beer cheese Philly,” as well as deviled eggs at Packs Tavern! Score, score, win! Thanks, Paty and Paddy! ❤️🙂🔥


TRUE MADE VEGGIE KETCHUP

Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 7/16/2021

I saw this and figured, “sure, why the fuck not?” I bought it. I tried it. It’s good. Endorse.


PUNK ROCK HOT DOGS

Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Instagram page on 7/15/2021

In addition to the Punk As Fuck hot dog trophy, the winner of the Punk Rock Hot Dogs JUDGES’ CHOICE award will be crowned with this totally awesome, red white and blue, one-size-fits-all, hot-dog-tastic trucker cap! (Modeled here by my friend Gritty)


PORTLAND, OR

Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 7/15/2021

So… Dawn and I just got back from a two-week trip to the Pacific Northwest and I’m about to post a fucking flood of food pictures from Portland, Oregon and Juneau, Anchorage, Gerdwood, and Wittier, Alaska. Stay tuned. We went on an epic adventure. I have tales to tell.

YOU CAN FOLLOW MY TRAVEL FOOD POSTS ON FACEBOOK


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