The Mountain Xpress has confirmed that two new restaurants are in the works for Asheville’s vibrant restaurant scene:

After six years in West Asheville, the folks at The Admiral are branching out with two new restaurants, one in the Wedge building in the River Arts District and the other just south of downtown.

Drew Wallace of The Admiral and Matthew Dawes, formerly of Table, are creating The Bull and Beggar.

“The name is kind of in reference to people who hang out around trains, one being a cop and one being a bum,” he says. “We were just trying to find something basically associated with the railroad, and something that sounded beefy.”

The restaurant will be on the dock side of Wedge Studios in the River Arts District, next to Wedge Brewing.

Also, chef Elliott Moss will cook up Southern-inspired, family-style dinners with Jonathan Robinson, also of The Admiral, and Lane Reid of Image 420, the Haywood Road screen printing business, Xpress reports. The location is close to the intersection of Hilliard and Coxe avenues, Xpress reports.

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