Here’s some of what Southern Living says about Asheville:
Is Beer City the capital of casual Southern fare? Against the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge mountains, Asheville’s eating scene is ascendant, with smart new spots offering riffs on Southern cuisine, like eclectic Admiral, Curate (where chef Katie Button dazzles with modern Spanish tapas) White Duck Taco Shop (we’ll have the roasted duck tacos with mole sauce), and Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack.
The other cities on the list:
New Orleans, LA
Durham is in the lead?? I think this is like the Beer City poll; the towns that know they’re the best, just don’t care about it.