STU HELM’S FOOD FEED: Pizza, Wings, Cajun Food, Wings, Sandwiches, Wings


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 here.


Did y’all see that meme going around that was, like, “I started a book club, but instead of reading books, we eat wings?” Well, I did, and I was like, “That’s actually a viable idea, Yo.” So, my friend Rick and I are doing just that, and calling it The AVL Wing Thing. We’re eating the shit out of all the wings, and then recording a podcast about it. Many — though not all of — the posts below are part the our winging adventures.

So far we’ve covered wings from Manicomio Pizza and Food, Deli Llammma Food truck, Creekside Taphouse, and Iconic Kitchen and Drinks. Please join us in our AVL Wing Thing journey!


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 2/ 25/2021
GOT THOSE WINGS from Iconic Kitchen and Drinks, Y’all! Big, juicy, saucy, traditional Buffalo wings. Rick and I will be recording our AVL Wing Thing podcast tonight on Zoom. I’ll post it soon after. I also got a curry ketchup bratwurst. It was very tasty and satisfying.


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 2/ 25/2021

Y’all, somebody broke into Pupuseria Paty Asheville and stole the entire payroll! WTF. Not cool, Asheville.

If you can show Chef Paty some love this week, I know she would appreciate that, and if you could order some food, I know that a bump in sales would help her get past this financially.

Times are tough enough for our restaurants, then something like this happens.

I recommend the Especial Patty (pictured). It’s a li’l bit o’ errthin’.


Posted to my personal Facebook page on 2/24/2021

If you felt a disturbance in The Force this morning, it was just me, baking something.


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 2/19/2021

I stopped into Bottle Riot yesterday to sample their new menu and check out the space, which I had never been to. First of all: The food was frickin’ great! I selected four items that I thought would give me a good overview of their offerings: A salad, an Italian meats panini, the VEGAN lasagna, a bombalini for dessert. That vegan lasagna was a winner. For real. Great flavor, great texture. It’s kind of it’s own thing, don’t be comparing it to regular lasagna and you’ll love it, whether you are Vegan or not! (I am not.) The panini was really delish. Light and crunchy on the outside, packed with flavor on the inside. I shared half with my mom, who also loved it. The salad was tasty AF, and I loved the crispy bits of prosciutto on it! I shared both the salad and lasagna with my GF Dawn who gave both very high grades! I didn’t share that bombalini with ANYONE! ? Mine all mine, Baby! It’s basically a light doughnut, covered in Nutella, with the creme on the outside. It was heavenly. The food was by Chef Eric, whom I know from Strada Italiano. Bottle Riot and Strada have teamed up on this menu, and I think Asheville is gonna love it. The decor is awesome. They are doing socially distanced seating at 50% capacity, and they have outdoor tables with fireplaces! They are primarily a wine bar, BTW. I don’t drink so the wine in the pictures is just there to look pretty, but the wine selection sounds unique and very interesting! Thank you Lauri, and the crew at Bottle Riot for having me in!


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 2/17/2021

Got those wings from Creekside Taphouse, Y’all! First things first: Frickin’ great wings in my opinion! I got habanero Cheerwine wings and they sent me their special flavor of the day, habanero mango peach! Both were great. I’ll tell you more when we do our podcast tomorrow. They also sent me a really great Reuben, a fried chicken sando I ain’t had time to try yet, and some tasty collards so that I get something green! The wings are a recommend. They’re on special today and I think they give you a good amount of them! ❤️?


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 2/12/2021

Okay, freaks. We’re eating some unexpected “VooDoo” wings from Deli Llammma Food Truck that are ONLY available tomorrow. If you’re in, you’re in. If not, whatevs. And yes, there will be a Zoom meeting to discuss.

Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 2/13/2021

I got my Deli Llammma Food Truck order, WOW. It’s really fucking good! Recommend 100%. I got the Voodoo wings, and the Cajun sampler. YUM! Available today only.


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 1/10/2021

Wooooooo! We are off to a bangin’ start with our wing thing. These “regular” and breaded wings from Manicomio were 100 percent BOMB. Large, saucy, meaty, juicy, easy to get off the bone, cooked just right, flavorful, and delicious! The breading on the breaded ones is light and very crispy. I’m giving these wings two thumbs up, five stars, and one hella strong recommendation, for both styles!  Do five of each, you won’t be sorry. I had never had Manicomio’s wings before today, and I am an instant fan! Delivered fresh, hot, and delicious by Kickbackavl of course, Asheville’s one and only locally owned and operated food delivery service!

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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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