STU HELM’S FOOD FEED: Wings, Fish ‘n’ Chips, Kid’s Menu, Mexican Food, Stoobie Snacks, and the Matzo Man


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…


Above: Adam Anson

Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 3/29/2021

Last week I was scrolling though my feed when I saw a question being posed: Who makes the best matzo ball soup in Asheville? About a dozen people answered “Adam Anson.” So I contacted him, and boy howdy. I’m telling you what. This matzo ball soup is to DIE FOR!!! It’s savory, deep, satisfying, and just about as comforting as any food could ever be. Thanks Facebook community for helping me find this very interesting person and his wonderful soup! Check him out at MatzoMan, and look for him at farmers markets near you soon! Five stars of pure recommend.


Posted to Stoobie Snacks Facebook group on 3/29/2021

Okay, Stoobie Snackers! Would anyone like to try an experimental breakfast-time snack? These are miniature pies, filled with organic peanut butter, and a whole sweet cherry! I’m giving these away for free, and I have the world’s smallest batch, so speak up in the comments section if you want two or more. It’s first come first serve, pickup is tomorrow from my front porch. I made these myself. I am not a baker, but I’m trying to teach myself how to make exactly ONE delicious snack, that can be modified into several different flavors, and I’ve landed on this tiny pie motif for now. I have not nailed it… yeh-eht… but I’ve been eating the shit out of these li’l cuties, so they can’t be half bad! ? Let me know if you want to try them!


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 3/29/2021

Killer fish and chips and banging wings from Zia Taqueria Asheville’s food truck at Olde London Road in the RAD. A beautiful day, a great conversation with my friend Amber [ Arthur, owner of Old London Road ] and a bunch of delicious food! I do love this town. ❤️


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 3/27/2021

We got tons of Mexican food from Ole’s Guacamoles AVL! I ate the giant Molcajete burrito with steak inside and it was delicious! I also ordered from the kids’ menu, as part of my continued efforts to review them. I got the “Cheesy Cheese Enchilada” plate, and it was DELICIOUS! It was one of the tastiest kids meals I’ve tried, and if your kids like CHEESE they are gonna love this enchilada! Endorsed by Stu Helm, world’s most ancient child. The rice was great and the salsas were killer, but be forewarned that at least some of them seem to have Mexican oregano, which I understand is not for everyone. I didn’t use to like it in my salsa either, but now I do. Go figure. Anyhoo, recommend all around.


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 3/18/2021

So Far on the AVL Wing Thing Podcast we’ve covered wings from Gan Shan West, HomeGrown, Sweet Southern Funk, Tienda El Quetzal, The Bier Garden, Ole’s Guacamoles AVL, Packs Tavern, Creekside Taphouse, Iconic Kitchen and Drinks, Deli Llammma Food Truck, and Manicomio.

ABOVE: Rick, Luis and I discuss wings from Gan Shan West, HomeGrown, Sweet Southern Funk, and Tienda El Quetzal!

*EC = Extracurricular


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Facebook page on 3/27/2021

Maaaaan! Luis brought me those wings from Tienda El Quetzal and wow! So many wings!!! And a half-bucket o’ dippin’ sauce! The Buffalo style wings are the real deal! Hot, vinegary, saucy and delicious! The other two were sweet Asian and sweet BBQ, also delicious. The sweet-wing lovers will definitely dig them. The house-made dipping sauce was also great! Wing fans, don’t sleep on Asheville’s oldest bodega! Rick, I guarantee you’ll like the buff wings. ???

UPDATE: These wings reheated amazingly well, and I liked them even better with all that sauce cooked-on in the reheating process!


Posted to Stu Helm: Food Fan Instagram page on 3/27/2021

#wings #chickenwings #hotwings #wholewings #bbq #bbqwings #tatertots @ssffoodtruck #candler #asheville #avl #avlwingthing #southernfood

[ I know I featured these wings in last week’s Food Feed, but this picture is from Instagram. Please follow me there too! ]


Stu Helm is a writer, blogger, and social media personality living and working here in Asheville,NC.
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If you would like to “tip” Stu for his efforts you can Venmo him at Stu-Helm, or PayPal at [email protected]



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1 Comment

  1. Julie April 1, 2021

    ?breakfast pie ?


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