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Stu Helm, Food Critic Blog: Preview of Ghan Shan Station in Asheville fails to impress

Stu Helm, Food Critic Blog: Preview of Ghan Shan Station in Asheville fails to impress

In a word: disappointles.

by October 22, 2014 4 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Food Critic, gets a taste of New York City

Stu Helm, Food Critic, gets a taste of New York City

Stu had to borrow shoes to get into one schmancy eatery. Dawn drank a $25 martini. Aunt Sally was escorted to the bathroom. As usual, beware the liberal use of the f-word.

by October 17, 2014 18 comments Asheville food and drink
Asheville Flyer for Kids celebrates two years of publishing on Sunday

Asheville Flyer for Kids celebrates two years of publishing on Sunday

Games! Crafts! Door prizes! Goofiness!

by October 15, 2014 0 comments Asheville events
Stu Helm, food critic, on a follow-up visit to Dough in North Asheville

Stu Helm, food critic, on a follow-up visit to Dough in North Asheville

The coffee and service have improved, Stu says, but the giant inside tables still make him feel like a hobbit. Beware his liberal use of four-letter words.

by October 1, 2014 13 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, food critic, on Bomba, Ben’s Penny Mart, French Broad Food Co-op in Asheville

Stu Helm, food critic, on Bomba, Ben’s Penny Mart, French Broad Food Co-op in Asheville

Stu is pumped that Bomba might extend its hours, and he can’t get enough of “the unapologetic hippie vibe” at the co-op. Beware Stu’s f-bombs.

by September 26, 2014 5 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, food critic, on Asheville vegan restaurant Plant

Stu Helm, food critic, on Asheville vegan restaurant Plant

Also, Stu has a King James Public House lunch card contest and more. As always, beware his liberal use of the f-bomb.

by September 22, 2014 8 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Food Critic, on West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen

Stu Helm, Food Critic, on West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen

Also, Stu weighs in on his extreme distaste for men’s Flip-Floppy feet. As always, beware Stu’s liberal use of the f-word.

by September 10, 2014 35 comments Asheville food and drink
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Burger Bar to reopen Saturday, return of Asheville Zombiewalk, much more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Burger Bar to reopen Saturday, return of Asheville Zombiewalk, much more

Also, what’s up with Asheville Growler? And downtown Asheville location of Twisted Laurel restaurant sets opening date.

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Asheville News
Stu Helm, Food Critic: Glass Onion follow-up, Table at Tod’s, Pasta With Jam Sauce

Stu Helm, Food Critic: Glass Onion follow-up, Table at Tod’s, Pasta With Jam Sauce

Also, Stu gives a run-down of the recenter Battle of the Burger in Asheville.

by August 14, 2014 42 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Food Critic, on the best summer hot dog, King James Public House

Stu Helm, Food Critic, on the best summer hot dog, King James Public House

Stu is a strong believer in squishy white buns … for his hot dogs.

Stu Helm, Food Critic, on Lucky Otter and Whit’s Frozen Custard in Asheville

Stu Helm, Food Critic, on Lucky Otter and Whit’s Frozen Custard in Asheville

Stu also judged a vegan pot luck recently. As always, beware Stu’s liberal use of swear words.

Stu Helm, food critic, on Table restaurant in Asheville

Stu Helm, food critic, on Table restaurant in Asheville

Also, Stu takes on the ultimate question: can he be bought by a plate of free food?

From left: Chef Jacob Sessoms of Table; Chef William Dissen, The Market Place; Chef Steven Goff, Standard Foods; Chef Katie Button, Curate; Chef Joe Scully, Chestnut and Corner Kitchen; Stu Helm; Chef John Fleer, Rhubarb; Chef Karen Donatelli, Donatelli Bakery; Chef Peter Pollay, Posana Cafe; and Chef Matt Dawes, Bull & Beggar./ Photo by STEWART O'SHIELDS for ASHVEGAS.COM

How Stu Helm, food critic, took a bite out of the Asheville food scene

The formula for Helm has been pretty straightforward: a healthy serving of honesty with more than a dash of f-bombs.

Stu Helm, The Food Critic, on Rhubarb restaurant in Asheville

Stu Helm, The Food Critic, on Rhubarb restaurant in Asheville

Also, Stu talks about the joys of eating pussley. As usual, don’t click through if you’re offended by the liberal use of four-letter words.

Stu Helm, Food Critic, on Del Vecchios and Wayside Tavern in Asheville

Stu Helm, Food Critic, on Del Vecchios and Wayside Tavern in Asheville

Also, Stu introduces us to his Official Food Stalkers, June and Rick. Remember: Stu drops f-bombs, so don’t click if you’re offended by that.

Stu Helm, Food Critic, on Edna’s, World Coffee, True Confections in Asheville

Stu Helm, Food Critic, on Edna’s, World Coffee, True Confections in Asheville

Stu also goes off on the scarcity of Figcoco, flavored condoms and much more. Don’t read this if you don’t like four-letter words.

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic: Nightbell transforming to full-service restaurant menu

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic: Nightbell transforming to full-service restaurant menu

Also, Chef Tres Hundertmark moves from The Lobster Trap to Bouchon.

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on The Junction, Cecilia’s Kitchen

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on The Junction, Cecilia’s Kitchen

Stu checks out some cute, crispy chips at The Junction, tells his gay parade hot dog story and more. Beware the liberal use of the f-bomb.

by May 21, 2014 9 comments Asheville News
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Lex 18, King Daddy’s Chicken and Waffles

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Lex 18, King Daddy’s Chicken and Waffles

On a quest for the best in chicken and waffles, Stu discoverd that’s a whole lotta brown on one plate. Beware the b-bomb here, people.

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Wicked Weed, Pack’s Tavern

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Wicked Weed, Pack’s Tavern

Stu describes a black could falling over the Wicked Weed paradise. Beware his liberal use of the f-word.

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Hi-Fi Cafe

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Hi-Fi Cafe

Helm also digs deep into the cheese crystals that make Sartori Cheeses so darn delicious. As usual, beware Helm’s f-bombs.

by April 22, 2014 13 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on lobster and mac ‘n’ cheese around town

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on lobster and mac ‘n’ cheese around town

Stu hits up Chestnut, Blackbird, Fig and Mojo Kitchen, encountering rubbery lobster and buttery mac ‘n’ cheese along the way.

by April 15, 2014 10 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Laurey’s Catering and Cafe

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Laurey’s Catering and Cafe

Helm pays a visit to an Asheville institution. Warning – don’t click if you offended by four-letter words.

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Tupelo Honey, Woolworth Walk

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Tupelo Honey, Woolworth Walk

Stu puts Tupelo’s shrimp ‘n’ grits to the test.

by March 24, 2014 11 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, revisits Seven Sows, checks out King James Public House

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, revisits Seven Sows, checks out King James Public House

Stu also recaps the Asheville Wing War. Reminder: if you don’t like the f-word, don’t read this post.

by March 17, 2014 4 comments Asheville food and drink
Asheville Wing War on Sunday will crown a ‘King of the Wing’

Asheville Wing War on Sunday will crown a ‘King of the Wing’

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, will be on hand to help judge the chicken wing contest.

by March 5, 2014 1 comment Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on his lunch date at Oyster House Brewing

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on his lunch date at Oyster House Brewing

Stu took one reader to lunch, and another reader’s advice on eating oysters, and had a bizz-omb diggity time along the way.

by February 24, 2014 20 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, announces ‘Lunch With Stu’ winner

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, announces ‘Lunch With Stu’ winner

Stu announces a winner and his lunch destination.

by February 11, 2014 8 comments Asheville food and drink
Want to score a lunch with Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food critic? Here’s how

Want to score a lunch with Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food critic? Here’s how

Stu’s dropping f-bombs and taking recommendations for lunch. Ashvegas is picking up the tab.

by February 3, 2014 75 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on lunch with Duncan the plumber at Newbridge Cafe

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on lunch with Duncan the plumber at Newbridge Cafe

Stu hooks up with Duncan the plumber to check out Woodfin’s Newbridge Cafe.

by January 27, 2014 11 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic: Razor Mountain Heritage Breeds in Barnardsville produces tasty meats

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic: Razor Mountain Heritage Breeds in Barnardsville produces tasty meats

Helm ate so much he was groaning like an extra on “The Walking Dead” after one meal. As usual, don’t read if you don’t like the f-word.

by January 20, 2014 2 comments Asheville News
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic: Rediscovering the joy of food after the flu

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic: Rediscovering the joy of food after the flu

Prescription Katuha meatloaf and Tai Orchid chicken curry delivered by Valet Gourmet in the freezing cold brought Stu back to the land of the living.

by January 13, 2014 5 comments Asheville News
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Donatelli Bakery

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Donatelli Bakery

Stu is starting the year off with some of them thar cherry fangipani tartlets, of which he can’t get enough. Beware the four-letter words.

by January 6, 2014 21 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on 5 Walnut, Marketplace

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on 5 Walnut, Marketplace

Stu tells it the way he sees it, complete with plenty of cussing, so don’t read if you don’t like that sort of thing.

by December 23, 2013 30 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic: Stoobie Awards, part II

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic: Stoobie Awards, part II

This week, Stu gives praise for best bachelor chow, best atmosphere, best lunch and more. As usual, a warning: if you don’t like 4-letter words, don’t read this.

by December 16, 2013 16 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, announces first-ever Stoobie Awards

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, announces first-ever Stoobie Awards

Stu gives it up for best, coffee, pizza, pastries and more, but don’t read this if you’re offended by vulgarity. Stu likes F-bombs as much as he does a reuben done right.

by December 9, 2013 14 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on All Souls Pizza, Seven Sows Bourbon & Larder, Pack’s Tavern

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on All Souls Pizza, Seven Sows Bourbon & Larder, Pack’s Tavern

Stue is mesmerized by a chicken tender plate, and bored by some run-of-the-mill pork.

by December 2, 2013 57 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on 12 Bones, City Bakery

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on 12 Bones, City Bakery

Helm checks out a turkey plate just in time for Thanksgiving, and gets his coffee knobs cranked.

by November 19, 2013 24 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Bull & Beggar, Bojangle’s

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Bull & Beggar, Bojangle’s

Also, there’s an update from Tod’s Tasties in response to a recent review by Stu.

by November 5, 2013 9 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Tod’s Tasties, Dough

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on Tod’s Tasties, Dough

The first installment was so popular that Ashvegas is serving up a second serving of Stu.

by October 30, 2013 26 comments Asheville News
Introducing Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic: On Curate, Chestnut, Greenlife/Whole Foods

Introducing Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic: On Curate, Chestnut, Greenlife/Whole Foods

A reviewer with no particular talent other than the fact that he eats out a lot.

by October 29, 2013 21 comments Asheville food and drink