Our small mountain town continues to grow not only in population but also in recognition by food critics everywhere. The Oscars of the food industry, James Beard Foundation, announced its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 30th annual James Beard Awards and Asheville is well represented.


Best New Restaurant semifinalistCultura

Outstanding Chef semifinalist – John Fleer of Rhubarb 

Rising Star Chef of the Year semifinalist – Ashleigh Shanti of Benne on Eagle

Best Chef of the Southeast semifinalists: Katie Button of Cúrate and Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani

Approximately a month ago, Yelp named West Asheville’s, Sunny Point Cafe, #91, on their list of ‘America’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2020.’ 

Food and Wine published an article mentioning Asheville again, as The Best Food City in America, according to Yelp. The app dubbed our city a “regional-food powerhouse” with a slew of restaurants, breweries, and food businesses “powered by generations-old family farms.” 

Last but not least, French Broad Chocolate Lounge landed a live spot on Good Morning America due to being on the top of Yelp’s ‘Top Foodie Destinations of 2020’.

The number of restaurants serving food is extensive. It is hard to have a favorite anymore. 

Where do you love to eat in Asheville, 2020’s #1 Food City?

And, to entice you a little bit more… (are you hungry yet?)

There is a rumor of a new seafood place opening on Charlotte Street in the former Ghan Shan location and a fresh seafood place opening on Merrimon near Vinnie’s. 

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