Papas & Beer
May10

Papas & Beer

This is what happens when it is the girlfriend’s time to cook. Had a nice little lunch at Papas & Beer on Hendersonville Road. I had the Carnitas Torta for $6.50. One hell of a deal considering it was my lunch and dinner. I have to say at first I wasn’t a fan of Papas & Beer but it is growing on me. Not only was the torta big, but also packed with big flavor stuffed with steak, chicken, mozzarella cheese, avocado, sour cream, tomato and lettuce. I would recommend the Hendersonville Road location because it seems to be considerably less busy than the Tunnel Road location.  ...

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Taco Tuesday @ W.A.L.K.
May09

Taco Tuesday @ W.A.L.K.

  Every Tuesday the West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen has Taco Tuesday where all street tacos are a $1.50. Yesterday was our first time at the W.A.L.K., the tacos were delicious and surprisingly filling. The $5.00 Fried Pickles (pickle spears, house battered and served with ranch dressing) were off the hook. I would advise getting here early on Taco Tuesday because they were packed.            ...

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Citizens miffed at moving food truck
Apr30

Citizens miffed at moving food truck

ASHEVILLE – Some people prefer their food to go.   Local food trucks such as GQC Lebanese Street Food, El Kimchi, and the Lowdown food truck have made that easy for Asheville residents.   But one Asheville food truck has perhaps taken the concept too far.   West Asheville residents have recently reported seeing a Pullman brown and gold painted food truck drive back and forth on Haywood Road. However, the truck reportedly never stops to take orders. Leaving residents with a few thoughts about the truck’s gold painted logo “What can Brown do for you?”   “Well they could pull the hell over,” said Jordan Joseph, a 22-year-old resident.   Joseph described his recent encounter with the food truck that left him breathless and hungry.   “I first spotted the truck heading East on Haywood Road, while shopping at Ingles,” said Joseph. “I ran after it for several blocks, but it never stopped and took the ramp to I-240. I don’t know how they expect to get business if they don’t stop. You won’t see me chasing it again any time soon.”   While the moving food truck miffs Joseph and fellow residents, others seem to be encouraged.  Dr. Mildred Calhoun, a professor of nutrition at UNC-Asheville State explains the truck may be one solution to America’s obesity epidemic.   “Food and junk food in particular is so easy to access for the typical American. Services like drive-thrus and delivery allow Americans to consume thousands of calories with very little effort,” said Calhoun. “If this food truck wants us to work to get our food, good for them. What’s wrong with a little exercise to get a meal? Native Americans use to travel hundreds of miles to hunt buffalo. When is the last time you saw a fat Native American?”   Although chasing the food truck promotes physical wellness, it is still unclear whether the food it serves is healthy. Nobody seems to know what type of food the Pullman brown and gold food truck serves. West Asheville Residents are left guessing what the bold, gold letters “UPS” painted on the side of the truck may stand for....

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