I’ve always heard that when traveling, you should always ask a local where to eat. I try to do that sometimes and usually get good recommendations. We really hit the jackpot when we were in Asheville, North Carolina.
We had decided to eat at Mellow Mushroom, but on impulse on the way out of the motel, I asked the dude at the front desk where he would recommend that we eat. He said, “Corner Kitchen.” Of course we had never heard of it.
Upon further inquiry, he told us that they only use fresh, seasonal, local ingredients. We had never eaten at such a place, so we decided to try it. He said most people have reservations, but since we were going early–5ish–we decided to try it.
We wandered around Biltmore land a bit before we spotted it. We walked in and told the lady we didn’t have reservations, and she said, “Can you eat in an hour and fifteen minutes?”
“Sure,” was our reply. What did we know? As it turned out, that meant no dessert, but we never order that anyway.
Somehow I accidentally saved this map search to my photos on my phone, so you can see where Corner Kitchen is.
I would have made photos of the food, but DH gets all weird about that sometimes, so I didn’t take any. The food was awesome, though.
We started with crab/corn chowder that was amazing, and we got a bread basket that had some pesto brushed bread that was quite tasty. DH had Jamaican jerk chicken that was good but spicy hot, black beans, guacamole, and fried plantains. I had meatloaf, collards, and cheese grits. The meatloaf was good but the sauce was a little sweet. The collards were not bitter at all. Impressive. The cheese grits were very delicious.
Overall, our experience at Corner Kitchen was quite excellent. You should check it out if you are ever in Asheville.