There was a huge announcement made today (and no it wasn't for the iPhone5). This has to do with Asheville's food scene as TripAdvisor announced the winners of the 2011 Travelers' Choice Food & Wine Destination Awards. Millions of traveler's voted for their favorite foodie destination and Asheville made the top ten list, sitting alongside culinary juggernauts such as New York City, San Francisco and Chicago.
Asheville's food culture has blossomed over the past decade. A true Foodtopian Society, the community has seen an explosion of restaurants with a commitment to farm-to-table practices. In fact, there are over 250 independent restaurants, 15 plus tailgate markets and Asheville is home to ten craft breweries. Our kitchens are filled with alumni from elBulli, Michelin chefs, New South cooks and so many others who have brought their delicious craft to our mountain town.
For those that voted for us, THANK YOU! For those who haven't yet treated yourself to a foodie vacation in Asheville, come see what all the fuss is about.