West Asheville, N.C.

Home Cooking

Voyageur Press, an Imprint of Quarto Publishing photo

You never know what you might encounter on Haywood Road in anything-goes West Asheville. Unless it’s a weekend morning—in which case it’s a given that a line will have formed out the door and along the side of Biscuit Head. Read more


When minted in 1913 the Buffalo nickel had been commissioned as part of an effort to aesthetically improve American coinage but drew protest for its inability to strike true within the mechanisms of coin-operated machines. Read more


Short Street Cakes

Paul Clark photo

What used to be known as “Worst Asheville” now attracts young people who are fixing up neglected Craftsman-style cottages and bungalows, having chosen smaller floorplans with personality and a yard in a walkable community over sprawling houses. Read more

Rocky's Hot Chicken

Sarah E. Kucharski photo

The demand for Rocky Lindsley’s poultry and its peerless lip-singe nearly drove the chicken master out of business. Rocky’s first opened in 2009, but shuttered the shack in 2010 to avoid burnout. As a one-man operation, Rocky just couldn’t keep up. Read more


The West Asheville community has welcomed Pizzeria Ritrovo, a spin off of Nona Mia —a tiny yet tasty Italian-American soul food establishment—to the culinary scene. The two restaurants will be consolidating their menus into the new Pizzeria Ritrovo. Read more