Adventures in Eating: Dining Out at Salsas in Asheville, NC

When in Asheville, NC, eat downtown and outside! This past weekend, the Practical Cook went on location to the mountains. Not only was she able to enjoy a picnic by a waterfall (score!), she ate a lot of great food around a town that is known for fantastic breweries every few feet. Today’s review is of Salsas.

Waterfall in Asheville, NC: Perfect spot for a picnic!

Waterfall in Asheville, NC: Perfect spot for a picnic!

The food was fantastic, the server was very helpful in helping us navigate our choices, and the beer was the size of the average bottle of wine. Yes, please. For the complete video account, roll the tape.

Why can’t I resist ordering something dramatic? And involving the word “shank?” One never knows. I would not recommend ordering this if you have a rambunctious toddler nearby. This dish was hot and a bit precarious. The kid at the next table was totally jealous of my goblet of fire.

Chips and Salsa, Floral Presentation

Chips and Salsa, Floral Presentation

Salmon Paqueta (aka, Grilled Burrito)

Salmon Paqueta (aka, Grilled Burrito)

Chicken Paqueta (aka Grilled Chicken Burrito)

Chicken Paqueta (aka Grilled Chicken Burrito)

And for the grand conclusion, my dinner:

Molcajete with Pork Shank
Molcajete with Pork Shank

What did my field research teach me? Don’t fear the heat, pair pork with fruit and peppers, and eat outside whenever possible.  Most importantly, share food with friends, and it will always taste better. And I’m pretty sure a molcajete just made the Kitchen Tool Talk Wish List.

Overall, a great experience, highly recommended.

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2 responses to “Adventures in Eating: Dining Out at Salsas in Asheville, NC

  1. We love going to Asheville! I think our favorite restaurant is probably Tupelo Honey Cafe.

    • The Practical Cook

      Thanks for the recommendation! We certainly observed some good food being eaten there as we walked by.

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