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Nov 2, 2007 10:56 AM

Asheville Comfort Food

Now that it's finally beginning to feel like fall, I'm looking for some good old fashioned "comfort food." Who has the best chicken and dumplings, chicken pot pie, pot roast...

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  1. Asheville and "comfort food" don't seem like they belong in the same sentence but I think Corner Kitchen has some high end Southern dishes that might fit the bill and Tupelo Honey. Otherwise maybe Red Rocker Inn in Black Mtn..

    1. If by "comfort" you mean southern comfort, then you're out of luck in Asheville. There are, however, a few dishes at Tupelo Honey, The Early Girl Eatery, and even Rosetta's Kitchen that qualify as comfort food if you define the term more liberally.

      No decent chicken and dumplings that I know of, however. Maybe somebody else has run across some.

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      1. re: Jeff C.

        Isn't there a place on Tunnel Rd named Cornerstone or something similar?

        1. re: Jeff C.

          We always crave Picnics during cold weather, and in fact, ate there today. Turkey pot pie, tomato soup, mashed sweet potatoes, corn pudding, creamed spinach, etc. The specials and sides change daily. And don't leave without a piece of pie. (Minnie won't let you out of there without buying one, anyway.)

        2. I doubt this qualifies as chowhound fare, but I ate at one of those cafeterias (J&R? J&S?) and found it to be quite full of character. Then again, maybe it was all the people eating dinner at 5:00 sharp? Anyway, three things about it were notable in my opinion: the massive number of choices of starch (when there are corn muffins and corn bread, you have to take note), the actually YUMMY corn on the cob, and the vast assortment of pies (and only $1 per slice). There was something charming about the place, anyway.

          1. I apologize in advance, but the last time I was in Asheville (1993; lived there 14 years) the best comfort food I could find was at Dolores and Jose's Mexican Restaurant (Haywood Ave.). I read that there's much excellent dining added since then. To imagine it has something to do with the South, however, is to be northern.