Barbecue Inn, Asheville?
Will be making my first trip down to Asheville in a couple of months. The other night, someone told me I had to go to Barbecue Inn (on Patton Ave). There's pretty much zero mention of this place on Chowhound through the years, though... not usually a good sign. So is this place chow worthy or not?
1341 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806
It is Eastern style, so quite different than 12 Bones. I used to get a sandwich from there every once in a while and it was always consistent. I never went inside, just ordered through the carhops.
I wouldn't say it was the best, but it was decent. If you like Eastern style then this is the only option for miles and miles. That said, I lived within walking distance of the place for 7 years and only ate there less than a dozen times...
i've lived in asheville going on 20 years and haven't been there in 15 or so for good reason. bland, finely chopped bbq on the occasions i did go (if it REQUIRES sauce for flavor and lubrication, then it's not bbq in my book), sides straight from the can. not a style i'm fond of (i don't get destroying all the textural differneces in a well-smoked hog/shoulder/butt/whatever, especially that wonderful bark). if you like eastern-style, maybe it's good?