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Apr 21, 2011 11:55 AM

It's over, Asheville...

So last night I'm thumbing through the new issue of GQ magazine when lo and behold there's an article touting Asheville as "the new Austin but with better views" and said article mentions not only Curate and Sunny Point but also the friggin' Admiral...

Now nameless PBR-swilling hipster hordes from far and wide will be jamming the phone lines 24/7 to book reservations and us locals will be left scratching our butts and reminiscing of the days when you could just walk in the joint, flop 'er down, and order whatever you wanted whenever you wanted it...


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  1. Remember the NY Times article that did the same

    This is very interesting to me having recently moved from Berkeley, CA where all this started withh Alice Waters and Chez Panisse

    1 Reply
    1. re: mustardgirl

      Actually Alice Waters and Kermit Lynch were disciples of Richard Olney, an Iowan by birth!

    2. Asheville wasn't already clogged with PBR swilling, patchouli-oiled hordes?

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      1. re: Naco

        True. But until lately they've been mostly LOCAL PBR-swilling, patchouli-oiled hordes.

        1. re: Jeff C.

          Better the devil you know than the one you don't.

          1. re: Naco

            Exactly. Although to be fair, most of the patchouli wearers tend to hang out at places like Rosetta's Kitchen. (That's not a snub, BTW. Their cheap, filling vegetarian grub is perfect late-night-buzzed or morning-after-hangover fare.)