A few Saturdays ago Abby and I headed down to our local Masonic Temple parking lot to check out 14 of Asheville's hottest food trucks. They were competing in the 3rd annual showdown where fans and a panel of judges voted for their favorites dishes. On the panel were a local newscaster, food critic, and James Beard nominated chef. We tasted something from every vendor and sampled a few local brews and cocktails.
The winner according to both the fans and judges was Root Down. Abby and I enjoyed the Jowl Chichorrones. These bacon like crisps with a pepper jelly drizzle made us want to return to try every other unusual thing on the menu.
What a treat! One of my favorite local bars, Soverign Remedies was serving some of their fantastic cocktails.
I had the Root Daiquiri created with sarsaparilla, dandelion, and burdock. Abby had the Spring Gin and Tonic. Both of these cocktails are on their bar menu.
Scenes from the Showdown