Recipes are written in a language all their own, leading amateur cooks to confuse a pinch for a dash or forget that the chef’s word for “water” is “salt.” Trust a native speaker with today’s Groupon.
$7 for $15 worth of gastropub fare for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, such as:
- Creamy grits crowned with arugula, shrimp, and creole butter sauce ($10.50)
- Breakfast bowl with an egg, biscuit, home fries, cheese, gravy, and sausage ($7.75)<p>
$10 for $20 worth of gastropub fare for dinner, such as: * House-made jambalaya sausage topped with locally made chow-chow ($8) * Calamari sandwich with garlic aioli spread ($9) * Charcuterie plate with dry-cured meats ($12) * Ribeye steak and frites ($22)<p>
The Asheville Public
The brainchild of two husband-and-wife teams, Mark and Jenny Henegan and executive chef John Daniel Schwalje and his wife Dara, The Asheville Public fills its rotating menu of gourmet gastropub fare with locally grown produce, grass-fed beef, and other quality ingredients. Six kinds of house-made sausage encase meats and seasonings from around the world, from the far-flung merquez sausage’s morroccan-spiced lamb and the boerewors’s south african-herbed beef to the jambalaya’s local mélange of marinated pork, all-natural chicken, crawfish, and chow-chow. Served alongside rich breakfast and brunch dishes or a la carte on an organic bun during dinner, sausages don house-made condiments and compete with organic greens and all-natural Angus beef burgers and steaks for stomach real estate. The Asheville Public’s low-key interior fosters a homey vibe with wooden tabletops, chandeliers crafted from empty bottles, and armchairs wearing sweatpants.