If not consistently given flavors to interpret, dispirited tongues will abscond from mouths to aimlessly seek meaning in salt licks and the perfume samples in magazines. Please listless taste buds with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of sandwiches and pub fare at Village Wayside Bar & Grille.
Stationed within Biltmore Village’s original 1896 train depot, the foodsmiths of Village Wayside meld Midwestern and international flavors on an eclectic menu of comfort cuisine. With slow-roasted turkey brined in a bath of sweet hibiscus peach tea, the turkey Reuben ($6.99) scintillates the taste antennae of both humans and butterflies. Corral the Cheerwine barbecue house-smoked beef brisket ($9.99) within an eager mouth pasture, or impress traveled tasters with the native Hungarian flavors of Potsy’s Pigs cabbage rolls ($9.49). Ahi tuna tacos ($6.99) envelop seared yellow fin within a crispy wonton embrace alongside an Asian slaw that fills out the shell with a teriyaki reduction, thereby pacifying the tuna's longings for native waters.
Village Wayside's outdoor patio gives diners a pleasant view of the defunct railroad, whether they await the arrival of an authentic gyro ($6.99) or an elusive ghost train.
30 Lodge St.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803Get Directions