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Ruby's BBQ & Italian Smokehouse - Asheville (Haw Creek)

This was a nice BBQ place until the went Italian. Of course the fact that it's 2 blocks from home helped, but I do like BBQ. They have week night specials. The sides all changed when they switch gears and they're not near as good as they were. Haven't been there lately.

The 2 good places in Asheville are 12 Bones (with really weird hours but really great sides) and Louella's on Merrimon.

Jul 22, 2011
Lotuspetal in Southeast

Seeking "must visit" NC barbecue joints

12 Bones has the best sides by far. Smoked potato salad, sweet vinegar cole slaw. I could live on their sides alone. They have weird hours, however. Open until 4pm weekdays, closed all weekend. Don't go between noon and 1:30 --- you will wait a long time and find no parking.

Nov 01, 2010
Lotuspetal in Southeast

Where's Chang?

Is this the place? We;re talking Asian Inn Taste of China, Charlottesville VA?


It's possible for me to go through there as I drive from Asheville to Trenton. Great Chinese is hard to find, and I'm an export from the SF area so ache for it.

Feb 28, 2010
Lotuspetal in Mid-Atlantic

Southeast BBQ Tour

If you get to Asheville, find Ruby's. It's a neighborhood joint with really great ribs, an old timey atmosphere, and 25 kinds of home made barbecue sauce. I'm also a ribs freak, and very fussy. This place meets my standards. Try the collards ... they do them right.

Ruby's Bbq Shack
8 Beverly Rd, Asheville, NC 28805

Feb 27, 2010
Lotuspetal in Southeast