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Weekly Scoop (Dec. 31 - Jan. 6) - Take a Reuben Roadtrip with Stu Helm

Dig This... with Stu Helm

A quick peek into the life and times of Asheville's No. 1 food fan.
photo by Stu Helm on Instagram @stuhelmfoodfan

Reuben Roadtrip

Do I eat a lot of Reubens?  So, when I recently saw an insanely delicious looking post that Sand Hill Kitchen made about their Reuben on Dig Local, it prompted me to take a mini roadtrip way out to the corner of Sardis and Sand Hill roads in West Asheville just to try one.

And I was not disappointed! It was piping hot, crispy on the outside, melty on the inside, savory as can be and hella satisfying — everything a Reuben should be! Plus it came with house made chips, which were great. Bonus: No plastic chip bag!

Sand Hill Kitchen is one of the most surprising venues in Asheville, being located inside a brand new BP gas station of all places! If you haven’t been there yet, go try it, because this amazing little joint, owned and operated by Chef Jamie Wade, has exceeded all my own expectations, and won the hearts of everyone who’s ever eaten there.

Sand Hill Kitchen is relatively new to the scene. I visited Sand Hill for the first time last Spring, and since then, I have seen Chef Jamie and her crew win both the 2018 Battle of the Burger (Judge’s Choice) and the 2018 Fried Chicken Challenge. 

And FYI, the fried chicken sandwich — and now the Reuben — are among the nominees for my own “Best of Asheville 2018” awards, called the Stoobie Awards, which will be announced throughout January of 2019.

I highly recommend Sand Hill Kitchen! Don’t let the location put you off. Inside the gas station you will find cigarettes, soda pop, lottery tickets, motor oil and some of the best dang food in town. Each dish is made with high-quality ingredients which are deftly prepped, cooked and presented by people who know how great food should taste.

Go see for yourselves, and keep an eye on Chef Jamie and Sand Hill Kitchen, because they are a force to be reckoned with in this town.

Find all the food specials, new menu additions, events and more from Sand Hill Kitchen by checking out their Dig Local Profile.

Below you will find one locally curated Scoop chosen for each day this week — but make sure to check out all the Scoops this week on our Dig Local Scoop Calendar.

Monday, Dec. 31

Local Things to Do on New Year's Eve in Asheville
Where will you be when clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve? There are tons of places to count down to 2019 right here in Asheville. We've compiled a list of what to do before the ball drops and after at some of your favorite local businesses and restaurants.

Check out the rest of Monday’s Scoops here.

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Phuncle Sam's NYE Hangover Party
at Pisgah Brewing
If your head is throbbing from last night's festivities, soothing acoustic music from Phuncle Sam is just what you need.
Click here for more details.

Check out the rest of Tuesday’s Scoops here.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Start Your New Year's Resolution Off Right
with Asheville Pro Kitchen

New year, new weight loss goals? Enjoy new and healthy pre-made meals each week by signing up with Asheville Pro Kitchen.
Click here for more details.

Check out the rest of Wednesday’s Scoops here.

Thursday, Jan. 3

Martini Night
at Avenue M
Every Thursday night is Martini Night at Avenue M. Choose one of their special martinis or grab your favorite standard.
Click here for more details.

Check out the rest of Thursday’s Scoops here.

Friday, Jan. 4

The Gala
with Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission

The 8th annual women’s gymnastics meet will be held at the U.S. Cellular Center. Bring in the new year with some amazing competition!
Click here for more details.

Check out the rest of Friday's Scoops here.

Saturday, Jan. 5

Hot Lunch Buffet Bar
at Kathmandu Kitchen
There are TONS of delicious dishes — vegan, vegetarian and more — to try at the popular hot lunch buffet bar.
Click here for more details.

Check out the rest of Saturday’s Scoops here.

Sunday, Jan. 6

Green Tea Class
at Dobra Tea
Taste and discover 8-10 green teas from China, Korea and Japan for only $25 per person.
Click here for more details.

Check out the rest of Sunday’s Scoops here.
For all of this week’s Scoops and more, visit DigLocal.com or download the Dig Local AppKeep digging local!