New & Notable - May/June 2019

New & Notable - May/June 2019: The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations
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Cultura Asheville

The latest from James Beard-nominated Chef Jacob Sessoms of Table, Cultura opens up adjacent to Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium on Asheville’s South Slope in May. With a menu of what Sessoms calls “new agrarian cuisine,” expect elevated farm-to-table fare alongside a drink menu of sour beers, artisanal and natural wines, and craft cocktails. The Funkatorium will also launch a revamped new menu including Roman-style pizzas. There will also be a new space for private and catered events, plus a coffee bar led by Mountain Air Roasting’s Marshall Hance. 147 Coxe Ave.; (828) 552-3203;



Cup & Saucer Brevard

Modern yet comfortable, this women-run coffee shop in downtown Brevard opened in April and serves ethically sourced Methodical Coffee, Dobra tea, and homemade baked goods based on original recipes, including inventive quiches, almond scones, and strawberry granola cookies. In addition to vegan milk options, local Mills River Creamery provides the dairy used for assorted coffee drinks. 36 E. Main St. A; (828) 884-2877;

Las Cruces Spruce Pine

Formerly the popular Yummi Café in Burnsville, Las Cruces came to downtown Spruce Pine in February with a menu of Latin fusion fare like tamale platters, spicy shrimp tacos, and a Caribbean citrus- and herb-marinated chicken sandwich on handmade Mexican bread. Brunch standouts include roasted pork biscuits and huevos rancheros. Look for wine and regional beers, including options from Burnsville’s Homeplace Brewing. 209 Locust St., Ste. B; (828) 352-2338;

Photographs (Cultura and Las Cruces) by Savanah Seevers; (2) courtesy of Cup & Saucer