New & Notable - Spring 2023

New & Notable - Spring 2023: The scoop on WNC’s latest dining and drinking destinations, from a new Dobra Tea location in Asheville to Black Mountain's Taco Billy and the traveling Voodoo Roux
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Taco Billy - Black Mountain
Taco Billy kicked off with a desire to spread the good news of breakfast tacos, says owner Hunter Berry. Fans of the West Asheville eatery's fresh dishes, made with eggs, meats, and produce sourced from the WNC Farmers Market and local vendors, can now enjoy them in a casual atmosphere in Black Mountain. Though familiar taco staples are featured throughout the menu, patrons should know that breakfast tacos are where Taco Billy truly shines. 117 Cherry St.; (828) 419-6336; tacobilly.com

Dobra Tea East - Asheville
Already a long-standing favorite in Asheville for its large variety of Eastern teas, laid-back vibes, and delicious snacks, Dobra is opening yet another door to the world of tea for residents of East Asheville, right off Tunnel Road. Owner Drew Snavely has been with Dobra for more than twenty years, and is now opening the third location. He highlights an ayurvedic kitchari, a vegan cashew cheese plate, and a vegan matcha soft serve that can be enjoyed around a cozy fireplace, or picked up at the new drive-thru window. 1011 Tunnel Rd.; (828) 774-5088; dobrateanc.com

Voodoo Roux - Black Mountain
Emanuel Nunez and Brian Richards, a team possessing more than three decades of food industry know-how, are rolling into Black Mountain with authentic Cajun food classics inspired from their Gulf Coast backgrounds, including street foods like po’ boys, crispy seafood baskets, gumbo, and beignets to finish. As opposed to a brick-and-mortar spot, Nunez says that the food truck has granted the team versatility and the chance to serve up restaurant-quality dishes throughout the area. For now, Voodoo Roux is cooking up inventive dishes for the spring and summertime, as well as plans to fundraise for local causes. (828) 301-6799; Facebook: Voodoo Roux