Foodie News: The Social Pizzeria Gets Ready To Open In Swannanoa NC

The Social Pizzeria Asheville Swannanoa NC

We all know The Social in East Asheville, a great place for appetizers, burgers, wings, beer, playing pool, live entertainment, and so much more. Now they are expanding and have purchased the restaurant where Chow Time Pizza was located. They have changed it around a little and are opening The Social Pizzeria in Swannanoa, just minutes east of Asheville NC. They start making pizza on Friday July 1, 2016 and then the rest of the items will be available a week later on Friday July 8, 2016.

Exciting times as this local homegrown business in Asheville is growing and expanding. A BIG Congratulations to Cory and the crew!

The Social Pizzeria & Wings

Amazing Lunch at Strada in Downtown Asheville

Strada Downtown Asheville Restaurant

While working on a video shoot with the G Social Media crew in downtown Asheville, we ended up on the upper level of the Social Lounge. If you have never been to there, it is a 2-story craft cocktail bar with a rooftop area to eat, drink and be merry. The food at this place is supplied by the kitchen at Strada, which has the same owners, and is adjoined side-by-side. After looking at the menu for a few minutes, I ordered the Calamari, with a side of Shrimp, and also a side of Salmon. And I will order that exact dish again, soon! HeartIsTree Studios was also there and both of the owners are Vegan, so they had this gluten-free crusted cheese-less pizza. It was so good, it seemed as if they were about to fight over the last slice. Oh, and that drink was a blackberry, mint, ginger, and rum Mojito. Everything was so perfecto and delicious! Thank you Strada.

Football, Wings & More at Wild Wing Cafe Asheville

Wild Wing Cafe Asheville

The other night we wanted to get out for a few, and we wanted to see some football. I guess you can say that we are not sports fans, but knowing that the Carolina Panthers have come this far calls for us to celebrate right along with it. I grew up in a home where we were either rooting for the Giants or the Jets when it came to football, and the New York Yankees or Mets when it came to baseball.

We walked into Wild Wing Cafe in Downtown Asheville and got put on the waiting list. We headed to the bar area to get some food while we waited. A dude by the name of Ramin took care of us, and started the night off perfect with some local craft brews and wings. Then we got seated at a table, and the game had just begun. The Carolina Panthers were making play after play, and we were having a great time. Sam waited on our table and tended greatly to our every need, and there were many. More beer, more wings, shrimp, flatbread pizza, chicken rolls and whatever else we could find. Brooke the hostess was so awesome too. Not only did she check us in, she was extremely prompt and hospitable, even stopping by the table to draw with our daughter for a few minutes.

When the game was almost over, I looked around the room, and my daughter was the only one wearing red, which was the Cardinals colors. We laughed as it is one of her favorite hoodies, but we thought about how many other people most likely thought we were Cardinal fans. Anyway, we were in red, rooting for the Panthers, and we won! Going to Wild Wing Cafe was a win too, great spot, food, and time there. Thank you.


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Favilla’s Pizza in West Asheville

Favilla's Pizza Asheville

Stopped by Favilla’s Pizza in West Asheville the other night and got some deliciousness to go. I have to say, that this pizzeria is about the closest you are going to get to New York “Hole-In-The-Wall” Style Pizza in the Asheville area. The upper photo is their meatballs and sausage dish, and the other is a regular slice, a “Grandmas” piece (our fave), and their so tasty pinwheels. They expanded into a new dining room at their flagship location last year, and now a new expansion announcement is about to happen any day now!

Asheville Pizza Showdown 2012 Winners!

The Asheville Pizza Showdown was a huge success. Lots of great pizzerias from the community came out to support Manna Food Bank. Breweries like Craggie Brewing, Pisgah Brewing, Dry County Brewing, and Highland Brewing donated the beer to sponsor the event.

The race was close, but here are the Top 3 Pizza Showdown Winners for each category:

Cheese Pizza

1st Place – Pomodoros Cafe – with locations in East and South Asheville

2nd Place – Frank’s Roman Pizza – with locations in East Asheville and Enka

3rd Place – Woody’s Pizza & Hoagies – located in East Asheville

Specialty Pizza

1st Place – Favilla’s New York Style Pizza – located in West Asheville

2nd Place – Strada Italiano – located in Downtown Asheville

3rd Place – The Pizza Shop – located in Spruce Pine NC

People’s Choice Pizza

1st Place – Rollin’ Stone Pizza Company – located in Black Mountain NC

2nd Place – Woody’s Pizza & Hoagies – located in East Asheville

3rd Place – Vinnie’s Italian – located in North Asheville

Special thanks to Tribe Management for organizing the event, and to OX + CO for all of the graphic design work. We would also like to thank Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria for the tents!

Thank you to our sponsors on the graphic below: