Local Art at Early Girl

 Western North Carolina has long nourished a tradition of making beautiful things by hand. After developing handcrafting skills by necessity, remote mountain        communities preserved these traditions until they evolved into the art and craft scene we know in Asheville today.    Asheville has enjoyed this thriving scene for over a century, and […]

Asheville Beer with breakfast? It’s so medieval!

For hundreds of years, up until the early 1800s, the English drank beer for breakfast. We’re keeping the traditional alive. Fast forward 200 years and cross the “pond” to Asheville. Feast on our pan fried pork loin smothered in smoky Benton’s gravy with an Asheville Brewing Ninja Porter. The pork loin special comes will all […]

Is cooking a trade or an art?

Is cooking a trade or an art? There is, of course, no right answer. I am not the cooking half of this enterprise and I often find myself on the art side of this debate. Like the millions of folks watching Food Network, buying foodie magazines, and filling their shelves with cookbooks I am in […]

Wall Street is Appalachain Grown.

Beer City? Arts & Craft city? I think Local Food City is the next title for Asheville. Since opening the doors of Early Girl Eatery in 2001, we have been committed to using local food. Since 2001, the food scene in Asheville has grown to a nationally acclaimed hot spot. The farm to table food […]

Go Local Get Ramps

Early Girl Eatery is so excited to invite you to our Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) fundraising event In Celebration of Ramps. On April 22 at 6:30 pm we will be hosting a four course meal dedicated to the taste of Appalachian spring. All recipes will be created by two of North Carolina’s best chef’s, […]

Local food tastes better in local pots

If you have ever eaten a leisurely breakfast at Early Girl and reached across the table for a dash of sugar to sweeten your coffee, or tipped a spoonful of raspberry jam onto your biscuit, then you are already familiar with work made by two of our favorite local artists. Patty Bilbro and Becca Floyd […]

The second most asked question at Early Girl

Early Girl is comfort food and there are plenty of menu options that sound just like what your grandma made. Once folks trust us with a cheeseburger or the pan-fired chicken they often look to step out of that comfort zone. Every day our hosts and our servers get asked, “What is tempeh?” So here […]

It Only Takes 10%

Buying local has been part of our mission since day one. As the years have passed we find this easier and easier to do. There are more sustainable small farms and local food producers than ever in Western North Carolina. We were recently approached by an amazing group that makes the commitment to buying local […]