This renown eatery and Asheville staple has been touted as superb numerous times, and when the service and food never fail, the compliments will keep coming.
Early Girl Eatery, nestled in a quaint, historic building on Wall St. in downtown Asheville, has been a favorite among locals and visitors since 2001. Owners John and Julie Stehling firmly believe in the farm-to-table philosophy of supporting local farmers and the fact that fresher is just better.
Many restaurants claim that they serve Southern fare, and many others boast of their local/organic ingredients, but the juxtaposition of the two, such as that so effortlessly accomplished by the Stehlings and their staff, is what makes Early Girl Eatery so exceptionally unique.
Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, and seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, diners can enjoy the eclectic menu from morning to night.
One can start the day with a steaming cup of coffee and the Early Girl Benny (grit cakes topped with tomato, spinach, poached eggs, tomato gravy and avocado, served with toast or biscuit) or end the day with a locally-brewed beer and Pan-Fried Free Range Chicken with herb cream gravy or Sauteed Local Mountain Trout. These are merely a few of the numerous entrees and dishes offered on Early Girl Eatery's menu.
If the goal is friendly and knowledgeable service, absolutely scrumptious food at a fair price, and a happy, cozy atmosphere, then Early Girl Eatery is a must. It will not disappoint.