Another local chain for South Asheville
Posted by eemilla on October 5, 2014
Since I live in South Asheville/Arden, I’m used to the only new restaurants being chains. Our latest addition is Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack, and it comes just as my friend who has been begging someone to put a pub within walking distance is moving away. Maybe if I move we’ll get greenways and better bus service. We have been a few times to check it out, and we love that we can pretend we live in West Asheville by walking our dog to the park and stopping by with him to eat and drink on the patio. The staff has been great to him, bringing him water when we forgot and giving him some kind words. I love being able to order a pitcher and share it without a bit of worry about getting behind the wheel. Being a vegetarian, there are a couple of things I can eat. While they may have tons of sides that qualify, it’s all stuff I don’t prefer. I do love french fries, and I was not pleased with the almost soggy ones I had. They do make a fried green tomato appetizer special which has been on the menu the few times we’ve dined there; it runs $6.95 which isn’t expensive for an appetizer, but Tupelo Honey right down the road serves a superior fried green tomato appetizer with grits for $7.95 (and a delicious, complimentary biscuit).
Since we’ve brought the dog every time we’ve been, we have not eaten inside. From our trips to the counter and the restroom, I was surprised at how large the interior is. They’ve got a big TV for sports along with a great beer selection and a full liquor bar. We’ve had at least one pitcher with each visit, and even taking out the alcohol the food tab is pretty high for a chicken shack. The beer menu is good enough and fairly priced which is enough for us to keep stopping by.