Travel + Leisure readers named Asheville the quirkiest town in the United States.
The magazine celebrates Asheville's "old and new charms," noting its craft beer industry and dining scene, as well as the city's off-the-beaten path culinary experiences. That includes the No Taste Like Home tour led by Ashevillian Alan Muskat.
Participants forage the woods for their meals, looking for such wild local delicacies like "fairy potatoes," the magazine says.
The write-up also notes "the vortex-laden terrain, which purports to send off good energy" and the Friday night drum circles in Pritchard Park. Short Street Cakes also gets a shout-out and Vortex Doughnuts -- even though the South Slope bakery actually isn't open yet.
This accolade comes just weeks after Outside magazine named Asheville is one of 16 Best Towns in the country for vibrant cultural scenes and outdoor spirit.
This is at least the seventeenth list Asheville has made this year.
Greenville, S.C. and Beaufort, N.C. are also on the list.
For more on the listing, visit the website.