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Feb 5, 2022 | 0 comments

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Asheville’s Small Business Supporting Each Other

What up y’all!? I hope you are hanging in there and staying healthy. We are almost half way trough the winter yall, and if you are a business owner this is usually a tough time od the year. This is why  today I want to give you a sneak peak of the community that makes Descubre Asheville possible, and how they support each other.

We all know Mamacita’s Taqueria for their award winning burritos, and Taco Temple for awesome tacos, but did you know  the chilis used in their salsas and much of their produce is often bought from Vanessa?

Vanessa and her son have a spot at the market, this is great because it supports a lady owned business and the produce comes from local farms in the area.

Vannessa's market with jhon atwater from mamasita's taqueria asheville

77 Biltmore Ave Ste 101
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Jhon atwater in vannessa's market asheville
Jhon atwater at vannessa's market in asheville

If you are a local and you like Mexican food you know many of the staff at Mamacita’s are latinos. Some of them have been there since the beginning, that means 15 years y’all, 15 years. Here is John buying pupusas for his staff at Mamacita’s Taqueria from Pupuseria Patty.  He enjoys a pupusa while he waits for his order and chats with Patty Saenz, owner of Pupuseria Patty.

Patty Saenz sent me this photo and told me how much she appreciate it John  stopping by during one of the slowest days this January.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

1563 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806, Estados Unidos

patty saenz from pupuseria patty with jhon atwater (1)
patty saenz from pupuseria patty visiting sabora food truck (1)
Patty Saenz (owner of Pupuseria Patty) visits Chef Macario Jimenez and his food truck SABORA, they both chatted for a while about the winter, and even though it has been slow, they know the locals support is key for the success they enjoy with their concepts.
patty saenz from pupuseria patty visiting sabora food truck (1)
patty saenz eating hamburguer from sabora food truck (1)

Chef Santiago Vargas has a passion for sharing the food of his native Peru, and when he is not working on one of his events, he also loves to give back by collaborating with a number of organizations in Asheville. 

Welcome Table is one of my favorites because of their involvement with the community.

patty saenz from pupuseria patty with jhon atwater (1)
patty saenz from pupuseria patty with jhon atwater (1)

All right y’all, enjoy the not so bad weather today almost 60❤️❤️❤️❤️ and next week we’ll be in the 50’s, if we are lucky it may be a short winter!

Do you have a favorite meal in Asheville that you think should be a MUST HAVE MEAL IN ASHEVILLE?

Let me know by leaving a comment and I will be happy to check it out!

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A community is merely a reflection of the people in it. One that uplifts humanity in every decision attracts diversity. One that works harder at it as time goes on celebrates diversity. You can feel, taste, smell, see and hear the difference in these places. That is the type of community that I want to live in, work in and fight for.
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