I'm developing a good taste for the local cuisine (vittles) in western North Carolina. I'm also developing a 40 inch waist. The fact that the entire geography here is on a 45 degree angle helps keep it at 38. I havent had possum stew or crawdad flambe yet, but I have tried some local recipes beyond just barbeque. A local restaurant which I frequent has some good game dishes. One favorite is wild boar, the other is rabbit. There are restaurants of every description in Asheville… Thai food, Indian food, Italian food and food from every part of the world, and its all good. Part of the exploration of the greater region however includes sampling it's native customs, music, and of course food. I've also recently discovered what are called "ramps".. some sort of a wild onion. Very pungent, very powerful, as is the local moonshine, or so I've heard.