With more breweries per capita than any other city in the country, Asheville has pioneered a cultural renaissance in Western North Carolina. And for every brewery in the city, there's an even more fantastic dining option. Organic and local products are a driving influence on the culinary scene in Asheville. Most restaurants feature vegetarian and vegan options (many are vegetarian and vegan only), but fruits and vegetables aren't the only local products in the kitchen. An abundance of high-quality products and generations of tradition allow Asheville to offer top-of-the-line barbecue dishes. There are phenomenal burger joints, authentic Mexican cuisine, and all kinds of funky restaurants pushing the envelope in Asheville.