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#1 Reason to Go to Goombay

August 25, 2007

Does anyone remember The Ebony Grill?  Eagle Street’s finest establishment was tucked in between a storefront chapel and a hair accessory store called The Treasure Chest.  Every night Deana served up ice cold beers, brilliant ribs and even better sides of corn, yams, and of course, greens.  Long before 12 Bones existed, The Ebony Grill was the place to eat soul food in Asheville.  Sadly, Deana’s closed about four years ago amidst a haze of gentrification and racial tension.  I was sad to witness the end of a long era- The Ebony Grill was the oldest Black-owned bar in Asheville.  Walking in, one would find the bar and walls plastered with photos of happy patrons from the 80’s and 90’s.  The point is, there is only one place you can still eat Deana’s ribs, only three days a year.  During Goombay, she plates out sizeable portions of her glorious  southern fare right in front of where her old dive used to be located on Eagle Street.  So do yourself a favor and check it out.   Still going all day Sunday.

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  1. queen kirstifa permalink
    August 27, 2007 12:57 am

    i should have called you. i figured you were still recovering from a busy morning, but i ventured out solo Sun around 2 pm–i didn’t eat, but i did buy two lovely pairs of $5 earrings, people watch, and enjoy lots of drums and dancing.

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