Buncombe County is a haven for food lovers. The variety of restaurants and hotels allow for a degree of choice that is not possible elsewhere. The county prides itself on the rustic food that is famous throughout the region. The cuisine that they offer is very heavily influenced by their Appalachian heritage and has a very smoky taste. You can also find elegant French cuisine in the downtown areas of the county.
Buncombe County also has a lot of local wineries and breweries that make their own renditions of beer and wine. There are also mountainside bars which offer a great view so that you can enjoy a few drinks with friends while you take in the view. Make sure to book a place though because the weekends can get really busy, especially in the summers.