From basement beginnings to a now thriving brewery and restaurant, Wicked Weed is an Asheville favorite. The food, which consists of burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads, is much better than your typical brewpub fare, featuring local ingredients and high quality meats that are free of hormones and antibiotics. Coupled with this superior dining experience is a long list of very flavorful, hoppy, and authentic small-craft brews that are made in-house. This is a perfect Asheville food and drink experience. As such, expect a crowd and an energetic atmosphere at this iconic downtown venue. The service is great and the menu is crafted with a local seasonal blend. Be prepared to stay a while and smile a lot.