Stu Helm: The Food Fan
Meet Asheville's unlikely culinary superhero
Stu Helm was enjoying a successful career as a fine artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Then he got hungry. Championing the remarkable farm-to-table, Southern Appalachian, international food scene in the small city of Asheville, the Food Fan’s restaurant reviews garnered a ravenous following that he parlayed into food tours, podcasts and competitions. Fair warning: Stu ain’t your typical food critic, far from it.