Asheville’s oldest bites: Little Pigs Bar-B-Q

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While the debate around Asheville’s “oldest continuously operating restaurant” continues, strong evidence points directly towards Little Pigs Bar-B-Q. Founded in 1962 by Bill Newman and Ben Burch, it was not originally an Asheville establishment. Operating initially as a franchise, the business went bankrupt, leaving only the Asheville location standing in 1967.

Today, Little Pigs carries on the legacy of delicious barbecue with its signature slow-cooked meats, tangy sauces, and classic sides. Whether you are a local resident or a curious visitor, a trip to Little Pigs offers a taste of Asheville history and a satisfying helping of Southern comfort food.

– Erin McIntyre with AI assist*

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