Restaurant Review: Lucky Otter

Logan and I were visiting Kala in Asheville, NC this past weekend where we did one of the greatest hikes I’ve ever been on…Black Balsam Knob. If you haven’t been there…you must look it up. It’s off of the Blue Ridge Parkway and it is a gorgeous hike. Thank you Kala!

Logan took this picture of us at 6000+ feet.

Afterwards we had dinner at the Lucky Otter.

I had the Satay it to Me Softly which had chicken in a spinach wrap stuffed with broccoli, carrots, caramelized onions, cheese and rice. Topped with a Thai peanut sauce, chopped peanuts and mung sprouts. It came with salty tortilla chips and a lovely spiced cold slaw. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

However, Kala and Logan didn’t agree. They both ordered the The Shocka that was made with mashed wasabi sweet potatoes, spinach, mushrooms, black beans and cheese in a spinach tortilla topped with mango salsa. Here’s what they had to say:

I thought it was alright. Their mango salsa was awesome, but there was a little too much wasabi in The Shocka. They should offer a sweet potato burrito minus wasabi option. -Kala

The Shocka is an unusual choice. I like sweet potatoes, but don’t love them. Wasabi: I can take it or leave it. Mushrooms, black beans and cheese are always welcome in a burrito, almost requirements, actually. The burrito was interesting. I wouldn’t say that I loved it, but I didn’t dislike either. It has a strange combination of tastes, especially when you hit a concentrated spot of wasabi and quickly realize it is out of place. Swap out the wasabi for a more american spice (Texas Pete, I’m looking at you) and you’d have a much more interesting burrito. -Logan

Overall Ratings (Instead of stars, I’m giving it ‘C’s.) Highest: CCCCC Price: $$$$$

Food: CCCC

Waitstaff: N/A

Atmosphere: CC

Overall: CCC

Price: $ ($5-$10)

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