Bhramari Brewing

Josh Dillard



Photo by Lynne Harty

What is your favorite part of being a restaurant owner in Asheville?

Getting to meet all the different personalities and backgrounds.

What is the background of your restaurant’s name?

Bhramari is a goddess of bees.  We came together when we started the business with all of our ideas, allowing us to reach our goals, like a hivemind.

What ingredient could you not live without?

Pork. No wait! Chicken. No wait! Salt.  No wait! Beer.  No wait. . . 

What is your favorite dish on your menu?

Our Pickled Egg is pretty fun.  It is a nod back to when I was younger, trying hot sauce on crackers.  We extract the yolk from the egg and inject it with hot sauce.

What is your favorite dish from a fellow AIR restaurant’s menu?

I can’t say that I have a favorite dish, but Table is our favorite date spot.

Why did you choose Asheville to open your restaurant?

I love everything about Asheville.  It’s my home, my boys were born here, I wanna die here.

What is your favorite chef’s tool and why? 

My brain.  It’s where my creativity comes from and it’s what I use to gain more knowledge about my craft.