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Aug 11, 2006 01:39 PM

Saturday Lunch in Asheville?

Baltimore hound seeks advice. Will be in Asheville on Saturday and would like to grab some lunch in the downtown area. Any recommendations? Am going to Zambra's for dinner that evening, so anything but Mediterranean, I guess...


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  1. Salsa's is my favorite downtown - same owners as Zambra but completely different food. Salsa's is Mexican/Carribbean, with creative, well-priced food. Tupelo Honey is also good (Upscale Southern), and we love Mela (Indian). Have fun!

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    1. re: miss piggy

      That would be my recommendation, too. Salsa is don't-miss.

      Actually, Zambra is not the same ownership anymore. Hector sold it a while back. Other good lunches include Sunny Point(breakfast-y) and Doc Chey (small regional chain pan-asian).

    2. all good recommendations....if you want good beer and pizza - Barley's or if you want to have pizza and beer and sit outside and really see all the tatooed, dreadlocked Ashevillians mingling with seniors and kids...Mellow Mushroom

      1. Ditto on the Salsa's recommendation. I'm heading there myself for lunch tomorrow. My all time favorite in A'ville I think, at least for lunch.

        1. maybe a little late, but just to further the rec for salsa:


          can't go wrong.

          1. Try the Bistro at the Biltmore Estate (if you don't have to be a guest of the Inn to dine there). It's actually very good food and you can't beat the location.