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Asheville help with walkable options

dgr Dec 13, 2006 10:08 PM

I am staying downtown Asheville at the Marriot, and was looking for some walkable reccomendations. Cost is not really an issue, and my wife and I are open for anything chowish.

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    leahinsc RE: dgr Dec 13, 2006 10:38 PM

    Marriott in downtown??? You mean the Renaissance? I guess it is a Marriott property, just don't think of calling it that...anyway...lots of options downtown, depends what you like. Start with a search and then narrow it down for us on your likes and price range and I'm sure folks will chime in.

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      dgr RE: dgr Dec 13, 2006 11:03 PM

      Yes it is the Renaissance. Price is not an issue, and we pretty much like anything. We had some tapas downtown a year or so ago and it was good, but I can't remember the name of the place.

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        leahinsc RE: dgr Dec 13, 2006 11:35 PM

        You will find all this if you do a search ....My personal fav's
        Salsa's - casual caribbean/Mexican/fusion
        Limones - high end Pacific Mexican, local and organic, great drinks
        Barley's or Mellow Mushroom - Pizza
        Wasabi - Sushi
        Jack of the Wood - beer and Irish/Scottish pub fare

        So-so or uneven reviews:
        Lobster Trap - seafood
        Vincenzo's - Italian
        Market Place - organic and local continental cuisine
        Left Bank - some local and organic - French?
        Zambra's - tapas
        Modesto - expensive Northern Italian

        1. jbyoga RE: dgr Dec 14, 2006 02:31 AM

          Defintely eat at Limones - was there the other night and the food and service were fantasic!

          Had the butternut squash ravioli and bread pudding and the hot chocolate....

          I'll be back soon!

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            dgr RE: dgr Dec 14, 2006 08:45 AM

            Is there a place downtown called Magnolia Bar or something like that? My wife seems to remember it from a few years ago

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              leahinsc RE: dgr Dec 14, 2006 11:21 AM

              yes, Magnolia's has been around for a while.

              1. Jeff C. RE: dgr Dec 14, 2006 12:52 PM

                I second most of Leah's recommendations, though I personally find Mellow Mushroom's pizza crust too doughy. I would also add Doc Chey's for fast, fresh, and cheap Asian/fusion.

                Limones is a MUST.

                1. waitress RE: dgr Dec 14, 2006 03:08 PM

                  Early Girl Eatery
                  Laughing Seed
                  Tupelo Honey (had a wait at 2p for lunch, worth the wait)

                  Even if you had no information, you would find great restaurants. The best thing about Asheville, it seems the restaurants keep the prices reasonable and the quality of food high. Focusing on fresh and local produce.

                  Someone above mentioned Salsas- make sure you eat there!!!

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