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Oct 13, 2007 07:18 PM

10 days in Asheville

We'll be in Asheville for 10 days over Thanksgiving and are looking for interesting food recommendations. Also, can anyone recommend a terrific, small B&B?

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  1. I believe it is billed as an Inn, but the Princess Anne is wonderful. The breakfasts served are yummy. I think they still do wine and cheese in the early evening. Let us know what you decide.

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    1. re: nosey

      Lots of posts on Asheville - you may want to try a search and let us know what you are torn between, although you will have plenty of time to try everything! There was a post recently on the Top Ten places in Asheville - that will be a good start.

      I second the Princess Anne - beautiful place, central to downtown and the highways to get everywhere you need to go, plus they do wine and cheese in the evening.

      1. re: miss piggy

        We are booked for a couple of nights at the Montford but wonder if you can walk easily from there to downtown for dinner, etc.
        We wanted to switch to another place for the second half and we're thinking the Beaufort or the Princess Anne.
        We like a range of food, from interesting, spicy to BBQ.
        What do you think? Any suggestions?

        1. re: hamahoney

          I like Mela's for indian food
          Rezaz's has a middle eastern/mediterranean flair
          Fig has great food (upper end) and atmosphere
          Zambras serves tapas if you like to try a lot of things
          Don't miss Sunnypoint Cafe in West Asheville for great breakfasts
          Corner Kitchen for some southern slants on foods
          And although some don't think so go to Chorizos for lunch best latin american food for the price in town.

          Walking from Montford might be a little iffy. About 3/4 of mile to anything downtown and although we don't have a huge crime problem don't recommend walking around that area in the dark (I know I'm going to get slammed for this, sorry)

          1. re: catsailor

            grab a cab. cheap and easy, usually pretty quick too.

    2. yes, search on the site first ...if not Princess Anne there are lots of B&B's in town. Montford would be a good place to start.

      1. I would suggest Zambra in downtown Asheville. It's good food & a great environment.

        1. My wife and I go to Asheville regularly (we live in Charlotte), and here are our favorite food places:

          Bouchon (downtown) - A fantastic little french bistro. The food is awesome - I would call it French comfort food. Excellent wine choices. Great specials.

          Tupelo Honey (downtown) - great organic and locally sourced food. Try the sweet potato fries. It can be very hard to get into, so try lunch or arrive early/late.

          Jerusalem Garden (downtown) - middle eastern food with belly dancing. Very good food and fun.

          Moose Cafe (Farmer's Market) - this is southern food, and lots of it. Right in front of Farmer's market so they use locally grown, fresh veggies. Bring an appetite - the portions are huge.

          Papa's & Beer (West Asheville) - Funny name for a Mexican place, but the food is awesome. Everything is local and fresh, with cheap beer. Located in strip mall on Brevard Road.

          A few other places downtown: Early Girl Eatery (dinner style); Laughing Seed Cafe (Vegetarian); Bistro 1896 (very good); Doc Chey's Noodle House (yummy).

          Lastly, Bier Garden for great beer selection. Local beers, organics, imports. Fun place to watch a game.

          Have fun. Asheville is a blast. Drink lots of Highland Gaelic Ale and get out into the mountains.

          1. The Grovewood cafe, while it gets mixed reviews on this site, is excellent for the holidays. We have been the last several years for thanksgiving and have always been impressed. It is such a relief to have a traditional dinner (plus a few other options such as salmon or beef) and not to have to do the dishes! Also they always have a dessert buffet that is to die for!