Asheville NC in October - Diners & Dives
Hubby and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary this October with a trip to Asheville to see the Biltmore. Already found a great little cabin to stay at and am now looking for other things to see and places to eat, of course!. I'm a big fan of Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" show, so that's the kind of places I'm looking for.
Also, what else would you locals recommend we go see and do? I love funky stores and shopping, art galleries, etc. Hubby's into golf, art and music. Open to any suggestions.
If you enjoy funky stores, then plan to visit Screen Door for sure. It's close to the Biltmore House so it should be easy to find. When leaving the Biltmore Estate go straight through the next two traffic lights and turn left at the next road, which is Fairview Road. Cross the tracks and bearing right, go up the hill. Screen Door will be on the right about halfway or so up the hill.
Hopefully their new website will be up before your visit. Here's their current offering, though no real information is there.
Here are some reviews:
I'll let someone else handle the food portion of your question.
you should post on tripadvisor for questions about things to do/see.
As far as local cheap but good eats....
French Broad Taqueria - about 30 minutes away in Marshall - fresh and tasty tacos - beer and wine
Barley's Pizza and Taproom - pizza and local beer
Mike's in Weaverville -10 minutes away - burgers and wings w/ local beer on tap
5 points - Asheville - famous for breakfast/lunch - big servings - simple food - owned by a Greek family who owns several other local restaurants
Ali Baba - Grove Arcade in Asheville - pay by the pound for Greek/Turkish food
Rosetta's Kitchen - downtown - vegetarian
Moose Cafe - big breakfast, big biscuits, big burgers - otherwise nothing special - just outside of town near the Farmer's Market
Urban Burrito - several locations - fast fresh Mexican-style
Nona Mia - Patton Ave - just outside of downtown - Italian - big helpings - great bread
Burgermeister - W. Asheville - burgers etc and beers
Ya know, I'm thinking that Spirits on the River would qualify in your diners and dives category. I just happened on an episode on Food Network and it was the first place that came to mind. It's nothing like a diner though. More dive-ish. But it's uniquely Asheville, that's for sure.