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Asheville updates - Winter '08 into '09

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Savoy - closed for lunches citing economic conditions
Spirits on the River - closed
Sugo - closed

Scratch - finally open! Their ad was in Mountain X this week so they should be anyway, who has been?
Stovetrotters - nice review recently in one of local mags
Martha Nells - the new/renamed place in Pack Square that took Cafe on the Square's place - anybody been?
Forest Blue - new on H-ville Road - in that weird spot that used to be Wildfire and then was Amici Trattoria...anybody been?
Boathouse on Lake Julian is closed, right?

More restaurants posting coupons on restaurant.com (table, Curras) so make sure you check before you go out to eat or visit Asheville.
Also, be sure and check out mountainx.com - more restaurants posting specials - noticed Fiore's had some wine specials.

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  1. Yes.Boathouse is closed. Bad Management

    1. I had lunch at Scratch last week. Lunch offerings included a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches, some of which were on the menu from 28806, including my favorite, the Southwest Club. They are all around $9-9.50, perhaps a little pricey for a sandwich, but they come with your choice of a hearty side. I can't remember them all, but I had a sweet potato salad that was very good. The remodeled space is very nice. Not much more info than that, but I'd definitely like to try it for dinner.

      Boathouse is closed. I posted about Stovetrotters recently - we had a work dinner there on Tuesday and it was fantastic. One of the best meals I have had in Asheville.

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      1. re: miss piggy

        $9-9.50 for a lunch sandwich??? what the heck! They better start offering coupons on restaurant.com - I wouldn't pay that much for lunch without some sort of break.

        1. re: miss piggy

          wow! $9+ for a sandwich. they were expensive in the old location, but that's ridiculous. hope someone posts when they drop their prices because i've "scratch"ed them off my list entirely.

          1. re: mark

            I agree...prices were high for lunch. My co-worker who I ate with had a salad topped with salmon, and I think it was about $4 to add the salmon, so hers came in even higher. What was frustrating was that we ate at 28806 about 2-3 times a month, and I knew they were the exact same sandwiches, only jacked up about 3 bucks in price. Like I said, they do come with a nice side (which are $2 as I recall a la carte) but it's still a high price in my book, esp since you're adding in tip, which we didn't do more than $1 or $2 for at 28806 since it was counter service.

            1. re: mark

              there seem to be SO many local places, Asheville and Greenville too, that don't have a grip on reality when it comes to pricing. I just got home from NYC and I swear, prices for things that are reasonably comparable, like a salad or a glass of wine...are no worse and possibly better.