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Asheville - Best of 2009

How about if we make our own Best of Asheville (and vicinity)

Best Breakfast

Best Lunch

Best Dinner

Best Dessert

Best Cocktails

Best Wine List

Best Bar Scene

Best with kids

Best for Romantic/Special Occasion date

Best deal, ie. best food for least price

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  1. Great topic! I hope you don't mind if create a few new categories.

    Best breakfast: Tupelo Honey

    Best splurge: Table

    Best winelist: Sante

    Best sweet treat: Sister McMullen

    Best beer list: Thirsty Monk

    Best Pub: Jack of the Wood

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    1. re: bbqdawg

      Best Breakfast - not a big breakfast eater so I'll pass

      Best Lunch -

      Best Dinner - Nova, Table

      Best Dessert/ Sweet Treat - Short Street Cupcakes

      Best Cocktails - Nova

      Best Wine List

      Best Bar Scene - Sante (wine bar)

      Best with kids - Asheville Pizza

      Best for Romantic/Special Occasion date - Sunset Terrace - GPI

      Best deal, ie. best food for least price - Tomato and Stoney Knob

      Best beer - Thirsty Monk (retail - Brusin' Ales)
      Best Pub - Jack of the Wood

    2. Best Breakfast: Sunny Point Cafe

      Best Lunch:

      Best Dinner: Rezaz

      Best Dessert: French Broad Bakery

      Best Cocktails

      Best Wine List: Sante

      Best Bar Scene: Jack of the Wood

      Best with kids: Fiddlin Pig (not great bbq by any means, but keeps kids occupied!)

      Best for Romantic/Special Occasion date: Grove Park Inn

      Best deal, ie. best food for least price: Tupelo Honey

      1. I think this is a GREAT idea!

        Best Breakfast: Sunny Pointe

        Best Lunch: Tupelo Honey

        Best Dinner: NOVA

        Best Dessert: Sister McMulen

        Best Cocktails: Red Stag but NOVA has the most inventive cocktails in town!

        Best Wine List: Sante

        Best Bar Scene: Elaines at the GPI

        Best with kids: Your own home.

        Best for Romantic/Special Occasion date: Private dinner at Chefs in Motion, or GPI

        Best deal, ie. best food for least price: Papas and Beer mmmm.

        1. Best Breakfast--Sugar Beet

          Best Lunch-Nova

          Best Dinner-Stovetotters

          Best Dessert-Curras dom

          Best Cocktails-Usual Suspects

          Best Wine List-Savoy

          Best Bar Scene-Usual Suspects

          Best with kids-Brixx

          Best for Romantic/Special Occasion date-Sunset Terrace - GPI

          Best deal, ie. best food for least price-Papas and Beers

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          1. re: ncwino

            I have to go on record and say that I think Usual Suspects has terrible, absolutely terrible, mixed drinks. Weak, weak, weak. I like alcohol in my cocktails! Every year they get the "best cocktail" award in the Xpress and I just don't get it. It is practically across the street from my house and I think their food is good....why oh why can't they make me a stiff drink so I can LOVE this place.

            Best Cocktail for me is anything from Zambra or Mela or a Curras Dom Margarita

            1. re: miss piggy

              Well the only drink I get there is a martini and Les does a great job with it. I think the real reason the bar there does so well is there beer and wine list. It's not the boring crap everyone else serves. An ever changing selection that gives you a chance to taste products you only get to read about.

              1. re: ncwino

                Ah. Well, in my book beer and wine does not = cocktail! But that is good to know as I like their food a lot and enjoy a a beer or two in the summer. I just think they have *almost* the whole package - good food, nice patio, fun crowd....but their mixed drinks stink. Pour a little more liquor in there and you'd have a home run.

          2. Breakfast - Sunny Point
            Lunch - 12 Bones
            Dinner, Wine List, Romantic - Zambra
            Dessert - Well Bred Bakery (Weaverville) tie w/ Ultimate Ice Cream