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Fried Calamari-Asheville

mustardgirl Oct 8, 2009 05:13 PM

Any restaurant prepares really good fried calamari- in or very near to Asheville

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    forestd RE: mustardgirl Oct 8, 2009 05:46 PM

    Modesto in the Grove Arcade has excellent fried calamari.

    Forest Davenport

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      catsailor RE: mustardgirl Oct 8, 2009 09:18 PM

      Love good calamari and try it wherever I go. Don't know that I've found it yet in A-ville (haven't tried Modestos). Let me know what you find

      1. danna RE: mustardgirl Oct 9, 2009 05:24 AM

        I had a nice fried calamari at Chorizo a year or so ago, and Doc Chey has consistently good fried calamari w/ a sweet-ish sauce and fried jalepenos.

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          Jeff C. RE: danna Oct 9, 2009 07:05 PM

          I'll second the Doc Chey's rec.--esp. with the dipping sauce.

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          Leepa RE: mustardgirl Oct 9, 2009 03:19 PM

          I've had some really really good fried calimari at Marco's Pizzaria in north Asheville. Had some average there, too, but it's more often good than average.

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            mustardgirl RE: Leepa Oct 9, 2009 06:12 PM

            now you are talking - italian places SHOULD be the best

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              danna RE: mustardgirl Oct 12, 2009 05:49 AM

              you're right...best I ever had was standing in the street in Little Italy.

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            mustardgirl RE: mustardgirl Oct 10, 2009 08:48 PM

            Doc cheney website mentions nothing about calamari

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              Jeff C. RE: mustardgirl Oct 11, 2009 06:16 AM

              Hmmm...I may be wrong, but I don't think they've taken it off the menu. Doc Chey's is a small chain, and some of the locations have slightly different menus. (You could always call and ask.)

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                danna RE: Jeff C. Oct 12, 2009 05:48 AM

                It's never been on the menu. It's always a "special", but i have only been there a few times when it wasn't offered.

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                  marney RE: danna Oct 12, 2009 10:56 AM

                  I know it is a chain but Carrabas has good calamari and mussels.

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