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Eric Panic Nov 11, 2013 05:14 AM

What are the best options for casual dining near the Time Warner Arena. Thanks.

  1. carolinadawg Nov 20, 2013 12:24 PM

    So where did you eat?

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      Eric Panic Nov 20, 2013 04:00 PM

      Despite being seriously tempted by the menu at Dandelion Market, we ended up getting the wild mushroom pizza and farmers salad at Pure Pizza. We really enjoyed both - as well as the cupcake and brownies at the bakery in the market. Thanks for the recommendations and we'll definitely hit Dandelion Market next time.

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        carolinadawg Nov 20, 2013 04:05 PM

        Good deal, glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reporting back!

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          lynnlato Nov 20, 2013 06:27 PM

          So glad you hit up Pure Pizza! I like that mushroom pizza too. I heard good things about the Eagles concert too. I hope y'all had a good time.

      2. southernitalian Nov 12, 2013 06:57 AM

        I second Dandelion Market.

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          food_good Nov 11, 2013 10:04 AM

          I always hit up Queen City Q before Time Warner events. Always have solid BBQ and good local beer on tap.

          1. carolinadawg Nov 11, 2013 05:40 AM

            5Church, Dandelion Market, The King's Kitchen, Malabar, Vapiano, Harvest Moon Grill.

            1. lynnlato Nov 11, 2013 05:31 AM

              How casual are we talking here? Takeout, fast food or sit down? Walking distance to TWCA or will you have a car? What do you mean by "best options"?

              Maybe a little more info. will help us help you. :)

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                Eric Panic Nov 11, 2013 07:40 AM

                Walking distance is preferable. Prefer sit down, but counter service is Ok - like Biscuit Head, Homegrown or 12 bones up here in Asheville. By best options - we're basically looking for a place relatively close to the arena where we can enjoy a couple of beverages and a light meal before the Eagles concert on Friday. Type of cuisine isn't as important as quality - we are both pretty adventurous eators.

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                  lynnlato Nov 12, 2013 03:33 PM

                  Gotcha. Looks like you got some good recs. I would add Pure Pizza to the mix. Chef Peter Reinhart (James Beard winner) helped them create a crust made with ancient sprouted grains and it is ridiculously good. PP is located in our 7th Street indoor market so it's nothing fancy, but the pizza is made with locally sourced ingredients and they have some pretty creative specialty pies. My favorite is their chorizo pie w/ shaved radishes, onions, cilantro and fresh lime juice - yummm. The wild mushroom pizza is very good too. They serve local draft beers and some wine and the atmosphere is lively with seating in the middle of the market. Here's a link: http://www.purepizzaclt.com/

                  Enjoy the show!

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