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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:09 PM

My wife and I are off to Asheville for a few days this week to celebrate our anniversary...

Give us a few great restaurant recommendations! We are looking for good coffee shops, good local brew, Indian and Vegetarian, primarily - but would love to hear whatever you wish to share! We will be there Tues thru Fri.

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Reply My wife and I are off to Asheville for a few days this week to celebrate our anniversary... (Original post)
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2012 OP
Siwsan Dec 2012 #1
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2012 #3
Cirque du So-What Dec 2012 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #4
brer cat Dec 2012 #5
Big Blue Marble Dec 2012 #6
young_at_heart Dec 2012 #7
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2012 #8

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:14 PM

1. Happy Anniversary!!

My niece and nephew live there, and they have informed that's where I will retire, someday. I can't wait to go and visit them, this summer.

The only restaurant I know of in Asheville is Bouchon and it's French. I hear a lot about it on Stephanie Miller's show and I would take Stephanie's recommendation, any day.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:19 PM

3. Thanks for the wishes and the rec! #32....we are just getting started!

We are also considering it as a possible landing place - our house in Raleigh is getting too big for us...thinking of downsizing.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:18 PM

2. I wish I could help

but I've bookmarked this thread for personal reasons. Visiting Asheville is on my bucket list, and I'd like to see what others suggest. Happy anniversary.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:23 PM

4. Happy Anniversary!

I've never been to Asheville, so I can't help you there...

But I hope you'll have a wonderful time!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:02 PM

5. I'm from GA but Asheville is one of our favorite places to visit.

The Laughing Seed Cafe is wonderful. We consider it worth the trip just to have lunch there.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:17 PM

6. That is one restaurant that I was going to recommend.

My favorite is Salsa's Mexican and Caribbean Restaurant.
They have great vegetarian choices and wonderful margaritas

Edited to add: Be sure and plan an hour or two at a wonderful
gallery of local and recent artists, New Morning Gallery in the
Biltmore Shops area.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:46 PM

7. Curate (downtown) is an excellent tapas bar

My husband and I retired in Asheville and love it here. Curate is our favorite restaurant but its very busy and I'd recommend reservations. I just saw your post and realize you are already here, but hopefully you have 'access'.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:32 PM

8. Thanks for the various suggestions - we had a great time...

Lion and Rose B&B on Montford was a fine choice...amazing breakfasts. meals - we just had three late lunch/dinner type meals (breakfasts too big, so ate twice/day!)....Salsas was superb (huge portions, amazing flavors) - Laughing Seed was really good, Chai Panis was really fun (and great value and yummy!). Had a great pint of Founders Breakfast Stout at Barley's.

Went by way too fast!

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