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Asheville Trader Joe's

Seems the people in Asheville are tired of not having a Trader Joe's and are starting a grassroots effort on Facebook to get some attention and ultimately a TJ's of their own. If anyone is interested you can join the site and help out.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-T...

Jan 11, 2010
McChow in Southeast

Asheville - help us cut one from our list

My vote would be to take off Corner Kitchen. The others are just too good.

Jun 07, 2009
McChow in General South Archive

Classy, vegetarian friendly restaurants in Asheville?

I am also a vegetarian and I love Laughing Seed. The food is always great and everything on the menu is vegetarian. For breakfast I would go to Sunny Point Cafe in West Asheville or Over Easy downtown. Both supposedly have great lunch and dinner too. If you like Indian food, Mela has lots of options for vegetarians. The couple times I've been to Marketplace I've been disappointed with the amount of choices even though the food is decent. Cucina 24 has a lot of options and the food is fantastic. Zambra has quite a few options and is delicious. Finally, check out Nova. They have lots of veggie options as well as the best cocktails in Asheville. Good luck.

May 10, 2009
McChow in General South Archive

Cancun Mexican Grill

I was wondering if anyone had tried the newly opened Cancun Mexican Grill on Tunnel Rd yet. I went to the newly opened Papas & Beer on Tunnel Rd just after it opened and it was a disaster, yet I still see hoards of people outside waiting for tables, so I should give it another try. Hoping to find some good authentic Mexican fare like I used to get back in Los Angeles.

May 09, 2009
McChow in General South Archive

Recent Asheville Meals - Fig, Cucina24, Stoney Knob and more

I have never had a bad meal at Cucina 24. The service and food has always been above average for Asheville. The food at Nova is also great but the drinks are beyond description....Original and tasty. Those are definitely my two top choices.

Apr 12, 2009
McChow in General South Archive

Suwana's Thai Orchid - Asheville

Suwana came out to our table and spoke to us about what we wanted. She was a lot of fun and prepared food that everyone at our table loved. The service was not good, but the food actually made up for that fact.

Sep 23, 2008
McChow in General South Archive

Let's help Rebecca. Italian in Asheville, NC?

Cucina 24 is by far the best Italian I've had in Asheville.

Sep 23, 2008
McChow in General South Archive

Rita's Cantina Asheville?

Does anyone know if there is a website or menu online for this place? I can't find one using a google search. Thanks.

Sep 21, 2008
McChow in General South Archive

Tupelo Honey/Mayfel's Breakfast Asheville?

My opinion:
Over Easy is the best breakfast downtown.
Tupelo Honey is a close second.
Early Girl always disappoints.
Sunny Point is fantastic, not downtown, but worth the drive and the wait.

Aug 29, 2008
McChow in Southeast

Asheville Pizza and Brewing

Even though the food is pretty good, every time I've gone to Asheville Pizza, I've felt like I was bothering the staff. I've never felt welcomed and never had very good service. The only reason I ever go back is because they're generally open later than most other Asheville restaurants.

Aug 11, 2008
McChow in General South Archive

Asheville, NC Casual and Higher End Suggestions

I had heard Ruby's had a bad reputation when I begrudgingly went, but I was super surprised. Maybe it's gotten better since you've been, but all my friends and I love going there and enjoying all the great homemade bbq sauces, terrific onion rings, and the vegetarian options. My meat eating friends have said the pulled pork is great. Additionally, the immense selection of beers, combined with pool tables, darts, horseshoes and a great game called Cornhole. Maybe you should give it another try.

Aug 11, 2008
McChow in General South Archive

Asheville, NC Casual and Higher End Suggestions

Being a new resident, I've been eating out a lot and having amazing meals almost everywhere I go. My favorites so far are:
Cucina 24 (Italian), Mela (Indian), Laughing Seed (Vegetarian), Zambras (Tapas), Wasabi (Japanese/Sushi), Picnics (Pie), Rezaz (Mediterranean). Sante (Wine Bar), Over Easy (Breakfast), Sunny Point Cafe (Breakfast), Tupelo Honey (Breakfast)

I would say that the following are overrated:
Salsa's, Carmel's, Limone's, Early Girl

And stay away from all chain restaurants in this town. The food is far too good at the local restaurants to waste your time getting something you could get at home.

Aug 10, 2008
McChow in General South Archive

EAT on Magnolia (formerly Ned's on Magnolia)

Has anyone been the EAT on Magnolia Blvd in the NoHo Arts District. I had gone to Ned's when it was there, but heard it went way downhill after Ned sold the place. Are these the same owners that bought from Ned, new owners, other? Would love to find a great breakfast place in that area and I'm hoping this is it. I can't find a menu or website for it and doing google searches for "Eat" and "Restaurant"... well, you can only imagine that there are a lot of results, none that help. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Oct 23, 2007
McChow in Los Angeles Area

Best Onion Rings in French Quarter

Can anyone make any recommendations in my quest for the best onion ring? I like them crunchy, almost like a tempura batter...not breaded. Thanks for your help.

Aug 28, 2007
McChow in New Orleans

Vegetarian Restaurants

Thanks to all of you with all your suggestions. Too bad I'll only be there for 6 days... sounds like I'll be eating around the clock.

Aug 19, 2007
McChow in New Orleans

Vegetarian Restaurants

One additional thing... I'm really only familiar with the French Quarter and a little bit outside of it, so if you could give me a general idea if the places are within walking distance or cab distance, that would be great. I appreciate all the advice I've been getting, thank you so much.

Aug 17, 2007
McChow in New Orleans

Vegetarian Restaurants

I'll be coming into town over the Labor Day weekend and would love to find out the latest post-Katrina information on Vegetarian and Vegetarian-Friendly restaurants. I'm not a vegan and will gladly eat all milk, eggs, cheese etc. I have been to many restaurants in the Quarter and most restaurants have something for me to eat. The Gumbo Shop, Court of Two Sisters, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, Clover Grill and NOLA have always been great for our group of meat-eaters and vegetarians. I'm looking for everything from quick take-out food to a nice sit down meal. I'd also love to find a place that will make a great vegetarian muffaletta really good bread and cheese. I'd appreciate all your suggestions from breakfast to dinner and beyond. Thanks.

Aug 15, 2007
McChow in New Orleans

The Bank Heist in NOHO?

any specific menu items? when is it supposed to open?

Jun 22, 2007
McChow in Los Angeles Area

The Bank Heist in NOHO?

I drove by the NoHo Commons and the El Portal Theatre yesterday and saw signs on this great brick building for something called "The Bank Heist". There is a big sign above the door that just says "BANK". I called and got a recording about them hiring waiters, bartenders, etc...

Anyone know what this restaurant is all about? I can only imagine that while you're waiting in line to order your food a team of "robbers" come in and take all your money and leave you with no food. Seems like a quick way to make money, but the word would probably get out and you'd lose that repeat business.

Jun 21, 2007
McChow in Los Angeles Area

Suggestions for California-style (non creamy) Coleslaw?

I agree with the Wood Ranch suggestion. I love that coleslaw and have been forced to add peanuts to any coleslaw I've made or bought ever since first trying theirs. YUMMY

Jun 08, 2007
McChow in Los Angeles Area