We have a group of 6 adults and 2 children coming to Asheville in early October for a week from Florida. I have been to Asheville numerous times and love the food scene, but haven't been there since 2011. I know you have some excellent new restaurants that have opened up since that time. From our previous visits, our consistent favorites have been the Admiral and Curate for nice dinners and Homegrown and 12 Bones as more casual options. Since our last visit we now have some vegetarians in the group and two small children.
I know Seven Sows is supposed to be great from all of the posts on this site, but it seems very meat-based and not too many vegetarian options. Does anyone have any different experiences there where you think that there could be some flexibility from the kitchen for a vegetarian meal?
Same goes for the Admiral, I have heard rumor that the kitchen would make a vegetarian dish even though none are listed on the ever-changing menu, but does anyone have any idea if that is actually true or not?
I know Curate has plenty of options for vegetarians and omnivores alike, so I'm not worried about that.
Lastly, since we will have two young children on board we would be dining at some early hour like 5:30-6pm. Do you ever see young children at Seven Sows or the Admiral? I know well-behaved children is a must, but I wasn't sure if having children there is frowned upon regardless of good behavior.
I'm not expecting Rosetta's or Plant in terms of restaurants being vegetarian-friendly, just some places that have one or a few vegetarian options would be nice. If I'm missing anything that would be considered a must-try we are open to suggestions. Thanks in advance for any help or advice you can provide!