My husband and I will be on our first visit to Asheville in about a month. I'm starting to put together our dining options, and I could use input!
-We'll have from lunchtime Saturday through lunchtime Wednesday.
-We'll be staying in between the center and the Montford area. We're planning to spend Saturday in the center and RAD, and one day at the Biltmore. On the other days, we'll likely kayak on the river, drive and hike somewhere along the Blue Ridge, and see where else we end up.
-We're not beer drinkers.
So far, I'm thinking (in no particular order)...
Up to 4 breakfasts (or brunch) -- but probably fewer, since we'll sometimes just grab something light/quick from a cafe.
Any of these to prioritize?
-Corner Kitchen on the day we go to the Biltmore (Or we could stay on the property for Deerpark or the Stable Cafe or...? For this one, we do want a good lunch, but a convenient one is more important than a fantastic one, and we're only up for $$$ if it's really worth it.)
-Red Bridges BBQ Lodge on our way back to Charlotte airport
-??? on Sunday (12 Bones and White Duck are closed Sundays and it's not our Biltmore day or our departure day. What's open, not pricey, and a good idea?)
4 dinners -- we're thinking two nicer places and two cheaper ones:
(I keep reading about Curate, but the menu just isn't doing it for me.)
-Nine Mile (closest restaurant to where we'll be staying)
-??? Where else? Prefer <$20 entrees for this one, and we live in Boston, so we're more interested in uniquely Asheville or southern spots, and less so in particular, ethnic cuisines that can just as easily be found here.
So, thoughts? Anything you'd sub in or out? Anything else we should know?