A heads-up on three I am looking forward to trying and would like to hear reviews on if you've been:
Chai Pani - Indian chaat-house style, "street food" - apparently has opened to rave reviews, lines out the door, ran out of food their first few days open. Battery Park, http://www.chaipani.net/about.htm. I love Indian and the menu looks great.
Posana - downtown on the square. I did not realize they were serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Article in October's Laurel mag got me interested and Urban Spoon reviews look positive. http://www.posanacafe.com/
Sazerac - ad in Laurel mag touts "Classic Cocktails, Sumptous Small Plates and Rooftop Revelry." Sounds fun! In the old Old Europe Space. From Ashevegas blog:The Sazerac will feature a simple menu of traditional pressed sandwiches on brioche style bread, gumbos and soups, salads and charcuterie platters (cheese, pates, little pickles). Classic cocktails will be expertly mixed and served by the most experienced bar staff in Asheville.