Loved the Laughing Seed. I had the Raw Tapas plate: salad, gaspacho, hummus, crudities, raw ice cream. It was all wonderful. We may go back tonight.
Liked Doc Chey's. Tasty, friendly, cheap.
Had an appetizer at the Flying Frog. Very good.
Our favorite was the Caterina Trattoria, just north of I-240 exit 5, behind the Exxon station. Slow-food, hand-made, home-made, Northern Italian. I'm surprised I had not seen it mentioned on this board. We went on the recommendation of locals. Everything was delightful.
We did not have a bad experience in Asheville.