My brother just passed his nursing boards (yay!) and I want to buy him a gift certificate so he can go relax and eat. The problem is that he's been in Aville for 20 years, pre-tourist boom, and he's really picky about where he goes and he doesn't love the tourists at all. He likes the restaurant that Hector from Salsa opened that has pizza, he likes the taqueria in W Asheville...he hates Laughing Seed but likes Early Girl. No chains, local owners and local produce highly preferred.
I'm thinking Zambra...or Rezaz (sp?), but I see this place 28806 that looks really good to me...what are your suggestions? He's able to wear decent clothes (no ties though!) but not stuffy, a place where he can get some good drinks, a good wine list. I was thinking I'd get him a $75-$100 gift certificate.
thanks for your help!!