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Too many options that I love. The first ones that come to mind though:
Blue Mountain Pizza in Weaverville
Stonkey Knob Cafe in Weaverville
Moe’s Original BBQ in Woodfin
Papa’s & Beer (specifically, the one on Brevard near the Outlets)
Salsa’s, Curate, Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company, Sunny Point Cafe, Piazza in East Asheville is a hidden gem.
Salsa’s is one of my favorite restaurants in the whole world, gotta mention Curate. And Asheville Brewing Company is just solid — great wings, pizza, beer. Love Green Sage as well, great go to. And Sunny Point is where I send visitors for brunch.
So MANY to choose from — but my go-to list includes: Buxton Hall, BBQ, Bonfire BBQ, The Nightbell, Cucina 24, Post 70, Heiwa Shokudo, Marco’s Pizza, Favilla’s Pizza, Westville Pub, Village Wayside, WALK, FIG Bistro, Avenue M…