Asheville restaurants

A great place to people watch and enjoy a delicious meatless meal in the heart of downtown Asheville.

Have you ever been to Medea’s in South Asheville? It is a cozy little cafe-style juice bar located off of Long Shoals Road. If not, you should definitively try incorporating it in your “Meatless Monday.” Medea’s is great for so many reasons.

Have you heard of Elements Real Food on Liberty Avenue? They specialize in cold pressed juice, smoothies, superfood nut milks, raw vegan food and desserts. It is one of the freshest vegan spots in Asheville.

Meatless Monday can be chic and ethical if you have reservations at Plant. Plant was recently named by PETA as one of the best vegan restaurants, and it has received similar accolades from Men’s Journal and Lusty Vegan...I literally jumped for joy when Plant invited my family out for dinner.

April 30 is the 13th annual Dining Out For Life where by eating out at participating area restaurants you help raise funds for the Western North Carolina AIDS Project

Gas stations are easy to spot. They’re located on busy highways or street corners and have customer parking spaces, which is partially why Patrick O’Cain, owner and co-chef at Gàn Shān Station, chose an old fill-up station on Charlotte Street as the location for his restaurant.

Zambra's Mark Reiford knows romance. At least, he knows how to ensure a restaurant keeps its title as the Top Romantic Spot to Dine in Asheville five years and counting, according to the Mountain Xpress’s annual Best of WNC community contest.

You would think Stu Helm the Food Critic would sit down with Mike to just talk about food, food, and more food. But this time, he is asking one of Asheville's most renowned Chefs about the family friendly nature of his restaurant.

The Modern Asheville team was invited to get a sneak peek of Twisted Laurel last night during their soft opening.