Eats: New restaurant (opened in the last 12 months)

  • Juicy Lucy’s

    620 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville NC

  • The crowd at Plant is difficult to describe. On a given day, you might see a group of college students, a table of ladies who lunch or even Congressman Dennis Kucinich and family. As Xpress readers know, the clientele varies because Plant offers something for everyone, even though they serve only vegan foods. Chef Jason Sellers plays up the plant-based components of traditional flavor combinations to create dishes that are at once familiar and exciting. Plant doesn’t overwhelm diners with the merits of a vegan diet; the restaurant simply serves great food from its chic open kitchen.


    165 Merrimon Ave., Asheville NC

  • Take your out-of-town friends to WALK and tell them it’s been around for years. They’ll believe you. The new restaurant has the feel of a well-established, community fixture where people come to share neighborhood news, see familiar faces and shoot some pool. Plus, they have a strong selection of accessible staples and a rotating cast of creative, seasonal specials that might take a lesser restaurant years to develop. And Taco Tuesdays? A local institution at this point. — E.P.

    West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen

    401 Haywood Road, Asheville NC

  • Stone Bowl Korean

    1987 Hendersonville Road, Asheville NC

  • Strada

    27 Broadway St., Asheville Nc