Take out your calendars (and stretchy pants) for this one, folks. From Jan. 17-23, everything from ramen and dry-aged steak to $10 pancake sandwiches are on the menu as part of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s eleventh annual Asheville Restaurant Week.
Here’s a cheat sheet that highlights some of the best deals from the 40+ participating restaurants. If you’re hungering for more, see the full list here. Pro tip: If possible, you’ll want to make a reservation at these spots ahead of time.
Tastee Diner | 575 Haywood Rd. | Menu
The special we can’t stop thinking about is the fried chicken, hash brown, and egg “pancake sandwich” available for $10 all week long, plus your choice of a side.
Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse | 121 Biltmore Ave. | Menu
For a mere $28, enjoy a three-course meal with a soup or salad, skewer, and steaming hot bowl of ramen — there’s plenty of options for pescatarians and vegetarians, too.
The Tahini Jar | Various locations
Track down this vegan, Middle Eastern-inspired food truck using their online schedule and you’ll be rewarded with a $10 falafel burger.
White Labs | 172 Charlotte St. | Menu
Beer fans, this one’s for you. Pair a three-course meal of winter kale salad, spaghetti al tartufo nero, and pistachio + orange cheesecake with a beer flight for $45.
Gemelli | 70 Westgate Pkwy. | Menu
Make all your pasta dreams come true at this popular new Italian spot, which offers a $40 three-course meal of a starter, entree, and either a cannoli or bombolini for dessert. Bonus: There’s plenty of parking at the Westgate Plaza.
Holeman and Finch | 77 Biltmore Ave. | Menu
For $45, cash in on a three-course meal with your choice of starter and dinner roast, finished with the sticky toffee pudding for dessert.
Chai Pani | 22 Battery Park Ave. | Menu
At this point, we all know about Chai Pani’s greatness (if not, see here). So go ahead, scarf down your choice of chaat, tali, and chai for $26 — or double the order for $46.
The Lobster Trap | 35 Patton Ave. | Menu
For $35, chow down on a three-course meal that starts with oysters and includes options like the tuna tartare, crab cake, Maine lobster roll, and snapper bouillabaisse.
Ivory Road | 1854 Brevard Rd. | Menu
Talk about a great brunch deal. For $15, enjoy your choice of two sweet and savory brunch items (think: goat cheese quiche and s’mores cheesecake) with a complimentary beverage. Or for dinner, get three courses of dishes like charred eggplant dip and miso salmon for $33.
Rye Knot | 868 Merrimon Ave. | Menu
Bring a date to cash in on Rye Knot’s buy-one-get-one-free entree deal. Qualifying dishes include: smoked meatloaf, fish and chips, and the “Gratefule Veg” veggie burger. There are also a handful of dry-aged steaks on special, which come with two sides each.
Strada | 27 Broadway St. | Menu
Choose from carnivorous, vegan, gluten-free, or vegetarian offerings for this special $35, three-course menu of Italian goodness.