Asheville, NC’s Restaurant Week returns

The Lobster Trap is participating in this year's Restaurant Week | Photo by @thelobstertrap

Put on your eatin’ outfits, y’all. Asheville Restaurant Week is tomorrow through this Sunday (Jan. 19-25). And while we’ll see some changes to this delicious annual tradition because of COVID-19, it’s still the best time to try some of the creative + exciting eats on offer from the 41 participating restaurants – at an affordable price point

Now in its ninth year, Asheville Restaurant Week is presented by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce in celebration of our city’s renowned culinary scene. And this year, the focus is on take-out + delivery, though there will be some very limited dine-in available by reservation. Note: Tax, gratuity + (typically) beverages aren’t included in the pricing.

Here are a few of the offerings we’re most excited to try this year –

Chai Pani, 22 Battery Park Ave.

$18 and $30 specials

One chaat + curry and rice to go, $18 (with veg + meat choices), or

One chaat + two curry and rice + dessert to go, $30 (with veg + meat choices)

Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen, 1854 Brevard Rd. 

$15 lunch/brunch or $30 dinner


1st course: Homemade tomato pie or Bootsie’s biscuit (sweet potato biscuit with bacon jam and an egg, spinach + cheese)

2nd course: Chocolate cake or Earl Grey panna cotta


1st course: Charred eggplant dip or butternut squash + sage soup

2nd course: Tomato pie, creole-seared pork chop or corn puddin’ crab cakes

3rd course: Chocolate cake or rooibos-infused creme brulee 

The Lobster Trap, 35 Patton Ave.

$35 dinner per person

1st course: Cold water oysters

2nd course: Bibb salad with lump crab, scallop fettuccine with duck confit, or steam bowl of clams and mussels

3rd course: Half lobster roll, shrimp and grits, or cioppino

Sawhorse, 101 New Leicester Hwy.

$40 dinner for two 

1st course: Apple salad or poutine

2nd course: Buckwheat pancake or Sawhorse meat pie

3rd course: Maple eclair or maple-whiskey pie

Zambra, 85 W. Walnut St.

Five tapas for $30 (dinner)

Choose from offerings like pumpkin-coconut soup, house gnocchi, semolina-crusted calamari, kalimotxo (red wine + cola) braised beef short rib, and roasted cauliflower catalan

Click here for the full list of participating restaurants and their special menus + pricing.