Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Asheville's First Ever Small Plate Crawl

Tuesday, February 21 - Thursday, February 23, 2012

Taking the lead from her neighbor Hendersonville, Asheville will soon host the Asheville Small Plate Crawl.  Presented by the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association and Carolina Epicurean; there will be over two dozen Independent Restaurants will offer small plate samples of what they do best.  With prices between $3. and $8., this is our chance to hit as many of these restaurants as possible!

Whether checking out a new dining spot for the first time, checking in at an old favorite you haven't been to in a while or stopping in at your regular haunt - the Asheville Small Plate Crawl promises to offer a variety of excellent food at amazing prices.  If you've been to the Hendersonville Small Plate Crawl, then you know what's in store for you in late February.

Check out the growing list of participating restaurants to plan out your dining opportunities.  Several of the menus are already listed as well.  William Dissen at the Market Place restaurant is offering a tempting Smoked Chicken Spring Roll for only $4.00 featuring local chicken, brown ale collards, smoked cheddar with a sweet chili sauce.  I can't wait!

Here is how the Asheville Small Plate Crawl website describes the event -

Dozens of independent restaurants will create special Small Plate Menus, priced from $3 to $8, featuring their cuisine and Chef’s talent. Crawl from restaurant to restaurant from 11:30AM to 9:00PM – lunch and dinner hours – sampling the best of Asheville’s culinary scene.

Restaurants participate all three days during the same block of time:  11:30AM to 9:00PM, 11:30AM to 3:00PM or 5:00PM to 9:00PM.

Print the Crawl AIRpass at AshevilleSmallPlateCrawl.com/AIRpass and AshevilleSmallPlateCrawl.com/Maps.  An AIRpass is not required, but is needed to enter the prize drawing.  Prizes will be listed on the Crawl website.  Present the AIRpass

Participating restaurants are located in downtwon Asheville, Biltmore Village, North, South, East and West Asheville

Include a restaurant outside of Asheville's downtown core in the "5 or more" to double your prize winning chances (AIRpass entered into drawing twice)!  Qualifying restaurants will be indicated on the AIRpass.  Drop the completed AIRpass off at any participating restaurant.  Winners will be contacted by email.

Groups and sharing are okay, so you don't get too full before trying all your favorite restauratns AND the ones you've always wanted to try

This is a rain-or-shine event.  Small plates taste just as great no matter what the weather!


  1. I so wish this was on a weekend! Chef Dissen is fabulous! We're just a little too far (Upstate SC) to make it happen during the week--but can't wait to hear all about it! Yum.

  2. This sounds like a blast and I like it is all day. Thanks for posting