Eating is a necessity of life and local restaurants make each stay at an Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association inn a special occasion. The best of the best will be on display Feb. 25-27 when the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) holds its third-annual Small Plate Crawl, a favorite among locals and visitors.
The Crawl is a fun, interactive event that encourages diners to try new restaurants in Asheville, who in turn show off their cuisine and chef’s skills. 16 establishments are currently signed up with more on the way.
Diners who would like to be entered into a drawing for prizes may print off the AIRpass and bring it with them on the Crawl. The price of plates range from $3-8 and if anyone in a group purchases a plate, everyone in that group gets his or her AIRpass validated. Crawlers leave their AIRpass at the last restaurant they visit on the last day of the crawl. Those with 5-9, 10-14, and 15-19 validated restaurants are eligible for the respective batch of gift certificates associated with each level. Winners will be notified by email and prizes will be mailed to them.
This year’s sampling of the top Asheville restaurants comes mere weeks after the city was named one of the “Five Secret Foodie Cities” to visit in 2014 by Claire Gibson in the January 7 Forbes Travel Guide Blog. Joining AIR’s 2014 Small Plate Crawl is Biltmore Wines, which will be pairing its locally-produced vinifera wines with menu items at participating restaurants.