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Do the Culinary Crawl

ASAP is a proud sponsor of next week’s Asheville Small Plate Crawl (February 21-23)! Dozens of independent restaurants, including many Appalachian Grown™ partner restaurants (those committed to sourcing ingredients from local farms), will create special Small Plate Menus featuring their cuisine and chef’s talent. The special plates will be affordably priced between $3 and $8, giving you the chance to “crawl” from restaurant to restaurant and sample all that Asheville’s culinary scene has to offer! Restaurants will be open during lunch and dinner hours, 11:30 am to 9 pm. Wondering if your fave eatery is taking part?

Find a list of all participating restaurants HERE. Click through to a restaurant’s page for their special menu; once there, look for the Appalachian Grown logo!

If you’re a trout fan, consider stopping by Tupelo Honey Cafe, particularly their South location on Hendersonville Road. February 21 is the third Trout Tuesday at Tupelo Southside. Every Tuesday in February, in honor of Get Local trout month, they’re creating special dishes featuring fish from Sunburst Trout Farms (available 5-9 pm). While they’ve shared their small plate trout special—pan-seared red rainbow Sunburst trout with capers and a spinach and roasted red pepper beurre blanc, served with cheesy smashed cauliflower for $8; yum!—other specials remain a surprise!

As part of our Get Local initiative, the evening will also feature a trout coloring contest for kids 12 and under. Winners will be selected at 8 pm, and winners will receive a $50 Tupelo Honey gift certificate as well as a gift of $500 for their schools. Home-schooled winners will take home a $500 prize for home-schooling parents.

Speaking of prizes, Small Plate crawlers can keep tabs of their visits and qualify to win some really amazing treats—including a local food prize! If you visit more than five participating restaurants, you’re eligible to win $25 in market bucks to Asheville City Market. Get all the details HERE.

We wanna know: Where will you crawl? Share your plans below!

Photo courtesy of The Market Place

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