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The Market Place Restaurant in Asheville

March 15th, 2014 by Honey Hill

Honey Hill Asheville Bed and Breakfast and Cabins

Innovative Menu, Delicious Food, Great Service

Marketplace RestaurantGretchen and I are always recommending favorite restaurants to guests who stay in our Asheville bed and breakfast and cabins. We recently had dinner at the Market Place Restaurant located on 20 Wall Street in downtown Asheville. Our experience there was thoroughly enjoyable. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

The Market Place is a beautiful restaurant with a full service bar. In addition to the fantastic food, it is a great place to meet friends for drinks. The Market Place’s concept is farm-to-table cuisine using fresh, local ingredients procured from vendors within a 100 mile radius of Asheville.

The Market Place is gearing up for a busy 2014 and will be expanding their hours. Beginning in April they will offer brunch and dinner service on Sunday. In May, they will add a Saturday brunch service.

Here is a quick reference for the spring 2014 season:

April 2014

Tuesday – Sunday

Cocktails begin at 5pm and dinner service begins at 5:30 pm
Sunday Brunch is served from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

May 2014

Monday – Sunday

Cocktails begin at 5pm and dinner service begins at 5:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch is served from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

 Click on the link to view the Market Place’s brunch menu: marketplace brunch.

Click here to visit the Market Place website.

Asheville Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day 2013

October 26th, 2013 by Honey Hill

The holidays are approaching and they are a busy time for us. We have many guests who stay with us for Thanksgiving. One of the questions we are frequently asked is, “Which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day?” This year, we’ve decided to post a list of restaurants scheduled to be open for each major holiday, starting with Thanksgiving.

The following restaurants are all members of the local association AIR – Asheville Independent Restaurants and are scheduled to be open on Thanksgiving. I have all hours posted hours of operation provided. Please visit their websites to view menus, location, and contact information. If other area restaurants send me hours of operation, I will update this blog post.

Remember to make your travel and dining reservations early!

Stay tuned for Christmas and New Years Day Restaurant Lists!

Asheville Yacht Club – Tilomorae Daily Kitchen, open at 6:00 PM
32 Ice Bar, open at 4:00 PM
The Bier Garden
Biltmore Estate (admission tickets required): Cedric’s Tavern, The Bistro
Blackbird Café
The Social Lounge & Tapas, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Strada Italiano, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Glass Onion, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Nona Mia Italian Kitchen – West Asheville

October 16th, 2013 by Honey Hill

October is our busiest month, but Gretchen and I had an unexpected opportunity to go out for dinner last night. We decided to try Nona Mia in West Asheville, which means My Grandmother in Italian. I knew this was the place for me when I saw a pasta dish made with “Sunday Gravy” on the menu. Any Italian American from New England will know that this means tomato sauce!

We sampled two salads, homemade ravioli and a Neapolitan Margarita pizza. The food was delicious! The pizza crust was flavorful and tender – no jar sauce to be found, just fresh tomatoes. The ravioli was homemade and yummy. We can’t wait for dinner tonight – leftovers!


Check out their menu!