Category: Restaurants

2013 WNC Insider Guide — Pre-Order at a Discount!

This one was a no-brainer for me. For starters, my friend Sherri Lane owns this business and she is the most caring person I know. She’s giving generously this year to Eblen Charities, which I support wholeheartedly.

The WNC Insider card gives folks a chance to buy local at a discount. What’s better than that? I quickly bought mine. Now it’s your turn. Here are the details:

Pre-ordering is now underway at a special price of $30 — with $10 going to  Eblen Charities for every purchase! You can save all year – with 2-for-1 and other offers at great restaurants, theatre, entertainment, adventure activities, consignment stores, automotive, and more. It is a great value and a win for all! Click on the webpage for details.

Free Fry Day at Chick-fil-A

On March 4, 2011, Chick-fil-A customers are invited to try out the new Heinz Dip and Squeeze. Just mention the ketchup and they’ll give you a free medium order of Waffle Fries. The offer is good only between 2 and 4 p.m.

Click here for all the details and to see a list of participating Chick-fil-A’s.

Public Safety Appreciation Day at Hooters

The Hooters restaurant chain is offering a freebie TODAY ONLY for all Firefighters, EMT, Law Enforcement and Active Duty Military. The Hooters in Asheville is participating in this giveaway.

Those who present a valid I.D., proof of service or who come in dressed in uniform are entitled to a 1/2 lb. burger OR a grilled chicken sandwich FREE with a drink purchase.

FREE Dessert

Broyhill Inn & Appalachian Conference Center in Boone, N.C. has unveiled a “places” page on Facebook that offers deals and discounts.

The current deal offers free dessert with purchase of an entree. This is an unlimited deal that runs through July 2, 2011 at 9 p.m. Trust me, the food there is ALWAYS delicious!

National Pancake Day at IHOP

Mark March 1, 2011 on your calendar and head over to IHOP restaurants for a free short stack of pancakes. The offer runs 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

In return for the free flapjacks, IHOP asks customers to consider leaving a little something behind for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities. IHOP raised more than $2.1 million last year. IHOP began its National Pancake Day in 2006, and since then, has raised $5.35 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities and given away more than 10.1 million buttermilk pancakes.

Grove Park Inn’s Horizons Restaurant Offers Discounts to Locals!

I am loving this promotion. For one, the Grove Park Inn is one of my favorite places in Asheville. For two, they have some of the best food and the best people working there.

horizonslogoNow, for the deal. Horizons Dining Room is offering a 20% discount on Mondays and Wednesdays to local WNC residents who live in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and Transylvania counties.  The cities and surrounding areas included are Asheville, Hendersonville, Weaverville, Black Mountain, Waynesville, Clyde, Maggie Valley and Brevard.

A valid N.C. driver’s license is required to get the “friends” discount. Holidays are not included.

Stretch Your Dining $$ with AIR’s Main Course Dining

The Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) has a great plan to help you save money when you dine out at a number of great restaurants. Here’s the deal: you can purchase a dining booklet for $50 at AIR’s Website or pick one up at the Asheville Visitor’s Center. The coupon booklet offers $600 worth of coupons at 18 restaurants:

The participating restaurants in the 2010 Main Course Dining Guide are:
~ Blue Ridge Dining Room
~ Bouchon
~ Burgermeister’s Kitchen & Tap
~ City Bakery
~ Corner Kitchen
~ Ed Boudreaux’s Bayou Bar-B-Que
~ fig
~ Fiores Ristorante Toscana
~ Frankie Bones
~ Grovewood Cafe
~ Horizons
~ Laughing Seed
~ Mela Indian Restaurant
~ Pomodoros Greek and Italian Cafe
~ Savoy
~ Sunset Terrace
~ Vincenzo’s
~ Westville Pub

While ALL of these are great places, I have some personal recommendations: Blue Ridge Dining, Horizons and the Sunset Terrace at the Grove Park Inn offer exceptional food and service. I’ve never had a bad meal here. Always exquisite.

I love Burgermeister’s — food and atmosphere. It’s just a fun place.

Also, I have some great friends who have created stunning restaurants:

High school pal Kevin Westmoreland owns Corner Kitchen in Biltmore Village and he always gets rave reviews. Another high school friend, Sandy Waldrop and her husband, Larry, own Grovewood Cafe. And, my former WLOS co-worker, and good friend,  Tommy Tsiros gets great applause for his Pomodoros Cafe. The food is consistently wonderful at all of these places!

FREE Baja Fish Taco at Long John Silvers

On Tuesday, July 14, from open until 2:30 p.m., you can get a free Baja Fish Taco at participating Long John Silvers. Limit one per customer, no purchase necessary.

FREE Mocha Mondays at McDonalds

Starting TODAY and running through August 3, 2009, you can visit McDonalds between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for  a FREE iced or hot mocha. Limit one per person per visit.

Roundup of Places Kids Eat FREE or On The Cheap

I’ve been adding these a few at a time, but I am putting them all together in one post for convenience. Here are some places in WNC where kids eat FREE or for a reduced price.

Applebees offers kid’s meals for 99 cents after 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. The good part: you can get TWO discount kid’s meals per paying adult! Choices include mini burgers, mac ‘n cheese, pizza, and chicken tenders. Served up with choice of side and beverage.

Locations in WNC:

115  Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805   828-251-9194

275 Smokey Park Highway, Asheville, NC 28806 828-670-9101

1655 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803 828-274-5300

1635 Four Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville, NC 28792 828-692-3006

Atlanta Bread Company offers free meals for kids ages 12 and under after 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and all day on Sundays. Sandwich, chips, drink and cookie. One FREE kid’s meal per paying adult. There are three locations in WNC:

633 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804   828-259-3675

484 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803    828-274-2323

147 Highlands Square Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28792     828-692-7553

Deerpark at Biltmore Estate – Kids under the age of 9 always eat FREE.

Fuddruckers, 130 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC 828-254-2161. Kids ages 12 and under EAT free after 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. One free kid’s meal per paying adult. Choices include a burger (you will pay 75 cents if you order cheese even on the free nights), hot dog, chicken tenders or grilled cheese. Served up with a drink (free refills), fries, and choice of a cookie from the bakery.

IHOP provides FREE meals for kids ages 12 and younger after 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. One free meal per paying adult.


275-B Smokey Park Highway, Asheville, NC 28806  828-665-9390

245 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805  828-255-8601

229 Airport Road, Suite 1, Arden, NC 28704  828-684-2828

Lonestar Steak House – According to the corporate website, Kids ages 12 and under eat FREE all day on Tuesdays! Two free meals per paying adult! I don’t know if every Lonestar participates in this promotion, so it’s good to check ahead. Dine-in only. Choices for kids include hot dog, grilled cheese, macaroni & cheese, grilled chicken sandwich, chicken tenders and steak medallions. Includes choice of a side item and a beverage.

341 Rockwood Road, Arden, NC 28704 828-684-5506

Moe’s  Southwest Grill — The offerings are different at the one in Biltmore (1 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803, 828-225-6637) and the one at 300 Airport Road in Arden (828-684-4452).

In Biltmore, kids ages 12 and under eat for 99 cents on Thursdays and Saturdays. Three discounted meals for each paying adult.

At the Arden location, kids eat FREE on Tuesdays after 5 p.m.

Ryan’s Steak Houses are currently offering kid’s mega bar buffet dinners for 99 cents each after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Includes all-you-can-eat hot bar, salad bar, fruit bar, dessert bar, and unlimited beverage. Two discounted kid’s meals per paying adult.

1053 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806 828-258-3761

1000 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806  828-665-9963

Shoney’s offers 99 cent meals on Tuesdays after 4 p.m. for kids ages 10 and younger. Two discounted meals per paying adult. Kids younger than four eat FREE every night.

425 Smokey Park Highway, Asheville, NC 28806 828-667-0108

379 Long Shoals Road, Arden, NC 28704 828-684-5097

**NOTE: As with everything in life, these special deals are at the discretion of the participating restaurants and always subject to change. It’s wise to call ahead and find out if the deals are still available.

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