The Review

The Review
Bourbon Barrel is an anchor for the growing revitalization of a once-busy commercial district that had fallen on quiet times

New owners showcase international flavors

It’s always pretty fantastic when a hard-working food truck can transition into a brick-and-mortar location.

A popular meeting place that entertains the taste buds with Spanish, Mediterranean, and Moroccan tapas

Offering an artistic feast for the senses

Proper serves basic Southern staples using simple, fresh ingredients

Asheville's newest Greek restaurant brings refreshing authenticity

Chef Joyce Boston serves up a sizable menu of classic comfort foods with unique flourishes

Highlands 163 Main St. (828) 526-3636 L, D $$$

Aiming to be a place for regulars on the north side as well as a dining destination, Ambrozia boasts a long, wide bar constructed from pastel-stained wine boxes, warm blond wood, and touches of neon. The dinner and brunch selections are concise, but parts of the menu change weekly.

Joy Bistro in Boone easily sets itself apart from its merchant neighbors with the twinkle of taverna lights strung from the pergola sheltering its cozy terrace.

The appeal lies in the comfortable surroundings and a menu you can always count on for variety and classic Southern dishes.