Fiore's South, Anthony Cerrato's second Italian restaurant, is now open for special events only — lunch and dinner are no longer being served there. But have no fear, Asheville. The Fiore's mini-empire is alive and well. The downtown restaurant is still open for business and the Asheville Airport serves a number of baked goods and other grab-and-go items made by Cerrato and crew. (http://south.fioresasheville.com)
The Junction kicked off a new brunch menu on Jan. 7. The RAD restaurant is open for brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The menu features chef Camp Boswell’s sweet-tea fried chicken, shrimp and grits and a spin on eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, braised collards and grit cakes. For brunch, bar manager Sharon Wallace offers her take on the classic Bloody Mary as well as something called the Salty Dog with Luksusowa potato vodka and freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, served on the rocks with a sea-salt rim. (http://thejunctionasheville.com)
And welcome back to business for both the White Duck Taco Shop and 12 Bones Barbecue. The restaurants are both emerging from their long winter nap this month. 12 Bones (http://www.12bones.com) employees report back to work on Wednesday, Jan. 18 and Monday, Jan. 23 marks the return of the White Duck (http://whiteducktacoshop.com).
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