Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians talk about Thanksgiving and indigenous food culture.
From dry-cured turkey to vegan mac and cheese to Caribbean coconut rum drinks, some of Asheville’s most creative chefs talk about favorite Thanksgiving foods that range from the classic to the unconventional.
Local Thanksgiving dining options include everything from five-course, sit-down restaurant dinners to ready-made turkeys, side dishes and desserts to bring home.
From potlucks to free community dinners to gourmet, multicourse meals, Asheville-area restaurants have a staggering number of options for those who want to stay out of the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day.
There are plenty of excellent reasons to go out to eat on Thanksgiving. No dirty dishes. No eccentric uncle’s special venison stew. But the best reasons to leave your oven off this Thanksgiving are the holiday offerings from local restaurants.