All Reviews by ruth22

  • Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall 185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 232-5800

    4 stars Posted on 05/13/2011 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    Have been to GE to see Iris deMent (2 times). Also did the Big Crafty there. Such a wonderful atmosphere - kind of like Soundstage on a much smaller scale. Yes, acoustics are jammin. Would much rather get a ticket for a show there than other venues in AVL. Only discomfort was how hot it got inside one summer evening when Iris played. Sweated beer bullets. But definitely will go back (good ticket prices, cold beer, congenial guy at the front door). Their show calendar offers so much, who can really complain?
  • Howard Johnson Inn 190 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 274-2300

    3 stars Posted on 05/13/2011 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    No, it's not the posh lodging experience that one thinks it might be when it's that close to Biltmore Village!! But if you want a decent close-to-great-shopping place (albeit worn around the edges with feral cats greeting you at the exit door each evening) -- you will be happy you booked here. I found the room spacious and quiet with two good beds, clean bathroom, mini- fridge, nice flat screen TV, and an enjoyable pick-up breakfast. I fear someone will want to buy the hotel, tear it down, and put twice as many rooms on the property as there are now. Don't let it happen, Mr HoJo!
  • Lebowski's Grill and Pub 1524 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203 (704) 370-1177

    5 stars Posted on 05/13/2011 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    Hesitated at first because of the small, not fancy-schmancy exterior, being an out-of-towner. So glad I went on in!! Mary, the server, was SUPER nice! Kind service, including directions downtown. Got a nice cold draft and a tasty haddock fish taco. Good selection of early-bird $2 appetizer specials. Nice bar with daily drink specials. You don't have to spend a lot to enjoy yourself at this pub. Appeared that quite a few local regulars go in early. If I lived in Charlotte, I'd be one too.
  • 444 Gallery Cafe 444 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 (828) 251-1510

    5 stars Posted on 05/13/2011 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    Wanted something to fill me up before a hike. Loved this place. Very soothing with great art and a zen-like ambience. Coffee was smooth; and my grilled peanut butter with honey sandwich on thick bread was divine! Also liked the proximity to Second Gear next door. Had never thought to stop here before - but definitely on my list of repeat things to do in West Asheville !
  • Pravda 281 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012 (212) 226-4944

    4 stars Posted on 02/18/2006 04:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    Behind the red velvet curtain is a vodka lover's dream..posh, leather chairs invite you to sip a cocktail and enjoy conversation with your date, as well as people-watch in a dimly-lit, cavern-like atmosphere. For $12 I felt the rush of vodka flavored with a huge yummy slice of fresh ginger. The wait staff had that reserved, European demeanor, all the more emphasized by their black attire; cool in a good way. Will return when I have a few bucks to burn.
  • Salam Restaurant 104 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011 (212) 741-0277

    5 stars Posted on 02/15/2006 04:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    Salam is a place to go for incredibly good food, wine, middle eastern decor and respite from the hustling world of New York. Don't expect a rushed experience. We had a beautful time, from the pouring of the hot mint tea, through grape leaves, chicken ouzi and turkish coffee. Try a Lebanese wine called Les Bretchens. Something special.