Photo courtesy of Mojo Kitchen and Lounge

Photo courtesy of Mojo Kitchen and Lounge

Mojo Kitchen and Lounge is located in the heart of downtown Asheville. It is a place known for its local, regional, and seasonal ingredients as well as superb quality food in a casual setting. With the moto, “Eat Well. Be Happy” it’s easy to see why Mojo Kitchen and Lounge has become a local favorite. A gem among restaurants in the area, they offer gluten free, vegetarian friendly, and vegan friendly dishes as well as try to accommodate any dietary preference that you may have. Their menu includes a variety of dishes including bar snack favorites such as chili cheese fries made with vegetarian chili, and a meat sampler of BBQ rib roll, chicken strips, buffalo wings, and house cut fries.

Photo courtesy of Mojo Kitchen and Lounge

Photo courtesy of Mojo Kitchen and Lounge

The dining atmosphere is a mixture of industrial meets urban reggae providing the casual environment that many laid back locals prefer. The artwork is splashy and echoes the name of the establishment. Mojo Kitchen and Lounge offers weekly events for the loyal customer or those looking for a good deal. Their Tuesday special includes $0.65 drumsticks from 5 pm to close. On Wednesday’s, they offer half priced nachos from 5 pm to 9 pm as well as Geeks Who Drink Trivia from 7 pm to 9 pm and Monthly Residency at 10 pm that showcases up and coming local and regional bands. Thursday is $2 off fish and chips from 5 pm to 9 pm and Friday is $3 tacos from 5 pm to 8 pm. Their weekends are family friendly with their Kids Eat Free Weekends from 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturday and after 4 pm on Sunday.

My personal favorite is their Bluegrass Brunch which runs from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday and features some southern favorites such as chicken and waffles, huevos rancheros, and plantain pancake stack. Enriched in local culture, Mojo Kitchen and Lounge makes a dining experience worth talking about for locals and tourists alike.

Mojo Kitchen

55 College Street

Asheville, NC

Mojo Kitchen

55 College Street

Asheville, NC