Established by husband-and-wife duo Owen and Mindi McGlynn, Asheville Proper is Asheville, NC’s only steakhouse. Born from a love for live-fire cooking, the restaurant offers refined culinary pleasures without pretension. The menu, driven by seasonality and availability, exemplifies the restaurant’s reverence for carefully selected ingredients, while bringing them to life over a custom hardwood-fueled grill. Chef McGlynn partners with local farmers, ranchers, and artisans from the surrounding region to deliver fresh, ingredient driven dishes that are innovative, yet approachable and familiar. The live-fire experience also comes alive in Asheville Proper’s cocktail menu, which puts a twist on classic cocktails through techniques such as barrel aging and smoke-infusions. Tucked away in the heart of downtown, the restaurant is located within the historic Grove Arcade building, offering a charming setting for dinner and drinks.