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3 Spots Where It’s Great To Be A Regular
September 23, 2016
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3 Spots Where It’s Great To Be A Regular

Top Spots To Make Regular Hangouts There’s a reason “Cheers” was such a popular sitcom. We can all relate to a special spot, where everybody knows your name. I’m pretty sure regular patrons of Mel’s Diner would be insulted if Flo didn’t tell them to “kiss my grits”. It’s...

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Get Social With Rooftop Jazz Brunch
September 20, 2016
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Get Social With Rooftop Jazz Brunch

Social Lounge Serves Up Big Easy Sunday What if you could freeze-frame a second in a day that was picture perfect? A go-to moment you could recall to take you to a happy place when you’re having a bad day? Close your eyes, and picture yourself on a sunny Sunday morning enjoying the vibe of downtown Asheville with a peach...

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A Day In The Life Of Asheville Food Park
September 19, 2016
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A Day In The Life Of Asheville Food Park

Uniquely Asheville Spot For Coffee, Cocktails, Cuisine If you had to pick one place that represented the vibe of Asheville, it might very well be the Asheville Food Park on Amboy Road. “It’s an eclectic neighborhood establishment. We serve all kinds of items, and have everyone from older to younger, to babies in...

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Asheville Tea: The Other Craft Brew
September 18, 2016
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Asheville Tea: The Other Craft Brew

Asheville Tea Company Steeped In Local Flavors Jessie Dean is on a mission to turn Asheville into a town of craft tea drinkers. The West Asheville mom and lifetime outdoor enthusiast has launched Asheville Tea Company, with craft teas blended with locally sourced ingredients and chock full of Asheville flavor. “Asheville has...

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Sound Garden: Hear Grunge Swing At Fairview Farmers Market
September 17, 2016
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Sound Garden: Hear Grunge Swing At Fairview Farmers Market

Food & Fusion In Fairview If you can imagine Harry Connick Junior collaborating with Pearl Jam, while eating Imladris Farms jam, then you might get a sense of what’s going down Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Fairview Farmers Market on US 74-A. The season’s final month of markets at Fariview Elementary will again...

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White Duck Flying South
September 16, 2016
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White Duck Flying South

White Duck Taco Coming To Third Asheville Location The White Duck is flying south. The news of White Duck Taco expanding to Arden is fitting, with its new location to be built off of Long Shoals Road near Lake Julian, one of the area’s premier duck dwellings. The original location, in Asheville’s River Arts District...

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BaconFest’s Makin’ Bacon Contest
September 14, 2016
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BaconFest’s Makin’ Bacon Contest

Five local home chefs compete for best and most creative bacon inspired goodies. One of the highlights to this year’s BaconFest, was the 105.9 The Mountain’s Makin’ Bacon Contest. Five local home cooks plated up their signature bacon creations for a small panel of judges. The winner received VIP BaconFest tickets and a...

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Firewalker’s Saucy Story
September 13, 2016
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Firewalker’s Saucy Story

Sauce Recipe Leads To Pepper Perfection Home brewing comes in many forms. In this case, the brew is hot sauce, and the home was a college apartment. “I became more aware of the types of food I like to eat, the types of food I like to cook, and the types of ingredients I should utilize,” said Franco Donohue, the...

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Great Bet For Pro Football
September 10, 2016
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Great Bet For Pro Football

There are events in life that are made so much better when you experience them with a friend. A great concert. A bad movie. Watching Cam Newton dab. Come game day, your friends are waiting for you at Stone Road Restaurant on Leicester Highway in West Asheville. Even if it’s your first visit, the Stone Road crew makes you...

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The Brunch Chronicles – Biscuit Head
September 10, 2016
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The Brunch Chronicles – Biscuit Head

Gravy Flights, Moon Cheese, and More If you’re driving down Haywood Road on a Saturday or Sunday morning, there’s a good chance you’ll see a line a block long leading up to a cute little beige building. That cute lil place is the home of Biscuit Head. Opened in 2013, the brunch spot on the corner of Dunwell...

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Krispy Kreme Cruiser On Its Way!
September 09, 2016
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Krispy Kreme Cruiser On Its Way!

Three Doughnut Sweet Stops Planned It may not be as well-known as the Wienermobile, but believe me, this is one sweet ride. The Krispy Kreme Cruiser is coming to the mountains. “People are curious about what’s inside. There is excitement because it’s retro,” Krispy Kreme’s Robert Moore said....

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Pickle Pickin’ Sunday!
September 07, 2016
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Pickle Pickin’ Sunday!

Celebrate The Power of Preservation Relish a relaxing Sunday? Life getting cucumbersome? The Asheville Food Park on Amboy Road can help you out of that pickle. It’s hosting Pickle Pickin’ – A Preservation Celebration, September 11 from 2 to 6 pm. The NC Natural Products Association will teach you everything...

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Breakfast At A Pizza Joint
September 07, 2016
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Breakfast At A Pizza Joint

Fairview Pizza Adds Sunrise Service When’s the last time your ordered a sausage, meatball, and onion pie at 7 in the morning? Exactly. That’s why most pizza joints are locked up til lunch. Joe Welch is not only innovative in the kitchen, but also in finding a kitchen. “I live in Fairview and wanted to become...

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And the winners….BaconFest 2016
September 06, 2016
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And the winners….BaconFest 2016

The Best of a Fabulous Bacon-Filled Day A breezy and sunny Saturday was the perfect backdrop to this year’s 4th annual BaconFest Asheville with 105.9 the Mountain. Held at Highland Brewing Co., eighteen local restaurants served up their most scrumptiously creative samplings highlighting: bacon. From bacon infused pulled pork,...

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Do-It-Yourself Cheese
September 05, 2016
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Do-It-Yourself Cheese

Fifth Season Offers Classes Make your mark with mozzarella. Create champion cheddar. Asheville’s Fifth Season Gardening Company, in partnership with Farm to Home Milk, is hosting a series of hands-on cheesemaking classes. You can learn each step in the process of making delicious homemade cheese, from choosing ingredients...

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Chef Serves Sausage With A Twist
August 31, 2016
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Chef Serves Sausage With A Twist

“Bacon Sausage” Among Reppert’s Creations If it looks like sausage and feels like sausage, then it must be sausage, right? Not when it tastes like bacon. Wait… What?! Bacon sausage is the creation of Michael Reppert, the head chef of The Blackbird in the bottom of Aloft Hotel on Biltmore Avenue....

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Bacon Countdown
August 31, 2016
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Bacon Countdown

My Bacon Top 5 It’s a big weekend for bacon lovers. My friends down the hall at 105.9 the Mountain are putting on BaconFest Asheville Saturday at Highland Brewing in East Asheville. Tickets are going fast – get yours here so you don’t miss out on some of the most creative bacon-infused recipes in Asheville. I...

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UpCountry Brewing Company
August 28, 2016
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UpCountry Brewing Company

West Asheville’s newest neighborhood brewery and restaurant. This past Tuesday night UpCountry Brewing and Eatery had their soft-opening: an open-to-the-public event benefiting Asheville’s own Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. All menu items were free with 10% of beer purchases given to Brother Wolf, resulting in a fantastic...

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Last Call For Dollar Dogs
August 26, 2016
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Last Call For Dollar Dogs

Tourists’ Final Dollar Dog Night Sept. 2 What makes a hot dog taste even more amazing at a baseball game? A bun dusted with finely-ground peanuts and Cracker Jacks? A hint of Big League Chew in the ketchup dispenser? I asked Brian DeWine of the Asheville Tourists to reveal the secret ingredient. His answer:...

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WNC Battle of the Burger
August 22, 2016
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WNC Battle of the Burger

Asheville’s own burger showdown! The third annual Battle of the Burger took place Sunday, August 21st at Asheville’s newest riverfront bar/event space- the Salvage Station. Ten restaurants and food trucks served up their best version of a burger to hundreds of foodies and a panel of judges to continue on to compete in The...

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