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Relax in The 828
June 22, 2016
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Relax in The 828

When I moved to Asheville, six years ago from Oakland, CA I very quickly found Dobra Tea on Lexington Ave. You walk in and instantly feel a sense of time slowing down… a place that provides a break from our digital, fast paced world. One of my favorite things is the invitation to take off your shoes and sit on a cushion on...

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Best Burgers: West Side
June 17, 2016
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Best Burgers: West Side

There are times when you just want a great burger. And, living in West Asheville, I’m very fortunate to have so many restaurants that are both wonderful and walk-able. Below I’m listing my favorite and most popular burgers on Haywood Rd. First off: you’ll notice a theme, even though they’re not for everyone, I love...

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Chefs Leave Their Mark In The 828
June 17, 2016
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Chefs Leave Their Mark In The 828

“In places like…Asheville, North Carolina…people don’t feel the need to emulate what they see people doing in Chicago and New York. They figure, “Look, we’ve got our own thing here. We have our own terroir, our own producers…People value their own thing. It’s a really important cultural shift.” Anthony...

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Stay’n Fresh- AVL Tailgate Markets
June 16, 2016
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Stay’n Fresh- AVL Tailgate Markets

When it comes to eating fresh seasonal food, Asheville’s abundance of tailgate/farmers markets are the place to shop! All produce is locally grown or made and goods range from free-range eggs, veggies, fruit, locally raised meat, fresh breads and pastries, cheeses, pickles, cut flowers, plants, and more. The hard working...

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The Blind Pig Supper Club – AVL
June 16, 2016
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The Blind Pig Supper Club – AVL

The Blind Pig Supper Club of Asheville is an incredible culinary experience that features the area’s hottest and up-and-coming chefs. Created by Mike Moore (of Old Etowah Smokehouse) and his wife in 2011, the ‘underground’ themed dinner events range from coursed tasting menus to family style dining. Dinners are either...

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The Greasy Spoon
May 16, 2016
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The Greasy Spoon

O.K., I’ll admit, I was going to call this segment “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives” but I understand that name is already taken. After deep thought (not really), I decided to pay homage to the Old Man since it’s close to Father’s Day and call it… “The Greasy Spoon”. This is actually...

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Fall Grill’N: Sticky BBQ Chicken Drummies
October 23, 2015
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Fall Grill’N: Sticky BBQ Chicken Drummies

Yes, grilling in October! Here in Western North Carolina, the temperature can bounce between the low 30’s at night to a blissful 75 degrees in the afternoon; giving us locals plenty of opportunities to get out and use our grills before winter sets in. And, since I love being outdoors in the fall, for me, firing up the grill...

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