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“THE MARKET PLACE” IN ASHEVILLE NAMED “OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT” SEMI-FINALIST IN 2024 JAMES BEARD AWARDS
The Market Place restaurant, a farm-to-table fixture of downtown Asheville since 1979 is a semi-finalist for the 2024 James Beard Awards “Outstanding Restaurant” category.
Wild Delicacies Take Center Stage at The Market Place During Asheville Restaurant Week
The Market Place restaurant, a farm-to-table fixture of downtown Asheville since 1979 and widely-acclaimed for its Appalachian cuisine prepared with otherworldly traditions, announced today its menu for Asheville Restaurant Week, running January 16-22
Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack offers holiday meals
Preorder Rocky’s signature sides, appetizers and desserts now through Dec. 21 for pickup Dec. 23 - 24!
NYE Menu at Jettie Rae's Oyster House
Jettie Rae's offers special NYE dinner for two
Order Thanksgiving at Rocky's This Year
Whether you’re not much of a home chef, or you simply don’t have hours to spare cooking Thanksgiving dinner, Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack has you covered
Jettie Rae’s Oyster House Receives National Recognition
Jettie Rae’s Oyster House announces they have been named as one of Tripadvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Restaurants in the United States
NC IDEA MICRO Grant winner and tea innovator Embrew launches brand new packaging & showcases new co-branded blend
NC IDEA MICRO Grant winner and tea innovator Embrew launches brand new packaging and showcases co-branded blend “Strawberry Yaupon Hops” with supplier Yaupon Brothers American Tea Co.
The Whale West Asheville Named in USA Today’s Top 10 Beer Bars 2023
The Whale AVL was voted sixth in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards - Top 10 Beer Bars in the US.
CHEF WILLIAM DISSEN ANNOUNCES SALE OF PRIZED CHARLOTTE EATERY “HAYMAKER” TO BUILT ON HOSPITALITY
Acclaimed Restaurateur Chef William Dissen and Built On Hospitality Chef Chris Coleman ink sale, passing batton from one Charlotte chef to another
Live Music at Rocky's
Live music continues at Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack’s Sweeten Creek location
SOPRANA, ROOFTOP ITALIAN RESTAURANT, TO OPEN IN EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON
Soprana, a new restaurant located inside Downtown Asheville’s newest hotel – Embassy Suites by Hilton Asheville Downtown – is slated to open in fall 2023.
Asheville Brand Buchi Launches Nutritious & Delicious Prebiotic Sodas
Asheville benefit corporation Buchi is bringing back nostalgic flavored sodas with their new line of guilt-free sparkling drinks
Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack Offers Holiday Meals
Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack wants to help take some of the cooking stress off your family's plate .
Embrew® Tea is Awarded the NC IDEA™ MICRO Grant
WNC-based tea company prepares to push into retail with innovative product that gives busy tea-lovers more me-time without hassling with infusers or sticky honey.
New Cookie Company arrives to NC
Brand Legally Addictive cookies are made from a cracker, handmade toffee and sustainably sourced chocolate, topped with sea salt for an amazing sweet, salty and crunchy flavor combination.
Interview with owners of Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack
Co-owner of local restaurant Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack talks with us about ownership, sourcing ingredients, and more!
Meet Chef Will of Jettie Rae's
There's a recipe inside!!
Embrew Tea: Artisan Tea Bag
Innovative tea company, Embrew, relocates to the Asheville area and brings with it a promise of a better cup of tea in record time.
Jettie Rae's Oyster House 2 Year Anniversary
A 2 year anniversary comes with a new summer menu!
Introducing Med Night: Let It All Hang Out
The Med announces new late-night menu.
A definitive ranking of the best ribs in Asheville
A few weeks ago I came up with a mission for my friend and I to embark on. A mission of great importance and dignity. This mission: finding out who has the best rack of ribs in Asheville.
Autumn Drink Specials 2021
Halloween may be over, but there is still plenty of autumn left in the air and that calls for festive drinking! Here are some of Asheville’s seasonal drinks we’re excited about.
Here are a few of our favorite Asheville restaurants that serve vegetarian menu options.
Five Yummy Pastry Destinations
Looking for a pastry destination in AVL? Here are a few we recommend.
Five Unique Asheville Eats
Asheville is full of unique eateries, here are five staff favorites.
Favorite AVL Coffee Joints
Our staff has chosen five of our favorite Asheville coffee shops. Coffee lovers, check it out!
Who's ready for a Taco Takeover?
On October 14th Salvage Staton will be home to a taco lovers dream come true -- the 1st ever Taco Takeover.
Nature & Brews & Bears. Oh My!
The WNC Nature Center's popular happy hour meet-up returns Friday, September 14th with food, cider, beer, music and bears.
An Urban Winery Has Grown in Asheville
AVL wine lovers have more reason to toast in celebration with the Grand Opening of plēb on Saturday the 1st.
Let's Drall Y'All > Every Tuesday @ BattleCat Coffee Bar
Every Tuesday night, you can go to BattleCat in West AVL and just chill, draw, sketch, relax. Join the movement!
For One Day Only > Haywood St. WELCOMEFEST 2018
Today why not spend your lunch break enjoying local food trucks, music, and giving back to the community with the Downtown Welcome Table?
Blind Pig // District Pop-Up This Weekend
2 Day Blind Pig Supper Club "Culinary Extravaganza" Pop-Up This Weekend at District Wine Bar in the RAD
AVL Cocktail: Three suggestions for summer cocktails in Asheville
Here are three suggestions for enojying those first sips of summer.
Thai street food pop-up at District Wine Bar
Chef Dream Kasestatad has been taking his Pranom pop-up across the country and will be in Asheville this weekend.
Report: Asheville-area farms successfully transition from tobacco to local food
Tobacco once was king, but over the last 15 years, WNC farms have found success in growing local foods, according to the ASAP report.
A preview of Hendersonville's first Restaurant Week
From a few satisfying favorites to some delicious new flavor combinations, Hendersonville Restaurant Week features a little bit of everything.
A West Asheville baker and her business savvy
Susannah Gebhart of OWL Bakery says she received critical advice and mentoring from the Western Women's Business Center.
New Year's Eve: Your GritVegas Roundup!
We've got the official countdown of all the fun happening in town this New Year's Eve!
AC Hotel & Capella on 9 // Rock & Rye New Year's Eve: The 12th Day of Gritmas
We're closing out Gritmas with a celebration of the all that's past—and all that's yet to come: We've got 2 tickets to AC Hotel's Rock & Rye New Year's Eve Bash! Enter through midnight.
Celebration Time: The Return of the 12 Days of Gritmas!
The 12 Days of Gritmas return with fabulous prizes from some of your favorite local and regional retailers!
Happy Holidays from GritVegas! Your Christmas Weekend Update
Happy holidays all! Check out our roundup of things to do this weekend (plus, find out how to win a $10 gift card from High Five Coffee and some GritVegas swag!).
Asheville Mall: The 10th Day of Gritmas
Today, we've got a big ol' bundle of awesome stuff from our friends at the Asheville Mall. Read on to find out exactly what's included in this $300 prize package.
Annie's Bakery and Harvest Records: The Ninth Day of Gritmas
Today we've got a double feature from Annie's Bakery and Harvest Records that's sure to kick your holiday weekend off perfectly.
Tips on how to properly celebrate birthdays and anniversaries that fall on the holidays. Plus, taking a deeper look at Ginger's Revenge and Revolve!
Our Weekend Roundup: The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Our top ways to stay warm and have fun while doing it this weekend.
Bonobos at the BLOCK off Biltmore
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative works to protect our closest relative. This Sunday (12/17), you can support the cause.
Malaprop's and Baked Pie Company: The First Day of Gritmas
On the first day of Gritmas, we kick things of with a doubled-up prize package from Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe and Baked Pie Company.
The Big Crafty + More on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
As preparation for this weekend's Big Crafty, we talk with Justin Rabuck, a founder of the event and an owner of Horse and Hero in downtown Asheville.
Medieval Markets and More on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We're featuring the inaugural Medieval Market and so much more! Happy weekend!
Asheville's BEST, sez WHO
A guide to navigating Best Of lists in Asheville (tip: make your own!).
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