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The Skinny on Restaurant Week 2017 in Asheville NC

Restaurant Week

Our small mountain city of Asheville has received wide acclaim of late for a multitude of reasons.  Recognition as a food destination is a growing reason that we have landed a coveted place on the culinary map in national publications.  Magazines such as Bon Appetit have featured Asheville as a foodie heaven on the cover, alongside huge metropolises such as New York, Las Vegas and Atlanta.

Asheville Restaurant WeekComing up this month, you have the opportunity to bundle up and hit the street to try out some of the delicious, independent restaurants in our city that are making magic out of local, farm-fresh ingredients.  Asheville’s Restaurant Week is set for January 21st through 27th, and is organized annually by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Plan your dining out carefully, because there are too many wonderful eateries to name. Some of our favorites include Buffalo Nickel, Chestnut, Storm, Curate and Wicked Weed.  At lunch, enjoy a $15 two-course meal for one person. Two dinner options include a $35 three-course meal for one or a $30 dinner for two people.  Reservations are strongly recommended! More information about Restaurant Week can be found here: https://www.exploreasheville.com/restaurant-week/

For more information on happenings or real estate in Asheville, please contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com  or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.

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Get a Taste of Asheville's Flourishing Food and Drink Scene

Asheville Beer and Breweries

The breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains enveloping Asheville, N.C., have long-established the city’s reputation as a mountain lover’s mecca. But in recent years, Asheville has reached the pinnacle of another scene: food and drink. From creative craft cocktails to farm-collaborative dining to an unrivaled micro-brew boom, Asheville has become an epicurean’s escape like no other.

Asheville is in a Glass All by Itself

Asheville Craft CocktailsThe craft cocktail scene in Asheville has gained a large, loyal following, not through lots of bells and whistles, but thanks to carefully curated, thoughtful recipes that incorporate seasonal, locally grown herbs, fruits and vegetables to produce the freshest cocktails possible. From downtown Asheville’s bustling eateries boasting popular bars, to laid-back lounges devoted exclusively to the art of the creative cocktail, there’s no shortage of spots to experience the city’s spirited side.

A Brewing Movement in Asheville

With more than two dozen craft breweries operating locally (and that number is growing at a mind-boggling pace), it’s no wonder Asheville has garnered national attention as an innovative, progressive player in the micro-brew boom. With the South Slope in downtown Asheville serving as craft-brew central, the local-tap trend has branched to all corners of the city, providing beer aficianados with high-quality, painstakingly crafted brews boasting flavor undertones that break new ground – think jalapeno, raspberries, dark chocolate, even peanut butter. With the attention to detail small-batch brewing demands, Asheville’s local beers are well-deserving of the unrivalled reputation they’ve gained.

Farm-Collaborative, Locally Sourced Dining

Asheville Fresh FoodThe Asheville area is lucky to be home to a range of farms, producing everything from grassfed beef and pastured pork to heirloom grains and cave-aged cheeses. And Asheville’s restaurants have taken full advantage of their proximity to such an eclectic range of farm-fresh products, crafting their menus around seasonal offerings and incorporating the freshest finds into their dishes. Big-box chains are notably missing from downtown Asheville; instead, you’ll find one-of-a-kind eateries encompassing the locally driven mindset particular to Asheville. With such notable chefs as Katie Button (Curate and Nightbell), John Fleer (Rhubarb and The Rhu), and Elliott Moss (Buxton Hall) at the helm, the Asheville restaurant scene sees no signs of slowing down.

Off-Beat and Hard to Beat

Looking for a not-your-everyday food experience? Asheville boasts plenty of them. There’s nothing vanilla about a molasses bourbon doughnut (Hole) or Basil Lemonade Pepita Milk ice cream (The Hop Ice Cream Café); and with more than 70 food trucks in Asheville offering everything from Lebanese Poutine (Gypsy Queen) to Pork Belly Bao (Bun Intended), adventurous mobile munching has never been more satisfying.

For more information about our area or about real estate in Asheville, please contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com  or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.

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