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Asheville Startup MobRocket T-Minus 1 Day Until Launch

MobRocket

A local startup is gearing up to blast off May 20th, 2015. MobRocket, brainchild of David Bentley is launching out of the gate with one pursuit in mind: take down popular deals website Groupon. Since its inception in 2008,  Groupon has been helping businesses reach new customers by using their deals related online platform. The premise behind the popular website is that consumers purchase a product at a significantly reduced price. The vendors pay Groupon to promote the deal, and a portion of the profits for the sale in exchange for placing the product in front of customers. The sales giant reaches businesses in over 500 worldwide markets, and is currently valued at over $1 billion dollars.

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Students Speak: Bras Part of Dress Code at AHS?

bra dress code policy

Wednesday, May 13th there was announcement made at Asheville High School that sent tidal waves through the school. According to accounts from students, Principal Joyce Best has now mandated that proper undergarments are a requirement for female students. Specifically, girls are required to wear bras to adhere to the dress code policy. This outraged students, who brought the report back to their parents.

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Bring Joy to Your Day with Mindful Eating

One of the most fundamental reasons I write about food is joy.

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Hunting for Good Food? Try the Red Stag Grill at the Grand Bohemian

Carolina Cup and Ingredients
I was invited last Thursday to a media dinner at The Red Stag Grill, located inside the Grand Bohemian Hotel near Biltmore Village and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. The dinner was to showcase some new menu offerings from their new chef, Scott Ostrander.

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Asheville Wine & Food Festival’s “Amuse” Does Not Disappoint

Asheville's seventh annual Wine and Food Festival had its first phases of its culinary competition on Friday, May 1st, with "Amuse." At this pre-festival event, five chefs and six mixologists were to take an ingredient or two from an amusement park or circus and use it as inspiration to produce bite-sized original dishes. The winners of this competition will go on to compete at the Grand Tasting and Elixir later this summer.

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Burial is Appropriate Action for “Cajun-inspired” Food

On Sundays, in an odd tradition for a beer purveyor, Asheville's Burial Brewery hosts brunches. I sampled their 'Cajun-inspired' offerings recently.

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Local Radio WCQS Announces New CEO

Western North Carolina Public Radio, 88.1 FM, has named their new CEO following the retirement of former president and CEO Jody Evans. David Feingold will be joining the public funded radio, stationed in Asheville, in July of this year. WCQS is a local nonprofit organization that has been operating in Asheville since 1979. The station currently broadcasts from studios on the campus of UNCA. 

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Asheville Publix Sneak Peek

Sushi at Asheville Publix

April 29th, 2015 at 7 am Publix will open doors to Asheville for the very first time. The store located at 1830 Hendersonville road in South Asheville will be the 1,101th store in the country. Citizens have been eagerly awaiting the much loved native Florida grocery store, and several are wondering if the store will live up to the hype. We got a sneak peek at the new store this morning that we are eager to share with our readers. 

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Asheville Food & Wine Pre-Fest Kicks Off May 1st

Asheville Food and Wine Fest

The Asheville Wine & Food Festival makes it possible to sample every delicious flavor Asheville has to offer.

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King of Sweets Leaves Asheville Mall

King of Sweets

The Asheville Mall has been under an increasing amount of pressure, with the opening date of Asheville Outlets a mere few days away. We've reported recently that Banana Republic has left the mall to open a storefront at the Outlets. Before European H&M moved in, popular retailer Abercrombie & Fitch closed their doors and has been recently announced to be a part of the Outlets as well.

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