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Addissae Awarded NC GreenTravel Initiatives Credential

addissae

Addissae, Asheville's only restaurant offering Ethiopian cuisine was just awarded recognition by NC GreenTravel Initiatives as North Carolina's newest sustainable destination. Opened late in 2014, Addissae took over the space downtown once occupied by Firestorm Books on Commerce Street, behind The Thirsty Monk. A year after opening, the restaurant fell on hard times and owners Vicki Schomer and Neeraj Kebede launched a GoFundMe campaign to cover expenses as they struggled to stay afloat. 

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Salvage Station to Offer Free Admission to WNC Battle of the Burger on August 21

battle of the burger

The 3rd Annual WNC Battle of the Burger is celebrating three years and is excited to announce they have just signed Salvage Station as their headlining sponsor. As part of this partnership, the event will be free and open to the public. The doors open to General Admission guests at 2pm, but the main bar will be open at their normal opening time of noon.

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5th Annual GeekOut Fan Arts Festival August 12-13th 2016

geek out 2016

GeekOut continues its perennial growth in the Asheville events scene, returning to downtown after three successful iterations at UNCA’s Sherrill Center. The relocation will offer more usable space for events and performances, and easier access to food and lodging.

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Sanctuary Brewing Company Celebrates One Year of Craft Brews and Rescues

sanctuary brewing

Sanctuary Brewing Company is thrilled to announce its one year anniversary party on Sunday, August 21st 2016. The celebration will be a festival-like atmosphere with live music and events beginning at 1 pm, culminating in a headlining performance by the popular Carolina string band Town Mountain at 

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Pokemon Go Gyms in Asheville

pokemon go

Pokemon Go is an augmented virtual reality game in the form of an app that is available free for download on Android and Apple phones. This week old app is wildly popular, with many participating fans running wild around Asheville trying to catch Pokemon, battle gyms, and get free balls, potions, and more at Poke Stops.

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Asheville Biscuitry Closed

asheville biscuitry

The Asheville Biscuitry, and 6 month old independently run biscuit and doughnut company has shut down. Opened January 2016, the business occupied the well known location on Merrion Avenue that formerly housed Dough. 

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4th of July Asheville Celebrations and Events

4th of july

Still haven't decided what to do for your independence day celebrations? Check out our last minute list of events below. Grab your american flag, your favorite pair of flips flops, and a cooler full of your favorite local brew and head on down to enjoy July 4th in Asheville. 

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Black Mountain Comic Con July 9, 2016

black mountain comic con

Comic Con is coming to Black Mountain. The event will include vendors and artists working in the fields of comics, anime, toys, science fiction, steam punk, or anything pop culture. The Black Mountain Comic Con will also be hosting a costume contest and encourage anyone who enjoys cosplay to come in their favorite getup. 

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The Maggie Valley Band Releases EP: Don’t Go

The Maggie Valley Band

“A raw approach to Appalachian music intertwined with a heavy sixties influence” is more evident than ever in The Maggie Valley Band’s new EP titled, “Don’t Go”. The Maggie Valley Band is an Americana/folk band based out of Maggie Valley, NC. Led by the Miller Sisters-Whitney (guitar, vocals, banjitar, mandolin) and Caroline (bass, vocals, percussion) alongside Josh Harris (banjo/mandolin) and Steven Hughes (drums), the group focuses on being eclectic. This new EP features many new faces and talent all within Haywood, Buncombe, and Jackson County.

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Reading Corner: Events At Malaprop’s July 2016

independent bookstore day

Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe is everyone's favorite local indie bookstore since 1982. As the region's largest locally owned independent bookstore, they offer not only a wide variety of literature but events as well. Find July's list of happenings and book club meetings below.

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