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Asheville Adventure Rentals Changes Name to French Broad Outfitters

Asheville Adventure Rentals

Effective immediately Asheville Adventure Rentals will conduct business as French Broad Outfitters. In an effort to more accurately describe our services as Asheville's largest river outfitter and retail paddleshop, we feel this is an important step. With the ability to identify ourselves with the third oldest river in the world and one of Asheville's most prominent natural features we believe French Broad Outfitters is a natural fit.

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Grail Moviehouse Opening Soon Downtown Asheville

Grail Moviehouse

Happy New Years Everybody!

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Small Business Highlight: Mooty’s Chips

Mooty's Chips

As with every new year, thousands of people have vowed to start things off right by making food and lifestyle changes for weight loss, better health, and positive body image. Even when motivated, it can sometimes be challenging to retrain yourself how to eat and find suitable replacement snacks that are healthy and satisfying. Small local startup Mooty's Chips is bringing a new type of healthy snack that can help you start 2016 happy, healthy, and full. 

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Whistle Hop Brewing Company Brings Big Flavor To Fairview

whistle hop brewing company

Tom Miceli, the brewer behind the soon-to-be opened Whistle Hop Brewing Company hands me a sample of his India Pale Ale spiced with Chai spices. Right away he lets me know what Whistle Hop Brewing Company beer is going to be all about:

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Salt & Smoke Expands Kitchen at Burial Beer

Salt and Smoke

As many have noticed, once again Burial’s taproom at 40 Collier Avenue is undergoing renovations. We are finishing up enclosing the back patio to create heated indoor space in the winter. Don't worry, during the warm months, the garage doors will be open to let the outside, in.

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Pisgah Brewing Celebrates Second Release of Award Winning Beer

Pisgah Brewing

Pisgah Brewing Company in beautiful Black Mountain is a popular destination for both locals and tourists who enjoy the local Asheville beer.  Their well known regulars like Pisgah Pale and Greybeard IPA are found at nearly every bar and restaurant around town, as well as their excellent seasonal selections.  This week, however, Pisgah started pouring and selling bottles of a very special beer, dubbed Chocolatized.  This Imperial Stout earned them the Gold Medal in the Chocolate Beer category at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) 2014, undoubtedly the largest event of the year in the American craft beer industry.

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UnChain AVL Rally November 21, 2015

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Asheville Grown in partnership with UnChain AVL and the Asheville Music Hall are planning a rally in support of locally owned businesses and the unique culture of our downtown. 

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Food Review of Lex 18’s New Menu: A Mixed Blessing

Stuffed peppers. Photo Credit Janet Bray

Lex18, a dinner club and moonshine bar whose speakeasy past shines through in its throwback 20s decor, fine dining experience and novel approaches to both dinner and entertainment, invited us to sample their new menu and publish our food review of the new menu. The new menu features twists on Southern favorites, and I was excited to see what was on offer.

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Sustainably Made And Locally Sourced Bari Naturals Launches New Product Line

powdered shampoo bari naturals

Naturals’ Kickstarter campaign for its debut product an all natural, powdered, dry shampoo has now secured over half of its required funding. The campaign aims to gather support for a new to the market product that will have a tangible social and environmental impact.

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Asheville School of Film Announces December Film Class Lineup

asheville school of film

Asheville School of Film is a new, local film school focused on providing affordable part-time and weekend classes in film production for all experience levels.  The founders and primary instructors of the school have decades of experience as film school instructors and professionals.  They are currently awaiting renovations of their leased space in downtown to be completed. In anticipation of the completed school space, ASoF will hold several filmmaking classes in December.  

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