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Vortex Doughnuts: Redux

Vortex Doughnuts

If you have been reading my reviews, you might remember I visited Vortex during opening week. To recap, I was not the most impressed with their heavy, greasy cake doughnuts but vowed to visit them again for a taste of their yeast, the gold standard of basic doughnut craftsmanship. I took that opportunity again recently.

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Anam Cara Theatre Company seeking nominations for BOD

Anam Cara Asheville Zombie

Anam Cara Theatre Company is pleased to put out a call for nominations for our Executive and Advisory Boards of Directors

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Overheard in Asheville: Bar of Soap Closed

Asheville's very favorite laundromat/pizzeria/bar hybrid, Bar of Soap, is officially out of business. According to sources we talked to today, the pizzeria inside - Del Viccios Italian, will remain in the building and operating. The bar and all of the brews it offers will also remain open to the public. As of January 29th, 2015, the laundromat side of things is officially closed. One wonders if the closing of the laundromat has any link to the closure of The Asheville Growler. The fill your own beer store (Asheville's first) closed in September 2014, for unspecified reasons. 

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New Tumblr Page Showcases Local Ephemera – The POP Project

The POP Project

What do the Lord’s Prayer, a Christmas card from Doug and Geni, and a boarding pass from Atlanta to Mobile, Alabama have in common? No, they don’t all belong to a holiday traveler with a fear of flying. All three items were found in donated books.

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Local Flavor AVL opens innovative ReCharge Station at Asheville Regional Airport

Local Flavor AVL ReCharge station

Opening coincides with company’s one-year anniversary

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Lex 18 Brings Touch of Downton Abbey to Asheville

At Downton Abbey, every night is a dinner party. Fine china, black ties, the finest linens and silvers attended to by butlers and servants. Tinkling crystal and the most elegantly prepared meals, each need and desire anticipated and met before a word can be uttered. It is an experience that has no equal in our modern, rushed society.

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New Earth Muziq To Purchase Asheville Music Hall

Asheville Music Hall is now New Earth Musiq

New Earth MUZIQ is excited to announce the recent acquisition of Asheville Music Hall. To celebrate the grand opening of New Mountain Asheville’s new sister venue, New Earth MUZIQ will host a free “Time Machine Party” with Ben Lovett at Asheville Music Hall on Saturday, January 10th.

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Toy Drive for the Animals of Brother Wolf

dog wearing a santa hat

Almost as much a tradition as the holidays themselves, donation drives are in full swing this time of year. We love being able to give back to the community and support a variety of causes that directly impact the people of Asheville and Western North Carolina. Being the animal lovers that we are, the staff here at AshevilleBlog decided to help spread some holiday cheer and support a great local nonprofit all at the same time. Our elves have placed 7 boxes around town at local pet friendly businesses. On Christmas Eve we will collect all donations from each business, and drop the bounty off to the dogs and cats waiting for a new home at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. This way, our furred friends can share in the holiday joy with receiving their own presents on Christmas day!

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Diamond Brand Outdoors Hosts Grand Opening Events For Two New Asheville Stores, December 5th and 11th

diamond brand outdoors

Diamond Brand Outdoors will celebrate two grand opening events in Asheville at their new stores, a heritage outfitter and a downtown adventure boutique. The first event is tomorrow Friday, December 5th from 4 pm to 8 pm at 1378 Hendersonville Road in Parkway Centre. The Downtown store’s grand opening will take place Thursday, December 11th, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 53 Biltmore Avenue.

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Cafe Kathmandu: Himalayan Nirvana

Cafe Kathmandu, Asheville, NC

I had the delightful occasion to dine a few weeks ago at Kathmandu, in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. I am a bit partial to exotic flavors and tastes, and adventurous. Apart from an unpleasant experience with some freshly caught undercooked grilled octopus in Cozumel, my escapades in finding new and delicious off-the-beaten path items has been quite exciting indeed.

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