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Asheville School Of Film Opens

asheville school of film

Beautiful mountains, scenery, people and culture - the perfect setting for creativity!  Asheville, North Carolina has a long history of inspiring arts and crafts of all types, from pottery, to painting, to acting, and to brewing, to name a few.  What better place to have a school focused on visual storytelling as well?  

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AshevilleBoard.com Launches to Benefit Local Consumers and Businesses

AshevilleBoard.com

Finally, Asheville has its very own Board. Only the fourth city in the nation — after Waco, Texas, Amarillo, Texas, and Lawton, Oklahoma — to land the technology, AshevilleBoard.com is now online. With the Board, advertisers can take advantage of the Facebook app that works like a giant lottery ticket for area consumers and an income generator for local businesses.

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Edna’s of Asheville To Open Second Location

Edna's of Asheville

Popular coffee shop Edna's of Asheville has just announced the opening of their second location near the River Arts District. Gearing up to open early July 2015, Edna's By The River will be located at 219 Amboy Road, in the same spot as the soon-to-open Asheville Food Park. This new location will not only feature an indoor cafe, but a drive through airstream trailer for coffee on the go. The cafe will feature all of the same features that make Edna's of Asheville that special place where everyone is welcome, including your four legged friends. 

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Skillet Donut Stout Available in 16 oz Cans

Skillet Doughnut Beer

To say we are excited is an understatement. After months of working on art and design, we are releasing our Skillet Donut Stout in 16oz cans on Saturday, June 6th 2015 at our taproom at 2PM and distributed to retailers soon after. Our cans will be sold for $4.50 single cans with a 1 case per person limit (there are 24 cans in a case).

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Asheville South Slope Brewery Tours Launch

South Slope Tours

Burial Beer Co. and Wicked Weed Brewing have launched internal tour programs.  Wicked Weed Brewing’s Funkatorium and Burial Beer Co.’s taproom are located within one block of one another which lead us to the idea that we should collaborate to bring loyal beer drinkers a site where they could easily sign up for a tour at one or both of our breweries, www.southslopebrewerytours.com.

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Local Radio Station WPVM Experiences Hostile Takeover

WPVM radio

Since 2003, 103.7 WPVM has been a commercial free, listener supported, volunteer based radio station. Known as the the progressive voice of the mountains, this registered non-profit was founded to provide independent media to the Asheville community. Formerly licensed to the Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN), the station was an integral part of MAIN’s alternative media vision to enable citizens to financially support non-corporate news, music, and public affairs programming. As of May 8th, 2015, an FCC transfer of the station was complete which means that WPVM is now operating as its own not-for-profit-entity.

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Local Business Spotlight: Lolo

Lolo

Asheville is home to thousands of locally owned, independent businesses that often run on a shoestring budget. Oftentimes, the business owner is also the bookkeeper, employee, janitor, and customer service rep, which does not leave a lot of time or brainpower for keeping up with a loyalty program. This is where Lolo steps in.

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Take a Trip South with Lafayette’s Cajun and Creole Food

I visited Lafayette restaurant, the newest child of the Bouchon family, last weekend, during their opening week.  Chef Tref Hundertmark brings some of his experience in cooking in New Orleans to bear in the kitchen, and did a fairly good job on his work. However, I recommend this restaurant with some reservations about the dishes and with the hopes that he will take note of some of the items I found lacking.

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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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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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