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2015 Go Local Card & Brand New Website Launches

The Asheville Grown Go Local card is an initiative to raise money for Asheville City Schools while also encouraging residents of Asheville to shop local. AshevilleBlog participates in the Go Local card, so if you are interested in advertising with us, inquire about our great discounted rates and mention Go Local! Check out the press release about the 2014 discount card below:

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Historic Biltmore Village Tree Lighting & Festival

Historic Biltmore Village

Historic Biltmore Village invites you to join us as we celebrate “An Old Fashioned Dickens of a Christmas Festival”

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New Diamond Brand Outdoors Stores Opening in Asheville

Diamond Brand’s devoted shoppers can now enjoy the best of outdoor gear and holiday shopping at two very special stores in new Asheville locations. On Thursday, November 20th, Diamond Brand Outdoors will open at the Aloft Downtown Hotel, 51 Biltmore Avenue. A second Diamond Brand Outdoors will open on Friday, November 21st in South Asheville’s Biltmore Parkway Centre at 1378 Hendersonville Road next to Liberty Bicycles and The Fresh Market. Official Grand Opening events will take place the following week, December 5th at the South Asheville location and at the Aloft Downtown on December 11th.

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The Poor Dears

Cute kittens mewling for mum.

My, my, Asheville. A fortnight ago, you might recall I published two reviews on gourmet boutique doughnut shops. As I’d mentioned in the posts, these aren’t the sort of establishments that I usually f

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LOCAL HEALTHY CAFÉ OWNER SELECTED AS CORPORATE HEALTH COACH FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPANY

Medea Galligan of Medea's Espresso and Juice Bar has been selected to be the corporate health coach by Kitchen Craft Cookware. Kitchen Craft Cookware is owned by Advanced Marketing International, and will be having Medea help the company by showing health through nutrition. She will be writing articles, sharing recipes, and hopes to start training people for the company right here in Asheville as soon as this winter.

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Frugal Backpacker Opens in Westgate

Frugal Backpacker has officially relocated to the Westgate Shopping Center and reopens this Friday, November 7th. The retail outfitter will host a Grand Opening event for the public on the following Friday, November 14th.

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The Asheville Doughnut Experience: Vortex Doughnuts

Vortex Doughnuts' Chalkboard Illustration

As I mentioned previously in my review of Hole, found here on AshevilleBlog.com, I am a big fan of boutique doughnut shops and grew up in an area with a wide selection of them. This has not been an area where Asheville has excelled, but a burgeoning local industry and doughnuts and a dearth of well-written reviews has prompted me to drag myself out into the frosty Halloween morning to sample the wares of two brand new establishments in Asheville.

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The Asheville Doughnut Experience: Hole on Haywood Road

The Hole's doughnuts in Asheville, North Carolina

I am a transplant to Asheville; yes, I own it. I love Asheville's food scene, but one thing it has never done well until now is boutique style doughnuts. Tired of the same old same old chains like Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme, I have avoided trying to get a good doughnut in Asheville for a long time. This morning I decided to give a third perspective on the two newcomers to Asheville doughnuts: Hole and Vortex Doughnuts (read my review on Vortex here). As new establishments, they both get a little wiggle room in my opinion for working new bugs out of their preparation and customer service experience.

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Local Flavor AVL partners with ENO and Highland Brewing to Celebrate 100 Asheville members

Local Flavor AVL, a fast-growing free app and website that provides visitors and locals an insider’s view to an authentic Asheville experience, is celebrating a break-through launch the Asheville way: with beer, friends and music.

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Dining in Asheville … with Friends

Welcome back to Insider Asheville, a monthly feature here at AshevilleBlog. In this post, I examine the inherent problem related to dining on the town with friends. Actually, the inherent problem involves the types of friends you’re likely to have in this town and the chances of choosing a restaurant everyone will accept. In this true story, I’ve changed the names to protect the guilty.

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