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2017 Asheville Food Truck Showdown

Asheville's Food Truck Showdown

The 4th Annual Asheville Food Truck Showdown sponsored by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Resort is taking a giant leap and relocating the annual event to the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center.  This year’s Show Down will take place on March 25, 2017, between 11:00am and 7:00pm at the WNC Ag. Center.

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3rd Annual Food Truck Showdown April 2nd 2016

Rabbit Etouffee and Boudain Balls from Root Down Food Truck at the Food Truck Showdown

 

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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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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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Asheville’s Greatest Free Paper for Kids Seeks a New Way

Asheville Flyer for Kids

Asheville Flyer for Kids has added a crowd-funding campaign to their traditional ad sales model for raising money to print their fun, free monthly paper that's just for kids, and completely unique to Asheville.

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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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