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Asheville Date Night In: Countdown to the Holidays!

written by Mc Clain, director / writer of Dark Horse Theatre It took a minute, but the fall chill has definitely arrived. Holiday plans are creeping in. The social season is on its way. Now is the time to charge…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Imperial Life

Written by: Local taste testers Laura Jones, @lgracejones and Maryanne Pappano, @paydirtmary Nestled away above the amazing restaurant Table, at 48 College Street in the heart of downtown, is an intimate bar and lounge. For those of you who have not…

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What’s the Recipe to ‘Happily Ever After’?

Short answer: Attending Swipe Mic! I grew up with stories of how my parents met. And no, it wasn’t the most romantic story. Basically a married women who worked with my mom wanted to have sex with my dad. She…

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Asheville Food Tour Locals Will Love

There is no shortage of culinary options in Asheville – from top breweries to farm-to-table restaurants, we have it all. Our food and drink tours are ideal dates for locals as well as visitors, with our very own BREW-ed Brewery…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Hemingway’s Cuba

Hemingway’s Cuba is a dreamy spot perched atop the Cambria Hotel in downtown Asheville. Inspired by the famed writer Earnest Hemingway, this rooftop bar offers an instant Havana vibe with sleek white loungers, fire pits and colorful cocktails.  With views…

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11 Buzz-Worthy Date Night Ideas for Asheville Beer Lovers

It’s Spring and the Asheville beer community is brewing up some hoppy craftiness.  From diverse flavor profiles of pales, reds, stouts, IPAs and beyond. So, don’t shy away from a love affair with beer because we’ve brewed up some fun…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Bull and Beggar

A passion project from the folks that had a hand in bringing you The Admiral and Table, Bull and Beggar is a rustic gem of high dining (with a side of Burger Mondays) in the River Arts District.  We could go…

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Bar Taco’s Best Kept Secret by Kirby Morris

It’s no exaggeration that Asheville is home to an endless array of restaurants, with new ones popping up every week. Andrew and I have tried and loved so much good food in the 828 and one spot that’s really working…

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40 Ways to Have an Asheville Coffee Date

Coffee is a ritual, a thing to be savored and shared.  It is bold and flavorful, light and foamy, creamy and rich.  Whichever way you like it, coffee tends to inspire work, creativity, and deep conversations.  A coffee date is…

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How to Create an Asheville Date Night Jar

Sometimes the hardest part about getting out and enjoying date night is simply coming up with a unique idea. Sure, we all enjoy dinner and movie but that ritual tends to feel a little stale after a while, right?  We thought it…

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28 Days of Love Giveaway!!!

February is the month of love!  And in celebration of love, we are having an epic 28 Days of Love  Asheville giveaway! Take a look at this line up and enter to win at the bottom! For all 28 days…

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41 Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Asheville

Valentine’s Day Couple’s Cooking Class (SOLD OUT) Hosted by Asheville Date Night Guide Williams-Sonoma – Biltmore Village Wednesday, February 14th, 6 – 8pm $100/Couple 5-Course Valentine’s Dinner Ambrozia Wednesday, February 14th, 6 – 10pm $65/Person Valentine’s Day Dinner Vivian Wednesday, February…

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Best Bets! Top Event Picks for Feb. 5 – 11

Monday 2/5 Chotta Chai Pani Chai Pani Pop Up Monday, February 5th, Noon – 8pm Free Downtown Food Tour w/ Paddy! Asheville Food Tours Monday, February 5th, 2 – 5:30 $55 Tuesday 2/6 Kipper’s Totally Rad Trivia Night The Anchor…

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Best Bets! Top Event Picks for Jan. 29 – Feb. 4

Monday 1/29 DESTROYER The Grey Eagle Monday, January 29th, 8pm $25 A Night of The Beatles! Catawba Brewing South Slope Monday, January 29th, 5:30 – 9pm Free Tuesday 1/30 Movie Night!: “The Burden” The Collider Tuesday, January 30th, 6:30 –…

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Best Bets! Top Event Picks for Jan. 22 – 28

Monday 1/22 Pints for Pets Campaign Bhramari Brewing Monday, January 22nd, 11am – Midnight Free Monthly Potluck Dinner! Habitat Tavern and Common Monday, January 22nd, 6:30 – 8:30pm Free, Bring a dish! Tuesday 1/23 Highland Beer Pairing Dinner The Grey…

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Food Dates: Californians Discover Asheville’s Food Scene

I moved to Asheville from Southern California this past April with my boyfriend, Andrew.  We moved here slightly on a whim looking for a change and to be closer to family. Andrew started working at Hickory Nut Gap Meats, a…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Little Jumbo

From the exterior Little Jumbo, nestled between Five Points and Montford on Broadway, appears unassuming.  But this upscale version of your favorite neighborhood bar is anything but ordinary.  Named for a bar in Brooklyn whose mission is to serve its patrons…

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Asheville’s New Year’s Eve Party Round Up

River Arts District New Year’s Eve With Eric Gales w/Marvelous Funkshun Sunday, December 31st, 9pm The Grey Eagle 185 Clingman Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28801 $20 In Advance, $25 At the door 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Potluck & Musicians…

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Guest Post: Beer Date in Beer City by NC Beer Guys

So you have a big date this weekend and luck is on your side because the other person likes craft beer just as much as you do.  It’s a good thing you’re in the Asheville (aka Beer City) area because…

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25 Asheville Instagrammers To Color Your Insta-Feed

We all love scrolling through beautiful images on Instagram while we drink coffee, break for lunch, or tuck ourselves into bed.  It’s a fun way to be visually connected with folks near and far, a peep hole into a life…

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