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Vote with Your Date: Black-Owned Businesses to Visit on Your Next Date

Join the Movement in Asheville Together! If you follow us, you are likely a large supporter of local businesses. We have always believed in supporting Asheville run restaurants, breweries, spas and everything in between. Since our conception, we have cared…

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Asheville Curbside Orange Wine is a Riot

There’s no doubt that date nights in Asheville are unfolding very differently these days. With all ten fingers crossed, this pandemic situation will soon come to an end and we can all get back to business as usual. It’s a…

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Whip It Together – Dalgona Coffee 3 Ways

Alright, so who is running out of ideas of what to do at home? You’ve likely caught up on all your favorite shows, you may have completed that home project that you had been meaning to get done. Now what?…

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Monthly Pick: The Essential Asheville Date for February 2020

Valentines Day. It’s the day of love that’s littered with waxy chocolates, gushy cards, overly expensive dinners, high expectations, and cute (or cringe-worthy) clichés but, if you and your forever-date are like us, the type of lovebirds that like zombie…

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Monthly Pick: The Essential Asheville Date for January 2020

How many of you get stumped on where to go for a date night? Are you overwhelmed with all the ‘Things to Do’ that it’s difficult to decide?  Do you play the ping pong idea game with your partner? ‘Where…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Capella on 9

Located on the 9th floor of the AC Hotel in downtown Asheville, Capella on 9 is not your average hotel bar.  With 360 degree views, we came for the sunset and stayed for the rise of the full moon. Even…

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10 Biltmore Date Ideas to Experience This Fall

Every new season offers the opportunity to get out and enjoy your surroundings. Fall has officially arrived in Asheville and perhaps there is no better place to experience it than at the Biltmore Estate. Though many are drawn to the…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Plēb Urban Winery

What would it mean to you to drink clean wine from locally sourced grapes that are crafted in mindful and creative ways that best represent both the grapes and the farms in which they grew? What would it be like…

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Sip and Socialize at High Climate Tea

Hunter Strickland opened the doors of High Climate Tea Company last month and we couldn’t be more excited! Formerly an English teacher, Hunter’s life was changed forever when he started training under Uncle Gee and Ming Duong at Vital Tea…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: The Golden Pineapple

If you haven’t yet seen the Golden Pineapple glass, you are not following enough local Ashevillians. This signature cocktail glass is the center of an incredible new bar in West Asheville. This new bartender-owned and operated establishment is channeling all…

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Wine Down at One of Asheville’s Top Wine Bars

Asheville is known as Beer City USA. It’s also known for its food culture, various tours, and outdoor experiences. So who has time to wine down at a wine bar? You do! Wine Bars in Asheville are being uncorked all…

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A Winter Dinner & Wine Series at District Wine Bar

What could be better than your favorite local chef preparing signature dishes with carefully selected wines? Nothing. Upgrade your date night by allowing the experts of Asheville’s food and wine scene feed you their favorite dishes, deliberately prepared for pairing…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Monk’s Flask

Thirsty Monk has brought us a gift to South Asheville this holiday season by opening their second elegant cocktail bar perfectly named Monk’s Flask. And we were fortunate enough to spend one rainy afternoon taste testing their brilliantly crafted specialty…

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Asheville Date Night In: Holidaze

It’s that time of year. You’re decking the halls. You’re getting jolly. Now it’s time to take a break with your sweetheart on an Asheville Date Night In! Try one of these holiday themes with a perfectly paired restaurant delivery…

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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 Tours 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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