Date Like a Local: IGTV Series of Locals’ Favorite Dates

Have you ever wondered where the locals go? Of course, you have! That is likely how you found your way to us! 

We are so excited to bring you something new in 2020! Every month, we will be interviewing Asheville locals about their favorite way to date in our beloved city! They’ll tell you all about what they do when they have the time to hit the town! From their must-visit restaurants to their favorite activities, you’ll get all the deets. Family-friendly dates, health-centered adventures and way more are in our cue. So get your notepad and get ready to take notes. You’ll have endless ideas to spice up your date night ALL YEAR LONG!

As the interviews are released on IGTV, we will link directly to them here with a quick overview!


Where do the owners of Bottle Riot go on a date night? Other than visiting their own amazing wine bar where lots of first dates happen, Lauri and Barrett love to eat out and get drinks in the River Arts District. Some of their favorite places are The Bull and Beggar, Vivian and RosaBees.

Watch here to learn more about their ideal date night and how you can have a date night yourself at this iconic Asheville wine bar.

Photo by Luke Van Hine



Are you curious where Hallee Hirsh and Ryan Martin of Hole Doughnuts go on date night? Watch here to learn! They love sitting at the bar at Cúrate and watching their food be made and stroll downtown after before heading home to their children. They also love a kid-friendly date at Zillicoah Beer and Taqueria Munoz. They also recommend Benne on Eagle and Well Played Board Game Cafe too! 

You’ll also learn about their Friday night vegan, gluten free donuts! They are right down the street from Taco Billy.


Meet the marvelous duo, Jacob and Alicia Sessoms of Table, Imperial Life, All Day Darling and Cultura. Jacob is a James Beard-nominated chef who has built a delicious empire using everything he does best, cheffing. Alicia is the business end of Table and Imperial Life.

Their ideal date is to start off with a run or a hike, bliss out at Sauna House, hit up one of their favorite restaurants such as Cucina 24 or The Bull & Beggar and then hit up the nightlife at Imperial Life. Watch now to learn more!

Feature Image credit: Nick Levine Photography, IG: @nicklevinephoto

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