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Cheers! These are the Most and Least Expensive Cities in the World to Buy Beer

When it comes to summertime getaways, the price of beer may very well play a role in your vacation plans. Not only is it one of the best ways to cool …

Eating my Way through Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina (all photos by: Margie Goldsmith)<p>Most visitors to Asheville, North Carolina come to see George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate and to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, but I roared into town on the back of my man's BMW R1200GS motorcycle to explore one of …

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Top-Notch Indian Street Eats at Chai Pani in Asheville, NC

Step inside <b>Chai Pani</b> in Asheville, North Carolina for weekday lunch and it might feel far-fetched that head chef <b>Meherwan Irani</b> was a semifinalist for a James Beard Award in the "Best Chef: Southeast" category this year. It took me a minute to realize I should seat myself, and then more time before …

A Local's Guide to Where to Eat in Asheville, North Carolina

Photographer, designer and illustrator Tim Robison’s beautiful snapshots of Asheville, North Carolina, inspire more than 50,000 followers to live …

Word of Mouth: Downtown Asheville

You know you've reached the South when there is a Chick-fil-A or Cook Out off nearly every highway exit. You won't find any fast-food chains in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, though (save for a Jimmy John's). During our recent trip to Moogfest, we had the chance to visit the heart of the city, …

The Beer Scene in Asheville | Festivals & Local Breweries | Asheville, NC's Official Travel Site

by Jen Nathan Orris<p>Tap Into Asheville’s Beer Scene Asheville offers a dizzying array of beer . From hoppy IPAs to dark stouts, the city’s breweries …

My Town: John Fleer’s Asheville, NC

We asked the chef to design his perfect Asheville day—from first light to lights out<p>After fifteen years in Tennessee as the head chef at Blackberry Farm, <b>John Fleer</b> and his wife Katy, both North Carolina natives, were eager to return to the Tar Heel State. “We’d had our eye on Asheville for a long …

Asheville: The Paris of the South

<i>Image via Explore Asheville</i><p>When an area boasts over a 100 different types of deciduous trees and claims to have the longest and most beautiful fall foliage season, you know it has to be a colorful and amazing place to visit. When it comes to Asheville, NC you wouldn't be wrong at all.<p>Asheville, set …

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A Taste of Local Flavor in Asheville

When I experienced my first taste of <b>Asheville, North Carolina</b>, five years ago, I remember noting the power of the “Love Asheville, Go Local” posters I saw in nearly every store or restaurant window I passed. At the time, I hoped the trend would catch on in D.C., where I lived, and elsewhere.<p>Wow, …

Postcard From Tom: Asheville’s more than just the foothills of Southern cuisine

From a distance, Asheville, N.C., comes across as the Jan Brady of restaurant markets in the South. Charleston, S.C., and Nashville have been hogging the food stage for years now. “There’s no Eater in Asheville,” says Jacob Sessoms, the chef-owner of Table, one of the top tables in town, …

An Unexpected Source Of Innovation: Asheville, North Carolina

<i>Innovation can crop up where and how you least expect it. In our series “An Unexpected Source of Innovation,” we will visit some of America’s little-known hubs of technological creativity!</i><p>Perhaps best known as a craft beer and independent restaurant mecca, and as a haven for musicians and artists …

Asheville's River Arts District: Wander amid art and artists

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Many cities have transformed their old industrial zones into attractive neighborhoods for recreation, shopping and new small businesses. Nowhere has this trend come to life more gloriously than in the River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina.<p>The River Arts District is …

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Off the Record: Asheville's Secret Dishes

Where to find undercover eats<br>Recently, travel writer Claire Gibson spilled some secret restaurant recipes over on <i>Forbes' Travel Guide</i>, including chef …

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A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Best Hiking in Asheville

A voluminous network of trails spiderweb the mountains that surround Asheville. Soaring ridge lines, breathtaking views, and an epic array of terrain …

The 5 Breweries You Must Visit in Asheville, NC

All the best tools, techniques, and recipes you need for flame-kissed glory this summer<p>Boasting nearly 15 breweries within its city limits alone—and …

In Awe of Asheville

When I announced five years ago that we were moving to North Carolina, my writer and artist friends assumed we'd move to Asheville. "It's the creative capital of North Carolina," I heard repeatedly. While a creative capital sounded good, due to my husband's job, we wound up in a small town called …

5 Reasons to Visit Asheville This Fall

Over the last decade, Asheville, North Carolina, situated along the Smoky Mountains, has become home to hundreds of artists, musicians, chefs, and …

City Portrait: Asheville, North Carolina

The South’s sudsiest city raises the bar<p>The question, naturally, arose over pints: a thick-as-molasses Dark Age Bourbon Stout for me and an Infidel Porter for my buddy Pat.<p>“Wow, almost a year without beer. How you gonna survive?” he asked. I wasn’t sure.<p>Pat asked the question because I had just …

Asheville, North Carolina’s Hot Spots

The best of Asheville’s booming beer culture and more<p><b>WHERE TO EAT & DRINK</b><p><b>The Admiral</b><br>The toughest table to secure in town is at this hip, friendly eatery hidden in a seedy-looking cinderblock building in West Asheville. Along with its fried sweetbreads and braised maple pork belly, it’s known for …

5 Things to Do in Asheville, NC

Some of my favorite memories as a child were going on camping trips with my family in Pisgah National Forest just outside Asheville, N.C. We lived in …

A Sweet and Smoky Food Tour of Asheville, North Carolina

<i>By Kerry Saretsky for Fathom</i> | When my family told me they were buying a house in Asheville, the first thing out of my gaping mouth was "Why?!" They had lived in Paris, New York, and Casablanca. Clearly North Carolina was a step in the wrong direction. But I admit, I was wrong.<p>I quickly fell in …

New Belgium Brewing Helped Asheville Win Another Award

A new greenway network is taking shape along the banks of the French Broad River in Asheville. The French Broad River Greenway Westbank Extension, as it’s currently known, runs along the French Broad River and provides a critical connection between New Belgium’s soon-to-open brewery and the …

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Beer, Biscuits, and Burgers: How to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Asheville, NC

For years, Asheville has been craft beer nirvana. Now, thanks to homegrown and new-to-town chefs, it’s the food that’s leading the way.<p>If good beer were all <b>Asheville, North Carolina</b>, had to offer—and with nearly two dozen breweries and the nickname Beer City, USA, it has a <i>lot</i> of good beer—we’d …