Fresh Wood Fired Pizza

Fresh Wood Fired Pizza Black Mountain NC

We recently wrote about the Top 25 restaurants in Asheville according to Trip Advisor, and this pizza joint from out in Black Mountain North Carolina, about 20 minutes east of downtown Asheville, made the list. So while out on that end of town for a real estate business meeting recently, folks were asking where to eat. Of course I spoke up and kind of demanded we go to Fresh Wood Fired Pizza. And glad we did! Such great, fresh, and delicious food all around.

One of the things we try to get our visitors to do it to explore other ends of the county. It is not just Downtown Asheville, West Asheville, Biltmore Village, and the River Arts District. Spend a day in Hendersonville, Waynesville, Weaverville, and Black Mountain. There is so much more to see, and there are so many wonderful sub-communities all around Western North Carolina.

Join the Asheville Community Content Team

We are putting together a Community Content Team for the new AskAsheville website and blog that we are launching in a few weeks. A team of 10 is already in place, but we are looking for more people who would like to contribute and share information about a variety of topics. Sections of the new site include News, Women, Beer, Food, Wine, Hotels, Photos, Videos, Business, Events, Music, Entertainment, Neighboring Towns and much more. We are interested in getting a great diversity of contributors that will share Asheville from their “point of view” on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

You may be a Writer or Blogger in the WNC area that would like to post a weekly story to AskAsheville. Maybe you are a Photographer or Videographer in the community that wants to share a photo or some videos each week with a quick description on the blog. You may be a marketer and have a few clients or business connections that you would like to write about on a monthly basis. Or maybe you just like to go out and eat, drink, tour, dance, shop and have a good time; and you want to start documenting the experiences, making them count more, and building a portfolio of your work. You post it… and we distribute it online through our social media audiences which reach so many focused on the Asheville area.

Team meetings (online & offline) and full support will be offered including educational opportunities for you to teach your area of expertise, and learn from other teammates. We are implementing a mentorship and internship program as well, so if there is an area of media that you would like to learn more about or improve on; we can help you with training. We can also assist you with credit and a certificate for the work you complete. This could mean extra-credit for you in College and this will give you more credibility to potential employers and clients.

Building a community takes a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Some of you, some of me, some of all of us. Can you write 200 words per month or per week about something that pertains to Asheville NC? Can you provide one featured photo per week or month with 25 word description? Can you draw a weekly or monthly cartoon? Maybe you want to do an Asheville Short Story series? We’ve got your back! We will feature you on our new website, link to you, promote you and your content, and the whole team will support you. We invite you to apply to be on our Asheville Community Content Team.

Contact AskAsheville

Free Social Media Seminar in Black Mountain on March 23rd

Asheville’s G Social Media will be conducting a free seminar on social media at the White Horse music venue in Black Mountain. Here is the information from the Facebook event page:

The hows and the whys of using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging, Foursquare and Hootsuite to improve your business.

Black Mountain and Swannanoa Businesses are invited to a FREE seminar entitled Marketing Your Business Through Social Media. Gary Charles of G Social Media will give a presentation on the hows and the whys of using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging, Foursquare and Hootsuite to increase your bottom line. Participants will learn the major features of each service, apply the powerful concept of “friending,” learn how to manage personal profiles and groups and analyze the best practices of innovative business social networks.

RSVP by March 16th, 2010 to

This presentation is geared for all social media levels so don’t worry if you haven’t liked, tweeted, hooted, or yelped! You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to get your message to the right customers!

Who: G Social Media The Guru of Social Media from Asheville and founder of Ask Asheville.
Where: White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road
When: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2010
Time: 6:00 8:00 P.M.
Bring your laptop and/or paper and pen.

For registered Blk Mtn and Swannanoa businesses… Food will be provided by your host Black Mountain and Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce Marketing Council. Cash Bar.

RSVP by March 16th, 2010 to

Free Raffle:

One (Black Mtn / Swannanoa) business will win a Social Media Package valued at $900.00. If you do not have any accounts, we will do it from scratch. If you have existing social media platforms, we will build on them. In addition, Gary will set up a Facebook and Twitter account at the seminar for another lucky winning business. Follow up training and one month maintenance will be included.

***Also, a special bonus presentation on Email Newsletter Marketing and WordPress Blogs

Benefit for Concerts4Charity at Pisgah Brewing

Come join Soulgrass Rebellion and The E-Normous Trio this Saturday Oct 3rd at Pisgah Brewing Company. This is a benefit concert for Concerts4Charity and their new film project. They will be filming the event… so bring out your best… wear your freak flag and be part of the film!

Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm at Pisgah Brewing Company on 150 Eastside Drive in Black Mountain, NC (Just 10 minutes East of Asheville)