Fodor’s Travel Names Asheville as one of America’s 10 Best River Towns! This is a post from back in 2014, but Asheville is only getting better, thanks to the RiverLink organization, and companies like New Belgium doing improvements in the River Arts District. You can read the original article on Fodor’s: America’s 10 Best River Towns.
The coffee culture in Asheville is definitely brewing and growing. Craft coffee is a lot like craft beer, it is made and handled with care. There are some spots that specialize on the light side with coffee, cookies, and pastries. Then there are restaurants and grocery stores in the community which feature local, organic coffee and beans.
A lot happens around a cup of coffee. Think about it for a minute. People meet people, relationships are built, business is made, people are hired, fired, promoted, proposed to, broken up with, divorced, hear bad news,.. or told some of the greatest news they ever heard in their life! As you pass by the many tables, you will see folks reading, talking, working, laughing, and… sometimes even crying. Life happens in a coffee shop. Some are enjoying their time alone, and some are not. Others are holding hands happily in love, while others are…
Asheville wine comes from many vineyard throughout North Carolina, and from around the world. Now everyone around town wants to specialize in wine, and it could be a touchy subject sometimes. Many restaurants and wine bars in the community do extensive research when it comes to choosing which vineyards to represent. Some only work with smaller family owned farms, with low output and high quality. I have to say, Biltmore Village dominates this list, as more and more wine is gravitating there. Here are several places that we definitely recommend if you are coming to the Asheville area looking for wine.
Asheville videos tell a lot. There is just something about watching a screen that is moving and communicating to you, with little effort on the watcher’s part. YouTube was the undisputed champion when it came to video social media years ago, Vimeo was trailing after, and then there were many other videos sites that have come and gone. Now, Facebook seems to be joining the online video battle with a focus on this form of media. And why not? They already have the audiences in place (including you and me) so all that is left is to offer us something good to see. With that said, here are some Asheville videos that you could watch and experience a little bit of our sweet city!