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Twisted Laurel Celebrations

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When you see something new opening in Asheville, there is always a story behind it. This one is great. Angelo, one of the owners of the Twisted Laurel used to be a co-owner of Bellagio Bistro, which by the way, used to be one of the Apollo Flame Bistro restaurants. Lots of transition and dreams along the way. So this place did not just happen. It was a foodie evolution and planning for years to get to this point. The Twisted Laurel recently opened up in downtown Asheville, and AskAsheville got an invitation to attend. The atmosphere and presentation was…

Asheville Area Schools Declare War on Streetchat Social Media App

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So, the word on the street is that the Streetchat App has made its way into many Asheville area schools, and it is being banned by teachers and law enforcement. First of all, you have an Anonymous name, which increases the chance of posts which include cyberbullying and attacks on teacher, students and others. There is not any accountability, and technically there is not any easy way to hold anyone responsible. They have rules forbidding certain things being posted, but there is not any monitoring of the content as of yet. You are supposed to be 17 years old to…

Autumn Falls Across The Mountains

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Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Fall means one thing: Leaf Season. The mountains around Asheville are awash in color right now, with the season already in full swing. There are still many weeks left for prime leaf-watching this year, so take this opportunity to get out and look at the Autumn display for yourself! Get out there! It can be tricky to plan a trip to catch the peak Fall color in any given location. Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, or a similar scenic byway, is a better option and provides a great opportunity to view a lot of…

A Free Ride To Oskar Blues

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There is no denying it, by anyone, that Asheville is most definitely a beer town. Until I moved here, I really didn’t know that great beer existed. I drank beer, mostly for its effects, and mostly the kind of beer that is not socially accepted here in beer city (shhh, don’t tell). But luckily I have a new appreciation for craft beer. I have developed a palate for hops, and sometimes it is more of a challenge to find a beer that doesn’t have such a strong effect if you know what I mean. So I was completely on board…

The Beautiful Biltmore Estate

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This photo was taken last week, October 9th at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC, in the water gardens next to the house. The photographer, Jen Bowen, captures her daughter sitting in the foreground and enjoying a beautiful autumn day on grounds. This picture taken with a cell phone, no filter, just contrast adjustments. Thank you for sharing it with us Jen!

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