Holiday Ice Cream Flavors at The Hop in Asheville NC

Hop Ice Cream Asheville Holiday Flavors

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe is always coming up with new flavors; and now since the Ice Creamery has opened, they can experiment even more. We stopped by for their Toy Drive Tweetup recently and got to try these delicious flavors:

  1. Snow Cream Coconut Milk
  2. Mocha Peppermint Stick
  3. Sugar Plum
  4. Fruit Cake

Now these flavors are fading fast, so get them while you can, or wait until next year to try them!

3 Asheville Area Giveaways That You Could Win

Lots of Asheville area businesses are in the holiday spirit, and many giveaways are on Facebook that give you the chance to win some some great prizes. See them below…

Thomas L. Codington Giveaway Asheville

Thomas L. Codington is giving away a Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner for 2 at 3 different restaurants in the south Asheville area. Drawing will be on Thursday December 15, 2016. See the TLCPA Facebook Page for more info!

Woodfire Grille Giveaway Asheville

The Asheville Foodie Community is giving away Dinner for 2 at Woodfire Grille in East Asheville / Swannanoa. Drawing will be on Sunday December 11, 2016. See the AVL Foodie Community Facebook Page for more info!

Mill House Lodge Giveaway Hendersonville NC

The Mill House Lodge in Flat Rock North Carolina, right past Hendersonville, is giving away a 1-Night Stay. Drawing will be on Friday December 9, 2016. See the AskHendersonville Facebook Page for more info!

Houser GB Shoes Giveaway Hendersonville NC

BONUS: And we have been made aware of another grand giveaway from Houser Shoes! They are giving away 4 pairs of shoes to one person on Thursday December 15, 2016. See the Houser Shoes Faceboook Page for more information.

Thank you!

An Amazing Restaurant, Woodfire Bar & Grille, Opens in East Asheville

Short Ribs at Woodfire Grille in East Asheville

When I pulled up the Holiday Inn in East Asheville, I expected that a dive bar / tiki bar would be awaiting me. Instead I walked into a new restaurant that I would not soon forget. As I entered, I felt as if I were walking into one of Asheville’s high end restaurants.

Craft Beer at Woodfire Grille in East Asheville

The atmosphere was prime, the staff was friendly, and the food ended up being so delicious. After my experience, I immediately said to myself that this place is not only my favorite restaurant located inside a hotel, but it could easily stand with the big boys eateries in town. Local craft beer, well made cocktails, wings beyond yum, and short ribs that filled a tall order. Everything was perfect!

Cocktails at Woodfire Grille in East Asheville

And don’t just take my word for it, go and check out Chef Jason and the Woodfire Grille, and see for yourself. He sources as much local as he can get his hands on, and both the owners and the staff team that he has put together there empower him and every aspect of this restaurant.

Wings at Woodfire Grille in East Asheville

As many ends of town get saturated with great food options, East Asheville is lacking a little, and the Woodfire Bar & Grill will definitely fill that foodie void in your life, and in your mouth. Without a doubt, this place is a must try!

You can find the Woodfire Bar & Grille on Facebook!

photos by G Social Media

Smoothie King Opens In South Asheville

Smoothie King in Asheville NC

Everyone loves a great smoothie, and Smoothie King has just opened up their first store in south Asheville, in the Market Center gas station. They are an International company, with a strong presence already happening in Charlotte NC, but now they have come to the mountains. And they have a drive-thru! They have been named the #1 franchise in their category for 20 of the last 27 years, so they have a strong track record. Where do you get your smoothies in Asheville now? Let us know if you have tried this spot and how they were. Thanks!

Mr. Sushi Gets Ready To Open In South Asheville

Mr. Sushi in Asheville NC

Ok sushi lovers, a new spot is coming to town named Mr. Sushi, so get ready to try it out and let us know how it is. Now there are lots of places all around the world named Mr. Sushi, but as far as we know, this is a local spot that stands on its own. They are located in the Market Center gas station, where Bojangles used to be, but don’t go just yet as they are currently under construction. But as soon as they open, you know we will be one of the first people to have a taste.