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

Gatlinburg Tennessee Wildfire Updates & How You Can Help

Gatlinburg Tennessee Wildfire 2016

As you know, the mountains of Western North Carolina were recently lit aflame and some fires are still going. But nothing compared to what our neighbors over in Gatlinburg Tennessee are experiencing with the wildfires that were started there by a suspected arsonist.

Here are some articles about the devastation that Gatlinburg TN has faced:

  1. CNN: 3 dead in eastern Tennessee fires; Gatlinburg under curfew.
  2. WBIR: TEMA: Hundreds of structures destroyed by Sevier County inferno.
  3. BBC: Country music star Dolly Parton ‘heartbroken’ over deadly wildfires.
  4. Heavy: Gatlinburg Fire Photos: Wildfire Threatens Dollywood.
  5. Tennessean: Live coverage: Fires in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Great Smokies.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
  2. Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley
  3. Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless

Thank you for helping.

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.

Amazing & Devastating Video Footage of the Lake Lure Wildfire 2016

The amazing and devastating wildfire in Lake Lure Western NC has destroyed many trees and much of our forest.

The wildfire in Lake Lure, Western North Carolina is both amazing and devastating. This video shows some incredible footage of what is happening in these mountains. About 1400 Firefighters are working to stop the fire.