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.
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!
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.
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!
There are times we go for weeks at a time without a burger. Asheville has such a variety of food options that the choices are sometimes overwhelming. The past few days have not been one of those times. We actually stopped by two places and ordered a cheeseburger that made us very happy that we did.
The first was Farm Burger in south Asheville. I ordered a burger with cheese, a fried egg, pork belly, tomatoes, onions, ketchup and mayo. And this burger tasted incredible.
The second was The Social in east Asheville. I ordered a simple cheeseburger with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, ketchup and mayo. And again, I was brought to a very tasteful place in my mouth and life.
I do not know who makes your favorite burger, but these are two spots that are definitely worth checking out. And both of these places have different personalities. Farm Burger is very burger-centric, while The Social is like a family friendly dive bar with pool tables, dart boards, and entertainment just about every night of the week. And both have have their place in the Asheville Foodie Community. Thank you for making some great burgers!
My father and some other people I know smoke cigarettes. To be honest, I wish they didn’t because it’s gross… overall. I care about my father and the other people that smoke. We all know of the effects, they threaten your life in more than one way. If anyone has any desire to start their journey to quit then I suggest they go to MadVapes on Patton Avenue or their other local location on Tunnel Road.
These guys know their vapes and want to help you to live a longer life. That means something to them because it’s not about looking cool, but if you do want to vape to look cool then they will help with that too. At least you won’t cut off years from your life with cigarettes.
Tim, the general manager, used to smoke constantly for a numbered amount of years. He says he tried everything. Some of you might have gotten to that point and felt that way before. MadVapes’ staff have experienced what you have and they have a story to tell, just like you.
I know what I’m getting my father for this Christmas. I believe that it will help him quit his nicotine addiction. Why not get one yourself or for someone you know and care about? I think they would understand the message.
With the hours we work, and play; we got off to a late start this morning. Since we are always looking for great new places in the area, we started hearing plenty of buzz about The Social in East Asheville. Then we noticed that they are also members of the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association. So we went in and were gladly welcomed. The place happens to be really social, way beyond just the name. We noticed a great cozy stage area where bands and DJs can set up. There were two pool tables, two dart boards, a jukebox, daily specials listed, and event posters. It immediately got me thinking.. I need to come back here. We ordered the spinach artichoke dip, a Cuban sandwich, and a burger the was a mile high with toppings and fresh produce. I heard.. “how am I going to eat this?” And I responded.. “A little at a time.”
On Sunday evenings starting at 8 pm, they have Vinyl night which features albums from the 80’s and 90’s. A staff member told us we could even bring our own. They also have Karaoke on Wednesday and Saturday nights. And, while we were there, we bumped into Nathan from the Fried Green Fryer Team. He is in the business of making sure restaurants are not “Frying Dirty.” Seeing him there brought more credibility to the establishment, knowing they are stepping above and beyond to serve great food to us in the healthiest way possible. We did not drink any beer during lunch, but we did see the great local beer taps, and we will be back!
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.