GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS
On today’s podcast I talked with another salad-stan, Savvy Rain one of favorite local bartenders, who is currently working at Asheville Proper. Savvy has some great advice on where to get great salads around town, including at The Proper, which is an old school steak house!
The newsletter has a lot of local food news, and a recommend or two…
JUNETEENTH IS THIS WEEKEND!
Juneteenth weekend is a time for everyone to celebrate freedom & liberation for all! Freedom Festival Parade • Vendors • Art • Music • More! It’s all happening in Pack Square from 12 - 9pm. More information can be found at www.juneteenthofasheville.com See you there!
THIS JUST IN…
From our good friends at Chow Chow…
LAST CALL FOR JUNE EVENTS!
Our June events are almost here and selling fast! Check out the 2022 Schedule for all the details for every weekend.
Our first Chow Chow weekend - June 23-26 - is almost here, and we can't wait to celebrate with you. We've already sold out two events: Diaspora and Sunday Supper Series: Food, but there are plenty remaining to excite your taste buds for the summer ahead.
Sad about missing Diaspora? Check out Entrepreneurs of Color (same price, great food)! Still want to attend a Sunday Supper Series? Shelter (8/7) and Water (9/11) have seats!
We also have tickets for the following June events, but don't wait!
THIS JUST IN from our good friends at Session Cafe…
You're not dreaming -- Session's serving breakfast 🍳
Now Serving: Breakfast! You asked, we listened. Our kitchen team just added breakfast items to Session's menu, available from 9-11:00am weekdays and Saturdays until noon. Join us Saturdays for brunch specials -- paired with boozy morning beverages, and as always, fine records. Follow Session for the latest cafe updates here.
THIS JUST IN from our good friends at AIR…
AIR welcomes new director Laura Sheets McCall!
The AIR board of directors is thrilled to announce that long-time nonprofit professional Laura Sheets McCall is stepping into the role as executive director this month. Kim Murray, who has graciously served as AIR's interim director since February, will be transitioning back to life as a full-time restaurant owner at Creekside Taphouse.
Laura has spent her career in Washington DC; Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Tanzania; Charleston, West Virginia; and most recently, Asheville, North Carolina. She is a strong advocate for social change and an avid believer in giving back to the community in which you live.
CONGRATS TO JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNERS
Congrats to Chef Meherwan & Molly Irani from Chai Pani as well as Chef Katie Button, Felix Meana and the whole Heirloom Hospitality team from Cúrate for their well deserved James Beard awards! These are our first two home-grown James Beard award winners here in Asheville! Many more to come!
You can read more details on Jason Sandford’s Ashvegas Hot Sheet.
I got this insanely buttery, flakey, crispy, crunchy, moist, and delicious almond croissant at The Rhu the other day, and I can not recommend it highly enough! It’s a very substantial pastry, filled with almond paste, and topped with a tiny amount something sweet, possibly pastry cream, and toasted almonds. I had it with a cup of coffee and I was in heaven. The Rhu is located on South Lexington Street, right downtown. I go there a lot, and love their food, the people who work there, and the atmosphere!
PUNK ROCK HOT DOGS TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
SATURDAY • JULY 30TH • 11:30AM - 2:00PM • 80 BROADWAY • DOWNTOWN
Tickets to Punk Rock Hot Dogs 2022 are on sale now, and available HERE.
1 ticket admits 2 people who share 10 hot dogs & cast 2 votes in the People's Choice.
2022 Competitors: Mother Ocean Market Asheville, Sand Hill Kitchen, Pupuseria Paty Asheville, Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro, Bear's Smokehouse BBQ, The Odd, CREAM WORKS, Bigfoot-Longs, Asheville hot dogs, and Huli Sue's BBQ and Grill
Presented by Shay Brown Events and Stu Helm: Food Fan
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