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Expect the Unexpected

Adventurous chefs bank on surprise, on their own creativity and on diners’ curiosity and willingness to try something new.
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A Craft Experience All Around

Now in its second decade, Wicked Weed is a cornerstone of Asheville’s beer scene with a reputation for edgy and finely crafted beers.
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Showing Up for the Showdowns

A-B Tech's competitive cooking team won 1st place in a regional round in April—a feat the school has accomplished a record-breaking 14 times.
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36 Hours for Outdoor Enthusiasts and Nature Lovers

Check out these suggestions by elite athlete Pete Ripmaster for places to hike, play, explore, and eat in Western North Carolina.
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Mexican Skillet Tilapia

This recipe has a zesty and aromatic base for the sauce, while the addition of beer adds depth and orange juice lends a hint of sweetness.
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On the Land: Sochan

Sochan is treated like any leafy edible and can be cooked together with other foraged greens like nettles and lambsquarters.

Eat. Drink. Think. Local.

Discover local farmers, chefs, and brewers. Stay up to date on seasonal dining trends. Explore things to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains.