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Asheville's New National Honors

Asheville's New National Honors

Asheville Certified as First Green Dining Destination in America. Congratulations are in order for the new pioneers of environmental sustainability in Asheville's restaurant scene. The Green Restaurant Association has officially certified Asheville as the greenest dining destination in the country! For many years the food culture in Asheville has been laser-focused on sourcing locally-grown

VIDEO: Green Dining Destination

Asheville Leads America as Greenest Dining Destination. As we reported a few months back, Asheville is gearing up to become the nation's greenest dining destination . Doing more than recycling and changing light bulbs, this city-wide initiative is being embraced by many of Asheville's independent restaurants . The news has even caught the attention of Huffington Post who just published this

Foodtopian Deals for SoCon Attendees

Foodtopian Deals for SoCon Attendees

Hey SoCon fans! If you're in Asheville for the tournament this weekend (March 2-5, 2012), then be sure to hold on to your ticket stubs. The Asheville Independent Restaurant Association  (AIR) is offering great discounts to team fans at select eateries around town. It's easy to spot which restaurant is with AIR. Just look for restaurants flying flags with the chef logo in their window. Or find

Taste Your Way Across Asheville

Taste Your Way Across Asheville

Asheville Small Plates Crawl Provides a Taste of Foodtopia Good news for those foodies who have a difficult time deciding where to dine in Asheville . From February 21 - 23, 2012, the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) presents the  Small Plates Crawl .  Dozens of Asheville's finest restaurants  will be serving up small portions of their best cuisine. This

Paint the Town Green

Paint the Town Green

Asheville will soon be the greenest restaurant city in the United States.  It's expected that come spring 2012, the city will  have more restaurants per capita with an official  Green Dining Certification ,  adding another layer of awesome to the city's vibrant food culture .  This is great news for the eco- conscious traveler seeking out businesses that embrace

Asheville Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving 2011

Asheville Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving 2011

Looking to dine out in Asheville on Thanksgiving? Here are some places to check out. A special thank you to The Carolina Epicurean for compiling this list. Be sure to check out their blog. It's chocked full of great foodie news for Western North Carolina. Holiday Hours –  Asheville Independent Restaurants Restaurant Name Thanksgiving Special Biltmore Estate 1 Lodge Street Asheville, NC 28803

Asheville's Ultimate Foodie Event

Asheville's Ultimate Foodie Event

Asheville's food scene has continued to grow through the years and we've started to see some national recognition for our unique approach to food. Each year our foodtopian culture is celebrated in a premiere event, the Taste of Asheville , being held at the Venue on November 17 from 7-9 PM.  Hosted by the Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR), the event will feature amazing food

Asheville Reaches Out to the Gluten Free

ASHEVILLE INDEPENDENT RESTAURANTS STRIVE TO CREATE A GLUTEN-FREE DESTINATION The community of Asheville Independent Restaurants is working to turn Asheville into a gluten-free destination with assistance and training from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Representatives from the NFCA are conducting a Gluten-Free Resource Education and Awareness Training (GREAT) to AIR members and

AIR Unveil a New Flavor at Taste of Asheville

AIR Unveil a New Flavor at Taste of Asheville

Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR) will celebrate a big evening of what makes Asheville a culinary destination beginning at 7 p.m. November 18 at The Venue . Not only will 30 talented chefs dazzle attendees at AIR's Taste of Asheville event, but it will also launch a new look, direction and focus for the organization. Entry to the event is a bargain. Attendees will simply purchase AIR's new

Celebrate Asheville's Food Scene with the Culinary AffAIR

Celebrate Asheville's Food Scene with the Culinary AffAIR

Missing the holiday parties and thrill of socializing with friends? Good news; there’s still one last party to be had in Asheville! The Asheville Chamber of Commerce and Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) hosts the Culinary AffAIR on January 28, a fabulous black-tie event held at the Doubletree Biltmore Hotel’s Burghley Ballroom from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Food from Asheville's Finest

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