Asheville’s Hot Spots of Summer

 A New Way to Float  Stephan Pruitt and Hamlin Beattie are the brains behind The Brew Tub, Asheville’s newest addition to the river community. With summer in full session, people are headed to seek relief from the heat in local swimming holes and waterfalls, and these two entrepreneurs have a new twist on tubing down the French Broad River. Both…

Aux Bar Brings Flavor Home

Since its opening last year, Aux Bar has become a dining destination in downtown Asheville. Offering a creative interpretation of modern American cuisine, the menu features well-constructed dishes that push culinary boundaries. The fun, eclectic space creates a welcoming atmosphere where guests can share small and large plates like duck wings with sweet potato Buffalo sauce and braised pork cheeks…

The Toast of the Town

 Article Emily Shea | Photography Evan Anderson  Praised for it's fantastic ambiance and delightful wine selection, 5 Walnut Wine Bar has become a local favorite since opening its doors in 2010. From Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Peach Honey Wine and Moscato, 5 Walnut's selection of both locally and internationally made beverages is impeccable. And to complement the wine is a finely…

More Than a Taste

It’s a warm summer night and the air is alive with the clink of wine glasses, the twinkling bubble of laughter and the soft pop of fresh corks. We’re not at some rooftop cocktail bar or mod wine lounge, but at South Asheville’s favorite wine shop, Vaso de Vino.

Musical Interlude

Asheville is an undisputed music mecca. From downtown’s street corners to a dozen venues around town, this city is constantly buzzing with the sounds of instruments plucked, beat and warbled. If there’s an epicenter for music within Asheville, it’s downtown. And it’s here that you’ll find a surprising musical hotspot, a place where drinks clink along to the beat of…

Finding Freedom

We all want freedom: freedom from fear, from pain, from worrying about what others think of us. What would your life look like if you were completely free? How would you carry yourself? How would you spend your time? How would this freedom affect your relationships with others?

Ring the Bell

In the time-tested battle of art versus science, right brain versus left, it’s nearly always the left—that mathematical wizard and conquerer of quadratics—that wins in the game of success. But for Asheville’s Katie Button, it was the art of cooking that conquered her brain to win her heart.