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Historic Biltmore Village Announces 3 New Businesses

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – Catawba Brewing Company’s Tasting Room located at 63 Brook Street, Asheville NC, 28803 held it’s grand opening celebrations Feb. 22. The event, that was open to the public, included the release of a new, commemorative beer, music, and limited edition promotional gear.  The new beer, called Brewtal Double IPA, is the creation of Catawba’s Head Brewer, Kevin Sondey.   Dubbed a “big beer for a big beer city”, Brewtal weighs in at 8.8 percent ABV and showcases the brilliant citrus notes of the Mandarina Bavaria hop variety.  Says Sondey, “I wanted someone to be able to come to Catawba and have something different than what’s available everywhere else.  Brewtal Double IPA was made specifically for our Asheville location’s opening, and exemplifies the wide variety of styles we will continue to make for our home market.”  Catawba’s new location will also allow them to feature entertainment groups.

Katuah Market located at 2 Hendersonville Road celebrated their grand opening on Feb. 22.  Katuah Market is a small store driven by big ideals, providing quality and a personal touch only found in locally owned establishments. Their concept combines offering the best local, natural, and organic foods with the convenience and service of a corner grocery store.  John Swann, one of the owners says, “At our heart, we love food. We believe in real food grown without artificial means and made without chemical additives. We obsessively search for new innovative products but still geek out over our old favorites.”  Katuah is a springboard for local folks ready to bring their new hot sauce; vegan brownie or hand crafted soap to retail because the owners at Katuah believe in a strong local food economy.  Fresh and prepared foods are central at Katuah, with their breakfast, lunch and dinner options and the 120-seat indoor/ outdoor café. In addition to ready-to-eat offerings, Katuah has a butcher shop, produce section and full grocery and wellness offerings, stocking only foods scrutinized and selected with the highest integrity in mind.

POSH, A Boutique Hotel and Private Bar is located just two and a half miles from downtown and just around the corner from the opulent Biltmore Estate at 8 Village Lane.  Here, you’ll find their boutique hotel nestled conveniently in Historic Biltmore Village. The aptly named establishment is housed inside of two historic, picturesque buildings and boasts seven luxurious suites, the smallest of which measures a whopping 2,300 square feet.  The seven distinct, intimately sophisticated suites envelop guests in warmth and serenity with refined details like gas fireplaces, private outdoor spaces, granite countertops and glass showers. You’ll find two bedrooms, two full baths, separate laundry rooms, full kitchens, living and dining areas housed in each unit as well as a private outdoor patio or balcony. The hotel is perfect for a weekend getaway, corporate retreat or special event.  This secluded property balances serenity and privacy with the ease of having Asheville right at your fingertips.

POSH BAR, Biltmore Village’s Haute Hangout

Here you will come to experience their brand new, elegant Posh Bar. Guests will enjoy a sophisticated yet cozy, eclectically designed neighborhood haunt. The Posh Bar features a simple menu of both classic and modern cocktails; artisanal wines and spirits; craft beers, and seasonal beverages, all paired with a signature light fare menu.  General Manager, Elizabeth Woodworth states, “we’re very excited about our new bar and outdoor living and will be holding a number of events including an oyster roast, wine tasting and more”.  Reminiscent of a plush, private club in shades of deep red and rich brown, the hardwood floors, unique décor and beautiful original art pieces make the experience refined and attentive yet comfortable and relaxed.

About Historic Biltmore Village:  Located directly across from the world famous Biltmore Estate, The Historic Biltmore Village is truly one of the south’s most unique touring and shopping environments.  The Village features a collection of independent, regional and national retailers along with the most sought after restaurants and outstanding lodging.

Asheville Wing War II Scheduled for March 10

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – Lush Life Productions and G Social Media are partnering together once again for an event in which local bars or restaurants in Asheville battle it out for the title  of “Asheville’s Best Buffalo Wings”. With a ticket that includes unlimited beer, wings (while supplies last) and great local music, this event has sold out in the past and is sure to sell out again.

The competition will heat up at Asheville Music Hall at 4pm on March 10. The wings will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges in two categories: specialty and traditional buffalo style. There will also be a people’s choice award in which attendees have the opportunity to vote for their favorite.

Beer

All of the beer will be provided by Sierra Nevada and Pisgah Brewing and will be included in the ticket price.

About the Band

Southbound Turnaround has been booked to play this event. Touted as the “the smoothest low down grit to hit your ears,” this band will bringing their high energy show of classic rockabilly to the stage to help dance off those wings and brews.

Formed in 2011 by friends with a deep appreciation for classic rockabilly and honky tonk music, the boys quickly started writing music for their first ep entitled, What Happened to the Jukebox?. Since its release the band has shared stages with Dale Watson, Wayne Hancok, JP Harris, Junior Brown, and Unknown Hinson among others.

Tickets for the event, which go on sale Tuesday, January 29 at www.ashevillefoodfights.com, will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

What: Asheville Wing War II

When: March 10, 2013

What time: 4pm

Where: Asheville Music Hall

How Much: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

Website: www.ashevillefoodfights.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ashevillefoodfights

Nominations are still being accepted and can be sent to [email protected]

Want to read more about Wing War 2011?

http://www.mountainx.com/article/3873/Asheville-Wing-War-heats-up-The-Garage-at-Biltmore

http://www.mountainx.com/article/3940/WNC-Wellness-review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc6CxS_FeeQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onsLioS73uo

https://www.facebook.com/events/206441682733443/

http://www.lushlifetoday.com/restaurants/the-2011-asheville-wing-war-results

http://www.asheville.com/news/ww0711.html

Asheville Food Fights

The competition will be the second event of its kind and the first in a 2013 Series called The Asheville Food Fights. Asheville Food Fights will also include the third installment of The Pizza Showdown in August and The Inaugural Chili Challenge in November which will be a benefit to help provide travel expenses to Asheville’s touring musicians.

The Asheville Food Fights are a more light hearted take on the Asheville Foodie Scene and celebrate some of the more “fun foods” in our lives.

About Lush Life Productions

Lush Life Productions is a marketing and PR firm that increases brand awareness for businesses with the use of innovative tools such as video and events that fully engage their target consumer. Collaborations with local and national companies assure that every aspect of a company’s marketing and PR plan can be managed.

About G Social Media

G Social Media is a relationship building company based out of Asheville NC. Their team focuses on online marketing which includes social networking and media, SEO and other key items to build, enhance and grow your business.

Bowl for Free and Celebrate Smoke Free Air, January 8th

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Celebrate the one year anniversary of of the Smoke Free Law with us.

Bowl for free, Get a free lung function test
Saturday, January 8 from 12 noon until 2 p.m.
Star Lanes Bowling Center, Kenilworth

For more information check out the flyer below.

At its one-year anniversary, North Carolina’s smoke-free restaurants and bars law has successfully reduced worker and patron exposure to secondhand smoke. An air quality study by the N.C. Division of Public Health shows that air quality in restaurants and bars around the state has improved by 89 percent since the law went into effect January 2, 2010

By the end of November, the state had received 1,343 complaints involving 874 facilities since the law went into effect on January 2. There were 538 complaints made in January, but only 37 in November, with the monthly number dropping steadily early in the year.

The Surgeon General’s Report released earlier this month emphasizes the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, reporting that even short-term exposure to tobacco smoke can cause changes that can trigger a heart attack or stroke in someone with heart disease or asthma attacks in those with respiratory conditions.