Agents Answer: Where in WNC is the Best Dining with Great Views

Western North Carolina is known for a wide variety of things: Craft brewing, a heritage of handcrafted art, a growing foodie scene, and access to one of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse mountain habitats in the world. Living in a culture with just one of those elements would be a special experience. But living […]

3 Craft Breweries at the Heart of the “Farm to Keg” Movement in WNC

Western North Carolina has 60+ craft breweries, the vast majority of which are homegrown. With several dozen breweries all its own, Asheville has become the epicenter for our still burgeoning beverage movement. But regardless of their locale, every beer maker in our region is experimenting with far-reaching styles, local ingredients, and their own unique flair. […]

No Glitter Glue Required: 12 Great Brunch Locations for Mother’s Day

She works hard every day to make sure you have everything you need to be successful. Lunches are packed, homework is complete, soccer gear is in the car and ready for this afternoon. Hot breakfasts every morning and hearty meals every night. Teeth brushed, hair brushed, check, check, check. And what does mom get in […]

Blossoms at Biltmore Park Offers a Smile for Any Occasion

Regardless of being happy or sad, celebrating a special day, or simply just because, receiving a flower or merely being in its presence conjures one timeless image: A smile. “There’s no way you can make flowers without a smile on your face. They’re just magical creatures,” said Adrienne Kort. “They’re beautiful, fragrant, and they match […]

14 Locations that Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month Every Day of the Year

There are many people who think that “fake holidays” are getting out of hand. National Popcorn Day? (January 19) National Selfie Day? (June 21) National Margarita Day? (February 22)—”It’s all too much! And it’s all too unnecessary!” we hear them say. Sure. It may be a little ridiculous to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month this […]

7 Reasons You will Love Your Local Farmers Market

Now that spring is here, local farmers and tailgate markets are opening all across Western North Carolina. Each farmers market is different. But at every one, shoppers can meet the farmers and put a face to the growers of the food they eat. Visiting the markets can also be an inexpensive and fun family outing. […]

12 Amazing Slices that are Perfect for Lunch

Forget religion and politics. Nothing gets an entire office fired up like a debate over the best style of pizza. February 9 is National Pizza Day! Get out of the office and celebrate with a slice. Crispy, doughy, saucy, cheesy. Classic pepperoni or experimental toppings. New York thin crust, Chicago deep dish, or even Detroit-style […]

7 Sweet Shops to Help You Win Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is for lovers—chocolate lovers! And true chocolate lovers know quality. If you’re struggling to find your valentine the best sweet surprise in town, we can help. Our region has many great locations for freshly prepared chocolates. Share something sweet with your special someone this season. Here are 7 local chocolate shops in WNC. […]