Thank Local it’s July: Break from the Norm with these LoLo Gifts

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM ASHEVILLE SANDWICH COMPANY AND TEA TIME EMPORIUM Asheville & Hendersonville: $10 Certificate to Asheville Sandwich Company Enjoy $10 toward an award-winning sandwich or salad from Asheville Sandwich Company. It’s worth the trip to West Asheville! Let us know what you think. View the Asheville offer. View the Hendersonville offer.   About […]

10 Local Foods You can Find at Asheville Grocery Stores

  They say you are what you eat. For health-conscious individuals, this means more than building a diet around healthy foods. It means choosing as many groceries as possible with a small footprint. In our region, it’s easy to shop local within your favorite grocery store. From local beers to local beer shampoos, and farm-fresh […]

Explore the Farm-to-Table Movement in Asheville and Hendersonville, NC

Even though we live here, we have to admit we are continuously amazed at the abundant resources found here, and especially how great the people are. To highlight both, we explored the exciting farm-to-table movement in our region. From Posana Cafe in downtown Asheville to a farmers market and a farm in Henderson County, we […]

Celebrate Pi Day at these 7 Irrationally Tasty Pie Spots

Photo Pillsbury.com   Though there are a number of math and science-related holidays in the calendar each year, Pi Day is objectively the best because you can celebrate with pie. The mathematical constant pi (π) represents the relationship between a circle’s diameter and its circumference, a ratio of 22 to 7. Since pi is generally […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Places to Buy Locally Made Holiday Gifts?

Holiday shopping in Western North Carolina is at once the best experience and the worst. On the one hand, we have everything you could possibly want right here! From local produce and world-class cuisine to handmade art and amenities, the perfect holiday gift is literally right around the corner. But how can you possibly choose […]

November “Thank Local” LoLo Gifts: Escape the Chill to Satisfy Your Hunger

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM BOGART’S RESTAURANT & TAVERN, DUNCAN & YORK, & CA’S CHEESECAKES Waynesville: Your Choice of Any Sandwich from Bogart’s Restaurant & Tavern If you live in Waynesville, I’m sure you know about Bogart’s! Pop in here and enjoy your choice of a sandwich, side, and pickle. That’s hard to resist! View the […]

5 Sense-sational Spots to Enjoy Fresh Apples in West Asheville

Sweet, savory, pureed, or pressed—there are so many ways to enjoy fresh apples in the fall! Today, we’re going to focus on a microcosm of menus featuring the fresh fruit: West Asheville along Haywood Road. Though not specifically in the heart of apple country, this mile-and-a-half stretch demonstrates a good cross section of how apples […]

September “Thank Local” LoLo Gifts: Paint the Town Red (or Green) with One of These Great Gifts

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM HANNAH FLANAGAN’S, COMMERCE STREET MERCANTILE, AND LOLA SALON & GALLERY Hendersonville: Free Reuben Sandwich at Hannah Flanagan’s Pub & Eatery Try a free reuben sandwich with housemade chips. Located in the heart of downtown Hendersonville, Hannah Flanagan’s offers the full Irish pub experience with great food, beers, and drink. Enjoy their […]

Asheville’s Food Truck Frenzy: Meals on Wheels

It all started with 12 lunches. “I was painting trim underneath this desk in this office building,” Jeremiah Jackson said. “And the secretary was complaining about how they couldn’t get 12 meals made and delivered there. So, I popped my head up and said, ‘I can do it.’” And it was this simple interaction in […]

August “Thank Local” LoLo Gifts: Have an Everyday Adventure with One of These Great Gifts

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM ROBIN BLU, GREEN SAGE CAFE, AND MONTE’S SUB SHOP Waynesville: An Everyday Adventure at Robin Blu Enjoy a $15 gift certificate for Robin Blu home decor, jewelry, and gifts. Robin Blu is one of our favorite “pop into” spots in Waynesville. The shop has everything from jewelry and decor to gifts […]