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Publisher: Jeff Fobes Project Coordinator: Susan Hutchinson Ballot Counters: Able Allen, Elizabeth Bates, Susan Hutchinson, Tracey Rose, Lisa Watters Theme Design: Lori Deaton

dear reader, Welcome to Part 2 of the results from the massive 2015 Best of WNC reader poll. This year’s ballot contained 500 categories — the winners of each adding to the overall picture of what’s best about Western North Carolina. Want to know more about Asheville and WNC? Such as Asheville’s best neighborhood? West Asheville retains the crown. Our favorite bumper sticker? Keep Asheville Weird. Our heroes? For that, readers in 15 WNC towns declared their local “Paul Bunyons.” This year’s Best of WNC poll digs deeper. It not only divulges Asheville’s overall favorite restaurant, but also determines who’s the best in each of Asheville’s six geographic regions. What’s more, it crowns the best restaurant in each of 14 neighboring WNC towns. This year’s Best of WNC has its share of new categories: For example, in deference to the region’s growing number of cider-makers, the ballot asked readers to choose the best Local Cidery. To share some of the free-form feel of the voting this year, our coverage includes word-cloud graphics for some categories, such as Cheap Thrill and Thing Downtown Needs. Keep a sharp eye out for them as you leaf through parts one and two of our Best of WNC coverage. And in September, Xpress will publish all the winners in a handy pocket guide, which will be distributed throughout the area over the course of the next 12 months. Enjoy the reading. There’s lots to celebrate! X

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Table of contents 06 | eats 34 | drinks 50 | outdoors 57 | Professional/Home SErvices 70 | pets 76 | media 78 | Work & Business 87 | Farm & Garden

SMALL TOWNS 90 | swannanoa & Black Mountain 91 | burnsville, spruce Pine & Celo 92 | marshall/Hot Springs 93 | weaverville & Woodfin

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We have taken great care to ensure the accuracy of the Best of WNC listings, but if you have corrections, questions or suggestions, email us at listings@ mountainx.com, or call 251-1333. Some Best of WNC categories received inadequate votes to allow us to declare first-, second- and third-place winners.

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Best of WNC Eats Favorite Restaurant

Established in 1926 Fine Jewelry Designers & Manufacturers

1 Cúrate d  g  c  j f

11 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 239-2946 • curatetapasbar.com

1 Nine Mile d  w  g

233 Montford Ave., Asheville 505-3121 • ninemileasheville.com 751 Haywood Road, Asheville 575-9903

2 Límones d  g

13 Eagle St., Asheville 252-2327 • limonesrestaurant.com

FOR E X T R A O R D I N A RY LOVE

3 Chestnut d  g  c

48 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-2667 • chestnutasheville.com

3 The Admiral w

400 Haywood Road, Asheville 252-2541 • theadmiralnc.com

Barbecue 1 12 Bones Smokehouse r  s  x

5 Riverside Drive, Asheville 253-4499 • 12bones.com

3578 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden 687-1395

2 Luella's Bar-B-Que n  g  c  f 501 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 505-7427 • luellasbbq.com

3 Moe’s Original Bar B Que s  a

Vortex Doughnuts: Best Donuts

114 N. Main St., Hendersonville 595-9200 • moesoriginalbbq.com

Photo by Sarah Whelan

Icon Key n ORTH s OUTH e AST w EST d OWNTOWN AREA r iver Arts

District a OUTLYING AREA l GO LOCAL g APPALACHIAN GROWN c air j just economics f green restaurant x HALL OF FAME z Mountain Bizworks h Green building

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ood is serious business for Ashevilleans. More people vote in the Eats section than any other, and the category receiving the most votes this year was, you guessed it, Favorite Restaurant. What came in second? Best Breakfast. And those of you with a sweet tooth were most apt to vote for…drum roll, please…Best Ice Cream. Also wildly popular with voters were categories for best restaurant by region: downtown, west, north, south and east Asheville, and the River Arts District. Showing its chutzpah and probably owing to its ever-growing number of eateries, voting for best Restaurant in West Asheville was almost as heavy as best Restaurant in Downtown!

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What else can be deduced from voter responses? We seem to value a quick meal more than a romantic one. We may care more about a great loaf of bread than an outstanding cookie. A lot of us remember the name of at least one local cheesemaker. And where else but Asheville would the Healthiest Restaurant category attract more votes than Best Late Night Restaurant? Changing times and old favorites: Welcome newcomer Hall of Fame winners White Duck Taco for Best Taco, Salsa’s for Best Latin American, Suwana’s Thai Orchid for Best Thai and Doc Chey’s Noodle House for best Other Asian.

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Asheville / WNC! We appreciate your continued support!

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EAts continued Brunch 1 Sunny Point Café w  g  c  l  x 626 Haywood Road, Asheville 252-0055 • sunnypointcafe.com

2 Límones d  g

Thanks for voting us your

13 Eagle St., Asheville 252-2327 • limonesrestaurant.com

# 1 Latin Fare Restaurant!

3 Early Girl Eatery d  g 8 Wall St., Asheville 259-9292 • earlygirleatery.com

We have enjoyed serving Asheville the freshest ingredients for 21 years!

Burger 1 Farm Burger d  g

10 Patton Ave., Asheville 348-8540 • farmburger.net

2 Juicy Lucy's Burger Bar & Grill s 620 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 277-0355 • juicylucysburgerbarandgrill.com

3 Universal Joint w

784 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-7262 • ujasheville.com

Sunny Point Café: Best Restaurant In West Asheville, Best Breakfast and Best Brunch

www.salsasnc.com 828-252-9805 6 Patton Avenue Downtown

Burrito 1 Mamacita’s d  g  c  j x

77-A Biltmore Ave., Asheville 255-8080 • mamacitasgrill.com Photo by SArah Whelan

Best Value

Breakfast

1 White Duck Taco Shop r  d  c  j 1 Sunny Point Café w  g  c  l  x

12 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 232-9191 • whiteducktacoshop.com 1 Roberts St., Asheville 258-1660

2 Mamacita’s d  g  c  j 77-A Biltmore Ave., Asheville 255-8080 • mamacitasgrill.com

3 Papas & Beer e  s  w

626 Haywood Road, Asheville 252-0055 • sunnypointcafe.com

2 Early Girl Eatery d  g 8 Wall St., Asheville 259-9292 • earlygirleatery.com

3 Biscuit Head w  d  g

17 Tunnel Road, Asheville 255-2204

733 Haywood Road, Asheville 333-5145 • biscuitheads.com

1996 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 684-4882

417 Biltmore Ave., Suite 4F, Asheville 505-3449

2 Neo Burrito w  g

1341 Parkwood Road, Asheville 989-6945 • eatneo.com

3 Urban Burrito n

640 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 251-1921 • urbanburrito.com

Catering Company 1 The Red Radish e  a 107 Black Mountain Ave., Black Mountain 669-5100 • redradish.com 2 Laurey's (closed)  g  j l 3 Corner Kitchen Catering d  g  c  f

48 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-2819 • cornerkitchencatering.com

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Biscuits 1 Biscuit Head w  d  g

Thanks for voting us one of the Best Latin restaurants in 2015!

733 Haywood Road, Asheville 333-5145 • biscuitheads.com

417 Biltmore Ave., Suite 4F, Asheville 505-3449

2 Tupelo Honey Café d  s  g  c  j 12 College St., Asheville 255-4863 • tupelohoneycafe.com

1829 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 505-7676

Grove Arcade 828.350.1332

3 Sunny Point Café w  g  c  l 626 Haywood Road, Asheville 252-0055 • sunnypointcafe.com 10

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Chain-Operated 1 Chipotle Mexican Grill s 1830 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 274-6370 • chipotle.com

Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub

2 Carrabba’s Italian Grill s  a 332 Rockwood Road, Arden 654-8411 • carrabbas.com

3 Mellow Mushroom d

50 Broadway, Asheville 236-9800 • mellowmushroom.com

Plant: Healthiest Restaurant

Cheesemaker/Cheese Dairy 1 Looking Glass Creamery e  a g 57 Noble Road, Fairview 458-0088 • ashevillecheese.com

2 Three Graces Dairy n  a g 335 Milky Way, Marshall 656-2195 • 3gracesdairy.com

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Chef

1 Katie Button (Cúrate and 3 Spinning Spider Creamery n  a g Nightbell)   g  c    f   j d x 4717 E. Fork Road, Marshall 206-5509 • spinningspidercreamery.com

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11 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 239-2946 • curatetapasbar.com

2 Elliott Moss (Buxton Hall Barbeque – opening later in 2015.) d 32 Banks Ave., Asheville 254-4003 • buxtonhall.com

2 Jason Sellers (Plant) d  g  c  l 165 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 258-7500 • plantisfood.com

3 Joe Scully (Chestnut and Corner Kitchen) d  g  c  f 48 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-2667 • avl.mx/18m

Diner/Home-Style 1 HomeGrown d  g  c  z f  l  x

371 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 232-4340 • slowfoodrightquick.com

2 Five Points Restaurant d 258 Broadway, Asheville 252-8030 • avl.mx/1bb

3 Moose Café w  s

570 Brevard Road, Asheville 255-0920 • eatatthemoosecafe.com 59 Highland Square Drive, Hendersonville 595-9650

LOCAL HERO, Regional (Weaverville & Woodfin): First Place MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT VENUE, Regional (Weaverville & Woodfin): First Place DINNER RESTAURANT, Regional (Weaverville & Woodfin): Second Place LUNCH RESTAURANT, Regional (Weaverville & Woodfin): Third Place

Donuts 1 Vortex Doughnuts d

32 Banks Ave, Asheville 552-3010 • vortexdoughnuts.com

2 Hole w  j

168 Haywood Road, Asheville 774-5667 • facebook.com/holedoughnuts

3 Krispy Kreme w

960 Patton Ave., Asheville 254-6007 • krispykreme.com

Food Truck 1 El Kimchi  551-6777 • facebook.com/ElKimchi

2 Gypsy Queen Cuisine  g  j 280-6647 • gypsyqueencuisine.com

3 Farm To Fender s

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Extensive menu, Fresh local ingredients Live music every night from 7-9 55 N Main St downtown Weaverville www.bluemountainpizza.com • 828.658.8778 Tuesday-Sunday 11am to 9pm with extended hours Friday & Saturday until 10pm

Enjoy monthly meals for a cause! Each month Blue Mountain Pizza hosts the “Third Thursday Fundraising Program,” benefiting a Weavervillebased nonprofit or organization (including schools, senior meal centers, food banks, and more) . We will match 100% of all community donations made at Blue Mountain Pizza, in addition to contributing 10% of the dayʼs profit, to the featured organization of the month.

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Thanks F� Voting Us Your #1 Big hugs from the Avenue M Family! Thanks to the neighborhood for an amazing first 5 years. Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack: Best Fried Chicken

T h a n k Yo u A s h e v i l l e !

Photo by Sarah Whelan

Food Cart

Fried Chicken

1 Avery's Hot Dogs d

1 Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack w  s  c  j l

10 College St., Asheville 989-1020 • avl.mx/1b6

1455 Patton Ave., Asheville 575-2260 • rockyshotchickenshack.com

French Fries

3749 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden 676-3222

1 Bouchon Bistro d  g  j f 62 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville 350-1140 • ashevillebouchon.com

2 King Daddy's Chicken and Waffle w  g  l

2 Farm Burger d  g

444 Haywood Road, Asheville 785-1690 • ashevillekingdaddy.com

10 Patton Ave., Asheville 348-8540 • farmburger.net

3 Five Guys Burgers and Fries s 1838 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 277-3894 • fiveguys.com

3 HomeGrown d  g  c  z f  l 371 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 232-4340 • slowfoodrightquick.com

Our partners l  GO LOCAL, a program created by the Asheville Grown Business Alliance, helps fund the Asheville City Schools Foundation and other area nonprofits (ashevillegrown.com). g  APPALACHIAN GROWN, a branch of ASAP, helps the public identify locally harvested produce and strengthen the region’s agricultural economy (asapconnections.org). c  AIR (Asheville Independent Restaurants) is a community of authentically local restaurants committed to preserving a culture of local food and local economy (airasheville.org). j  JUST ECONOMICS celebrates, certifies and recognizes local companies that pay a living wage (justeconomicswnc.org).

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z  Mountain Bizworks is a U.S. Treasury-certified nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) that helps local businesses and entrepreneurs. h WNC GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL promotes environmentally sustainable and health-conscious building practices through its classes, events and certification programs. (wncgbc.org)

#1

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#3

Salad

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Pet-Friendly Restaurant

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Green/Sustainability-Friendly Restaurant

Kid-Friendly

1 Asheville Pizza and Brewing 1 Green Sage Cafe d  s  w  g  c  f Co. n  d  c  l  x 5 Broadway, Asheville 252-4450 • greensagecafe.com

675 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 254-1281 • ashevillebrewing.com

1800 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 274-4450

77 Coxe Ave., Asheville 255-4077

70 Westgate Parkway, Asheville 785-1780

2 Mellow Mushroom d

2 HomeGrown d  g  c  z f  l 371 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 232-4340 • slowfoodrightquick.com

3 Plant d  g  c  l

165 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 258-7500 • plantisfood.com

Healthiest Restaurant 1 Plant d  g  c  l

165 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 258-7500 • plantisfood.com

2 Laughing Seed Cafe d  g  c  f 40 Wall St., Asheville 252-3445 • laughingseed.com

50 Broadway, Asheville 236-9800 • mellowmushroom.com

3 Creekside Taphouse e 8 Beverly Road, Asheville 575-2880 • creeksidetaphouse.com

Late-Night 1 Rosetta's Kitchen d  g  c  z f  l  x

116 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville 232-0738 • rosettaskitchen.com

2 51 Grill d

51 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 258-1670 • 51grill.com

3 Rankin Vault Cocktail 3 Green Sage Cafe d  s  w  g  c  f Lounge d  j 5 Broadway, Asheville 252-4450 • greensagecafe.com

1800 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 274-4450 For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

Hot Bar

3 Sunny Point Café w  g  c  l

3 Greenlife Grocery (Whole Foods Market) d  g 70 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 254-5440 • wholefoodsmarket.com

Hot Dogs 1 Hot Dog World s  a

226 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville 697-0374 • hotdogworld.net

2 Celebrity's Hot Dogs w

1409 Brevard Road, Asheville 670-5954 • facebook.com/ashevillehotdogs

3 The Hot Dog King e  s  a

1487 Charlotte Highway, Fairview 628-1036 • thehotdogkingfairview.com 2603 Hendersonville Road, Arden 676-2690

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371 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 232-4340 • slowfoodrightquick.com

2 Earth Fare w  s  g

1856 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 210-0100

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1 HomeGrown d  g  c  z f  l 2 Early Girl Eatery d  g

66 Westgate Parkway, Asheville 253-7656 • EarthFare.com

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Local-Food Emphasis

1 Whole Foods Market e  g 4 S. Tunnel Road, Asheville 239-9604 • wholefoodsmarket.com

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7 Rankin Ave., Asheville 254-4993 • rankinvault.com

ASHEVILLE

8 Wall St., Asheville 259-9292 • earlygirleatery.com

626 Haywood Road, Asheville 252-0055 • sunnypointcafe.com

Business Lunch 1 Chestnut d  g  c

48 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-2667 • chestnutasheville.com

2 Pack's Tavern d  c  l 20 S. Spruce St., Asheville 225-6944 • packstavern.com

3 Mela Indian Restaurant d  g  c  l 70 North Lexington Ave., Asheville 225-8880 • melaasheville.com

Cheap Lunch 1 White Duck Taco Shop d  c  j x

12 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 232-9191 • whiteducktacoshop.com 1 Roberts St., Asheville 258-1660

2 Mamacita’s d  g  c  j 77-A Biltmore Ave., Asheville 255-8080 • mamacitasgrill.com

3 Chai Pani d  g  c

22 Battery Park Ave., Asheville 254-4003 • chaipani.net

french fry

sandwich

sandwiches

COMPANY thank you for making us your # 1 Again! You’ve got good taste, Asheville!

it’sbreakfast breakfasttime timein inwest westasheville asheville: 2 locations!

AND EGG / 11am-10pm: thu-sat PLAIN JANE West Asheville: 794 Haywood Road, 252-0110, STEAK 11am-9pm: sun-wed prime rib, eggs your way, eggs and cheddar cheese enka/candler: 491 sardis Road, 633-6299, 8am-3pm: mon-fri caramelized onion & potatoes SOUTH OF THE BORDERashevillesandwichco.com eggs, sausage, fresh pico de gallo

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Eats continued Outdoor Dining 1 Universal Joint w  x 784 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-7262 • ujasheville.com

2 Wicked Weed Brewing d  c 91 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-9599 • wickedweedbrewing.com

3 Creperie Bouchon d  c  j l

Thank you so much, Asheville! Come and see what all the talk is about at Asheville’s coolest store! THE place to go for Uniques, Antiques and Repurposed Treasures!

“Best Antiq

One of the

62 1/8 Lexington Ave., Asheville 350-3741 • creperiebouchon.com

Pasta 1 Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian n  c 641 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 253-1077 • vinniesitalian.com

2 Nine Mile d  w  g

233 Montford Ave., Asheville 505-3121 • ninemileasheville.com

ue Stores!

x2 26 Glendale Ave Asheville, NC 828.505.1108

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WILSON & TERRY LIVE AUCTION GO BOOTH TO BOOTH AND FIND GREAT DEALS ON COOL STUFF FROM ALL OF OUR VENDORS. FREE BEER! 6:00PM

FREE BEER SUNDAY!! 12:30PM-‘TIL! DRINKIN’ AND SHOPPING WAS NEVER SO SWEET

1ST ANNUAL UPCYCLING BUILD-OFF! BENEFIT FOR BROTHER WOLF ANIMAL RESCUE! FREE BEER! GREAT DEALS! A GOOD CAUSE! A DAY TO REMEMBER

1850 Hendersonville Road, Ashville 277-5775

27 Broadway, Asheville 348-8448 • stradaasheville.com

People-Watching

3 Lexington Avenue Brewery d  g  c

39 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville 252-0212 • lexavebrew.com

1854 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 277-0004 • marcos-pizzeria.com 946 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 285-0709

3 Mellow Mushroom d

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50 Broadway, Asheville 236-9800 • mellowmushroom.com

Pub Grub 1 Jack of the Wood d  g  c  x

777 Haywood Road, Asheville 225-9782 • westvillepub.com

2 Wicked Weed Brewing d  c 91 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-9599 • wickedweedbrewing.com

3 Universal Joint w

784 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-7262 • ujasheville.com

Quick Meal 1 White Duck Taco Shop d  c  j

12 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 232-9191 • whiteducktacoshop.com 1 Roberts St., Asheville 258-1660

2 Mamacita’s d  g  c  j

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77-A Biltmore Ave., Asheville 255-8080 • mamacitasgrill.com

THANKS ASHEVILLE FOR VOTING PLANT

3 Chai Pani d  g  c

22 Battery Park Ave., Asheville 254-4003 • chaipani.net

“BEST OF”

Black Forest Restaurant

IN 5 CATEGORIES!

Voted One of Asheville’s Favorite European Restaurants 2155 Hendersonville Rd (4.5 miles South of the Biltmore Estate)

Arden, NC 28704 (828) 687-7980

123 5th Ave E Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 692-1986

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Thanks for voting us one of the best people-watching, kid-friendly, chain-operated pizza joints in Asheville!

2 Marco's Pizzeria s  n  c

1 Westville Pub w  g  c

91 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-9599 • wickedweedbrewing.com

Saturday

77 Coxe Ave., Asheville 255-4077

3 Strada d  c  f  l

2 Wicked Weed Brewing d  c

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT:

675 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 254-1281 • ashevillebrewing.com

95 Patton Ave., Asheville 252-5445 • jackofthewood.com

50 Broadway, Asheville 236-9800 • mellowmushroom.com

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1 Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. n  d  s  c  l  x

751 Haywood Road, Asheville 575-9903

1 Mellow Mushroom d

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Papas & Beer MEXICAN RESTAURANT

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1 12 Bones Smokehouse r  s 5 Riverside Drive, Asheville 253-4499 • 12bones.com 3578 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden 687-1395

2 Luella's Bar-B-Que n  g  c  f 501 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 505-7427 • luellasbbq.com

3 Moe’s Original Bar B Que s  a 114 N. Main St., Hendersonville 595-9200 • moesoriginalbbq.com

The first Papas & Beer in Asheville and still the best!

Restaurant In Downtown 1 Cúrate d  g  c  j f 11 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 239-2946 • curatetapasbar.com

2 Límones d  g 13 Eagle St., Asheville 252-2327 • limonesrestaurant.com

Restaurant In The River Arts District 1 White Duck Taco Shop r  d  c  j 1 Roberts St., Asheville 258-1660 • whiteducktacoshop.com 12 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 232-9191

2 12 Bones Smokehouse r  s 5 Riverside Drive, Asheville 253-4499 • 12bones.com

3578 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden 687-1395

3 The Junction r  g  z l

348 Depot St., Asheville 225-3497 • thejunctionasheville.com

Restaurant In West Asheville 1 Sunny Point Café w  g  c  l

626 Haywood Road, Asheville 252-0055 • sunnypointcafe.com

2 The Admiral w

400 Haywood Road, Asheville 252-2541 • theadmiralnc.com

3 Nine Mile w  d  g

3 Chestnut d  g  c

751 Haywood Road, Asheville 575-9903 • ninemileasheville.com

48 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-2667 • chestnutasheville.com

233 Montford Ave., Asheville 505-3121

freshest authentic

Serving the and most Thai cuisine in Downtown Asheville

1 Mexican Restaurant

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Thank you Asheville! Lunch & Dinner All ABC Permits Kmart Center

(Next to Asheville Outlets)

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Thank you for voting us “Best Thai” in WNC! 11 Broadway • Asheville • 828-281-8151

www.suwanathaiorchid.com

Open 7 Days A Week 11:30-3:00 & 5:00-10:00 mountainx.com/guides

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- Hall of Fame Winner -

Voted best greek restaurant 18 straight years!

Voted #1

Frozen Yogurt/Custard

Visit Us and Try It for Yourself!

We’d like to thank current and future customers for all of your support. Come try the best! Thanks, John & Susan Poulos

565 Merrimon Ave Asheville, NC 28804 828-505-1771 Suwana’s Thai Orchid Restaurant: Best Thai

Best Quality, Best Prices, Best Food, Best Service

HOURS: 10:30 AM - 10 PM MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 274-3582 / 485 Hendersonville Rd In the Forrest Edge Shopping Ctr

Best BBQ in WNC 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 and 2015! www.12bones.com 22

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Restaurant In North Asheville 1 Avenue M n  c  l

WOW! Thanks again Asheville & Western North Carolina... We couldn’t have done it without YOU!

Photo by Elizabeth Bates

791 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 350-8181 • avenuemavl.com

2 HomeGrown d  g  c  z f  l 371 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 232-4340 • slowfoodrightquick.com

3 Ambrozia Bar and Bistro n  c 1020 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 350-3033 • ambrozia-avl.com

Asheville Location 5 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District Mon-Fri 11am-4pm 253-4499

3 Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian n  c 641 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 253-1077 • vinniesitalian.com

Restaurant In East Asheville 1 East Village Grille e 1177 Tunnel Road, Asheville 299-3743 • eastvillagegrille.com

Arden Location 3578 Sweeten Creek Rd. Near BB Barns Nursery Tues-Sat 11am-4pm Carry Out Till 6pm 687-1395

2 Pomodoros Greek and Italian Café e  s  c  l 1070 Tunnel Road, Asheville 299-3032 • pomodoroscafe.com 75 Long Shoals Road, Asheville 687-3884

Restaurant In South Asheville 1 Tupelo Honey Café Southside s  d  g  c  j

1829 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 505-7676 • tupelohoneycafe.com 12 Colleg St., Asheville 255-4863

2 131 Main Restaurant s

Helping Asheville Eat & Drink Local Since 2008

Biltmore Park Town Square, 308 Thetford St., Asheville 651-0131 • 131-main.com

2 Stonebowl Korean s

1987 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 676-2172 • stonebowlkoreannc.com

3 Rezaz Restaurant s  g

28 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 277-1510 • rezaz.com

Restaurant To Take Out-Of-Towners To 1 Tupelo Honey Café d  s  g  c  j 12 College St., Asheville 255-4863 • tupelohoneycafe.com

1829 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 505-7676

2 Cúrate d  g  c  j f

11 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 239-2946 • curatetapasbar.com

3 12 Bones Smokehouse r  s

3 Creekside Taphouse e

5 Riverside Drive, Asheville 253-4499 • 12bones.com

8 Beverly Road, Asheville 575-2880 • creeksidetaphouse.com

3578 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden 687-1395

Featuring locally raised meats and fresh produce

HOURS

Mon-Fri:10am - 5pm Sat:11am - 3pm Closed Sundays 828-505-1552 mountainx.com/guides

LOCATION

75A Haywood St. Asheville, 28801 ORDER ONLINE romansasheville.com

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83 Patton Ave. AVL 28801 • 828.252.8282

At West End Bakery, the family is always welcome! Thank you for voting us the most family friendly coffee shop in WNC!

Mela Indian Restaurant: Best Indian

Photo by Elizabeth Bates

Restaurant Still Needed In Asheville

Cele�ating our 10� anniversary!

1 Authentic Chinese  2 Vietnamese  3 Delicatessen 

2 Bouchon Bistro d  g  j f

1 Gan Shan Station d

143 Charlotte Street, Asheville 774-5280 • ganshanstation.com

2 Addissae d

1830 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 274-6370 • chipotle.com

VOTED BEST INDIAN EVERY YEAR SINCE 2006

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3 Twisted Laurel Eatery and Lounge d  n  l 10-A S. Main St., Weaverville 645-2700

3 Rezaz Restaurant s  g

28 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 277-1510 • rezaz.com

Romantic Dining 85A Walnut St., Asheville 232-1060 • zambratapas.com

3 Chipotle Mexican Grill s

Thanks, Ashevi�e!

62 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville 350-1140 • ashevillebouchon.com

Thank you to the good people who grew the food, cooked the food, served the food & ate the food!

1 Zambra d  g  c  x

48 Commerce St., Asheville 707-6563 • addissae.com

130 College St., Asheville 552-3240 • twistedlaurel.com

1 Zambra d  g  c  x

85A Walnut St., Asheville 232-1060 • zambratapas.com

New Restaurant (Opened In The Last 12 Months)

757 Haywood Road, West Asheville 828-252-9378 • WestEndBakery.com

Restaurant Wine List

2 Bouchon Bistro d  g  j f 62 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville 350-1140 • ashevillebouchon.com

3 Cúrate d  g  c  j f

Thank you asheville! We love you! Gratefully, HomeGrown

11 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 239-2946 • curatetapasbar.com

3 Límones d  g

13 Eagle St., Asheville 252-2327 • limonesrestaurant.com

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Everyday

3 7 1 M e r r i m o n Av e .

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Salad 1 Laughing Seed Café d  g  c  f

1 The Lobster Trap d  g  c  x

Southern 1 Tupelo Honey Café d  s  g  c  j

40 Wall St., Asheville 252-3445 • laughingseed.com

35 Patton Ave., Asheville 350-0505 • thelobstertrap.biz

12 College St., Asheville 255-4863 • tupelohoneycafe.com

2 Nine Mile d  w  g

2 Bonefish Grill e

1829 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 505-7676

233 Montford Ave., Asheville 505-3121 • ninemileasheville.com 751 Haywood Road, Asheville 575-9903

3 Avenue M n  c  l

105-C River Hills Road, Asheville 298-6530 • bonefishgrill.com

3 Oyster House Brewing w  c 625 Haywood Road, Asheville 575-9370 • oysterhousebeers.com

Service

791 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 350-8181 • avenuemavl.com

1 Vinnie's Neighborhood 3 Green Sage Cafe d  s  w  g  c  f Italian n  c 5 Broadway, Asheville 252-4450 • greensagecafe.com

1800 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 274-4450 For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

641 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 253-1077 • vinniesitalian.com

2 Cúrate d  g  c  j f

11 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 239-2946 • curatetapasbar.com

3 Chestnut d  g  c

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48 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-2667 • chestnutasheville.com

3 Límones d  g

13 Eagle St., Asheville 252-2327 • limonesrestaurant.com

THANK YOU!!! #1 Pub Grub #1 Locals Bar #1 Neighborhood Pub

2 HomeGrown d  g  c  z f  l 371 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 232-4340 • slowfoodrightquick.com

3 Early Girl Eatery d  g 8 Wall St., Asheville 259-9292 • earlygirleatery.com

Special Diet Options (GlutenFree, Lactose-Free, etc.) 1 Posana Café d  g  c  f  x 1 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 505-3969 • posanacafe.com

2 Plant d  g  c  l

Splurge Restaurant 1 Cúrate d  g  c  j f

11 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 239-2946 • curatetapasbar.com

2 The Admiral w

400 Haywood Road, Asheville 252-2541 • theadmiralnc.com

3 Ruth’s Chris Steak House s 26 All Souls Cresent, Asheville 398-6200 • ruths-chris.com/asheville

1 Jersey Mike’s Subs n  e  w  s 674 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 255-5551 • jerseymikes.com

104-A River Hills Road, Asheville 298-6453 1341 Parkwood Road, Ashville 271-4612 300 Airport Road, Arden 684-4266

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2 Mamacita’s d  g  c  j 77-A Biltmore Ave., Asheville 255-8080 • mamacitasgrill.com

3 Zia Taqueria w

521 Haywood Road, Asheville 575-9393 • ziataco.com

Take-Out 1 Doc Chey’s Noodle House d

48 Westgate Parkway, Asheville 236-3839 • orientalpavilion.com

3 Mamacita’s d  g  c  j 77-A Biltmore Ave., Asheville 255-8080 • mamacitasgrill.com

Vegetarian 1 Laughing Seed Café d  g  c  f  x

40 Wall St., Asheville 252-3445 • laughingseed.com

2 Plant d  g  c  l

165 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 258-7500 • plantisfood.com

3 Rosetta's Kitchen d  g  c  z f  l 116 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville 232-0738 • rosettaskitchen.com

Mexican 1 Papas & Beer e  s  w  x 17 Tunnel Road, Asheville 255-2204

1996 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 684-4882 1000 Brevard Road, Asheville 665-9070

2 El Que Pasa w

891 Patton Ave., Asheville 255-2227

2 Firehouse Subs d  e  w  s

2 Mamacita’s d  g  c  j

105-B Riverhills Road, Asheville 299-7552

3 La Carreta s  n

354 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 252-0792 • firehousesubs.com

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1 Roberts St., Asheville 258-1660

2 Oriental Pavilion w

40 Wall St., Asheville 252-3445 • laughingseed.com

491 Sardis Road, Asheville 633-6299

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1 White Duck Taco Shop d  c  j x

12 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 232-9191 • whiteducktacoshop.com

3 Laughing Seed Café d  g  c  f

794 Haywood Road, Asheville 252-0110 • AshevilleSandwichCo.com

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Taco

37 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 252-8220 • doccheysasheville.com

1 Asheville Sandwich Company w  z l

777 Haywood Road •West Asheville • www.westvillepub.com Open 7 Days • Brunch, Lunch and Dinner • 10:30AM-2AM

75-A Haywood St., Asheville 505-1552 • romansasheville.com

165 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 258-7500 • plantisfood.com

Sub Shop/Deli/Sandwiches

777 Haywood Road westvillepub.com

3 Roman’s Local Deli & Catering d  g  l

1334 Patton Ave., Asheville 254-4133 For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

77-A Biltmore Ave., Asheville 255-8080 • mamacitasgrill.com

1916 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 651-4462 61-B Weaver Blvd., Weaverville 658-6990 mountainx.com/guides

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Latin American 1 Salsa’s d  x

6 Patton Ave., Asheville 252-9805 • salsasnc.com

2 Chorizo Latin Fare d

Grove Arcade, 1 Page Ave., Suite 139, Asheville 350-1332 • chorizonc.com

3 Límones d  g

13 Eagle St., Asheville 252-2327 • limonesrestaurant.com

New Patients Always Welcome

828-274-4747

Indian 1 Mela Indian Restaurant d  g  c  l  x

70 North Lexington Ave., Asheville 225-8880 • melaasheville.com

2 Chai Pani d  g  c

1 0 8 7 H e n d e r s o n v i l l e R o a d • A s h e v i l l e , N C 2 8 8 0 3 www.ashevilledentalwellness.com

Thank you WNC for your votes and commitment to Midwifery Care. New Dawn Midwifery was established in 1997 in response to community demand for natural, family-centered births with medical help available if needed. New Dawn’s certified nurse midwives attend both home and hospital births, which are at Mission Hospital. In either setting, our midwives give personal, individualized care to women and their families. When a woman decides to have her baby with New Dawn, she knows she has the best of both worlds: traditional midwifery care of women by women, with access to medical care when needed. New Dawn midwives also do annual physicals, Paps, family planning and primary care for established clients. New Dawn accepts most insurance plans, including Medicaid, and offers a no-obligation “meet New Dawn” evening twice a month for women and their significant others who are considering New Dawn care for pregnancy. Please call to be put on the list, as space is limited!

201 Charlotte Street ✻ Asheville, NC 28801 Office 828.236.0032 ✻ Fax 828.236.3506 ✻ Email office@newdawnmidwifery.com

Japanese 1 Wasabi Japanese Restaurant d  x

19 Broadway, Asheville 225-2551 • wasabiasheville.com

3 Ichiban Steakhouse & Sushi Bar s 2 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 252-7885 • ashevilleichiban.com

Sushi 1 Wasabi Japanese Restaurant d  x

19 Broadway, Asheville 225-2551 • wasabiasheville.com

2 Green Tea Sushi Restaurant w  l 2 Regent Park Blvd., Asheville 252-8300 • greenteasushi.com

2 Zen Sushi n

640 Merrimon Ave. Suite 205, Asheville 225-6033 • zen-sushi-asheville.com

3 Heiwa Shokudo d

87 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville 254-7761 • heiwashokudo.com

Korean 1 Korean House d

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3 Thai Basil e  a c

227 W. State St., Black Mountain 664-4322 • facebook.com/Thaibasilnc

Chinese 1 Oriental Pavilion w

WASABI Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OWNERS OF ICHIBAN JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE

THANKS WINNER! BEST ASHEVILLE!

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

48 Westgate Parkway, Asheville 236-3839 • orientalpavilion.com

2 Doc Chey’s Noodle House d

2010 2011

2012 2013

1968 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 654-8879 • asianagb.com

Other Asian

2014

1 Doc Chey’s Noodle House d  x 37 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 252-8220 • doccheysasheville.com

2015 WINNER!

2 Gan Shan Station d

143 Charlotte Street, Asheville 774-5280 • ganshanstation.com

3 Asiana Grand Buffet s

1968 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 654-8879 • asianagb.com

BEST SUSHI 2005-2009

Greek 1 Apollo Flame Bistro & Pizza s  w  x

485 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 274-3582 • apolloflamebistro.net

2011-2015

1025 Brevard Road, Asheville 665-0080

2 Pomodoros Greek and Italian Café e  s  c  l

Open 7 days for Lunch & Dinner

1070 Tunnel Road, Asheville 299-3032 • pomodoroscafe.com 75 Long Shoals Road, Asheville 687-3884

3 Twisted Laurel Eatery and Lounge d  n  l

1 9 BRO AD W AY • D O W NT O W N • 2 2 5 - 2 5 5 1

130 College St., Asheville 552-3240 • twistedlaurel.com

Voted One Of The Best Japanese Restaurants 2015

10-A S. Main St., Weaverville 645-2700

122 College St., Asheville 785-1500 • koreanhousenc.com

2 Stonebowl Korean s

1987 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 676-2172 • stonebowlkoreannc.com 221 Airport Road, Arden 676-2844 • koreanaasheville.com

BEST OF WNC

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3 Asiana Grand Buffet s

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2 Noi's Thai Kitchen n

3 India Garden e

87 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville 254-7761 • heiwashokudo.com

1 Midwifery Service

11 Broadway, Asheville 281-8151 • suwanasthaiorchid.com

37 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 252-8220 • doccheysasheville.com

2 Heiwa Shokudo d

#

1 Suwana's Thai Orchid Restaurant d  x

22 Battery Park Ave., Asheville 254-4003 • chaipani.net 80 S. Tunnel Road, Asheville 298-5001 • indiagardenonline.com

828-274-4747

Thai

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1 Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian n  c  x

641 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 253-1077 • vinniesitalian.com

2 Strada d  c  f  l

27 Broadway, Asheville 348-8448 • stradaasheville.com

3 Nona Mia Italian Kitchen w  c 1050 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-2028 • nonamiaasheville.com

European 1 Bouchon Bistro d  g  j f  x 62 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville 350-1140 • ashevillebouchon.com

2 Black Forest Restaurant s  a

2155 Hendersonville Road, Arden 687-7980 • blackforestasheville.com

3 Cúrate d  g  c  j f

11 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 239-2946 • curatetapasbar.com

Ice Cream 1 The Hop Ice Cream Cafe n  w  g  l  x

640 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 254-2224 • thehopicecreamcafe.com 721 Haywood Road, Asheville 252-5155

2 Ultimate Ice Cream d  e  g  c

Cookies 1 Well-Bred Bakery & Café n  a 26 N. Main St., Weaverville 645-9300 • wellbredbakery.com

2 French Broad Chocolate Lounge d  g  c  z f  l

10 S. Pack Square, Asheville 252-4181 • frenchbroadchocolates.com

3 Old Europe d  j

13 Broadway, Asheville 255-5999 • oldeuropepastries.com

Chocolate 1 French Broad Chocolate Lounge d  g  c  z f  l  x

10 S. Pack Square, Asheville 252-4181 • frenchbroadchocolates.com

2 The Chocolate Fetish d  l 36 Haywood St., Asheville 258-2353 • chocolatefetish.com

Bakery (Sweets/Desserts) 1 Well-Bred Bakery & Café n  a 26 N. Main St., Weaverville 645-9300 • wellbredbakery.com

2 French Broad Chocolate Lounge d  g  c  z f  l

10 S. Pack Square, Asheville 252-4181 • frenchbroadchocolates.com

3 Old Europe d  j

13 Broadway, Asheville 255-5999 • oldeuropepastries.com

Bakery (Bread) 1 City Bakery Café d  w  g  c  z l  x

195 Charlotte St., Asheville 258-1515 • ultimateicecreamasheville.com

60 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 252-4426 • citybakery.net

1070 Tunnel Road, Asheville 296-1234

88 Charlotte St., Asheville 254-4289

3 Kilwin's Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream d

18 N. Main St., Waynesville 452-3881

26 Battery Park Ave., Asheville 252-2639 • kilwins.com/asheville

Frozen Yogurt/Custard

Thanks for voting us #1 Green Builder in Best of 2015!

2 Farm & Sparrow  g

(wholesale and tailgate markets) 633-0584 • farmandsparrow.com

3 Dough (closed)  g

1 Whit’s Frozen Custard n

565 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 505-1771 • whitsasheville.com

2 YoLo Frozen Yogurt n

505 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 255-4515 • facebook.com/YoLoAsheville

3 TCBY w  s  n

5 Westgate Parkway, Asheville 225-5111 • store.tcby.com/home/westgate 1800 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 274-1100

Icon Key n ORTH s OUTH e AST w EST d OWNTOWN AREA r iver Arts

District a OUTLYING AREA l GO LOCAL g APPALACHIAN GROWN c air j just economics f green restaurant x HALL OF FAME z Mountain Bizworks h Green building

828.216.3946 jademountainbuilders.com

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Merci beaucoup!

Un trés grand merci toThank ouryou,terrific team— Mountain Xpress voters! Our wine runneth over! the best in the biz!glass #1 French Fries Bagel

Culinary School Or Classes

1 Bruegger's Bagels n  s

671 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 254-1560 • brueggers.com

160 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 277-1070 • brueggers.com

2 Joey's New York Bagels s  a 1500 Haywood Road, Hendersonville 692-1220 • joeysnybagels.com

5829 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville 376-3692

3 City Bakery Café d  w  g  c  z l

THANKS FOR KEEPING IT LOCAL at Unity!

Offering advanced therapeutic and luxurious massage treatments

1 A-B Tech Community College d  h

340 Victoria Road, Asheville 398-7900 • abtech.edu

2 Dough (closed)  g

European Food Romantic Dining Restaurant Wine List Outdoor Dining

(even though the boss is just #3) 1 Buchi Kombucha 

484-8229 • drinkbuchi.com

2 Roots Hummus d  g  j z

60 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 252-4426 • citybakery.net

166 W. Haywood St., Asheville

88 Charlotte St., Asheville 254-4289

3 Lusty Monk Mustard 

232-2828 • rootsfood.com

For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

#1 #2 #2 #3

Local Food/Drink Product

Un trés grand merci to our terrific team – the best in the biz!

645-5056 • lustymonk.com

BEST OF WNC is also online mountainx.com/guides

Unity Healing Arts / 828-225-5825 / unityhealingarts.com Open 8:30-8:30, 7 days a week

Voted Asheville’s BEST Vape Shop!

3 Locations to serve. ASHEVILLE

ARDEN

333 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28803 828-367-3333

2144 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 28704 828-393-8273 (VAPE)

HENDERSONVILLE 423 North Church St, Hendersonville, NC 28792 828-919-8273 (VAPE)

25% off your entire purchase with this coupon! *Must be 18 and up *While supplies last *Void where prohibited *Coupon expires August 31st, 2015

62 N. Lexington Ave. Downtown Asheville ashevillebouchon.com creperiebouchon.com

FRENCH COMFORT FOOD

We’re winners every time you We walk through our doors hope to welcome Lafayette, the newest

member of the Asheville French Quarter, to the winners’ circle next year!

62 N. Lexington Ave. • Downtown

ashevillebouchon.com • creperiebouchon.com • ashevillelafayette.com

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“BEST OF” TAP TAKEOVER Friday, August 14th 12 of our Biggest Hits on Draft! Cheers, Asheville

2015

Best of WNC

Urban Orchard Cider Co.

Drinks

210 Haywood Road, West Asheville

(828) 774-5151

www.urbanorchardcider.com

UNIQUE BLENDS • TASTING ROOM High Five Coffee: Best All-Round Coffee House and Best Morning Coffee House

Photo by Sarah Whelan

Thank You For Voting Us One Of The Best!

2nd ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Aug. 15th • 2pm - 8pm

The return of Viking Blood! 6.6% ABV.

A blend of barrel-aged cider & cherry mead. Unfiltered.

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inning the title of Beer City USA was a coup, but beer isn’t the only brew Asheville does well. Our city is quickly defining itself as a place that reveres all craft beverages, both alcoholic and otherwise. This year, voting for the Best All-Round Coffee House category outpaced activity in all but one alcohol category (Best All-Round Brewery, the section’s most heavily voted category). And Best Place to Drink Tea wasn’t too far behind. That said, there’s no question that Xpress readers are enthusiastic drinkers of locally made beer, partaking almost seven times a week according to our 2015 reader poll. But WNC’s 32 wineries and five cideries are starting to offer some competition in the alcohol arena, and bars specializing in craft cocktails are also gaining ground. With so many bartenders (760

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working in the greater Asheville area, according to the U.S. Department of Labor), the Asheville Wine & Food Festival had to add two new events this year to accommodate the growing field of local mixologists. In the end, though, popularity doesn’t always hinge solely on production of a top-notch beverage. It’s worth noting that both this year’s Best Brewery (Highland Brewing Co.) and Best All-Round Coffee House (High Five Coffee) are legendary for not only their quality brews but also for their contributions to worthy causes and for being all-around nice people. Changing times and old favorites: The Bywater joins the Hall of Fame this year in two more categories: Family/Kid-Friendly Bar and Locals Bar. And welcome The Southern Kitchen and Bar to the Hall of Fame for best Bloody Mary. mountainx.com/guides

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Bartender 1 Jackson Zoeller (The Bier Garden) d  c  x 46 Haywood St., Asheville 285-0002 • ashevillebiergarden.com

2 Katy Luquire (Urban Orchard Cider Co.) w  g  l 210 Haywood Road, Asheville 774-5151 • urbanorchardcider.com

3 Kyle Gray Beach (MG Road) d  g  c 19 Wall St., Asheville

Bar For Live Music 1 Isis Music Hall w  c 743 Haywood Road, Asheville 575-2737 • isisasheville.com

95 Patton Ave., Asheville 252-5445 • jackofthewood.com

Bar With A View

3 Travis Floan (Burial Beer Co.) d  j

18 Battery Park Ave., Asheville 258-1058 • worldcoffeecafe.com

40 Collier Ave., Asheville

2 Bywater d

475-2739 • burialbeer.com

796 Riverside Drive, Asheville 232-6967 • bywaterbar.com

20 S. Spruce St., Asheville 225-6944 • packstavern.com

2 Wicked Weed Brewing d  c 91 Biltmore Ave., Asheville

92 Patton Ave., Asheville 254-5470 • topofthemonk.com

Bar With Bar Games 1 Bywater d

575-9599 • wickedweedbrewing.com

3 MG Road Bar & Lounge d  g  c

2 Pour Taproom w  j

254-4363 • mgroadlounge.com

800 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-0352 • pourtaproom.com

3 Sovereign Remedies d

3 Buffalo Nickel w

29 N. Market St., Asheville 919-9518 • sovereignremedies.com

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3 Top of the Monk d  c  h

796 Riverside Drive, Asheville 232-6967 • bywaterbar.com

19 Wall St., Asheville

747 Haywood Road, Asheville 575-2844 • buffalonickelavl.com

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Sky Bar: Best Bar With A View

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Dive Bar 1 The Double Crown Bar w  x 375 Haywood Road, Asheville 575-9060 • thedoublecrown.com

2 Desoto Lounge w  j 504 Haywood Road, Asheville 255-1109 • desotolounge.com

3 The Burger Bar w

1 Craven St., Asheville facebook.com/burgerbar.asheville

Family/Kid-Friendly Bar 1 Bywater d  x

796 Riverside Drive, Asheville 232-6967 • bywaterbar.com

2 Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. n  d  c  l 675 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 254-1281 • ashevillebrewing.com 77 Coxe Ave., Asheville 255-4077

3 Highland Brewing Company s  l 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Ste.H, Asheville 299-3370 • highlandbrewing.com 36

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1 PAWN SHOP AGAIN!

701 W. Haywood Road, Asheville 252-5446 • themothlight.com

1 Sky Bar d

1 Pack’s Tavern d  c  l

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3 The Mothlight w

254-4363 • mgroadlounge.com

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2 Jack of the Wood d  g  c

Gay Bar 1 O.Henry’s d 237 Haywood St., Asheville 254-1891 • ohenrysofasheville.com

2 Scandals Nightclub d 11 Grove St., Asheville 505-1612 • scandalsnightclub.com

3 Smokey’s After Dark (closed)  Hotel Bar 1 W XYZ Bar at Aloft Asheville Downtown d

LARGEST

Locals Bar 1 Bywater d  x

JEWELRY & PAWN STORE IN ASHEVILLE!

796 Riverside Drive, Asheville 232-6967 • bywaterbar.com

1 Westville Pub w  g  c 777 Haywood Road, Asheville 225-9782 • westvillepub.com

2 The Prospect d

11 Buxton Ave., Asheville 505-0766 • avl.mx/kc

3 Wedge Brewing Company r  j 37 Payne’s Way, Asheville 505-2792 • wedgebrewing.com

1186 Patton Avenue 828-254-8681

51 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 232-2838 • aloftashevilledowntown.com

2 The Grove Park Inn n  g 290 Macon Ave., Asheville 800-438-5800 • omnigroveparkinn.com

3 Red Stag Grill at the Grand Bohemian s

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11 Boston Way, Asheville 398-5600 • bohemianhotelasheville.com mountainx.com/guides

736 Tunnel Road 828-299-4440 Mon-Sat 9-7

Cherokee • Open 24 Hours Across from the Casino (828) 554-0431

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Sports Bar 1 Wild Wing Café d  s

42 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 255-0504 • barleystaproom.com

65 Long Shoals Road, Asheville 691-9464

1 Thirsty Monk d  n  s  c  h

Thanks for the warm welcome!

46 Haywood St., Asheville 285-0002 • ashevillebiergarden.com

51 N. Merrimon Ave., No. 113, Woodfin 424-7807

3 Hickory Tavern s

2 Town Square Blvd., No. 170, Asheville 687-3873

#1 Vape Shop

30 Town Square Blvd., Asheville 684-0975 • thehickorytavern.com

Upscale Bar 1 Sovereign Remedies d

29 N. Market St., Asheville 919-9518 • sovereignremedies.com

2 Nightbell d  g  c  j f 32 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville 575-0375 • thenightbell.com

2 The Imperial Life d  j

48 College St., Asheville 254-8980 • imperialbarasheville.com

3 MG Road Bar & Lounge d  g  c 19 Wall St., Asheville 254-4363 • mgroadlounge.com

3 Top of the Monk d  c  h Neighborhood Pub

Scenester/Hipster Bar

1 Westville Pub w  g  c

1 The Double Crown Bar w

777 Haywood Road, Asheville

375 Haywood Road, Asheville

225-9782 • westvillepub.com

2 King James Public House d  g  c  j l 94 Charlotte St., Asheville 252-2412 • kingjamespublichouse.com

3 Jack of the Wood d  g  c

1 5 Walnut Wine Bar d  x

2 Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour d

2 Santé Wine Bar and Taproom d  c  l

407-0666 • avl.mx/wj

3 The Lazy Diamond d 98-A N. Lexington Ave., Asheville

252-5445 • jackofthewood.com

575-9676 • facebook.com/TheLazyDiamondBar

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Wine Bar

575-9060 • thedoublecrown.com

95 Patton Ave., Asheville

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92 Patton Ave., Asheville 254-5470 • topofthemonk.com

5 Walnut St., Asheville 253-2593 • 5walnut.com

112 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville

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1 Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria d  x

161 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 253-3066 • wildwingcafe.com

2 The Bier Garden d  c

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Bar: Local Beer Selection

Grove Arcade, 1 Page Ave., Suites 146/152, Asheville 254-8188 • santewinebar.com

3 Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar d

Grove Arcade, 1 Page Ave., Suite 101, Asheville 252-0020 • batteryparkbookexchange.com

92 Patton Ave., Asheville 254-5470 • monkpub.com

2 Wicked Weed Brewing d  c 91 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-9599 • wickedweedbrewing.com

3 Pour Taproom w  j

800 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-0352 • pourtaproom.com

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Bar: Unusual Beer Selection 1 Thirsty Monk d  n  s  c  h

92 Patton Ave., Asheville 254-5470 • monkpub.com

51 N. Merrimon Ave., No. 113, Woodfin 424-7807 2 Town Square Blvd., No. 170, Asheville 687-3873

2 Wicked Weed Brewing d  c

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91 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-9599 • wickedweedbrewing.com

3 Pour Taproom w  j

800 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-0352 • pourtaproom.com

Local All-Round Brewery 1 Highland Brewing Company s  l 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Ste.H, Asheville 299-3370 • highlandbrewing.com

2 Wicked Weed Brewing d  c 91 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-9599 • wickedweedbrewing.com

3 Wedge Brewing Company r  j 37 Payne’s Way, Asheville 505-2792 • wedgebrewing.com

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Creative, Experimental Brewery 1 Wicked Weed Brewing d  c

91 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-9599 • wickedweedbrewing.com

2 Burial Beer Co. d  j 40 Collier Ave., Asheville 475-2739 • burialbeer.com

3 Catawba Brewing Company s 63 Brook St., Asheville 424-7290 • catawbabrewingco.com 63 Brook St., Asheville 424-7290

Brewmaster 1 Tim Gormley (Burial Beer Co.) d  j 40 Collier Ave., Asheville 475-2739 • burialbeer.com

Local IPA 1 Iron Rail IPA (Wedge Brewing Company) r  j

37 Payne’s Way, Asheville 505-2792 • wedgebrewing.com

2 Shiva IPA (Asheville Brewing Company) d 3 Green Man IPA (Green Man Brewery) d  j

Local Dark Beer 1 Asheville Brewing Company Ninja Porter d

77 Coxe Ave., Asheville 255-4077 • ashevillebrewing.com

2 Walt Dickinson (Wicked Weed Brewing) d  c

23 Buxton Ave., Asheville 252-5502 • greenmanbrewery.com

91 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 575-9599 • wickedweedbrewing.com

Local Beer (Any Style)

2 Green Man Porter (Green Man Brewery) d  j

2 Pale Ale (Pisgah Brewing Co.) e  a j 150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain 669-0190 • pisgahbrewing.com

3 Green Man ESB (Green Man Brewery) d  j 23 Buxton Ave., Asheville 252-5502 • greenmanbrewery.com

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Urban Orchard Cider Company: Best Local Cidery

3 Oatmeal Porter (Highland Brewing Co.) s  l

12 Old Charlotte Highway, Ste.H, Asheville 299-3370 • highlandbrewing.com

1 Gaelic Ale (Highland Brewing Co.) s  l

12 Old Charlotte Highway, Ste.H, Asheville 299-3370 • highlandbrewing.com

Homebrewer 1 Alex Buerckholtz (Hops & Vines) w  j z l

797 Haywood Road, Suite 100, Asheville 252-5275 • hopsandvines.net

Favorite Local Beer Event 1 Brewgrass Festival  brewgrassfestival.com

2 Beer City Festival d

Photo by Sarah Whelan

Beer Store 1 Bruisin’ Ales d  j x 2 Appalachian Vintner s

2 MG Road Bar & Lounge d  g  c

745 Biltmore Ave., Suite 121, Asheville 505-7500 • appalachianvintner.com

3 Hops & Vines w  j z l

797 Haywood Road, Suite 100, Asheville 252-5275 • hopsandvines.net

Cocktails 1 Sovereign Remedies d

3 Just Brew It Homebrew Festival 

2 MG Road Bar & Lounge d  g  c

29 N. Market St., Asheville 919-9518 • sovereignremedies.com 19 Wall St., Asheville 254-4363 • mgroadlounge.com 92 Patton Ave., Asheville 254-5470 • topofthemonk.com

Bloody Mary 1 The Southern Kitchen and Bar d  j x

41 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville 251-1777 • southernkitchenandbar.com

2 Luella’s Bar-B-Que n  g  c  f

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19 Wall St., Asheville 254-4363 • mgroadlounge.com

3 Sovereign Remedies d

29 N. Market St., Asheville 919-9518 • sovereignremedies.com

Most Unique Nonalcoholic Drink Menu 1 The Buchi Bar at Rosetta’s Kitchen d  g  c  z f  l 116 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville 232-0738 • rosettaskitchen.com

2 Laughing Seed Café d  g  c  f

40 Wall St., Asheville 252-3445 • laughingseed.com

Local Cidery 1 Urban Orchard Cider Company w  g  l

210 Haywood Road, Asheville 774-5151 • urbanorchardcider.com

2 Noble Hard Cider s  a g

501 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 505-7427 • luellasbbq.com

34-D Redmond Drive, Fletcher 808-7403 • noblecider.com

3 Mayfel’s d  z l

3 Black Mountain Ciderworks e  a

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1 Top of the Monk d  c  h

92 Patton Ave., Asheville 254-5470 • topofthemonk.com

3 Top of the Monk d  c  h

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Specialty Liquor Selection

66 Broadway, Asheville 252-8999 • bruisin-ales.com

Roger McGuire Green, Pack Square Park, Asheville beercityfestival.com avl.mx/1bc

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23 Buxton Ave., Asheville 252-5502 • greenmanbrewery.com

2 John Lyda (Highland Brewing Company) s  l

12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 200, Asheville 299-3370 • highlandbrewing.com

BAR WITH GAMES (COME PLAY!) LOCAL BEER SELECTION & UNUSUAL BEER SELECTION

77 Coxe Ave., Asheville 255-4077 • ashevillebrewing.com

104 Eastside Drive, Unit 307, Black Mountain 419-0089 • blackmountainciderworks.com mountainx.com/guides

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Local Winery 1 Biltmore Winery s  g

1 Lodge St., Asheville 225-6280 • biltmore.com/wine/visit-the-winery

2 Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard s  a g

All-Round Coffee House 1 High Five Coffee d  j z l 190 Broadway, Asheville 398-0209 • highfivecoffee.com

2 BattleCat Coffee Bar w

588 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville 685-4002 • saintpaulmountainvineyards.com

323 Haywood Road, Asheville 713-3885 • battlecatcoffeebar.com

3 Burntshirt Vineyards s  a

3 Odd’s Cafe w

2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville 685-2402 • burntshirtvineyards.com

Wine Store 1 Metro Wines d  l

169 Charlotte St., Asheville 575-9525 • metrowinesasheville.com

2 Asheville Wine Market d  j 65 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 253-0060 • ashevillewine.com

3 Appalachian Vintner s

745 Biltmore Ave., Suite 121, Asheville 505-7500 • appalachianvintner.com

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800 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-7776 • oddscafe.com

3 Waking Life Espresso w  j 976 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-3240 • wakinglifeespresso.com

Morning Coffee House 1 High Five Coffee d  j z l

Thank you Asheville for voting us BEST WINE SHOP. We think you’re the best too!

METROWINESASHEVILLE.COM

190 Broadway, Asheville 398-0209 • highfivecoffee.com

2 Waking Life Espresso w  j 976 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-3240 • wakinglifeespresso.com

3 BattleCat Coffee Bar w 323 Haywood Road, Asheville 713-3885 • battlecatcoffeebar.com

BIG SHOP SELECTION SMALL SHOP SERVICE 169 Charlotte Street • Asheville, NC 28801 • 828.575.9525

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HELP KEEP OUR DOLLARS LOCAL

DRINks

continued Coffee Roaster 1 Dynamite Roasting Company e  a 3198 U.S. Highway 70, Black Mountain 357-8555 • dynamiteroasting.com

2 Bean Werks Coffee & Tea w

753 Haywood Road, Asheville 254-7766 • beanwerkscoffeecompany.com

3 Mountain Air Roasting  mtnairroasting.com SUPPORT THE BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT XPRESS, YOUR LOCAL ALT WEEKLY NEWSPAPER

Place To Drink Tea 1 Dobrá Tea d  j

78 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville 575-2424 • dobrateanc.com

Smoothies/Juices Thirsty Monk: Best Bar: Local Beer Selection, Best Bar: Unusual Beer Selection. Also, Top of the Monk: Best Specialty Liquor Selection

Photo by Elizabeth Bates

Evening Coffee House 1 BattleCat Coffee Bar w

323 Haywood Road, Asheville 713-3885 • battlecatcoffeebar.com

2 Odd’s Cafe w

800 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-7776 • oddscafe.com

3 High Five Coffee d  j z l 190 Broadway, Asheville 398-0209 • highfivecoffee.com

Establishment With The Best Coffee 1 Waking Life Espresso w  j 976 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-3240 • wakinglifeespresso.com

2 High Five Coffee d  j z l 190 Broadway, Asheville 398-0209 • highfivecoffee.com

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3 Dynamite Roasting Company e  a 3198 U.S. Highway 70, Black Mountain 357-8555 • dynamiteroasting.com

Coffee/Tea House In Which To Read A Book

1 Green Sage Cafe d  s  w  g  c  f  x

5 Broadway, Asheville 252-4450 • greensagecafe.com

1800 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 274-4450 70 Westgate Parkway, Asheville 785-1780

2 Earth Fare w  g

66 Westgate Parkway, Asheville 253-7656 • EarthFare.com 1856 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 210-0100

1 Dobrá Tea d  j

3 Farmacy Juice and Tonic Bar w  g  l

2 Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar d

3 Mountain Juicery s

78 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville 575-2424 • dobrateanc.com

Grove Arcade, 1 Page Ave., Suite 101, Asheville 252-0020 • batteryparkbookexchange.com

West Village Market, 771 Haywood Road, Asheville 225-4949 • westvillagemarket.com 1863 Hendersonville Road, Unit 132, Asheville 277-6006 • mountainjuicery.com

3 BattleCat Coffee Bar w

323 Haywood Road, Asheville 713-3885 • battlecatcoffeebar.com

3 Odd’s Cafe w

800 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-7776 • oddscafe.com

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Thing East Asheville needs:

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THANK YOU, ASHEVILLE! For Voting Jim Barkley Toyota #1 New Car Dealer #1 Used Car Dealer If you are looking for a new or used car or pickup, come and see us and find out why we are #1!

"We' ve had an amazing year!! Thank you Asheville and a huge thanks to our talented crew." -Kimi Leger, Owner/Artist, 2nd Place Best Tattoo Artist in Asheville & WNC

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828.552.3177

328 New Leicester Hwy, Suite 140 Asheville, NC 28806

JimBarkleyToyota.com Over 800 vehicles in stock Exit 33 at I-26 • (828) 667-8888 mountainx.com/guides

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outdoors

2015

Best of WNC

continued 2 The Gorge s  a

Hike With A View

166 Honey Bee Drive, Saluda 855-749-2500 • thegorgezipline.com

1 Craggy Pinnacle 

3 French Broad Adventures n  a

avl.mx/wt

9800 U.S. Highway 25, Marshall 800-570-7238 • frenchbroadrafting.com

2 Max Patch  avl.mx/19a

Tennis Court

3 Looking Glass Rock Trail 

Outdoors

avl.mx/wordcamr

1 Asheville Racquet and Fitness Club - ARC s  d

Canopy/Zip-Line Tour

200 Racquet Club Road, Asheville 274-3361 • ashevilleracquetclub.com

1 Navitat Canopy Adventures n  a l  x

1 Resort Drive, Asheville 253-5874

242 Poverty Branch Road, Barnardsville 626-3700 • navitat.com

336 Hilliard Ave., Asheville 251-4074 • avl.mx/16m

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verwhelmingly, the reason to live in this area, according to our readers is, “The Mountains” — a pervasive attitude about the outdoors that cropped up in diverse sections of this year’s balloting. We love to take our kids to the North Carolina Arboretum (voted best Nature Camp and tied for best Outdoor Activity Spot); we take our dogs on the hikes (Brother Wolf Outward Hounds voted second best Hiking Club); and we take our visiting friends to the Blue Ridge Parkway (Best Local Attraction Outside Of Asheville). We also want our local governments to build more greenways, sidewalks and bike lanes.

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1 Hot Chocolate 10K  hotchocolate10k.com

2 The Color Run  thecolorrun.com/asheville

3 Falafel 5K (Asheville Jewish Community Center)  avl.mx/17z

1 Fletcher Flyer (Blue Ridge Bicycle Club)  2 Assault on the Carolina’s 

2 French Broad Adventures n  a

assaultonthecarolinas.com

9800 U.S. Highway 25, Marshall 800-570-7238 • frenchbroadrafting.com

Mountain Bike Race 1 Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventure Race (PMBAR)  pisgahproductions.com

Paddle/Kayak/Rafting Equipment Company

1378 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 800-459-6262 • diamondbrand.com 51 Biltmore Ave., Asheville

3 Second Gear w  d  z l

2 Asheville Adventure Rentals d 704 Riverside Drive, Asheville 505-7371 • ashevilleadventurerentals.com

3 Diamond Brand Outdoors s  d

51 Biltmore Ave., Asheville

1 Diamond Brand Outdoors s  d  x

31 Schenck Parkway, Asheville 687-0918 • rei.com/stores/asheville

13077 U.S. Highway 19 W., Bryson City 785-5082 • noc.com

505-3440 • bwar.org

Outdoor-Gear Shop

2 REI s

1 Nantahala Outdoor Center w  a x

3 Run for the Paws 5K (Brother Wolf Animal Rescue)  l

1 Nantahala Outdoor Center w  a

13077 U.S. Highway 19 W., Bryson City 785-5082 • noc.com

fletcherflyer.com

1378 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 800-459-6262 • diamondbrand.com

Whitewater Trekking/Guide Service

444 Haywood Road, Asheville 258-0757 • secondgearwnc.com

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VOTED BEST ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP 10 YEARS IN A ROW! NC Outward Bound School: Best Outdoor/Adventure Instruction Programs

Besides hiking, what else do we love to do outdoors? In descending order: Camp, bike, zip, paddle — based on voting activity.

Changing times and old favorites: Welcome Hall of Fame newcomer Navitat Canopy Adventures (Canopy/Zip-Line Tour). And congratulations to Nantahala Outdoor Center for its three first-place wins (Paddle/ Kayak/Rafting Equipment Company; Whitewater Trekking/Guide Service; and Outdoor/Adventure Instruction Programs).

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What’s more, the most heavily voted Outdoors categories were best Hiking Trail, Hike With A View and Outdoor Gear shop. See you on the trail!

People come and go, we make our changes, make a fuss and, ultimately, move on. But the mountains and outdoors remain. May they touch our souls.

2 Aston Park Tennis Center d

Road Bike Race

RiverLink has a 29-year history of working for your French Broad River, and thanks to you, a 10-year history of Best Environmental Group recognition!

Photo by Cindy Kunst

Bicycle Club Or Group 1 Asheville on Bikes  ashevilleonbikes.com

2 Blue Ridge Bicycle Club  blueridgebicycleclub.org

Hiking Club Or Group 1 Carolina Mountain Club 

1 Asheville Track Club 

carolinamountainclub.org

AshevilleTrackClub.org

2 Brother Wolf Outward Hounds Hiking Club s  l

346 Depot St., Asheville 255-3333 • ashevillerunningcompany.com

31 Glendale Ave., Asheville 505-3440 • bwar.org/volunteer/outwardhounds

3 Pisgah Area SORBA 

3 Asheville Hiking Group 

pisgahareasorba.org

meetup.com/asheville-hiking

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Running Club Or Group

2 Asheville Running Company r 2 Jus’ Running n

523 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 252-7867 • jusrunning.com

Hiking Trail 1 Mountains-to-Sea Trail  x

ncmst.org

RiverLink’s Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan has attracted over $100 million in funding and is the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization’s No. 1 priority project.

Thanks to those who have helped see it come to life, and you can do your part by becoming a member, donating and volunteering with us!

2 Art Loeb Trail  avl.mx/1b4

3 Appalachian Trail 

Visit RiverLink.org, call 828-242-8474, or email information@riverlink.org for details on how you can get involved.

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continued Outdoor/Adventure Instruction Programs 1 Nantahala Outdoor Center w  a

Ski Resort 1 Cataloochee Ski Area w  a 1080 Ski Lodge Road, Maggie Valley

13077 U.S. Highway 19 W., Bryson City

926-0285 • cataloochee.com

785-5082 • noc.com

2 Wolf Ridge Ski Resort n  a

1 NC Outward Bound School e 2582 Riceville Road, Asheville

578 Valley View Circle, Mars Hill 689-4111 • skiwolfridgenc.com

299-3366 • ncobs.org

3 Sugar Mountain Resort e 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Sugar Mountain

Bike Shop

898-4521 • skisugar.com

1 Liberty Bicycles s  x 1378 Hendersonville Road, Asheville

Icon Key

274-2453 • libertybikes.com

2 Motion Makers Bicycle Shop w 878 Brevard Road, Asheville 633-2227 • motionmakers.com 36 Allen St., Sylva

Craggy Pinnacle: Best Hike With A View

586-6925

3 Youngblood Bicycles d  j l 233 Merrimon Ave., Asheville Photo by Able Allen

n ORTH s OUTH e AST w EST d OWNTOWN AREA r iver Arts

District a OUTLYING AREA l GO LOCAL g APPALACHIAN GROWN c air j just economics f green restaurant x HALL OF FAME z Mountain Bizworks h Green building

251-4686 • youngbloodbikes.com

We’re proud to be one of the Best Bike Shops & Bike Repair Centers in WNC.

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The ancient art of manipulating stones is my passion in this life

Thank You Asheville #1 TIRE STORE IN WNC

Thanks, Asheville! For Voting Us #1 Again! Honored to be Voted Best Stone Mason in Asheville & WNC

PeterRocks.com 828.775.0095

Quality Products & Services... There is A Difference.

(828) 253-5634 | 209 Patton Ave Downtown jandavistire.com Alignment • Brake Service • Oil Change • All NC Inspections

for Voting

Best Wilderness Therapy 2015

Serving teens with emotional, behavioral and social challenges.

SUWSCAROLINAS.COM

Old Fort, NC • 828.668.7590

MOSTLY AUTOMOTIVE BRING YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR, AND YOUR ASIAN CAR—TOYOTA, LEXUS, HONDA, ACURA, SUBARU, NO EUROPEAN MODELS

A big thank you from the Mostly Automotive Family

THANKS FOR VOTING US ONE OF THE BEST IN WNC! NOW COME AND BUY A DAMN BIKE!

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION

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Thank You WNC for Voting Us #1 5 Years in a Row! • Rolling Tobacco • High Blend Biodiesel • Huge selection of wine & local microbrews Thank you for voting us #1

Gymnastics Program 3 years in a row!!!

EVERY BICYCLE IN STOCK IS ON SALE AT 10-40% OFF, THE SAME GOES FOR APPAREL, HELMETS & SHOES

Get your child ready for college with a FREE 30 point inspection 10% off labor, always, for Mission Hospital employees for teachers in regional & county schools Firemen, Policemen & those whoʼve served in the Military (with an ID, please)

405 Haywood Road west asHeville NC

Asheville Community Movement

233 MERRIMON AVE

828-251-4686

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Best of WNC Professional/ Home Services

George Austin: Best Accountant/CPA

W

here would we be without these good people? They build our homes, fix our cars, design our websites and even help us get hitched. No wonder they generate such impassioned voting. Life would not be pretty without them. Of all the requests we receive from readers, we get more for new categories in Professional/Home Services than in any other section. More people voted for Best Car Repair this year than for best Vegetarian restaurant (which is huge in Asheville)! We also logged more nominations for Best Accountant than for most of the poll’s artist categories. We may live in an artsy town, but based on the votes, we’ve got as much to say about where we get our oil changed as we do about our favorite band or painter. 56

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WNC green builders celebrated building the thousandth certified green home this year. Standing behind many of these homes, you’ll find Best of WNC winners like Jim Samsel (Architect), Jade Mountain Builders (Green Builder), Sundance Power Systems (Alt Energy Sales And Installation). Changing times and old favorites: Uber made its sudden debut among this year’s Best of WNC winners, easily overtaking all local cab companies and snatching first place as best Cab Company. Special Hall of Fame kudos go to Charlotte Street Computers and Liberty Bicycles, who have maintained titles in their respective categories for so many years. mountainx.com/guides

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Thanks for voting us #1 in WNC two years in a row...we’re pretty crazy about you too! -George Austin CPA, CVA & Joel Chambers

Mary Hart: Best Attorney

Photo by Mukti Broner

Accountant/CPA 1 George Austin d  l

301 W. Haywood St., Asheville 785-1556 • austincpapc.com

2 Leah B. Noel d  l

14 S. Pack Square, No. 503, Asheville 333-4529 • lbnoelcpa.com

3 Stuart LeBlanc d 218 Broadway, Asheville 225-4940

Attorney

#1 Accountant/CPA

301 W Haywood St Asheville, NC 28801 828-785-1556

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1 Mary Hart d

93 Church St., Asheville 271-4278 • thehartlawgroup.com

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for voting us

663 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 251-2666 • vioc.com

1254 Hendrsonville Road, Asheville 277-7976 243 Sardis Road, Asheville 670-1645

2 Xpertech Car Care e 1295 Tunnel Road, Asheville 298-3612 • avl.mx/w1

3 Firestone Complete Auto Care d  e  s

Car Repair 1 Xpertech Car Care e

85 Tunnel Road, Asheville 348-7614

1295 Tunnel Road, Asheville 298-3612 • avl.mx/w1

THANK YOU, ASHEVILLE!

1 Valvoline Instant Oil Change n  s  w

215 Patton Ave., Asheville 348-8534 • avl.mx/1ba

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1295 Tunnel Road Asheville, NC 298-3612

For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

2 Organic Mechanic w  j 568 Haywood Road, Asheville 255-2628 • organic-mechanic.com

3 Mostly Automotive d

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continued Graphic Design Firm 1 828:design d  j

32 Broadway, Suite 120, Asheville 254-9200 • 828design.com

2 BubbleHouse Designs  450-6421 • bubblehousedesigns.com

Web Development Firm 1 Bubblehouse Designs  450-6421 • bubblehousedesigns.com

2 Integritive d Two Men and a Truck: Best Moving Company

Photo by Cindy Kunst

Computer Repair 1 Charlotte Street Computers d  j x

828.665.7730 | 1103 Brevard Rd. | Asheville NC 28806 | frameittoat.com

3 CityMac e  s

Asheville Market, 4 S. Tunnel Road, Asheville 251-4242 • CityMac.com

252 Charlotte St., Asheville 225-6600 • charlottestreetcomputers.com

8 Town Square Blvd., Suite 130, Asheville 348-0900

2 Christopher’s Computers n

3 The Wired Mouse w

549 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 670-9800 • christopherscomputers.com

1025 Brevard Road, Suite 8, Asheville 667-4626 • thewiredmouse.com

120 Coxe Ave., Suite 2-A, Asheville 575-5106 • integritive.com

Wedding Planner 1 Events by Kiersa  606-9659 • asheville-events.com

2 Weddings with Tara  768-1601 • weddingswithtara.com

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Thank you WNC for Voting us #1 On time and professional

since 1963

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Real Estate Company 1 Beverly-Hanks & Associates d 300 Executive Park, Asheville 254-7221 • beverly-hanks.com

THANKS, ASHEVILLE!

Cab Company 1 Uber 

for voting me one of the Best! 3 years in a row!

uber.com/cities/asheville-nc

2 Asheville Taxi Co. 

2 Keller Williams d

86 Asheland Ave., Asheville 254-7253 • kellerwilliamsasheville.com

333-1976 • avltaxi.com

3 Town and Mountain Realty d

194 Haywood Road, Asheville 258-8331

261 Asheland Ave., Asheville 232-2879 • townandmountain.com

Real Estate Agent 1 The Matt & Molly Team (Keller Williams) d  j 86 Asheland Ave., Asheville 210-1697 • themattandmollyteam.com

2 Sona Merlin (Appalachian Realty Associates) d 23 Arlington St., Asheville 216-7908 • homeiswnc.net

3 Mark Lavin, Carolina Mountain Sales s

1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite 210, Asheville 777-8085 • advocaterealtync.com

3 New Blue Bird Taxi Co. w

Sona Merlin Real Estate Broker Appalachian Realty (828) 216-7908 www.sonamerlin.com

Bike Repair 1 Liberty Bicycles s  x

1378 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 274-2453 • libertybikes.com

2 Motion Makers Bicycle Shop w 878 Brevard Road, Asheville 633-2227 • motionmakers.com 36 Allen St., Sylva 586-6925

3 Youngblood Bicycles d  j l 233 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 251-4686 • youngbloodbikes.com

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Thank you Asheville! We appreciate your votes! 828.242.6368 / 828.582.2080 greenhomecleaning.com

From the bottom of our hearts, Willow’s Dream would like to thank you for voting and helping complete us! Our relationship with our community means the world to us! Thank you to the entire Willow’s Dream family . Your talent, loyalty, and devotion are evident in all you do!

full gift store • full hair salon • nail salon • waxing eyelash extension • intuitive readings • chair massage We look forward to seeing you soon! On your day of service, you’ll always receive 15% off the gift store.

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professional Green Builder

T h a n k Yo u W N C !

We look forward to improving the health, efficiency, and environmental footprint of your homes and businesses in the coming years!

Green solutions for your home or business: Wash It: Detergent-free laundry lowering your electric bill and EMF Green Guard and Green system. Saves on hot water and Eco Lighting: Full spectrum, super Shield: Amazing insulation preserves the life of your clothes. efficient lighting options. products for your attic providing Power Perfect Box: Cleans and Duct Pure: Air Filtration system that profound results that will save conditions electricity so that it is removes 99.9% of particle pollution. money on heating and cooling. more efficient, www.LucentGreenTechnology.com info@LucentGreenTechnology.com 828.575.9337

Voted Best B&B or Small Boutique Hotel

1 Jade Mountain Builders  h

216-3948 • Jademountainbuilders.com

2 JAG & Associates Construction e  j h

33 Mineral Springs Road, Asheville 252-4205 • JAGGreen.com

3 Smart Builders w  h

2 Brucemont Circle, Asheville 712-5796 • TheSmartBuilders.com

Alt Energy Sales And Installation 1 Sundance Power Systems n  a j h

11 Salem Hill Road, Weaverville 645-2080 • sundancepower.com

2 Haynes Energy Solutions w  h 187 Deaverview Road, Asheville 254-6141 • mbhaynes.com

Your neighborhood icon since 1924

3 Lucent Green Technology n  h 860 Riverside Drive, Asheville 575-9337 • lucentgreentechnology.com

Thanks for making us your # 1 choice for boutique accommodations!

828.258.0986 • 301 E. Chestnut St. • www.princessannehotel.com

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continued General Contractor (Residential) 1 Smart Builders w  h

2 Brucemont Circle, Asheville 712-5796 • TheSmartBuilders.com

Plumber 1 Haynes Plumbing Systems w  h 187 Deaverview Road, Asheville 254-6141 • mbhaynes.com

2 Four Seasons Plumbing s 30 Bella Way, Asheville 216-3894 • callfourseasons.com

3 Dwayne Cassada (Cassada Plumbing) 

The Matt & Molly Team says THANK

YOU

to all of our raving fans who continue to make Real Estate fun!

252-2781

3 T.P. Howard’s Plumbing Co. e  a 90 Number Nine Road, Fairview 628-1369 • tphowardsplumbing.com

Electrician 1 Haynes Electric Construction w  h

187 Deaverview Road, Asheville 254-6141 • mbhaynes.com

Voted #1 Real Estate Agent 3 years running!

Voted Best Antique Shop in WNC!

MON-THURS 10-6 • FRI-SAT 9-6 SUN 1-6 • Call for winter hours

With 70,000 square feet of shopping in a historic tobacco barn, we have the largest selection of antiques and collectables in North Carolina!

Asheville, NC • minutes from the Biltmore Estate 75 Swannanoa River Rd (Hwy 81, Asheville) 828-252-7291 • www.atbarn.com

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professional Heating/Cooling Company 1 Gentry Heating Inc. e  a h 100 Buckeye Access Road, Swannanoa 581-4045 • gentryheatinginc.com

2 Bullman Heating & Air n  h 10 Red Roof Lane, Asheville 658-2468 • bullmanheating.com

3 Haynes Heating & Cooling w  h 187 Deaverview Road, Asheville 254-6141 • mbhaynes.com

Architect 1 Jim Samsel (Samsel Architects) d  h

60 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 253-1124 • samselarchitects.com

2 Robert M. Todd (Red House Architecture) d

51 S. French Broad Ave., No. 101, Asheville 231-2851 • byredhouse.com

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Reason to visit Asheville:

Dry Cleaner 1 Swannanoa Cleaners d  w  n  s  e

165 Coxe Ave., Asheville 253-3691 • swannanoacleaners.com 1356 Patton Ave., Asheville 254-2098 712 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 252-3676 916 Tunnel Road, Asheville 298-6361 For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

2 Asheville Cleaners d

230 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville 254-2364 • ashevillecleaners.com

3 Quick as a Wink s 750 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 253-2331

Stone Mason 1 Peter Pfister (Peter Rocks)  775-0095 • peterrocks.com

2 Ricki Pierce (The Rock Pirate)  250-9658 • rockpirate.com

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This word cloud is created from the write-in answers from the survey. The more people who gave an answer, the bigger the word appears.

Pest Control Service 1 Terminix e  h 232 Swannanoa River Road |, Asheville 253-3816 • TrustTerminix.com

2 Dodson Pest Control w 121 S. Bear Creek Road, Asheville 252-8992 • dodsonbros.com

3 Gibson Pest Control s  a 3601 Sweeten Creek Road, Skyland 684-1353 • gibsonpest.com

Home Cleaning Service 1 GreenBee Cleaning Co. d

8 Magnolia Ave., Asheville 450-0846 • greenbeeclean.com

2 Green Home Cleaning  j l 242-6368 • greenhomecleaning.com

3 Merry Maids s  a

541 Long Shoals Road, Arden 419-0471 • merrymaids.com

Moving Company 1 Two Men and a Truck s  a

240 Rutledge Road, Fletcher 368-4125 • twomenandatruckasheville.com

2 Gasperson Moving and Storage n

250 Weaverville Road, Asheville 348-8480 • gaspersonmoving.com

3 The Open Box Moving Solutions w  l

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Voted one of the best Movers in WNC!

Residential and Commercial Moves Eco-friendly Packing Services and FREE Box Exchange Certified EPA Biodiesel Fleet Yes! To an Eco-Friendly Philosophy Courteous, Reliable, Permanent Staff Licensed and Fully Insured C-2498 Enjoy Outstanding Professional Practices

…With a caring touch!

Make your next Move a GREEN move! 828.505.8008 • OPENBOXMOVING.COM mountainx.com/guides

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Thank you!

Thank you for voting Green Bee Cleaning #1 in Home Cleaning Services!

In humble appreciation. Among so many incredible craftsman I am proud to be part of what makes Asheville so amazing.

29 Biltmore Ave., Asheville NC • vandykejewelry.com

Sunshine Window Cleaning

Green Bee House Cleaning

828.281.0062 sunshinewindowgutter.com

828.450.0846 greenbeeclean.com

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Thank you for voting us #1 in Asheville/WNC!

THANK YOU

FOR VOTING US #1 AND FOR THE 22 YEARS OF SUPPORT

THE OCTOPUS GARDEN SMOKE SHOP

Thanks for all the LOVE! paint your own pottery • mosaics • glass fusing • pottery wheels • the best place for kids to make art

Call Today! 277-0042 378 Hendersonville Rd Suite D - Asheville, NC Across the street from Carolina Day School

custom picture framing since 1975 Downtown: 95 Cherry St N., 828.258.2435 • Arden: 2145 Hendersonville Rd., 828.687.8533

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200 Rosman Hwy. Suite C • Brevard • (828) 884-8796 2000 Spartanburg Hwy. Suite 300 • Hendersonville • (828) 697-1050 140 Airport Rd. Suite M • Arden • (828) 654-0906 1269 Tunnel Rd. Suite B • Asheville • (828) 299-8880 600 Merrimon Ave. • Asheville • (828) 253-2883 80 N. Lexington Ave. • Asheville • (828) 524-4980 1062 Patton Ave. • Asheville • (828) 232-6030

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2015

Best of WNC Pets

THANK YOU for VOTING US #1

BEST

LOCALLY OWNED PET STORE 4 YEARS IN A ROW!

Veterinary Services 1 Animal Hospital of North Asheville (AHNA) n  j

1 Beaverdam Road, Asheville 253-3393 • ahna.net

2 Charlotte Street Animal Hospital d

208 Charlotte St., Asheville 232-0440 • charlottestreetanimalhospital.com

3 Pet Vet on Patton w

2 Hansel Ave., Asheville 232-9990 • petvetonpatton.com

Animal Acupuncturist 1 Dr. Andrea Fochios (People & Pets Acupuncture) w

16 Harris Ave ., Asheville 254-2773 • peopleandpetsacupuncture.com

2 Beth Hampton Jones (Animal Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic) w Aloft Asheville Downtown: Best Pet-Friendly Hotel. Also, W XYZ Bar at Aloft Hotel Downtown: Best Hotel Bar

677 Brevard Road, Asheville 450-0851 • ashevilleanimalacupuncture.com

3 Jaclyn Amber (Charlotte Street Animal Hospital) d

208 Charlotte St., Asheville 232-0440 • charlottestreetanimalhospital.com

National 2014 Practice of the Year, Internal Medicine Specialist, Gentle 24 Hour Nursing Care, Advanced & Accurate Dental Care, Gold Standard Feline Practice, Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray, Video Ear Diagnostics, Advanced Pain Control, Extended Hours

Now with 2 Convenient Locations:

advertise@mountainx.com

Downtown and West Asheville www.pattonavenuepet.com

Unsurpassed in Caring • State-of-the-Art • Affordable • Serving all WNC

Pet Supply Store Photo by Elizabeth Bates

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e love puppies…and, well, our companion animals, whatever their species. And based on the heavy voting for best Animal Shelter/Rescue category, we really love the folks who rescue them. More people voted for best Veterinarian than their favorite French Fries (and we love french fries)! Most Xpress readers (77 percent) have one or more pets — with the average reader owning 1.7 pets, according to the last two years’ Xpress reader polls. Household pet-care-spending has a considerable economic impact on the area, with readers spending, on average, $1,400 per year on their beloved critters. Should we be surprised that veterinarian is one of the few occupations in the (notoriously low-wage) Asheville-area that earns a higher wage than the state average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor? Arguably, our commitment to animals reflects a heightened sense of compassion, perhaps inspired by nature around us. 70

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue (Best Rescue Organization) has couches for volunteers to sit on and watch TV while they spend quality time with a rescue dog or cat. WNC children have been inspired to part with their tooth-fairy money to help a starving puppy. Still not convinced? Try this: WNC hosts the largest mass spay-neuter training facility in the country. The survey’s most frequent write-in-statement of disbelief (“You’ve got to be kidding”) goes to best Animal Acupuncturist (won this year by Andrea Fochios). Yes, this is a real and valid career path if you live in or around Asheville. It should be no real shocker; we demand the same services for our pets as we expect for ourselves and, as LaZoom’s Augusta Wind opined: “You can’t swing a dead cat in Asheville without hitting an acupuncturist.” That apparently includes ones helping four-leggers. Changing times and old favorites: Welcome these two newcomers to the Hall of Fame categories: the Universal Joint for PetFriendly Restaurant and The Bywater for Pet-Friendly Bar.

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1 Patton Avenue Pet Company w  d  l

1388 Patton Ave., Asheville 505-8299 • pattonavenuepet.com

P re s e n t s:

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2 PetSmart e  s  w

150 Bleachery Blvd., Asheville 298-5670 • petsmart.com 3 McKenna Road, Arden 681-5343 321 Town Center Loop, Waynesville 558-3002

3 Asheville Pet Supply n

1451 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 252-2054 • ashevillepetsupply.com

Your guide to 1 Beaverdam Road at Merrimon Ave. • 828-253-3393 ahna.net • Join us on Facebook

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Being voted the #1 Groomer in WNC five years in a row is quite an honor and we owe it all to you! Call Us Today To Experience the Waggers Difference 1020 Merrimon Ave., Ste. 102 Asheville, NC 28804 (828) 271-4741 www.waggersdogdepot.com

PROUD TO BE LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 2003 THANK YOU, ASHEVILLE FOR VOTING US 4 YEARS IN A ROW!

Patton Avenue Pet Company: Best Pet Supply Store

Photo by Sarah Whelan

Pet Kennel 1 Pet Vet on Patton w

2 Hansel Ave., Asheville 232-9990 • petvetonpatton.com

2 The Soapy Dog d  l 270 Depot St., Asheville 350-0333 • thesoapydog.com

3 Years Running!

“Thank you for voting for us!”

- Kim Brophey

3 Bed and Biscuit Pet Spa e  a j 1420 N. Fork Road, Black Mountain 669-6578 • Bedandbiscuitpetspa.com

Pet Daycare Facility 1 Pet Vet on Patton w

2 Hansel Ave., Asheville 232-9990 • petvetonpatton.com

2 At Play With Sparky s

542 Short McDowell St., Asheville 254-5772 • atplaywithsparky.com

2 You Work I’ll Play Dog Daycare and Training w 677-A Brevard Road, Asheville 665-1010 • ywipdogdaycare.com

3 Happy Tails Country Club s  a 1984 Cane Creek Road, Fletcher 628-8510 • happytailscc.com

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Pet-Sitting Service 1 Around Town Hound  216-0161 • aroundtownhound.com

2 Anything But Alligators!  z Asheville 407-0764 • anythingbutalligatorsAVL.com

Grooming Service 1 Waggers Dog Depot n  x 1020 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 271-4741 • waggersdogdepot.com

2 Canine Shear Heaven s  j z l 422 McDowell St., Asheville 254-3386 • canineshearheaven.com

3 The Soapy Dog d  l 270 Depot St., Asheville 350-0333 • thesoapydog.com

Trainer/Training Center 1 The Dog Door d 15-B Broadway, Asheville 656-8305 • dogdoorcanineservices.com

2 Jenny White (Dog-Ed)  989-1883 • dog-ed.net

3 A Good Dog’s Life w 33 Hidden Acres Drive, Asheville 667-3221 • agooddogslife.com mountainx.com/guides

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Animal Shelter/Rescue Organization 1 Brother Wolf Animal Rescue s  l  x 31 Glendale Ave., Asheville 505-3440 • bwar.org

2 Asheville Humane Society w  l 14 Forever Lane, Asheville 761-2001 • ashevillehumane.org

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220 Amboy Road/508 Riverview Dr., Asheville avl.mx/181

2 Bent Creek Experimental Forest  srs.fs.usda.gov/bentcreek

3 Fletcher Community Park s  a 85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher 687-0751 • fletcherparks.org

Pet-Friendly Bar 1 Bywater d  x

796 Riverside Drive, Asheville 232-6967 • bywaterbar.com

2 Wedge Brewing Company r  j 37 Payne’s Way, Asheville 505-2792 • wedgebrewing.com

3 Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar d

Grove Arcade, 1 Page Ave., Suite 101, Asheville 252-0020 • batteryparkbookexchange.com

Pet-Friendly Restaurant 1 Universal Joint w  x

784 Haywood Road, Asheville 505-7262 • ujasheville.com

2 Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. n  d  c  l 675 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 254-1281 • ashevillebrewing.com 77 Coxe Ave., asheville 255-4077

3 Avenue M n  c  l

791 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 350-8181 • avenuemavl.com

Pet-Friendly Hotel 1 Aloft Asheville Downtown d

51 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 232-2838 • aloftashevilledowntown.com

2 Hotel Indigo d

151 Haywood St., Asheville 239-0239 • boutiquehotel-asheville.com

Full Service Small Animal Hospital & Equine Farm Calls

Ted Wright, DVM • Margee Moncure, DVM Sarah Hargrove, DVM

Thank you Mountain Xpress readers and loyal clients for voting us #1 Farm Vet in WNC. We are celebrating our 3rd anniversary and have recently remodeled and expanded our animal hospital to better meet the veterinary needs of your small animals as well as your horses.

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ho’s paying attention to the media? Lots of folks in grassroots, civic-minded WNC. The region supports a wide range of independent print publications, a locally-based publishers group that helps distribute the publications, lots of bloggers and news websites and a widely adopted hashtag-based reporting system on Twitter. What’s more, in addition to all our commercial radio stations, Asheville-area listeners can choose from five citizen-powered outlets — WNCW (88.7), WCQS (88.1), WPVM (103.7), WRES (100.7), WSFM (aka, Asheville FM at 103.3) — the first two of which regularly win the title of best Radio Station. If you think no one is paying attention to the news, Xpress readers will tell you different: They spend about 40 minutes/day reading print newspapers and magazines, and one hour/day on online news sites, according to this year’s reader survey. New this year: In addition to declaring first-, second- and third-place winners, we’ve added word clouds for some categories to better present what readers say are the Most Over-Reported stories and Most Important Local News stories. Changing times and old favorites: In the section’s most-voted category, WCQS took the prize for best Radio Station, capturing the crown from last year’s winner, WNCW. And welcome these newcomers to the Hall of Fame: Ashvegas.com (Local Website); John Boyle (Local Print News Reporter).

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Local Radio Station 1 WCQS - WNC Public Radio d  l

73 Broadway, Asheville 210-4800 • wcqs.org

2 WNCW (88.7) e Isothermal Community College, 286 ICC Loop Road, Spindale 287-8000 • wncw.org

3 98.1 The River w

1190 Patton Ave., Asheville 259-9695 • 981theriver.com

Free Publication Other Than Xpress 1 The Laurel of Asheville d  x

46 Haywood St., Suite 210, Asheville 670-7503 • thelaurelofasheville.com

2 Asheville Scene d

Local Blog

Local TV Personality/ Announcer 1 Darcel Grimes (WLOS) s  x 110 Technology Drive, Asheville 684-1340 • wlos.com

2 Jay Siltzer (WLOS) s 110 Technology Drive, Asheville 684-1340 • wlos.com

3 Tammy Watford (WLOS) s

1 AshevilleBlog  ashevilleblog.com

Local Social Forum 1 WAX- West Asheville Exchange on Facebook  avl.mx/1bk

Favorite Feature In Xpress

110 Technology Drive, Asheville

1 Cranky Hanke Reviews 

684-1340 • wlos.com

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Local Website

2 Clubland  mountainx.com/clubland

14 O Henry Ave., Asheville 232-5953 • ashevillescene.com

1 Ashvegas.com  x

3 News of the Weird 

2 WNC Woman n  a

2 romanticasheville.com 

newsoftheweird.com

P.O. Box 951, Marshall 28753 649-9555 • wncwoman.com

3 Sophie  210-0340 • sophiemagazine.com

Most Important Local News Story

BEST OF WNC is also online mountainx.com/guides

1 Coal Ash Spill  2 Affordable Housing Crisis  Most Over-Reported Story 1 Beer  2 Asheville Police Department  3 Topless Rallies 

Thing West Asheville needs:

Most Under-Reported Story 1 Crime  Local Radio Personality Cranky Hanke Reviews: Favorite Feature In Xpress

1 Eddie Foxx (The Eddie Foxx Show, 99.9 FM, Kiss Country) w

13 Summerlin Road, Asheville 257-2700 • 99kisscountry.com Photo by Able Allen

2 Jeff Messer (The Jeff Messer Show, 880 AM, The Revolution) w 13 Summerlin Road, Asheville 257-2700 • 880therevolution.com

3 Josh Michael (Josh and Amanda in the Morning, Star 104.3 FM) w 13 Summerlin Road, Asheville 257-2700 • star1043.com

Local Print News Reporter 1 John Boyle (Asheville CitizenTimes) d  x 14 O Henry Ave., Asheville 252-5610 • avl.mx/18w

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Thank you for voting Whitney into the Hall of Fame!

2015

Best of WNC Work & Business A uni que gi f ti ng exp e r i e nce .

Place To Work 1 Park Ridge Health s  a

100 Hospital Drive, Hendersonville 684-8501 • parkridgehealth.org

2 Mission Health System d 509 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 213-1111 • mission-health.org

3 MB Haynes Corporation w  h 187 Deaverview Road, Asheville 254-6141 • mbhaynes.com

Business That Improves WNC The Most 1 Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville d  j 372 Depot St., Suite 10, Asheville 575-9600 • integrativeasheville.org

2 Mission Health System d 509 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 213-1111 • mission-health.org

3 Biltmore Estate s  g

duncanandyork.com

1 Lodge St., Asheville 800-411-3812 • biltmore.com

828.575.2441

3 Park Ridge Health s  a

33 N. Lexington Ave.

100 Hospital Drive, Hendersonville 684-8501 • parkridgehealth.org

Business That Gives Back To The Community 1 Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville d  j

VOTED 1ST/2ND PLACE ACUPUNCTURIST 4 OUT OF 5 YEARS! Specializing in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine to restore balance and reclaim vitality in body, mind and spirit.

372 Depot St., Suite 10, Asheville 575-9600 • integrativeasheville.org

2 Mission Health System d 509 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 213-1111 • mission-health.org

3 Charlotte Street Computers d  j 252 Charlotte St., Asheville 225-6600 • charlottestreetcomputers.com

78 Riddle Road, Swannanoa, NC 28778 828-778-4180 • www.sourceforwellbeing.com

Whitney Madden

Sustainability-Promoting Business 1 Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville d  j

372 Depot St., Suite 10, Asheville 575-9600 • integrativeasheville.org

2 Green Sage Cafe d  s  w  g  c  f 5 Broadway, Asheville 252-4450 • greensagecafe.com

1800 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 274-4450 70 Westgate Parkway, Asheville 785-1780

Thank you Asheville! Love, The Clasique Team Honored to be empowering our community through Acupuncture, Pilates & Massage from a team of talented professionals!

157 S. Lexington Ave • 828.333.5053 • www.studioclasique.com

Thank You for Voting for us 7 years in a row! We love you, Asheville!

Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville: Business That Improves WNC The Most, Best Business That Gives Back To The Community, Best Sustainability-Promoting Business and Best Innovative Business

Come see our NEW facilities and NEW yoga room with ALL STYLES of yoga, Mild or Hot!

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here is an urban myth of the Asheville transplant who moves here to be a professional kayaker (or painter or busker or writer or farmer) and finds it isn’t so easy. Maybe it’s more than myth: Only one in six voters in this year’s reader poll bothered to vote for best Place To Work. Sigh. And yet, we all have stories of outlandish local entrepreneurs who have managed to make a decent living in Asheville by building on an outrageous idea. Is this living the Asheville dream?

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The Asheville MSA is dense in small businesses: We rank 56th in the country by percentage of businesses employing under 20 people, 70th by percentage of people employed in those tiny businesses; but 117th by overall population. And our unemployment rate is lower than the national average.

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Let it be said: Asheville supports cool ideas. According to Kickstarter stats, Asheville projects outcompete Kickstarter’s overall average. Additionally, we have several incubator and support programs for businesses getting off the ground or expanding (this year’s winner of best Support Organization For New Businesses: Mountain BizWorks). Four cheers for Integrative Medicine, which came in first in four categories! But what about those five-out-of-six voters who didn’t vote for best Place To Work? Should we add a category “OK enough place to work?” or “Occupation that offers a reasonable ROI for limited time/talent/skills”? mountainx.com/guides

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work & Business continued Innovative Business 1 Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville d  j

11 Church St., Asheville 250-8430 • ashevillesavingsbank.com

Co-op/Worker-Owned Business

10 S. Tunnel Road, Asheville 298-8193

1 French Broad Food Coop d  g  j l

778 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 253-5402

90 Biltmore Ave., Asheville 255-7650 • frenchbroadfood.coop

1012 Patton Ave., Asheville 254-1778

2 MB Haynes Corporation w  h

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Nonprofit Organization 1 Brother Wolf Animal Rescue s  l  x

31 Glendale Ave., Asheville 505-3440 • bwar.org

2 MANNA FoodBank e  g  j

Photo by Mukti Broner

1 Asheville Savings Bank d  e  n  w

372 Depot St., Suite 10, Asheville 575-9600 • integrativeasheville.org

187 Deaverview Road, Asheville 254-6141 • mbhaynes.com

State Employees’ Credit Union: Best Credit Union

Bank

2 HomeTrust Bank d  s  e  n 10 Woodfin St., Asheville 254-8144 • hometrustbanking.com

1825 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 277-4300 1011 Tunnel Road, Suite 180, Asheville 259-8000 For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

3 Wells Fargo d  w  s  n  e

627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville 299-3663 • mannafoodbank.org

1 Haywood St., Asheville 232-3838 • wellsfargo.com

3 Asheville GreenWorks d  j

1037 Patton Ave., Asheville 255-2221

318 Riverside Drive, Asheville 254-1776 • ashevillegreenworks.org

Safe,professional and at your service.

For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

Our Mission is Your Vision

Thank You WNC!

Asheville Eye Associates thanks Mountain Xpress readers for voting us Best Eye Care Specialist!

Serving the communities of

Asheville, South Asheville, Hendersonville, Sylva, Franklin, Clyde, Hayesville, and Boone NC

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Thing that RAD needs: Bike Trails

work & Business continued Credit Union 1 State Employees’ Credit Union n  w  s  d 701 N. Broadway, Asheville 253-8009 • ncsecu.org

145 Smokey Park Highway, Asheville 665-4801 20 All Souls Crescent, Asheville 274-4200 1 Oak Plaza, Asheville 225-2900 For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

2 Telco Community Credit Union w  e  n  s  l

710 New Leicester Highway, Asheville 252-6458 • telcoccu.org

This word cloud is created from the write-in answers from the survey. The more people who gave an answer, the bigger the word appears.

Bank Services For Small Business 1 Asheville Savings Bank d  e  n  w

10 S. Tunnel Road, Asheville 298-8193

253-2834 • mountainbizworks.org

778 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 253-5402

778 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 253-5402

2 Asheville SCORE d

1012 Patton Ave., Asheville 254-1778

1012 Patton Ave., Asheville 254-1778

271-4786 • ashevillescore.org

For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

2 HomeTrust Bank d  s  e  n

2 Movement Mortgage d

10 S. Tunnel Road, Asheville 298-8193

10 Woodfin St., Asheville 254-8144 • hometrustbanking.com

96 Weaver Blvd., Weaverville 645-6003

1011 Tunnel Road, Suite 180, Asheville 259-8000

For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

3 Self-Help Credit Union d  s  j h

3 First Citizens Bank d  n  w  s

391 S. French Broad Ave., Asheville 255-0809

625 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 257-5840

For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

For more locations, see bestofwnc.com.

108 Patton Ave., Asheville 257-5700 • firstcitizens.com

#1 Acupuncturist and #2 Herbalist “Thanks so much for voting for me! It is a great honor to work with such amazing patients I appreciate you as you appreciate me.” Specializing in: Women's Health Insomnia

Fertility Struggles Emotional Issues Digestive Issues Pain

Sustainable Health Acupuncture • 828-333-4614 • 36 Clayton Street, Asheville, NC 28801

www.acupuncture-in-asheville.com • liz@acupuncture-in-asheville.com

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New Businesses

1 Asheville Savings Bank d  e  n  w

1 Mountain BizWorks d  j l

1825 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 277-4300

Liz Roseman

Support Organization For

11 Church St., Asheville 250-8430 • ashevillesavingsbank.com

11 Church St., Asheville 250-8430 • ashevillesavingsbank.com

36 Tunnel Road, Asheville 252-6888

34 Wall St., Suite 704, Asheville 676-2196 • self-help.org

Mortgage Company

84 Coxe Ave., Suite 1-B, Asheville 476-4178 • movement.com

3 PlumDog Financial d

37 Montford Ave., Suite 102, Asheville 274-1515 • plumdogfinancial.com

153 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville

151 Patton Ave., Room 259, Asheville

Most Or Only In Asheville Business 1 LaZoom Tours d  j z 14 Battery Park Ave., Asheville 225-6932 • lazoomtours.com

Congratulations to the many Mtn Bizworks alumni who won “Best Of” awards this year. We salute your business success. Contact us to learn more about how we can help your business start to grow and thrive.

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“Improving the function of your body”

THANK YOU

Western North Carolina

for voting us BEST CHIROPRACTOR!!!

Focusing on Chiropractic Sports Medicine & Active Release Techniques (ART®) to improve performance and your overall quality of life.Targeted patient specific rehabilitation and nutritional counseling to enhance your road to a speedy recovery. 3106 Sweeten Creek Rd., Suite E Asheville, NC 28803

828-676-0963 www.bmyerschiro.com

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We didn’t realize there was a contest... THANKS! - Next year we’ll try harder!

Proud to one of the “Best of WNC” for physical therapy! Family owned and operated Compassionate and welcoming environment Physical therapy specialties include TMD/headaches, vestibular/balance, running analysis, pelvic health, postpartum health, orthopedics, and lymphedema. Massage therapy and nutrition counseling

600 Julian Lane | Suite 660 & 670 | Arden, NC 28704 828.684.3611 | cpt@cornerstoneptnc.com | www.cornerstoneptnc.com

Mr. K’s USED BOOKS, MUSIC AND MORE

a new end-of-year giving campaign based on the idea that giving should be fun and rewarding For nonprofit application or to provide incentives, contact: givelocal@mountainx.com

ASHEVILLE’S LARGEST USED BOOKSTORE

NEW & USED: Books • Vinyl Records CDs • Comics • Video Games Books on CD • DVDs BUY • SELL • TRADE

Thank You for Voting Us One The Best of WNC!

Open Mon. - Sat. 9am-9pm • Sun. 12-6pm 800 Fairview Rd. • Asheville, NC River Ridge Shopping Center • Beside A.C. Moore • Hwy 240 exit #8

299-1145 • www.mrksusedbooks.com

828.254.5677

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JOB FAIR

Farm & Garden

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25TH 9AM – 2PM

Thank you ,WNC!

Tailgate/Farmers Market 1 North Asheville Tailgate Market n  g  x

Habitat for Humanity 33 Meadow Road – Asheville, NC

1 University Heights, Asheville 776-6286 • northashevilletailgatemarket.org

2 West Asheville Tailgate Market w  g

No Charge to Attend.

718 Haywood Road, Asheville westashevilletailgatemarket.com

• Construction Related Positions for Various Trades. • Full Time, Part Time & Seasonal Positions • Skill Development & Job Training Programs

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3 Asheville City Market d  s  g

161 S. Charlotte St., Asheville 348-0340 • avl.mx/15c

Givens is beginning a new multi-phase development that will introduce over 260 new apartments into the community when construction is completed by Summer 2017.

Biltmore Park Town Square, 2 Town Square Boulevard, Ashevill 348-0340

Roadside Farm Stand

Along with the Givens team, WeaverCooke (the General Contractor for the project), and other partners throughout the City of Asheville are holding a Job Fair to make the community aware of the job opportunities during and post-construction, as well as the different workshops and programs available to gain the necessary skills and career training to help you build your future.

1 Flying Cloud Farm e  a g 1860 Charlotte Highway, Fairview 768-3348 • flyingcloudfarm.net

2 Farside Farms Market n  g 83 Weaverville Highway, Asheville 683-3255 • avl.mx/0d0

3 Sila’s Produce e  a B.B. Barnes Garden, Gift & Landscape Company: Best Garden Supply Store

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Best of WNC

COMMUNITY

rguably, farmers could be considered a type of Asheville artist. Farmers pay an enormous financial price to work their butts off at an occupation with huge risks and low payoff (and, what’s more often endure brutal physical labor). And if they could live their lives all over again, most of them wouldn’t change a thing. In a world of dwindling farmland and agribiz-sourced food, WNC offers a stark contrast: The region added 10,000 acres of farmland between 2007 and 2012. Lucky for all of us, the people of WNC support our local farmers — all 16,328 of them (according to Census figures). Our direct food sales (read locally grown food) rose 70 percent between 2007 and 2012. No wonder the Tailgate/Farmers Market catego-

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ry garnered the most votes in the Best of WNC Farm & Garden section. The average Xpress reader shops at a tailgate/farmers market 1.6 times per month. Even better, readers make a point of purchasing locally grown items more than five times per month. No wonder seemingly every restaurant in Asheville says it serves locally grown food. Plus, we are blessed with nonprofits that help farmers, educational networks like the annual Organic Growers School and production support from groups like Blue Ridge Food Ventures. And for those of us whose avocation falls under gardening and puttering in our yards, this year’s Best of WNC highlights who we value the most for our necessities, from mulch to power equipment. mountainx.com/guides

841 Charlotee Highway, Fairview 691-9663 • avl.mx/1bf

Favorite Farm To Visit 1 Hickory Nut Gap Farm e  a g  l  x

57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview 628-2616 • hickorynutgapfarm.com

U-Pick Farm 1 Hickory Nut Gap Farm e  a g  l  x

57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview 628-2616 • hickorynutgapfarm.com

2 Flying Cloud Farm e  a g 1860 Charlotte Highway, Fairview 768-3348 • flyingcloudfarm.net

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farm continued Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm 1 Flying Cloud Farm e  a g

Garden Supply Store 1 B.B. Barns Garden, Gift & Landscape Company s  a j l  x

1860 Charlotte Highway, Fairview 768-3348 • flyingcloudfarm.net

3377 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden 650-7300 • bbbarns.com

2 Full Sun Farm w  a g

2 Reems Creek Nursery n  a g

90 Bald Creek Road, Leicester 683-1607 • fullsunfarm.com

3 Ivy Creek Family Farm n  a g 390 North Fork Road, Barnardsville 626-2447 • ivycreekfamilyfarm.com

Orchard 1 Sky Top Orchard s  a

1193 Pinnacle Mountain Road, Zirconia 692-7930 • skytoporchard.com

2 Grandad’s Apples N’ Such s  a g 2951 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville 685-1685 • grandadsapples.com

3 Justus Orchard s  a g 187 Garren Road, Hendersonville 243-7235 • justusorchard.com

Community Garden 1 Black Mountain Community Garden e  a 99 White Pine Drive, Black Mountain avl.mx/prr4

2 The Lord’s Acre e  a 26 Joe Jenkins Road, Fariview thelordsacre.org

3 Grace Covenant Community Garden n 789 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 254-3274 • gcpcusa.org

Agriculture-Based Brand/Business 1 Hickory Nut Gap Farm e  a g  l 57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview 628-2616 • hickorynutgapfarm.com

70 Monticello Road, Weaverville 645-3937 • reemscreek.com

3 Jesse Israel & Sons w

570 Brevard Road, Asheville 254-2671 • jesseisraelandsonsnursery.com

Homesteading-Supply Shop 1 Villagers w  l

278 Haywood Road, Asheville 215-9569 • forvillagers.com

Farm Animal Veterinarian 1 Ted Wright (Cedar Ridge Animal Hospital and Mobile Equine Services) s

North Asheville Tailgate Market: Best Tailgate/Farmers Market

184 Charlotte Highway, Asheville 575-2430 • cedarridgevet.com

Mulch Supplier

Photo by Sarah Whelan

1 Asheville Mulch Yard e  s  w  n  a

2425 U.S. Highway 70, Swannanoa 707-1615 • ashevillemulchyard.com 9 Frito Way, Arden 687-2792 1544 Smoky Park Hwy, Candler 665-9899 326 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville 484-8131

2 Riverside Stump Dump d  s 620 Riverside Drive, Asheville 251-5777 • riversidestumpdump.com 5055 Old Haywood Road, Mills River 712-4758

Tree/Yard Service

Icon Key n ORTH s OUTH e AST w EST d OWNTOWN AREA r iver Arts

District a OUTLYING AREA l GO LOCAL g APPALACHIAN GROWN c air j just economics f green restaurant x HALL OF FAME z Mountain Bizworks h Green building

1 Smart Feller Tree Works  545-5503 • smartfellertreeworks.com

Nursery (Trees, Shrubs) 1 Reems Creek Nursery n  a g

3377 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden 650-7300 • bbbarns.com

3 Jesse Israel & Sons w

570 Brevard Road, Asheville 254-2671 • jesseisraelandsonsnursery.com

REEMS CREEK 70 Monticello Rd. Weaverville, NC I-26/Exit 18 828-645-3937

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It’s been a great 27 years meeting all of your indoor/outdoor living & holiday needs—locally grown, locally owned!

2 B.B. Barns Garden, Gift, Landscape Company s  a j l

Nursery

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Celebrating You: Our Loyal Customers!

70 Monticello Road, Weaverville 645-3937 • reemscreek.com

Thank You! Our Customers are the Best!

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Garden - Gift - Landscape Co. Garden & Gift Indoor Decor, Christmas Decor, Gifts for Everyone, Unique & Exotic Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Annuals, Houseplants, Succulents, Edible Gardening Plants, Customized Floral Silk Design & Container Gardening, Terrariums, Containers, Birding & Furniture

Landscape Design, Install & Maintain Landscape Design, Hillside Planting, Garden Maintenance, Patios, Pathways, Stone Steps, Walls, Arbors, Gates, Railings, Raised Bed Planters, Custom Fences, Privacy Hedges

BBBarns.com • 828-650-7300 • 3377 SWEETEN CREEK RD. ARDEN, NC 28704 mountainx.com/guides

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2015

Best of WNC Small Towns

burnsville

HELP KEEP OUR DOLLARS LOCAL

swannanoa & Black mountain

Coffee & Sweets 1 The Dripolator Coffeehouse 221 W. State St., Black Mountain 669-0999 • avl.mx/1bh

2 Dynamite Roasting Company 3198 U.S. Highway 70, Black Mountain 357-8555 • dynamiteroasting.com

3 Starbucks 62 Charlotte St., Asheville starbucks.com

Art Gallery 1 Seven Sisters Craft Gallery x 117 Cherry St., Black Mountain 669-5107 • sevensistersgallery.com

2 Black Mountain Center for the Arts

Breakfast Restaurant

225 W. State St., Black Mountain 669-0930 • blackmountainarts.org

1 Louise’s Kitchen g 115 Black Mountain Ave., Black Mountain 357-5446 • louisesblackmtn.com SUPPORT THE BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT XPRESS, YOUR LOCAL ALT WEEKLY NEWSPAPER

2 Blue Ridge Biscuit Company

1 White Horse Black Mountain

601 W. State St., Black Mountain 357-8501 • avl.mx/prr8

105-C Montreat Road, Black Mountain 669-0816 • whitehorseblackmountain.com

3 Breakfast Shoppe

2 Pisgah Brewing Company j

2345 U.S. Highway 70, Swannanoa 686-0051 • avl.mx/prr9

Lunch Restaurant 1 Veranda Café & Gifts 119 Cherry St., Black Mountain 669-8864 • verandacafeandgifts.com

207 W. State St., Black Mountain 357-5656 • thetrailheadrestaurant.com

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3 Native Kitchen & Social Pub g  c

8 W. Main St., Burnsville 682-0120 • appalachianjava.com

204 Whitson Ave., Swannanoa 581-0480 • nativesocialpub.com

2 Pig & Grits

Local Hero

1 Native Kitchen & Social Pub g  c

1 Don Talley, co-manager at White Horse Black Mountain

204 Whitson Ave., Swannanoa 581-0480 • nativesocialpub.com

105-C Montreat Road, Black Mountain 669-0816 • whitehorseblackmountain.com

2 Fresh Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta g

2 David LaMotte, songwriter, speaker and author

100 S. Ridgeway Ave., Black Mountain 669-6999 • freshwoodfiredpizza.net

davidlamotte.com

3 The Trailhead Restaurant and Bar 207 W. State St., Black Mountain 357-5656 • thetrailheadrestaurant.com

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1 Appalachian Java & Cafe

1 New Town Square

Dinner Restaurant

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The Dripolator Coffeehouse: Best Coffee & Sweets

Coffee & Sweets

8 W. Main St., Burnsville 682-0120 • appalachianjava.com

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3 The Trailhead Restaurant and Bar

Breakfast Restaurant 1 Appalachian Java & Cafe

135 Cherry St., Black Mountain 357-5075 • facebook.com/thetownpumptavern

100 S. Ridgeway Ave., Black Mountain 669-6999 • freshwoodfiredpizza.net

photo Courtesy of garden deli

150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain 669-0190 • pisgahbrewing.com

3 Town Pump Tavern

2 Fresh Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta g

Garden Deli: Best Lunch Restaurant and Best Dinner Restaurant

Music/Entertainment Venue

3 Marcus Duarte, owner of The Red Radish

107 Black Mountain Ave., Black Mountain Photo courtesy of the dripolator coffeehouse 669-5100 • redradish.com

620 W. Main St., Burnsville 536-0010 • pigandgrits.com

Lunch Restaurant 1 Garden Deli g

107 Town Square, Burnsville 682-3946 • garden-deli.com

2 Bubba’s Good Eats 294 E. Main St., Burnsville 678-3388 • bubbasgoodeats.com

3 Bantam Chef 357 E. U.S. Highway 19 E.Bypass, Burnsville 682-6911 • avl.mx/1b7

Dinner Restaurant 1 Garden Deli g

Art Gallery 1 Toe River Arts Council x

102 W. Main St., Burnsville 682-7215 • toeriverarts.org

Music/Entertainment Venue 1 Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville 682-4285 • parkwayplayhouse.com

Best Thing To Happen To Your Town In The Last 12 Months 1 Four Lane Road Finished 1 Snap Dragon Bar & Grill 107 Town Square, Burnsville 682-3946 • garden-deli.com

107 Town Square, Burnsville 682-3946 • garden-deli.com

2 Snap Dragon Bar & Grill 107 Town Square, Burnsville 682-3946 • garden-deli.com

3 Knife and Fork g

61 Locust St., Spruce Pine 765-1511 • knifeandforknc.com

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marshall & MARS HILL Art Gallery

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1 Flow 14 Main St., Marshall

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649-1686 • flowmarshall.com

Music/Entertainment Venue

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1 Good Stuff Grocery

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38 Bailey’s Branch Road, Marshall 649-9711 • goodstuffgrocery.com

2 Zuma Coffee 10 S. Main St., Marshall 649-1617 • zumacoffee.com

3 Madison County Arts Council

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90 S. Main St., Marshall 649-1301 • madisoncountyarts.com

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10 South Main St., Asheville 319-5354 • marshallcontainer.com

Flow: Best Art Gallery

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10 S. Main St., Marshall 649-1617 • zumacoffee.com

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Dinner Restaurant

3 Stoney Knob Café

Mills River

Clyde

Naples

2 The Sweet Monkey Bakery g

2 The Sweet Monkey Bakery g

1 Rob Pulleyn, owner of Marshall High Studios

Cullowhee

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Edneyville

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133 S. Main St., Marshall 301-0238 • sweetmonkeybakery.com

133 S. Main St., Marshall 301-0238 • sweetmonkeybakery.com

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3 The Wagon Wheel

3 Stackhouse

Etowah

Swannanoa

Fairview

Waynesville

390 Carl Eller Road, Mars Hill 689-4755

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Weaverville

1 Zuma Coffee x

10 S. Main St., Marshall 649-1617 • zumacoffee.com 2 S. Main St., Mars Hill 689-8566 • originalpapanickspizza.com

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10 S. Main St., Marshall 649-1617 • zumacoffee.com

2 The Sweet Monkey Bakery g 133 S. Main St., Marshall 301-0238 • sweetmonkeybakery.com

3 The Sweet Monkey Bakery g

3 The Bee’s Knees Coffee and Espresso

133 S. Main St., Marshall 301-0238 • sweetmonkeybakery.com

42 N. Main St., Mars Hill 680-1221 • vintagefabmarshill.com

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Blanahassett Island, Marshall 649-0177 • marshallhighstudios.com

37 S. Main St., Mars Hill 680-1213 • facebook.com/stackhousemarshill

1 Zuma Coffee

26 N. Main St., Weaverville 645-9300 • wellbredbakery.com

90 S. Main St., Marshall 649-1301 • madisoncountyarts.com

Lunch Restaurant

1 Well-Bred Bakery & Café

2 Creperie and Cafe Of Weaverville

1 The Original Papa Nick’s

Coffee & Sweets

Breakfast Restaurant

1 Laura Boosinger, executive director of Madison County Arts Council

2 S. Main St., Mars Hill 689-8566 • originalpapanickspizza.com

1 Zuma Coffee x

2 The Original Papa Nick’s

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1 Joel Friedman, owner of Zuma Coffee Shop and Cookie Co.

10 S. Main St., Marshall 649-1617 • zumacoffee.com

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1 Marshall Container Co.

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113 N. Main St., Weaverville 484-9448 • avl.mx/1b9 337 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville 645-3309 • stoneyknobcafe.com

Lunch Restaurant

2 Blue Mountain Pizza and Brew Pub g 55 N. Main St., Weaverville 658-8778 • bluemountainpizza.com

3 Glass Onion g  c

55 N. Main St., Weaverville 658-8778 • bluemountainpizza.com

645-8866 • glassonionasheville.com

2 Twisted Laurel Eatery and Taps l

Coffee & Sweets 1 Well-Bred Bakery & Café 26 N. Main St., Weaverville 645-9300 • wellbredbakery.com

2 Allgood Coffee

26 N. Main St., Weaverville 645-9300 • wellbredbakery.com

10 South Main St., Weaverville

2 Stoney Knob Café

3 Creperie and Cafe Of Weaverville

337 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville 645-3309 • stoneyknobcafe.com

113 N. Main St., Weaverville

55 N. Main St., Weaverville 658-8778 • bluemountainpizza.com

Dinner Restaurant

1 Blue Mountain Pizza and Brew Pub g

18 N. Main St., Weaverville

1 Well-Bred Bakery & Café

3 Blue Mountain Pizza and Brew Pub g

Music/Entertainment Venue

484-8663 • allgoodcoffee-nc.com

484-9448 • avl.mx/1b9

10-A S. Main St., Weaverville 645-2700 • twistedlaurel.com

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1 Twisted Laurel Eatery and Taps l

10-A S. Main St., Weaverville 645-2700 • twistedlaurel.com

Local Hero 1 Matt Danford, owner of Blue Mountain Pizza and Brew Pub g

55 N. Main St., Weaverville 658-8777 • bluemountainpizza.com

Art Gallery 1 Miya Gallery x 20 N. Main St., Weaverville 658-9655 • miyagallery.com

1 Stoney Knob Café

2 Mangum Pottery

337 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville 645-3309 • stoneyknobcafe.com

16 N. Main St., Weaverville

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645-4929 • mangumpottery.com mountainx.com/guides

100% LOCAL

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HOT SPRINGS

Waynesville Best Thing To Happen To Your Town In The Last 12 Months

Dinner Restaurant 1 Iron Horse Station Restaurant & Tavern 24 S. Andrew Ave., Hot Springs 622-0022 • theironhorsestation.com

1 Boojum Brewing Company

204 Lawson St., Hot Springs 622-3543 • mountainmagnoliainn.com 70 Lance Ave., Hot Springs 622-7571 • smokymountaindinerhotsprings.com

Coffee & Sweets

16 craft beers on tap and now serving lunch & dinner!

1 Laurel River Store 5150 N.E. U.S. Highway 25/70, Marshall 260-6462 • avl.mx/197

Art Gallery

Boojum Brewing Company: Best Thing To Happen To Your Town In The Last 12 Months

1 ArtiSun Gallery & Marketplace 16 S. Andrews Ave., Hot Springs 622-3573 • facebook.com/ArtiSunGallery

Music/Entertainment Venue

2 Hot Springs Camp Ground Photo Courtesy of Iron Horse Restaurant & Tavern

Lunch Restaurant

Breakfast Restaurant 1 Smoky Mountain Diner 70 Lance Ave., Hot Springs 622-7571 • smokymountaindinerhotsprings.com

2 The Take-Out Riverside Grill at Hot Springs Resort & Spa 315 Bridge St., Hot Springs 775-7676 • nchotsprings.com

1 Iron Horse Station Restaurant & Tavern 24 S. Andrew Ave., Hot Springs 622-0022 • theironhorsestation.com

2 Spring Creek Tavern

315 Bridge St., Hot Springs 622-7676 • nchotsprings.com

Breakfast Restaurant 1 Clyde's Restaurant 2107 S. Main St., Waynesville 456-9135 • avl.mx/1b8

2 Joey's Pancake House

Reason to visit Asheville:

4309 Soco Road, Maggie Valley 926-0212 • joeyspancake.com

3 City Bakery Café g  c  z l

18 N. Main St., Waynesville 452-3881 • citybakery.net

Lunch Restaurant 1 The Sweet Onion Restaurant

145 Bridge St., Hot Springs

39 Miller St., Waynesville 456-5559 • sweetonionrestaurant.com

622-0187 • thespringcreektavern.com

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Photo courtesy of Boojum Brewing company

1 Spring Creek Tavern 145 Bridge St., Hot Springs 622-0187 • thespringcreektavern.com

2 Blue Rooster Southern Grill

3 Smoky Mountain Diner 70 Lance Ave., Hot Springs

207 Paragon Parkway, Clyde 456-1997 • blueroostersoutherngrill.com

622-7571 • smokymountaindinerhotsprings.com

2 Frogs Leap Public House g 44 Church St., Waynesville 456-1930 • frogsleappublichouse.com

2 Tipping Point Tavern and Brewery 190 N. Main St., Waynesville 246-9230 • tippingpointtavern.com

Dinner Restaurant 1 The Sweet Onion Restaurant x

39 Miller St., Waynesville 456-5559 • sweetonionrestaurant.com

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2 Frogs Leap Public House g

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456-6322 • harttheater.org

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3 Smoky Mountain Diner

Iron Horse Station Restaurant & Tavern: Best Dinner Restaurant

1 Steve Lloyd, executive director of Haywood Arts Regional Theatre 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville

50 N. Main St., Waynesville 246-0350 • boojumbrewing.com

2 Mountain Magnolia Inn Restaurant g

Local Hero

44 Church St., Waynesville 456-1930 • frogsleappublichouse.com

3 Chef’s Table 30 Church St., Waynesville 452-6210 • thechefstableofwaynesville.com

Coffee & Sweets 1 Panacea Coffeehouse, Café & Roastery 66 Commerce St., Waynesville 452-6200 • panaceacoffee.com

2 City Bakery Café g  c  z l 18 N. Main St., Waynesville 452-3881 • citybakery.net

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3 Coffee Cup Cafe 48 Haywood Park Drive, Clyde 627-8905 • coffeecupcafenc.com

Art Gallery 1 Twigs and Leaves Gallery x 98 N. Main St., Waynesville 456-1940 • twigsandleaves.com

Brevard

2 Earthworks Galleries 21 N. Main St., Waynesville 452-9500 • earthworksgalleries.com

Music/Entertainment Venue 1 Haywood Arts Regional Theatre 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville 456-6322 • harttheatre.org

2 The Strand at 38 Main 38 N. Main St., Waynesville 283-0079 • 38main.com

3 BearWaters Brewing Company 130 Frazier St., Suite 7, Waynesville 246-0602 • bwbrewing.com

First Place - Lunch Restaurant First Place - Dinner Restaurant

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