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13 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
Felix Meana and Katie Button, veterans of elBulli in Spain, converted Asheville’s former downtown bus depot into a stylish tapas bar. Curate means to cure oneself, which diners can do with traditional Spanish dishes such as Catalan sausage...
12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
On a recent visit to Asheville, North Carolina, I was anxious to try some of the great restaurants I'd heard about. In the end though, my husband and I found ourselves gravitating back to the same restaurant over and over again - breakfast, lunch,...
55 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
Malaprop's bookstore is an independent bookstore for gifts, books (including banned books), and a cafe in one. Check out their calendar as Malaprop's plays host to many authors. A trip to Asheville isn't complete without a visit to Malaprops.
6 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
Asheville is a city known for its creative energy. A great area to explore the local art scene is the River Arts District (known as RAD). In the past few years, hundreds of artists have set up shop in the renovated industrial warehouse galleries...
Asheville, NC, USA
Living in New England for 10 years, I thought no foliage could compare to Vermont's brilliant maples. I was wrong. North Carolina's mountains play host to spectacular changing leaves. This hike last October in the Blue Ridge Mountains left me...
1 Page Ave #138, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
Modesto entails not only an Italian restaurant but a bakery as well. The bread served with seasoned dipping oil is made fresh next door. They are located in the lovely Grove Arcade which offers historic buildings and charming shops. After dinner,...
1 Page Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
Visit Grove Arcade and step back to a different time. Originally built as part of a larger building that never came to pass, Grove Arcade offers unique gifts made in the mountains of Western North Carolina and Eastern TN. The arcade is a mix of...
757 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA
The cinnamon buns are legendary, made with the same local organic flour the bakery uses in its pizza dough. The breads, such as spinach-feta and flax-almond, change daily, with vegan and gluten-free varieties on offer. Grilled cheese sandwiches...
2424 N Davidson St #102, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
Local bakery and cafe Amélie's will satisfy your caffeine cravings and tempt your sweet tooth. The main North Davidson Street location, open 24/7/365, welcomes customers with a wide display of sweets, such as salted caramel brownies, rainbow hued...
224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
7th Street Public Market is in the space once occupied by Reid's Market. Wine, beer, sushi, meat, seafood, wild game, produce, pastries, sandwiches, coffee, pizza, cheese, sweets, etc. I took this photo on a weekday morning. As the day progresses...
1500 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
I have been a regular at the chic Soul Gastrolounge since my first visit more than five years ago. A DJ provides great sound, and the entire staff is always incredibly helpful and friendly. Soul is located in Plaza Midwood, a great part of town...
2120 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
Located in the heart of Charlotte's South End District, Atherton Mill and Market has a vibrant mix of artisans, retailers, and farmer's market vendors, all providing locally sourced goods. Meat, produce, herbs, cheese, pickled assortments, salsa,...
1419 East Blvd a, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
I never knew being stuffed could be so guilt-free. If you are looking for a delicious, healthy, satisfying way to increase your veggie intake, Fern is a marvelous option. You will get all the essentials like beans, rice, greens, vegetables. And...
201 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Located on the 15th floor of the Ritz Carlton, this lounge will surely provide a wonderful finish to your evening. After enjoying dinner at one of the many great restaurants in Uptown, jump on the main elevator of the Ritz Carlton, get a table...
101 W Stonewall St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Comprised of four separate venues, the Levine Center for the Arts is one of Charlotte's leading cultural destinations. It holds 1400 works of art by modern artists including Picasso and Warhol, contributions of the African diaspora to American...
1440 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
The Boulevard at South End is committed to featuring local artisans, designers, and craftspeople, and truly has something for everyone—from jewelry to clothing to original artwork to home furnishings—at affordable prices.
128 E Park Ave ste b, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
Lark & Key Gallery is unusual, walking the line between a more traditional art gallery and a boutique focused on crafts. The focus is on visual design, from the prints and paintings to jewelry to the elaborately hand-painted pottery & ceramics.
300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Romare Bearden Park is a recent addition to Uptown Charlotte’s landscape. Go for a jog on the brick walkway encompassing the park, let the kids don their swimsuits and run through the cascading water, play Frisbee with the dog, or stretch out with...
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