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Asheville’s Newest Brewhouse

April 16th, 2013 by stacy

wicked weed1Asheville’s Wicked Weed Brewery

The Wicked Weed Brewery has been on our list for some time – we’ve been hearing a lot of good things, but just had not been able to find the time to make our way over.

This is not your ordinary brewery.

Their mission is to craft big flavor, hop-forward beers that push their creative boundaries. They believe in the wildness of beer, its’ nonconformist attitude and its’ ability to resist being tamed.

They also offer a respectable wine selection and full bar for those who prefer other adult libations.

Housed at 91 Biltmore Avenue, the building which used to be an auto-repair shop and, later, Asheville Hardware has undergone a complete transformation inside and seems a much better use of space as a brewery. While the large, glass garage doors remain, the interior feels both industrial and luxurious at the same time with its reclaimed, polished wood and exposed brick.

The bars on both floors are made out of a 200-year-old piece of Black Gum that was sourced from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Word has it that two musket balls, likely from the Civil War, are still embedded in the upstairs bar top.

Upstairs holds the restaurant and a full bar with 28 taps, a high-end liquor selection, indoor seating for over 100 people and an expansive, glassed-in kitchen. The roll-up, dining-room windows take up most of the front wall and overlook the Biltmore Avenue patio space just next door to the Orange Peel so you can have a full-experience date nite (without having to travel very far).

Downstairs is where the alchemy equipment is, where the brewing magic happens and the space also includes a Tasting Room. Brewery tours are available.

This is not your ordinary bar fare.

Jason Saunders, formerly of Table and Cucina 24, is a very talented chef and a local native who featureswicked weed2 seasonal fare that highlights high quality local ingredients. The menu is remarkable and creative and not a hot wing or bloomin’ onion to be found. Jason has succeeded in maintaining equal footing for the food — matching the panache of the brewery side of things – which is certainly no small task given the bold and brave offerings coming from downstairs. Saunders brands Wicked’s food offerings as “enlightened pub food.” Check out their menu and just try to keep your mouth from watering. Pay special attention to the Bison Burger with haystack shallots and blue cheese coleslaw or for those seeking a vegetarian option try the Black Bean , pimento cheese, crispy okra and chow-chow burger.

Wicked Weed Brewery, one of the latest breweries to be included on Asheville’s Ale Trail, encourages you to join the rebellion.

April is North Carolina Beer Month. Come explore all the unique offerings in one of America’s best states for craft brewing. Call or email this Asheville Bed and Breakfast to find out about festivals, special events, breweries, restaurants, beer tours and more. Cheers!

Fun Things To Do in Asheville in July

July 13th, 2012 by stacy

The latter half of July will be a busy time in Asheville.  Next Thursday July 19 the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands begins and goes through the Sunday.  This is not your local Church bizarre/craft show. This craft show features highly accomplished craftspeople from the Appalachian region. Each member is accepted into the Guild through a meticulous process.  Membership is open to artists living in the mountain counties of nine states from Maryland to Alabama. Visitors get to meet with these talented craftspeople, check out and even purchase their work.  This allows the visitor to learn more about their process and the inspiration behind their works.  Traditional and contemporary crafts highlight the fair. The fair includes scheduled demonstrations, individual exhibits, entertainment and local musicians honor traditional and bluegrass mountain music.

The following weekend Asheville swings wide the welcome gates to the city for Bele Chere the largest outdoor street festival in the south. Downtown streets will be closed to motor traffic and jam packed with good music, food and art.  Let’s just hope we get some relief from this heat wave we have been experiencing.  No worries though –there will be plenty of opportunities to satisfy any thirst or cool down.  The festival begins on July 27 and goes for two days with something for everyone.  This year’s musical lineup has changed a bit from years past and appears to be more focused on local and regional  bands, which in my opinion beats resurrecting Cheap trick any day, just sayin’…..no offense to the Cheap Trick fans out there.  Some of the local favorite acts appearing on multiple stages throughout downtown include: Yo’ Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Lucero, David Holt, Larry Keel, Stephanie’s Id and Michael Reno Harrell.  For a complete list of the performers, go to: www.belechere.com.

Asheville is fast becoming a renowned food destination and this year the festival will also highlight many of the local restaurants that have been a force behind the city’s successful farm-to-table and local food approaches.  At the Taste of Asheville, you can sample local creations and meet many of the local chefs responsible for lifting Asheville’s food scene.

As you may have heard, Asheville is also the reigning king of Beer City USA. The local brew scene is HUGE and getting larger with the announcement that New Belgium and Sierra Nevada are adding facilities.  Some of the region’s best craft beers will be represented at this year’s festival – all for your drinking pleasure.  Fun fact: Benjamin Franklin’s oft-misquoted saying that “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” has been altered through the years – no doubt by beer drinkers.  There is no doubt that this historical character did imbibe in a frosty lager on occasion, but what did cross old Ben’s lips between sips was actually a tribute to rain which nurtured grape vines to prosper and ultimately become wine.

Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.

                                                             -Ben Franklin

Regardless of your leaning, you will want to sample some of the regions best craft beer or beverage of your choice while at the festival.  Take in the festivities  while staying at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast. Reserve your room online at www.pinecrestbb.com or call 877-811-3058 to book your room.

 

Leaves by day and Moogfest by night.

October 4th, 2011 by stacy

Robert Moog

Moogfest is the annual event that honors the remarkable vision of Robert Moog and his amazing musical inventions that changed the course of music.  Moogfest is a 3-day, multi-venue event held in Asheville, NC – the place Bob Moog called home for the last 30 years of his life.  The 2011 festival will be held the weekend of October 28 – 30.  Moogfest will host artists and audiences from throughout the world in different venues across Asheville’s beautiful, historic downtown.

Moogfest celebrates Bob Moog’s legacy as a sonic pioneer, which will be the thread that unites the festival’s rich array of musical offerings.  While the wide range of Moog instruments – the Minimoog Voyager, the Little Phatty, the Etherwave Theremin, Moogerfoogers, and the Moog Guitar – will play prominent roles throughout the festival’s events, the artists performing will certainly not be limited to those who create their work on Moog instruments.  Instead, artists will be chosen for their role in creating unique and groundbreaking musical experiences that embody the essence of Bob Moog’s visionary and creative spirit.

In addition to fantastic concerts by renowned performers of all kinds, Moogfest offers opportunities to engage with the artists in panel discussions, question and answer sessions, and workshops.  There will also be interactive experiences for the audience to explore their own musical creativity with a variety of Moog instruments.  The festival also offers visual art exhibitions, installations, and film screenings throughout the weekend.

Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster through the Moogfest web site, as well as through the Asheville Civic Center Box Office. The ACC box office is located at 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801 and is open weekdays from 10:00AM – 5:00PM Eastern. You may purchase tickets via phone by calling (800) 745-3000.

Enjoy this festival from the comfort of our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville NC. Visit www.pinecrestbb.com to book reservations at our historic Asheville B & B or call 888-811-3053.

 

Oktoberfest Downtown Asheville October 8, 2011

October 2nd, 2011 by stacy

Photo Courtesy of www.exploreasheville.com

Autumn is here and time to get out your lederhosen and polka down to Wall Street, a quaint cobblestone street with an old world feel for Oktoberfest Asheville.  Join all the folk on October 8 for some good food and delicious beer.  The festival is a mix of Bavarian traditions with Asheville’s own twist mixed in.   Asheville was recently recognized as “Beer City USA” making this event a perfect opportunity to sample biers from our local award winning breweries.

The event will feature tastings from Highland Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company, Pisgah Brewing, Green Man Brewery, and French Broad Brewing Company. Many brewers are featuring seasonal ales for Oktoberfest, and will be on hand to discuss their beers. Also, Wall Street restaurants will be preparing authentic German fare including bratwurst, schnitzels and traditional sides.

The Stratton Mountain boys will be on hand providing lively Polka music which means lots of dancing will be going on. Advance purchase tickets are $25.00 per person, and $35.00 the day of event. Tickets will be available September 1 at ashevilledowntown.org. And the best news of all… you can walk from this Asheville Bed and Breakfast.

For more information about the Pinecrest Inn Bed & Breakfast in Asheville or visit www.pinecrestbb.com.

 

Grove Park Golf Special offered by this Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast

July 7th, 2011 by stacy

golfing ashevilleGolf with the great ones at the Grove Park Inn  this year and save more than 40% by staying at this Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast.  Take a walk through history at the golf course that first opened for play in 1899 and was redesigned in 1924 by the great Donald Ross.  This course is rated as one of the best in North Carolina  and Golf Digest, in 2004, named as “one of the ten best courses in the United States that is 100 years old or more.”

We are able to offer our guests over 40% savings on greens fees. Play 18 holes between now and October 31st for $75 before 3 p.m. After 3:00 p.m. play for $65.  November 1st through December 31st play for $50. These rates are subject to availability so call Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast and let us secure your tee time at these special rates. Learn more about the Grove Park Inn golf course.

Walk in the footsteps of such golfing immortals as Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen, Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson. Recent exhibitions have featured PGA stars Doug Sanders, Gene Littler, Fuzzy Zoeller and Chip Beck. Hall-of-Famers Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Gary Player have also walked these legendary fairways and greens.

Call Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast Inn for details at 888-811-3053 or visit www.pinecrestbb.com for information.

Festivals abound the Weekend of May 27 so let Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast be your Home Base.

May 10th, 2011 by stacy

The weekend of May 27th there is not one but two fabulous festivals. Whether you’re a hardcore athlete or a newbie trying an event for the first time, the annual Mountain Sports Festival in Asheville offers something for you. From intense trail running to laid-back disc golf, from adventure racing to the Iron Kids events, from high speed track racing to whitewater kayak clinics… there is something here to entertain and challenge you!

Or you can just hang out, enjoy music and food while watching the competitions. Visit with vendors and test out products, and get lots of great information for enjoying the outdoors.

The Mountain Sports Festival is a weekend event that celebrates community, athletics and local business, while showcasing the terrain, environment and unique culture of Asheville and the surrounding mountains. The Mountain Sports Festival is organized by a group of community oriented volunteers dedicated to presenting a well balanced series of events that encourages participation on all levels. It features professional and amateur level competitions in paddling, adventure racing, running, cycling, climbing, skateboarding and many other activities.

The heart of the festival located at Carrier Park on Amboy Rd. along the French Broad River in West Asheville features entertainment, food, souvenirs, clinics and demonstrations

Also May 28th you can take a drive to Brevard for the The White Squirrel Festival. It’s two days of nutty, family fun over the Memorial Day Weekend. The music is the major showcase, giving prominence to national and even international performers who are connected to Transylvania County. This year BonePony and Jupiter Coyote headline the Saturday and Sunday concerts, along with 16 other FREE concerts! It’s no wonder that last year the White Squirrel Festival was recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the TOP 20 May festivals in the entire region.

Pinecrest Inn Bed & Breakfast is a hop, skip and a jump from all the festival action this summer. Stay at our Asheville Inn and enjoy sumptuous breakfast and luxurious suites at affordable room rates. Call 888-811-3053 or visit www.pinecrestbb.com for details and reservations.

This Asheville Bed & Breakfast is your Gateway to the Dickens Festival at Biltmore Village

October 25th, 2010 by stacy

Friday night, December 4, will be opening night for the annual Dickens Festival in Historic Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC.  The Festival provides three days of merriment, music and memories for everyone.  Special stage performances Friday evening include seasonal Celtic music by the Magills, and Bobbie Pell with mythical stories and song, plus trumpeteer Bill Ross with seasonal music.  The outdoor stage will be located at the corner of Boston Way and Swan Street.

Throughout the weekend, there will be groups of musicians, singers, storytellers, carolers and other entertainers performing on the stage and the streets of this picturesque village of shops, galleries and restaurants.  Buildings in the Village are decorated with more than 250,000 tiny white lights, and replicas of the original streetlights line the avenues throughout.  Shops will be open until 7 pm, with many of the shopkeepers clothed in Victorian-era garb.

Please come visit our historic Asheville Bed & Breakfast in Montford, close to downtown and get ready for the holiday spirit. For more information visit www.Pinecrestbb.com or call 888-811-3053 for reservations at our Asheville Inn.

August 6th-8th is a Busy Weekend for Guests of this Asheville Bed and Breakfast, it’s also the 64th Asheville Antiques Fair

July 29th, 2010 by stacy

It’s really a fun-filled, action-packed weekend — even for Asheville, August 6th -8th. Guests at this Asheville Bed and Breakfast can take in the Center City Art Walk, , (in and around downtown Asheville), the Village Art & Craft Fair (in Biltmore Village) and the 64th Asheville  Antiques Fair at the Asheville Civic Center in downtown Asheville.  The Asheville Antiques Fair is the oldest antiques show in the south. More than 50 invited dealers will showcase American, English and Continental antiques from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century; featuring furniture, silver, jewelry, prints, crystal, books and more.

Special events include: Heirloom Roadshow, offering verbal appraisals, expert lectures and exhibits. Visit the Fair 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday.  Admission is $10.00.  Leave your car here at your Asheville B & B and walk to the Civic center or, if you think you might melt on the way, park in the Civic Center parking garage nearby. With all this walking about, we will make sure our guests are rested and well fed.

Stay at this Asheville Inn and Head to the Folkmoot Festival in the Mountains of Western North Carolina.

July 26th, 2010 by stacy

Folkmoot USA, The State International Festival of North Carolina, is a two-week celebration of the world’s cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features performances, a parade and workshops by up to 350 performers from ten to twelve countries. The festival is headquartered at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, a former elementary school, in Waynesville, about 25 miles west of Asheville.

Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music. During its 26-year history, over 200 folk groups from more than 100 countries have shared their heritage and culture at the Folkmoot Festival.

Countries invited to perform in the 2010 Festival include: Russia, Latvia, UK (Irish step dancers), France, Switzerland, Peru, Jordan, Portugal and Poland.* The Folkmoot Festival features public performances at venues throughout Western North Carolina in the towns of Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, Canton, Clyde, Highlands, Bryson City, Cullowhee, Asheville, Columbus, Burnsville, Marion, Mars Hill, Flat Rock, Stecoah and Franklin.

Other events held during the Festival include: Parade of Nations on July 23 and Folkmoot 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run on July 31.  International Festival Day is also July 31–for information see their website: www.haywoodarts.org. All take place in Waynesville, NC.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.folkmootusa.org, by calling the Folkmoot ticket office at 828.452.2997 or by contacting the specific venue. Feel free to call our Asheville Inn for more information.

Asheville’s Summertime Downtown Fun Walking Distance from our Asheville Bed and Breakfast

July 15th, 2010 by stacy

Summertime in Asheville, NC means guests at this Asheville Inn don’t have to look or walk far.  Every Saturday starting July 3 through September 4th Shindig on the Green takes center court in the heart of downtown. The Shindig features Appalachian Bluegrass music, local and regional talent and great food. After a four-year relocation to make way for renovations, Shindig on the Green returns to its original location in the heart of downtown Asheville at the new Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green. The stage shows will take place on the new Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage, named for the founder of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the nation’s longest running folk festival. And best yet, it’s also free. Bring your instruments, families, friends, lawn chairs and blankets and join in for good times at the new Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage.  Locals, visitors and guests of this Asheville bed and Breakfast alike come together downtown around sundown, or at 7:00pm for those who wear a watch, until 10:00p.m.  Come experience the beautiful music and dance traditions of Southern Appalachia on a summer evening in the mountains.

Another notable FREE summertime favorite is Downtown after Five. Every 3rd Friday of the month from May through September Asheville jams downtown. A stage is erected on N. Lexington Avenue just north of  Hiawassee and south of the the I-240 overpass between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Enjoy amazing food from local restaurants and some good brew from local breweries. Take in the music and food while meeting new and old friends. This year’s musical lineup encompasses a variety of genres.

Visit www.Pinecrestbb.com or call 888-811.3053 to book your Asheville Bed and Breakfast reservation today.

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