GRAB a copy of The Indie then share the love.  Downtown Asheville: Ben's Tune Up, Buchi Bar, Dobra Tea, Downtown Market, Izzy's, Hi-Wire Brewing, Malaprop's, Mela Indian Restaurant, Rosetta's Kitchen, Sly Grog Wine and Beer Lounge (at Downtown Market), Ultimate Ice Company, Urban Orchard, Woolworth Walk.  West Asheville: Beauty Parade, Farmacy Juice & Tonic Bar, Lucky Otter, Odd Cafe, Orbit Video, West End Bakery, Westville Pub, West Village Market.  In Merrimon: Asheville Brewing Company, Noi's Thai Kitchen, Plant.  Elsewhere in Asheville: CinTom's Frozen Custard (Sweeten Creek), Corner Kitchen, Highland Brewing Company, Neo Cantina, Wynn's Diner (Leicester Hwy).  Black Mountain: Black Mountain College/Cafeteria, Dripolator Coffeehouse, Hopey & Co. (formerly, Amazing Savings), My Father's Pizza and Pasta, White Horse.  Fairview: The Local Joint.  Weaverville: Blue Mountain Pizza, Well-Bred Bakery.  Athens GA: Flicker, Fuzzy's Taco, The Globe, Mellow Mushroom, Pain And Wonder Tattoo Studio, Ted's Most Best, and Trappeze. More outlets, later. Or you may want to subscribe, so you don't need to drive to wherever—we'll mail you your Indie while it's hot as you!
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In June 2001, Sirkin resurrected the edifice into Woolworth Walk along Haywood Street—and subsequently housed a wide array of mountain arts and crafts. An characteristic facet of the two-level gallery is an old-fashioned soda fountain, reminiscent of the 30s. For these twin restoration efforts, Sirkin received two Griffin Awards. Each year, the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County presents the Griffin Awards to outstanding projects and individuals that further the goals of historic preservation in the community.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
An Intriguing Eggplant and the Best Reuben Sandwich in the MountainsWHAT's fascinating about Sizemore's “truck stop for the discriminating tastebud” restaurant is his fancy variations or culinary interfaces of flavors. “I traveled a lot with my wife all over the country, thus—we've been exposed to so many styles of food preparation... Italian, French, Asian to suit each everyone's preferences,” says Sizemore, originally from Knoxville TN. “My restaurant right off the highway is where lawyers share seating with truck drivers.” His wife Stephanie, who takes care of the creative look of TLJ, as well as, throws in ideas in the kitchen—hails from Georgia.
by Pasckie Pascua
by Pasckie Pascua
TLJ's Angel Hair Pasta—seemed like your casual pasta meal of fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and virgin olive oil on pasta (with choice of chicken or shrimp)--but it's not. Chris's improvisation of the dish's basic elements pleases a Southeast Asian's mouth as well an Italian's. As for me, I brought home some to mix with my obligatory boiled Basmati rice, and that'd be a sumptuous dinner later.