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West Asheville small businesses would LOVE for you to shop and dine on our side of town!

We are friendly, have unique shops, excellent restaurants, fun pubs and terrific music venues. Come on over to the Haywood Road area to shop, dine and play this summer. As we hear of special offering or events we’ll post them on this page, so please bookmark this page and check back especially around holidays.

Asheville Beer Week in West Asheville

The 3rd Annual Asheville Beer Week is May 23 through May 31, 2014 and yes, there are events happening on our West Asheville side of town. A quick summary is given below. Visit for more info. And download a pdf schedule of all the official events here:

May 23-31, 2014: All week

Asheville Sandwich Co. • Sammies and Suds 
Daily paired sandwich and beer.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Altamont Brewing Co. • Trail Mix 
A Fundraiser for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
3:00 pm-11:30 pm

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Urban Orchard Cider Co. • Westside Fest 
Beverages from: Altamont Brewing, Oyster House Brewing, Wedge Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Urban Orchard Cider, Noble Cider, Black Mountain CiderWorks and Kombucha Ales. Music, food and fun!
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Tickets and info at:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Barleycorn & Twin Leaf Beer Dinner
Pre-dinner beer and 4 courses of food with ere parings.
Doors at 6:00 pm. First course at 7:00 pm. Reservations required.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sunny Point Café and Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner
This dinner begins with a pint and a bite in the on-site garden followed by beer paired courses at the café. Special guests from Sierra Nevada will be on hand to talk about their sustainable practices.
Seatings at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Reservations: 828.252.0055

The Barleycorn • Twin Leaf Tap Takeover
Free AVL Beer Week glass with special Twin Leaf craft beers.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Altamont Brewing Co. • Beer and a 12-legged Chicken
Chicken cook out with 12+ breweries.
3:00 pm-11:30 pm

Friday, May 30, 2014

Westville Pub • Highland Brewing Co.’s “20 Events for 20 Years”
Giveaways, beer samples, with reps from various brewing companies on hand to talk beer.
10:00 am-11:30 pm

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West Asheville Tailgate Market Opens April 8, 2014

OH-WATailgateMarket-thmbWhen: Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30pm
Location: 718 Haywood Road
(parking area between Grace Baptist Church and Sun Trust Bank)

Every Tuesday, April through December, 3:30-6:30pm you can buy directly from area farmers and crafters at the West Asheville Tailgate Market.

Choose from a seasonally diverse produce selection, local & sustainable meats, meat alternatives, fish, fresh dairy products and more. There are also vendors of baked goods, prepared foods and natural products along with herbs and plants starts!

And throughout the year the West Asheville Tailgate Market hosts chef demos and market dinners. Visit their facebook page for current news.

The West Asheville Tailgate Market accepts EBT and credit cards.

Visit their website for more information, a list of vendors, and to see what is fresh in the market today: You can also sign up for their e-news which includes recipes!

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Short Street Cakes 5 year Anniversary Mardi Gras Party and Benefit Raffle

onHaywood-ShortStMardiGrasJoin Short Street Cakes to celebrate 5 years of cake, love, and magic at Short Street Cakes!

On Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, from 5pm to 8pm, Short Street Cakes will celebrate their 5th birthday with a block party co-hosted by their neighbors Urban Orchard Cider Company and Bar. Proceeds will benefit Pawnstorm- Hall Fletcher Elementary Chess Team!

Short Street Cakes will be launching a newly expanded 2014 cake and pie menu, and Urban Orchard will be serving up a special Mardi Gras Cider brew across the street, with all proceeds going to Pawnstorm!

There will be a DJ at the Cake Shop and live music and food trucks at the Cider Bar. The raffle commences at 7:00 pm at the Cake Shop (you don’t have to be present to win). Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and are for sale at the Cake Shop all month, or at the door.

Raffle Prizes include:
King Cake from Short Street Cakes
Copies of Cake Ladies by Jodi Rhoden

About Pawnstorm

Hall Fletcher Elementary, located at 60 Ridgelawn Road in East-West Asheville, in addition to being Asheville’s smallest public elementary school and a magnet school for science, math, and technology, serves the highest proportion of minority, low-income, and special-needs students of any school in the city. As such, the benefits that chess brings to children’s self-esteem, intellectual development, and life skills could not be more critical.

Pawnstorm, Hall Fletcher’s Chess Team, was founded and is coached by third grade teacher Brian Randall. Enthusiasm for chess has swept the school, with most of the third, fourth and fifth graders becoming experts in the game, while kids as young as kindergarten are honing their expertise. The Mardi Gras fundraiser will support after-school chess coaching, travel to tournaments, and purchasing team shirts.

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