When you watch bar manager Courteney Foster easily engaging her patrons and her colleagues while working her mixology magic behind the bar at The Junction, it’s not hard to believe that she spent her life in the restaurant industry.
The Junction is one of several local businesses, including restaurants and smaller breweries, forming grassroots partnerships with New Belgium Brewing as the beer giant digs in to open its new facility in the River Arts District. Pictured is Tanya Triber, co-owner of The Junction.
Three food-centric opportunities to meet, mingle and eat this weekend: ASAP’s Local Food Guide release party (cover pictured above), the Junction’s anniversary party and Edna’s of Asheville’s grand opening celebration.
Owners Charles and Tanya Triber will offer a pig roast, music and drinks on the patio with part of the proceeds going to the Asheville Area Arts Council.
The Junction now offers brunch, WALK is preparing to open on Haywood Road and (more) Latin food is on the way to Asheville.
This weekend includes National Get Outdoors Day, and we’ve got plenty opportunities to do just that. If you prefer to stay inside, don’t fret; there’s art, music and more, all for a nominal fee.
As we’ve recently said, the RAD is getting rather, well, rad. With the addition of several new restaurants joining an ever-burgeoning food and entertainment scene, there’s plenty to do in east-West Asheville.
Xpress photographer Chris Wood was on hand to capture the goings-on in the district on the fairly busy Thursday night before Memorial Day Weekend. View the slideshow after the jump.
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