Girls on Deck returns to MG Road

Chef Sarah Cousler and bartender Erin Hawley are bringing the girl ruckus back to MG Road. Photo courtesy of Michael Files

Bartender Erin Hawley and chef Sarah Cousler are joining forces to bring Girls on Deck back to MG Road. The monthly food, music and drink extravaganza celebrating local female talent debuted last summer and, after a winter hiatus, will pick up where it left off on Thursday, March 12.

Lady DJs, chefs, bartenders and video artists will share the spotlight, with food served 5:30-10:30 p.m. and drinks until 2 a.m. Regional guests will join the crew from time to time, including scheduled collaborations with Jessica Mulvey of Kimball House in Atlanta and Angela Allen of Fox Liquor Bar in Raleigh.

Read more in this press release from MG Road:

What: Chef Sarah Cousler and Bartender Erin Hawley team up once again at to bring back a night of all woman everything: female chefs, bartenders, DJs, and artists take over MG Road. Relaunching March 12th, and repeating the first Thursday of every month, the kick off will feature a bevy of local talent. Joining Erin and Sarah will be guest chef Leah Peacock, guest bartender Reba Fraser, a trio of lady DJs: Lina Ostapovich, Mary Kelly, and Kalyn Livernois, and video artist Dani Harris. From here Sarah and Erin are looking to line up visting female chefs, bartenders, and Djs from the region, with each month bringing a new set of talented women ready to turn it out at MG Road. Future guests who have already committed to collaborations include Jessica Mulvey from Kimball House in Atlanta, and Angela Allen from Fox Liquor Bar in Raleigh. Stay tuned for dates and details.

When: Relaunches Thursday, March 12th, and repeats every first Thursday of the month. April 2nd, May 7th, etc. Food from 5:30pm – 10:30pm, drinks til 2am.

Where: MG Road, 19 Wall Street, Downtown Asheville.

The takeaway:

The culinary world is far too lacking when it comes to women making their mark, and Asheville is sadly no exception. Girls on Deck is ready to blow that s$#% out of the water with some of the most passionate and creative young women in the industry who are ready to mark their mark, and most importantly, turn the party out. Good food, good drink, good music, and good art, all made by women at MG Road.

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Gina Smith is the Mountain Xpress Food section editor and writer. She can be reached at gsmith@mountainx.com.

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