Small Bites

A new restaurant, the Whiskey Tavern, is slated to open later this month at 81 Broadway in the space formerly occupied by the Asheville Music Zone. The menu will focus on upscale tavern-type cuisine, running the gamut from fresh soups and salads to fish entrees and ribs. Ten beers will be featured on tap, half of them local, and there will, of course, be a large selection of whiskeys. One of the structural highlights of the new tavern is an island bar with seating for about 100. For more information, visit or call 251-8280.

Pick up the current issue of Southern Living to see a three-page spread featuring Asheville restaurant The Corner Kitchen. The article features interviews with chef Joe Scully and co-owner Kevin Westmoreland, as well as photos of the quaint Tudor-style cottage in Biltmore Village that houses the Corner Kitchen. For more information, visit

The Asheville Independent Restaurant Association, an organization of local restaurateurs, has released a guide to its nearly 50 member restaurants called Dining Out With Asheville’s Independent Restaurants. The guide includes handy maps showing the location of each establishment, as well as brief descriptions and photos. The guide can be found in AIR member restaurants. For more information, visit


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