Month: February 2014

Asheville Small Plate Crawl February 25-27, 2014

At the Applewood Manor, we are known as a foodie location and indeed that is an adjective that is well deserved with all our fantastic restaurants!  This up coming mid week, Tuesday thru Thursday, February 25-27, 2014 we will have another Small Plate Crawl.

All you need to do is go to the website and print out a AIRpass for each person in your party.  You bring that with you to have each participating restaurant mark that you ate there, leave this AIRpass at the last restaurant you visit and there will be a drawing for a prizes.  This website also allows you to check out the menus for the small plate crawl.  Not all entrees at each restaurant are part of the crawl.

The cost of the small plates will range from $3 to $8 each, some will be paired with Biltmore Estate

The participating restaurants are: downtown: The Lobster Trap, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Thirsty Monk, Jerusalem Garden, Posana Cafe, Chestnut, Zambra, Creperie Bouchon, Strada Italiano, Isa’s Bistro, Santw Wine Bar, French Broad Chocolates, Market Place Restaurant, Chai Pani (Meherwan Irani, chef at Chai Pani, is up for a possible James Beard Award this year along with Katie Button from Curate), Carmel’s Kitchen, King James Public House, Wicked Weed Brewing and Vincenzo’s Ristorante.  The Rivers Arts District has Blue Kudzu Sake.  Biltmore Village has the Red Stag Grill.  West Asheville has the Sunny Point Cafe.  South Asheville has 32*ICE BAR & Lounge and Pompodoro’s Cafe South.  If you go to any of the restaurants outside of downtown your entry for the prizes double for those restaurants. You also have to go to at least 5 restaurants to be eligible for the drawings.wines.  This cost does not include the tipping of the waiters that take care of you (they will be working very hard as they always do and deserve your tip).  I suggest you use cash only as this will speed up the time spent at each place.

It is is great way to have fun and get a taste of each restaurant.  Don’t worry you will not have to share plates, remember they are small plates!



27th Arts & Crafts Conference Show in Asheville, NC

2014 Grove Park Inn Arts&Crafts exampleThere is fantastic Arts & Crafts show this coming weekend, February 21 thru February 23, 2014 at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville.  There will be 130 exhibitors on antiques ranging from the 1895-1939 and new art/crafts for sale.

For those interested in attending the seminars call 828-628-1915, Mr. Bruce Johnson is Director of the Conference.  A seminar package can be purchased for $150 for the entire 3 day conference besides viewing the booths without staying at the Grove Park Inn.  Those that just want to shop the booths and merchandise for sale you can purchase a ticket at the door for $10 each (students $5 and children under 14 free),  parking is free! This door ticket would be good for all 3 days afternoon entry to the display booths.

These booths are open on Friday, February 21, 1-6PM; Saturday February 22, 12-6PM and Sunday, February 23, 11-4PM.  The artists will be selling everything from textiles, jewelry, pottery, furniture, frames, rugs, lighting and so on.  This can be an education for old and new collectors as well as quality shopping for new crafts and art.  You can also go the a website www, for more information.


If you are looking for a weekend getaway and need a cozy Inn to stay and then come and stay with us! Applewood Manor Inn B&B has been awarded the honor of being designated as one of the Traveler’s Choice 2014 Top 25 B&B and Inns in the whole United States by TripAdvisor. You can go to