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Chocolatier Jessica Lied puts the finishing touches on some Valentine’s Day-inspired chocolate shoes.

Thinking Outside the Heart-Shaped Box

5 Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from The Chocolate Fetish The tradition of giving a heart-shaped box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day began in 1861 with Richard Cadbury. His first heart-shaped box featured Victorian images of roses and cherubs. If you are ready to break tradition The Chocolate Fetish has a wide variety of non-traditional …

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BT’s Burgerjoint uses grain-fed 
and grass-fed beef.

BT’s Burgerjoint

by Susan Devitt Biltmore Park Town Square, the planned community off Exit 37 on I-26 in South Asheville, has slowly come to life. It is now officially booming. On this mid-January night it was still glowing with the festive winter lights of the holidays making the visit extra special. Our destination was BT’s Burgerjoint, located …

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Save room for pie!


by Susan Devitt Did you know that O’Charley’s has its very own niche? Neither did I, but they do and it’s PIE! Yes, pie. They specialize in pie, so when you go, you don’t just save room for dessert, but you save room for their amazing selection of pies. They have rotating seasonal specials and …

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The head butler will serve guests a 
five-course banquet.

Weekly Vintage Banquet at Lex 18

Beginning January 4, 2015, and continuing through March 1, 2015, Lex 18 hosts a weekly vintage banquet celebrating the fifth season of Downton Abbey. Fans of America’s favorite BBC series Downton Abbey are being invited to an intimate interactive vintage dinner banquet recreating the flavors, style and traditions of 1920s aristocracy. Each Sunday, sixteen lucky …

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