Announcing Feast for the Future: A Community Fundraiser

Local restaurants to donate a portion of sales to benefit educational initiative Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool

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Eat. Support. Innovate!

What: Feast for the Future

When: May 23, 2013

Who:  Eleven participating restaurants in Asheville NC (see details below)

Why: To celebrate Bob Moog’s pioneering legacy and support the expansion of Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool.

Join us on May 23rd, 2013 as the Asheville community comes together to celebrate local pioneer Bob Moog and  support the Bob Moog Foundation

Eleven local restaurants in the Asheville community are coming together for Feast for the Future, a fundraiser to support local non-profit, the Bob Moog Foundation.  Feast for the Future takes place on May 23rd, what would have been the  79th birthday of the Foundation’s namesake, Bob Moog.  In honor of this special occasion Early Girl Eatery, Moe’s Original BBQ, Wicked Weed, Chestnut, Laughing Seed Café, Jack of the Wood, Chai Pani, MG Road, Bouchon, Salsa’s, and The Local Joint, will be donating a portion of their sales from the day to the Bob Moog Foundation.  This event is being sponsored by the Mountain Xpress and Asheville Radio Group’s 98.1 the River.

This event has expanded since its inception last year as Bob’s Birthday Salute, when Early Girl Eatery was the sole participant raising over $1500 on their own.  We are proud to have been able to grow the event this year and re-name it with the intention of continuing to expand annually.  Thank you to Early Girl Eatery, the ten new restaurants, and our new sponsors participating this year.  We look forward to working with you all for years to come to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers!

Please join us at one of the participating restaurants for lunch or dinner (or breakfast at Early Girl or the Local Joint!) on the 23rd! Your support makes helps our innovative programs grow!

For more information on our sponsors and participating restaurants please see the information and contact details below!

Sponsors

98.1 The River and Asheville Radio Group

The River Logo98.1 the River is all about the music, the artist and Asheville and we carry that hyper local feel into station promotions and events.  While most of the events and promotion the River produces underscore our loyal listeners love of music, you will also see the River on the pulse of those socially and environmentally conscious events unique to Asheville.  On-air you will hear 98.1 the River promoting nation’s most cutting edge  musicians.

Asheville Radio Group is a full-service media company, operating broadcast radio, internet radio, as well as digital and mobile marketing services in Asheville, NC.

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Mountain Xpress

Mountain Xpress LogoThe Mountain Xpress is an alternative newspaper covering news, arts, local politics, and events in Asheville and western North Carolina. Published each Wednesday in print and online, it has a print circulation of about 29,000.  The Mountains Xpress is one of 130 member newspapers of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.

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Participating Restaurants

Early Girl Eatery
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Early Girl Eatery opened its doors in mid October of 2001. Centrally located in downtown Asheville on historic Wall Street, the critically-acclaimed and locally beloved eatery offers delicious southern food in a casual, charming atmosphere.

The Early Girl serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday night with a well crafted beer and wine menu and offers breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Regulars’ favorites include pan-fried free range chicken with herb gravy for dinner, the local sausage and sweet potato scramble for breakfast and the almond and ginger salad almost anytime.

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Phone: (828) 259-9292

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Moe’s Original BBQ

Moe’s Original Bar B Que features award-winning Bama-style BBQ. Offerings include: Pulled Pork, Ribs, Wings, Chicken and Turkey in addition to Catfish and a Shrimp Moe-Boy Sandwich all complemented by an array of Southern Sides and Desserts. Working diligently as a team, we strive to serve up a unique, all things Southern, BBQ experience

Dave Rice and JJ Murphree truly tie together our theme by bringing Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s succulent BBQ to the mountains of the South. Located in the Biltmore Village area, there are many shops, music venues and attractions nearby with downtown Asheville minutes away. In addition to a beautiful outdoor patio, there are 6 large flat-screen TVs for sports viewing and there is occasional live entertainment on the weekends.

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Phone:  (828) 505-8282

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Salsa’s

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Salsas Mexican Caribbean Restaurant

Ask someone where it is.

Fresh since 1994

 

Salsa’s first opened in 1994 with much love, hope and creativity from Hector Diaz.  Hector, a native of Puerto Rico, stumbled upon a little spot and was given the opportunity to use his creative energy and turn it into a great restaurant.  Salsa’s was born out of a small kitchen, dirt filled alley and food that compares to no other. Hector had a tiny window to sell burrito’s and taco’s out of and everything was “to-go”.  Years later when Hector had the chance to get the space next to his kitchen he took the opportunity and opened the walls up and added a dining room.  It has now turned into a full-fledged dining experience that shouldn’t be missed!  We guarantee you that every bite tastes new and the food you order is made with pride and love.

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Phone:  (828) 252.9805

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Wicked Weed

Wicked Weed is a two storied restaurant and brewery that serves chef inspired, locally sourced food. We specialize in hoppy, west coast style american ales, open fermented belgian beers and barrel aged ales. We have an off site barrel facility that allows us to bring Asheville innovative and complex beers. Our passion is to bring together fantastic beer and inspired food. Located next to the Orange Peel in downtown Asheville, Wicked Weed has beautiful indoor and outdoor space.

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Phone: (828) 575-9599

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Chestnut

Chestnut Logo_2ColorChestnut features local and seasonal flavors. Enjoy a salad, appetizer and tasty seafood, vegetables and deserts with your liquid refreshment.

Within walking distance of popular downtown attractions, Chestnut features world class entrées, served by warm and gracious hosts, in an inviting setting that is perfect for a busy lunch on the go, or a special meal to top off your day.

Kevin and Chef Joe invite you to try the fresh taste of Chestnut’s uniquely American cuisine. Enjoy a drink at the bar, and relax or stop by for Sunday brunch and see what all the excitement is about.

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Phone:  (828) 575-2667

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Bouchon

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…honest ingredients, in season, simply prepared, unpretentiously presented.  Bonjour Y’all!

Bouchon…a truly authentic French bistro experience. You’ll savor the food, delight in the wine, and leave a whole lot happier as a result.

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Phone:  (828) 350.1140

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 Jack of the Wood

Jack of the Wood LogoJack of the Wood is a cozy Celtic style pub located in vibrant downtown Asheville, NC. Since opening our doors in 1996 we’ve been one of Asheville’s favorite places to come and relax, listen to music, and enjoy fresh, locally sourced pub fare. We’re the original home of Green Man Brewing, specializing in hand crafted English ales. Sit back and hear the fiddlers play at one of our informal acoustic jam sessions while enjoying our charming old world atmosphere and a pint of one of our classic ales.

On a typical evening at Jack’s you’ll find many of the patrons gathered around the black walnut bar or at long wooden tables engaged in conversation. Others play darts or scan the papers while sipping a pint or munching on a plate of fish and chips. When local musicians are fiddling away on Irish reels or picking some old time mountain music in the corner, you can blink your eyes and imagine yourself in the Celtic Isles or an early American tavern.

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Phone:  (828) 252-5445

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Laughing Seed Cafe

Laughing Seed Cafe LogoThe Laughing Seed Cafe was started in 1991 by Joan and Joe Eckert. Originally a small lunch counter on the lower level of the local YMCA, we moved to our current location on Asheville’s historic Wall St in June of 1993, where we were one of the first businesses to spearhead the downtown Renaissance of this beautiful city in the Blue Ridge mountains.

If you are a newcomer to the world of vegetarian dining we are sure your curiosity will be amply rewarded by our wide selection of delicious offerings. If you are a seasoned lover of meatless cuisine you’re in for a real treat. After all, as our many satisfied customers will tell you, there’s nothing like “Eating Right!” at the Laughing Seed Cafe.

The Laughing Seed’s ambiance is one of a soothing oasis, where warm shades, a mural of the rainforest, and a babbling fountain melt away anxieties and set the stage for our festive, imaginative cuisine. A beautiful blue-green bar invites customers to sample one of our many fresh fruit smoothies and elixirs, indulge in a martini or mojito, relax with a glass of wine, or sip one of our locally brewed Green Man Ales. In warm weather dining is available on our sheltered patio, perfect for people watching and soaking up the mountain breeze.  Quality and creativity have always been the driving forces behind the Laughing Seed’s eclectic international approach to vegetarian dining and this has led to our popularity with vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Local products, organic ingredients and a flair for global fusion combine to give our dishes a unique and satisfying character.

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Phone:  (828) 252.3445

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Chai Pani

Chai Pani literally means “tea and water”. It’s slang in India for going out for a cup of tea, a tasty bite, a snack, or “a little something”.

Well here in Downtown Asheville it’s slang for innovative, fun, affordable & delicious Indian cuisine. We’d go so far as to say it’s “mindblasting”.

Some of the most tasty, fun and affordable food of any country is it’s street food and Chai Pani features chaat – crunchy, spicy, sweet, tangy, brightly flavored Indian street snacks.

And since there is nothing more comforting and delicious in any culture than a home cooked meal, Chai Pani also brings you thalis – traditional family meals highlighting India’s amazing culinary diversity.

Chai Pani is the brain child (or maybe mid life crisis!) of husband & wife, Meherwan & Molly Irani. Meherwan is the executive chef & chief chaiwalla and the visionary beMountain Xpress Logohind the concept & menu. Molly directs the front of the house and is the creative & artistic force that brought the concept to a vibrant reality.

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Phone:  (828) 254-4043

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MG Road

MG-Road-LogoMG Road is Chai Pani’s very own Bar & Lounge, located just downstairs.

Serving craft cocktails, fine wine, local beer, late night eats & house-made desserts – we are blasting minds nightly!

We believe fine cocktails come from fine ingedients made by hand, in-house. Please stop by to check out a few of our most current creations. If there is something you want but don’t see on our menus, just ask. We’ll do our absolute best to accommodate you. It’s what we do.

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Phone:  (828) 254.4363

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The Local Joint

The Local Joint LogoComfort food with a kick. French toast, pancakes, eggs benedict, biscuits and gravy, Huevos Rancheros. No need to go all the way to West Asheville for breakfast anymore! Breakfast till 3……Reuben, Cuban, Chicken Philly and the best burgers around! Housemade potato chips and pickles make the top of the list. Beer, wine and Mimosas! Shrimp and Grits, Cajun Fried Chicken and BBQ Salmon!

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Phone:  (828) 338-0469

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