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Check out Chestnut’s Covington Spirit Dinner

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm (the night before Asheville's Small Plate Crawl). Meet the NC distillers who have created this outstanding vodka and enjoy a delicious five-course dinner and cocktail pairing. Tickets are $70/person. Reserve your seat at Chestnut.

The 2015 AIR Passport contains an error.

The phone numbers for The Lobster Trap and Cucina 24 Restaurant are incorrect. If you have a passport, please make the following corrections:

Phone Number for The Lobster Trap is (828) 350-0505.
Phone number for Cucina 24 Restaurant is (828) 254-6170.

Congratulations to AIR members

John Fleer (Rhubarb), Meherwan Irani (Chai Pani) and Katie Button (Curate and Nightbell). Yesterday they were named semi-finalists for the 2015 James Beard Award - Best Chefs: Southeast. They are three reasons why AIR is food in Asheville.