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Bad Saint vs. Buxton Hall Pop-Up
Buxton Hall
June 1 – 2
5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Two of the nation’s best new restaurants are teaming up for a weekend of delicious food fusion this summer. On Friday, June 1 through Saturday, June 2, the D.C.-based Bad Saint team will bring their highly coveted cooking to Asheville, bringing the heat straight to Buxton Hall’s kitchen where chef Tom Cunanan and pitmaster Elliott Moss will team up to unveil a Filipino-barbeque inspired menu, available for two nights only. To reserve your seat, email


Shaka at the Luau: MANNA FoodBank’s 19th Blue Jean Ball
MANNA FoodBank
June 2
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.


Catch a wave to MANNA this June to fight hunger while relaxing on the banks of the Swannanoa River at MANNA FoodBank’s 19th Annual Blue Jean Ball: ALOHA from the SWANNANOA, Saturday, June 2. Don’t miss WNC’s biggest party for a purpose right on MANNA’s waterfront campus, featuring all-you-can-eat small plate grazing and desserts from 20 of Asheville’s top chefs, and dozens of wines, beers and cocktails to choose from at the open Tiki Bar, courtesy of Empire Distributing. Tickets are $95, and are all-inclusive. 21 and over only. Call (828) 299-3663 or go to to purchase tickets.


Italian Wine Dinner: Tuscany and Abruzzo
June 5
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.


This June, Chestnut’s Italian Wine Dinner will focus the wine pairings on two regions in Italy: Maremma (Tuscany) and Abruzzo. The two wineries being Rubbia al Colle and Bove. Wine will pair with a five-course meal including Pan Seared Bronzino, Pork Cheek Ravioli and Blueberry Cannoli. Tickets are $100 per person. Reserve your seat here!


Desserts by Posana & U.O. Craft Cider Pairing
Urban Orchard 
June 7
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Join Urban Orchard Cider Co. and Posana Restaurant for a decadent evening full of beautifully executed desserts and craft ciders. All of the beverages and pastries are gluten-free and have been inspired by the current & seasonal craft cider list at Urban Orchard. This event will serve as a fundraiser to benefit Our VOICE. Posana Restaurant and Urban Orchard Cider Co. will donate 100% of their profits from pairing sales to this great organization. Have fun helping out! Only $18/Pairing! No Reservations/Tickets Needed.


Father’s Day Brunch Buffet
June 17
11 a.m – 2 p.m.


Roux is celebrating all the fathers out there with their locally-sourced custom Father’s Day Brunch Buffet celebration! Entrees featured are Shrimp & Smoked Gouda Grits, a Huevos Rancheros Station, Omelets & Local Eggs (cooked to order) Bananas Foster French Toast, and so much more. This is a wonderful way to bring the whole family together and share in love & laughs around the table. Reserve your table on or by calling Roux direct at 828-209-2715.



Father’s Day Cookout 
Tod’s Tasties
June 17
5 p.m – 9 p.m.


Tod’s Tasties’ Father’s Day Cookout is back! Everything Dad loves in one spot: big grills, cold beer, great food, low key vibes, and sunshine! No reservations required.