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Friday, May 27, 2011

They Must Not Be Keeping Asheville Weird Enough

I know Asheville is awesome, but apparently the fellas at know it too.

Note: This is an article from GQ. com. Click the link to read the entire article at GQ and see the slideshow of photos: 
Rad City: Asheville, North Carolina Travel Features:

Rad City: Asheville, North Carolina

Thought North Carolina was all basketball and barbeque? Wrong. The laid-back town of Asheville brings some big-city swagger with legit rock clubs, after-hours parties, and a burgeoning restaurant scene—including a just-opened cousin of El Bulli (Yeah,that El Bulli)

April 2011
The stickers are everywhere—on the windows of dive bars, used-record stores, head shops, and the omnipresent yoga studios. "Love Asheville," they read. "Local Is the New Black." Yes, they're a little twee. But after a few meals, a few local microbrews, and a rock show or two, you realize that loving Asheville's basically a reflex. The city of 80,000 is an anomaly in its home state, with its indie-music cred, ambitious restaurants that could hold their own in San Francisco, and a panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains that will have you turningcircles just to take it all in. The locals are too modest and well- mannered to say this themselves, but we've got a better slogan for that sticker: "Asheville is the new Austin, with a better view."

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