San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This years restaurants include:
Acropolis Pizza, Blue Water Seafood Co., Boca, Bouchon, Burgerworx, Carmels, Chai Pani, City Bakery Café, Corner Kitchen, Creperie Bouchon, D.I. Hospitality, Edna's Of Asheville, Frankie Bones, French Broad Chocolate Lounge, Glass Onion, The Green Sage, Homegrown, Jack of Hearts, Jack of the Wood, Jerusalem Garden Café, Karen Donatelli Café, Laughing Seed, Lexington Avenue Brewery,The Local Joint Luella's BBQ, Mamacitas Baja Kitchen, Mela, Neo Burrito, Neo Cantina, Pack's Tavern, Plant, Pomodoros, Sazerac, Scully's, Strada, Sunny Point Café, Tupelo Honey Café, Ultimate Ice Cream, Vincenzos, Vinnies Neighborhood Italian
Wine Distributors Pouring: Empire, Mututal, Skyland, Tryon
Local Breweries Pouring: Highland Brewing, Asheville Brewing, Lexington Avenue Brewery
For purchase of the 2013 AIR Passport please visit the AIR Website at www.airasheville.org. Passports will also be available for sale onsite at the Taste of Asheville.
When & Where
Asheville Independent Restaurant Association
Since its inception in 2002, the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association has grown to include more than 120 members. Several of our chef-owners are James Beard Award finalists and recipients. Others have distinguished themselves with regional and national coverage in The New York Times, Bon Appetite, Southern Living, Garden & Gun and The Local Palate.
Nationally, AIR is recognized as a leader in the farm-to-table movement and a model of sustainable business practices. Among locals and visitors to Asheville, our members are some of the most popular restaurants in the Southeast.
More than a decade after it was founded, AIR continues to provide outstanding educational opportunities for independent restaurant owners and the approximately 4,000 employees that they employ. This includes donating nearly $30,000 in “Chefs of Tomorrow” scholarships to A-B Tech’s nationally-acclaimed Culinary Program.
Whether it’s continuing education, sustainability, green dining or professional development, AIR is there. Which is why we like to say that, AIR is food in Asheville!