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ūüćú ūüćļ Amen for Ramen Brunch! Yoga Sunset Hikes, Golf Against Hunger and more ¬†06/10/22

Amen for Ramen Breakfast (and so much more!)

We all know that Asheville is a big ‚ÄúBrunch Town.‚ÄĚ Lucky for us¬†UKIAH Japanese Smokehouse has jumped on board and is now serving weekend brunch.

We recently had the pleasure of tasting some of Chef Michael Lewis’s creative offerings- imagine a mashup of familiar brunch offerings + Japanese street food + southern tradition. We couldn’t resist starting with the Breakfast Ramen with tonkotsu-egg broth, maple shichimi bacon, and a sunny side egg. We then tried the Karaage Chicken & Waffles with salted butter and matcha, putting a sweet spin on the favorite Japanese street food. Delicious! Then Chef Lewis insisted we try his personal favorite, the Shishito Pepper-Cheddar Biscuit with Japanese Sausage Gravy and Eggs.

Oh, and for a very fun drink you will likely not find elsewhere, try the Serial Crusher, a rum-based drink with cinnamon toast crunch washed milk, cold brew coffee and vanilla bitters. The other cool thing is that during the brunch service their full Ukiah menu is also offered.

Ukiah is open for brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11am - 3pm. Reservations are available via the link below or by calling 828-470-7480.


Join us on Sunday, June 26th for a great cause!

 Our sister nonprofit Food Connection is hosting their very first fundraiser in 2 1/2 years. Wicked Weed brews will be flowing all day along with Biltmore Wines. Your ticket will also include GOLF at the famous Omni Grove Park Inn and a catered BBQ dinner, swag and prizes including a $200 gift card to Ukiah! Proceeds help Food Connection continue to reduce food waste and ease hunger in WNC. See more information, a full list of awesome sponsors and buy tickets below.

Tickets and more info!

ūüććToday! Pineapple¬†Jalepe√Īo Bottle Release Party!ūüć欆

Join us from 3 pm to 10 pm at Ginger's Revenge for this tasty sweet and hot release. There will be live music by UniHorn at 7 pm and the Usual Suspects food truck will be serving up their great food from 4 to 8. $1 per full pour of ginger beer will be donated to Youth Outright throughout the weekend. 

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Also today: Brews and Bears!

Aww, check out how cute Uno looks in those glasses. The weather is dialed in for tonight's Brews & Bears at the WNC Nature Center! Walk the park with a beer or cider in hand, enjoy some music & food vendors, and watch black bears Uno and Ursa get popsicles. Ticket sales online are closed, but you can still get tickets at the gate. Happening from 5:30 pm to 8:00pm

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Summer pottery lessons at Batton Clayworks

Have you wanted to try your hand(s) at pottery? Sign up for a two-hour group class and learn from the best. Ann and Sandy Batton are opening their lovely sunny studio in Kenilworth this summer. Sign up individually or bring a buddy. You'll not only learn, but create pottery to keep. Currently, there are two class offerings: June 17th at 3pm and July 23rd at 10am. See their website for larger group offerings, as well. 

Sign Up for Lessons

Weekly Pub Runs with Jus' Running
Looking to run with fellow beer lovers? Our friends at Jus' Running and Archetype Brewing offer weekly Pub Runs starting at Archetype's Downtown location on Monday evenings, and at their West Asheville location on Wednesdays. Run your arse off then chill with friends and a cold one.   
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Reproductive Freedom Jam at The Grey Eagle

Hosted by Barbie Angell, the event will feature performances from Ken Kahn, Melissa Hyman and Dulci Ellenberger, Daniel Shearin (of River Whyless), Lo Wolf, Life Like Water, Kendra Penland and Friends, Greg Cartwright (of Reigning Sound), The Smoky Mountain Sirens, and more!
All proceeds go directly to fund the NC ACTION PAC.
Happening on Thursday, June 16 at 6pm.


Tie-Dye workshop at 12 Bones Brewing

Looking to add a touch of color to your life? Vince of Dyeing Times Dyes has the hookup! Dying Times Dyes is all about taking old wears and giving them new life through extra colors and weird-looking patterns. Meet at 12 Bones Brewing on Thursday, June 16 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Vince will coach you through basic designs and dying on the spot, along with what dyes and mixes to use. $15

Pre-registration Info

Spiro and the Conspirators at Sovereign Kava

Great music in a cool environment! Are you new to Kava and/or trying to avoid places with that serve booze? (respect!) Definitely check out our buddies at Sovereign Kava and Spiro's show on Saturday, June 11th at 8 pm. "Catch some of the hottest Rock & Roll, sweetest soul, fuzziest funk and deepest of blues presented in an original recipe of grooves and lyrics designed to blow your mind."
We can dig it!
Also, if chess is more your scene, check out Sovereign Kava for their weekly Sunday Chess Tournament from 2 pm to 4 pm. First prize is a $50 bar tab for Kava!  

More Sovereign Kava events

Celebrate the strong feminine spirit of Asheville!

Save the Date June 26th,12:00-8:00. New Belgium Brewing will be featuring music by femme presenting artists, female-owned food trucks, women-owned businesses, non-profits that support women, and more! And it's FREE!  ALL tips to New Belgium on the day of the festival will go directly to Our VOICE. Our Voice inspires hope and healing while supporting survivors and preventing future acts of sexual violence. 

Mountaintop vortex yoga hiking experience

Looking to escape the crowds and elevate your body and mind? Namaste in Nature has your back (literally)!  Enjoy a guided sunset yoga hike off the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Let the colors and shapes of the sky and mountains inspire you! Many dates available including:
Summer Full Moon Dates: June 13-15, July 12-14, August 10-12
Summer New Moon Dates: June 27-29, July 27-29, August 26-28

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