Monthly Archives: August 2014

Asheville, NC taprooms and brewpubs

After walking past Wedge Brewing Co in the Asheville River Arts District, which was closed on an early Monday afternoon, I stopped into Hi-Wire Brewing to cool my aching Birkenstock feet. I chatted with an Akansas-native who gave me advice … Continue reading

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Southern fountains

These wrought iron? fountains are of similar design. The first one I saw was in Richmond, VA down the hill from the Capitol Building. I thought that this was a unique fountain design until I saw a slightly smaller version … Continue reading

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Lyric plays live

I was lucky enough to happen upon a pub performance by the soul, r and b group, Lyric at 5 Walnut Street Wine Bar on W Walnut in downtown Asheville, NC. Vocalist Leeds “Lyric” Jones was fabulous, singing original songs … Continue reading

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Ghost signs in downtown Lynchburg

The great southern tradition of signs painted on brick has left remnants of many past businesses on the walls of Lynchburg, VA.

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The Boiler Room

I ran into a great bartender, John, from Scotland, at the Boiler Room in Lynchburg, Va. He was totally into the controversy surrounding Irish bars with those patrons from DC. He also recommended a couple of other great places, Rivermont … Continue reading

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The demise of non-slip bricks

I have enjoyed the non-slip nature of some of the bricks in Lynchburg, VA. These bricks seem to have been manufactured by Chilhowie Paving & Sidewalk Co. or perhaps Virginia Paving. A VERY quick search yielded no ancient design or … Continue reading

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Lynchburg Farmer’s Market

The market is bustling inside and out with produce vendors mostly outside and pastry and other food vendors mostly inside. There is a wide selection of heirloom tomatoes, berries, grapes, stone fruits and melons from local vendors.  (How could i … Continue reading

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