Ashvegas: The City You Love. The News You Want.More of what’s going around, but mostly food, with a little music at the end:

-Plant restaurant on Merrimon Avenue is offering Plantsgiving. More:

We are BOOKED for Wednesday 11/25.. there are still a few tables left on Tuesday 11/24. call the restaurant to reserve a spot! 828-258-7500.

$45/person… reservations from 5-9pm/ a portion of the proceeds from both nights will benefit Animal Haven

-Short Street Cakes will host its annual Cakesgiving Cake Sale from Friday, Nov. 20, through Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov. 25. From the press release:

Cakesgiving features five of the best-loved cake flavors at a reduced price and available for pick up without an advance order. Dozens of Medium-Sized (2-layer 8″) Italian Cream Cake, Strawberry Short Street, Fresh Apple Caramel Cakes, Sweet Potato Spice Cakes, and Gluten Free Vegan Triple Chocolate Ganache Cakes will be on hand every day during Thanksgiving Week, on sale at $31 apiece. The Cake Shop’s regular menu will also be available, at regular prices, with the regular minimum two days’ notice.

Short Street Cakes will also again be offering house-made, handmade pies for Thanksgiving by advance order only. Orders can be placed by phone or in person at the Cake Shop, with two days advance notice. Pie Flavors include: Blueberry Poppy Seed, Cherry Orange, Cranberry Orange, Caramel Apple, Ginger Pear, Bourbon Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb, Blackberry Cardamom, Sweet Potato Spice, Pumpkin Custard, Classic Pecan, Lemon Meringue, French Chocolate Silk, Key Lime, Banana Cream, and Coconut Cream. All 9” pies are $24. Gluten-free crust can be substituted upon request for an additional $2.

Short Street Cakes is also offering the now-classic PieCake (a whole pie baked inside a whole cake)! Guests can choose between Pecan Pie inside Sweet Potato Cake, Blueberry Pie inside Lemon Pound Cake, or Apple Pie inside Vanilla Pound Cake. Customers are asked to give 3 days’ notice when ordering Piecake. For more info about Piecake, please go here.

-Chef William Dissen at The Market Place restaurant is hosting a Dec. 9 dinner with Chef Anthony Lamas of Seviche Restaurant in Louisville. Lamas has just released his new cookbook, Southern Heat, featuring his new Southern cooking Latin style. This cookbook has already been highly acclaimed by the 3 time James Beard nominated chef and regular on the Food Network, according to a press release. Dissen will be hosting a five-course dinner featuring recipes and flavors from the new cookbook, and Anthony will be selling signed copies of his book during the dinner. Cost is $65 per person, or $80 with drink pairings. Call 252-4162 for more.

-Isa’s Bistro has partnered with local Asheville farm Moonsprouts to incorporate living micro herbs into their menu and seasonal dishes, according to a press release. More:

Owned and operated by Chef Russell Pruitt and former restaurant manager Crystal Meserole, Moonsprouts is dedicated to serving the area’s chefs with the highest quality, organic living food. The small farm is fulfilling a need for more non-GMO organic farms by offering nutrient-dense produce to the area’s restaurants while seeking sustainable farming practices. Isa’s Bistro and Moonsprouts share a unified mission to celebrate freshness and the seasonal ingredients that Western North Carolina has to offer.

,-From Buxton Hall Barbecue and MG Road:

Buxton Thanksgiving:
We’re still working out a few kinks, so expect another email with more details, but we’re planning on having pre-order Thanksgiving packages at $99 for 4 people, featuring a barbecued turkey. (If you have more people in your party, you are welcome to order multiple packs!) There will also be an option to add a Buxton pie for $28

MG Road presents: Return to the Roadhouse
We will be welcoming back MG veterans Kyle Gray Beach (now at Buxton Hall Barbecue) and Pat Hinson (now at Little Trouble in Atlanta) on Wednesday, November 18th for “RETURN TO THE ROADHO– — USE.”

“MG Roadhouse” was a pop-up concept that ran throughout 2014, taking the loveable and humble elements of a bikerbar/divebar/jukejoint in the South and plopping them down right in downtown Asheville, at MG Road. The Roadhouse finale took place in April 2015, as Roadhouse cofounder Pat Hinson left for Atlanta.

Pat and Kyle will be returning to MG for a Roadhouse reunion on November 18th, serving cheap, unpretentious drinks & cold beer provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon. Chef Joe Marple, known for his Blue Ribbon Brunches at the Vault, will be have greasy roadside eats sizzling on the grill. Country music and classic rock will abound and MG will be filled with people looking to have a good time, letting loose, enjoying the ice cold beers and good company that only Roadhouse can provide.

-Press release here about a music event at the Grey Eagle:

Aurora Studio & Gallery is proud to announce A Tribute to Syd Barrett, a Benefit Show at the Grey Eagle, on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8pm.

The idea for the Madcap Collective’s tribute to Syd Barrett came about, during the tail end of a 16 hour drive from Asheville, North Carolina to Boston Massachusetts. When Ian Reardon, from the band Alarm Clock Conspiracy, reached into a box of CD’s he had brought along to keep his mind occupied during the trip. He was thinking to himself that he was about to lose his sanity at that point and needed to listen to something that would center his mind for the remaining 45 minutes. The first CD he pulled out was Syd Barrett’s, “Barrett” album, which he immediately laughed and thought this was the furthest thing from “sane”. Upon listening to the soothing sounds of the first track he realized it was the perfect CD. The idea for a tribute show, The Madcap Collective, and a benefit show for an organization that supports the arts and those who are affected by mental health needs immediately took shape.

Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band. Barrett left Pink Floyd in April 1968 and was briefly hospitalized amid speculation of mental illness exacerbated by his use of psychedelic drugs. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Syd_Barrett).

The Mad Cap Collective is a collaboration of Asheville, NC musician from bands such as, Alarm Clock Conspiracy, Wham Bam Bowie Band, Marsupial, Pawtooth, Sunshine and the Bad Things, The Dirty Badgers, Velvet Truckstop, CarolinaBound, and many other guest musicians.

There is a Silent Auction planned with over 30 items including; 3 Minifooger Effect Pedals (donated by Moog), Pottery (by local potters), framed prints by some of the artists from Aurora Studio and more!
Tickets are $7 in advance $10 the day of the show.

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  1. Any news about that water lawsuit?

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