Some of what’s been floating around this Tuesday, including plans for a new distillery, a new cigar bar and much more:
–Casablanca Cigar Bar is planned for 18 Lodge St., according to a sign in the window there.
–A new distillery is planned for 101 Fairview Road, Suite A, in Asheville near Biltmore Village, according to construction permits. Pinnix Distillery would be located next door to French Broad Brewing.
-An ongoing drought has Western North Carolina tinder dry, and several forest fires are burning in the region. Here’s WLOS coverage of a Lake Lure fire.
-Speaking of WLOS, the local TV station is hiring. Sinclair, the station’s corporate parent, lists openings for a digital content producer, an assistant chief photojournalist, a news photographer and a reporter.
–Reminder: Bob Dylan will be in Asheville on Saturday for a concert at the U.S. Cellular Center. Mavis Staples will play a concert on Sunday at The Orange Peel, a show that benefits the local nonprofit MountainTrue.
–Mentors and Heroes, a new photography exhibit by David Holt, will open at 6 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Liston B. Ramsey Center on the campus of Mars Hill College. Check it out.
–ContinuuCon, a music festival that celebrates the Haken Continuum Fingerboard, will be held at UNC Asheville on June 8, 2017 and will end with a public concert on June 10. The date will be the second event for ContinuuCon.
–The Ramsey Library at UNC Asheville has announced the grand opening of the CrAFT Studio from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 16th on the lower level of Ramsey Library.
–Speaking of Ramsey Library: the library has announced that it is seeking applications for the first Ramsey Library Community Author Award.
-A press release announces a new restaurant, Baba Nahm, coming to the Grove Arcade. Here it is:
Downtown Asheville’s new “street food:” Baba Nahm gives us quick, wholesome food on-the-go.
The Asheville community is about to get a new taste of the Mediterranean. Baba Nahm is simple, delicious food with a boisterous spirit, though the real spirit of this place lies in its creators — passionate, food-driven chefs whose aim with this new concept is to provide a quick-trip, high energy food place for on-the-go goodness. And that’s exactly what you’ll get at Baba Nahm.
Centered around Middle Eastern culture — with tons of flavor and bright colors to match the upbeat vibe of the space — Baba Nahm is a full sensory experience. Specialties include vibrant salads, falafel, and spit-roasted lamb and chicken. The food is rooted in tradition, using fresh, local ingredients as often as possible. Baba Nahm is intended as a grab-and-go spot, but it still has a warm, community feel. The space will include a shareable table for those who want to stay and enjoy their food. And ultimately, the food is what’s at the heart of Baba Nahm; it’s convenient and nutritious, with a bit of play sprinkled in — a combo that’s pretty tough to come by.