Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New distillery planned in Asheville


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.