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Address: Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828) 552-4723
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Korean BBQ

Spicy pork burrito. So good . the kimchi in the wrap made it memorable. The beer selection was limited and specialized local brews. The heavy plastic enclosed "dock" was a perfect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am fond of art districts.It's always interesting to discover new artists and fresh points of view. There are some, like Jackson Square in New Orleans, that seem to market to tourists. The Old Torpedo Factory, in Alexandria, Virginia, houses studios of notable local artists and has juried shows. The River Arts District in Asheville is somewhere in between. It... More 

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Thank JoeFlynnLaPlataMD
Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a recent Sunday afternoon, poking around in the many studio spaces and galleries. Saw beautiful work and even had opportunity to meet a number of artists and hear about their work. Area definitely has a funky and creative vibe.. Stopped for a beer and corn-hole in the sunshine at Wedge brewery too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spicy pork burrito. So good . the kimchi in the wrap made it memorable. The beer selection was limited and specialized local brews. The heavy plastic enclosed "dock" was a perfect place to feel the rays a from the sun and the warmth from the Kimchi. My third gist here and I will def return.

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Thank Armina H
Largo, Florida
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little hilly art walk, with a number of galleries with a wide variety of arts and crafts. You get plenty of exercise walking up and down the hill and steps in each of the gallery buildings. There is a nice taco shop at the bottom of the hill, that's worth the line.

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Thank zzzzdoc1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get an inside look at art and artists in a funky part of town. It was a great place to wander around during a drizzly day.

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Thank ClevelandBookGirl
Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to poke around. I've gotten some nice pieces over the years. A great addition to Asheville.

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Thank Cheerol S
Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the River Arts District after a trip to the Biltmore. It was mid-day Friday and many of the artists were not in their studios, but we popped into several that were open and saw some great metalwork, jewelry, and art. Also visited an expansive Antique store. A really great idea for an artist community. Worth a visit, perhaps on... More 

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Thank misterduffy
Arden, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost every art medium is used by local artist exhibiting and selling their work. Definitely worth at least a 1/2 day trip.

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Thank Barbara P
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of local artists at work with their crafts n display and available to purchase. You can walk or drive from warehouse to warehouse and view everything from textiles, glass-blowing, pottery, painting, photography, and basket-weaving and antiques. Food near by. A must if you are an artist at heart!

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Thank Janis G
Asheville, North Carolina
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156 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many crafts available along the river arts district as you meander from shop to shop. Some great food at the restaurants along the way and a chance to also visit a local pub called the Wege that has its own kind of ambiance

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