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Thanks to the latest federal, state and local rules, IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED the Asheville area is now almost totally open for business, with few if any restrictions on restaurants, hotels, B&Bs, inns, bars, craft breweries, museums and other places. However, in Asheville and Buncombe County there is a mandate for masking inside public spaces including stores, offices, government buildings and restaurants (except when actively eating or drinking). Individual businesses can require more stringent rules. Check locally for the latest changes.



In June 2022, two Asheville restaurants won two top awards from the James Beard Foundation. Chai Pani won Outstanding Restaurant in the U.S. and Cúrate won Outstanding Hospitality in the U.S.  Awards were presented in front of a crowd of 1,800 in Chicago. A total of 18 awards were presented this year. Asheville was the only city to have more than one winner.







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