Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR) Flourish Amidst a Vibrant Foodie Community
Asheville, North Carolina is home to one of the nation’s strongest independent restaurant scenes. With passionate food entrepreneurs, activists, producers, and a heavy emphasis on sustainable practices, not only is this micro region proving there is great opportunity for the ambitious but they’re also furthering the idea that you can do well by doing good.
In 2007, the nonprofit Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR) was established to support this ambitious community of epicureans. From start up to the daily grind, AIR provides the resources often available only to large chains with large operating budgets.
Members of AIR can catch a ServSafe class, seek legal advice, and even promote openings at their establishment through the AIR network. With over 120 members, AIR is helping to ensure that the future of Asheville’s restaurant scene stays local and vibrant.
To learn more about the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association, visit them at www.AIRAsheville.org/air-restaurants/ or stop into any of the Asheville visitor’s centers for your own Independent Asheville Dining Guide.