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- Easy packing and unloading with hands-free trunk opening.
- Apps connect directly to your screen so you can use up-to-date Google Maps for your navigating. You can say “Take me to the nearest Starbucks” out-loud and it’ll take you there.
- This car can parallel park for you. Sold. #productplacement
Address: 30 W. Main St.
The deal: Think soup, salad and sandwiches and an atmosphere as welcoming as Grandma’s house. My brother, who went to college in Brevard, claims Mayberry’s Cuban sandwich is the best he’s ever had.
Address: 67 E. Main St.
The deal: Authentic Italian-style gelato. The owner recommended half pistachio, half raspberry and it didn’t disappoint.
The Square Root
Address: 33 Times Arcade Alley
The deal: Tucked down a quiet alley, this place has a patio that was made for sipping cocktails. Pro tip: Go for lunch and order the Fried Green Tomato BLT.
Red Wolf Gallery
Address: 8 E. Main St.
The deal: Features a wide variety of art made by regional, national and international artists and craftsmen. Very cool pieces in here.
Jaime’s Creole Brasserie
Address: 44 E. Main St.
The deal: Creole-style cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients. On Sundays you can go in for an classic New Orleans brunch buffet. Yes, it involves Beignets.
Brevard Brewing Co.
Address: 63 E. Main St.
The deal: This family-owned brewery is the ideal place to sit back, play some board games and toss back a few cold ones. They also serve wine and cider.
Address: 14 S. Gaston St.
The deal: The go-to spot for farm-to-table fare and live music. The dish pictured below is called the “Local Favorite.” It’s Joyce Farms southern fried chicken, mashed potatoes, red eye gravy and wilted cabbage. Whew.
Address: 36 W. Jordan St.
The deal: A printmaking studio, gallery and storefront. The owner, Kristen, is super friendly and will tell you about the printmaking process. One of my favorite spots I visited.
Wine Down on Main
Address: 28 E. Main St.
The deal: Cozy wine bar offering live music and 35+ wines by the glass. They have a patio and dog are welcome. Sold.
Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop
Address: 50 S. Broad St.
The deal: Retro, ’50s-style diner offering burgers and shakes. They have a 70-year-old, homemade recipe for pimento cheese, served on buttermilk bread, if that means anything to you.
The Haen Gallery
Address: 200 King St.
The deal: Located in the historic Brevard Lumber building, this gallery features changing exhibitions from national and regional artists. They also have a location in downtown Asheville.
Squatch Bikes & Brews
Address: 170 King St.
The deal: Full service bike shop offering everything from bike repair and rentals to trail and route recommendations. They also have a rotating beer selection and a courtyard to enjoy those post-ride brews.
Magpie Meat & Three
Address: 170 King St., Unit C
The deal: Seasonally changing menu boasting slow cooked meats and down home side dishes. Laid-back atmosphere. Unpretentious food. A win-win.
Address: 204 W. Main St.
The deal: Italian-inspired cuisine that will make your mouth water. Fabulous outdoor patio. Packed on a Saturday night. Plan accordingly.