Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Beer and food pairings offered at May 30th RiverMusic concert

RiverLink's 2014 RiverMusic summer concert series kicks off May 30 at 144 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District with great music from two outstanding bands -- West Coast funksters Orgone, and locals The Horse You Rode In On. RiverMusic is also celebrating Asheville's great craft beer and food scene with an equally outstanding lineup of breweries and food trucks. On May 30, Catawba Brewing will offer eight different beers, including a witbier, a pale ale, a brown ale and porter, a saison, IPA's and more.

With eight different brews as inspiration, the five local food trucks for May 30 have stepped up with some mouthwatering creations and pairings.

Taste & See NC is offering a RiverMusic exclusive -- a BBQ pulled-pork slider with mango habanero sauce and sriracha cilantro slaw, to be consumed (ideally) with Catawba's renowned King Coconut Porter. The chef in the Root Down truck suggests Le Sexxxy Saison as the perfect complement to their pork and pimento cheese sandwich and Brown Bear Ale to help you finish that roast beef debris po' boy (a New Orleans classic!).

Farm To Fender is offering Hickory Nut Gap Farm smoked brisket sandwich with their world-famous Yeti sauce, tobacco onions and homemade bread, and recommends Catawba's refreshing Firecracker IPA. Bill at Avery's Hot Dogs is going to cook some of Catawba's Brown Bear Ale right into his chili and create a hoppy, IPA-infused slaw. Local faves El Kimchi will also be there serving their incendiary mashup of Korean and Mexican street food.

RiverLink invites everyone to join them in supporting all of these really creative beer and food folks who help keep our concerts free and fun for all. So please come hungry, come thirsty, come for the music, and come to celebrate our beautiful river. Future events will offer new pairings of local beer and food.

RiverMusic consists of five Friday nights of free live concerts at 144 Riverside Drive by the French Broad River in the River Arts District of Asheville. Gates for all events open at 5:00 p.m. and the party goes until 10. Visit for more information.

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