The Battle Returns September 29!

Nearly 1500 people gather for the annual WNC Battle of the Burger held in September. Up to fifteen of Western North Carolina’s greatest chefs fire up their grills in the heart of Downtown Asheville in hopes of winning the title of WNC’s Best Burger.

And the 2018 winners are:

1st place Sand Hill Kitchen
2nd Place Rankin Vault Cocktail Lounge
3rd Place AUX Bar

People’s Choice Rankin Vault

Congratulations!!!

 

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468 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801

More than 1500 people gather for the annual WNC Battle of the Burger held in October. Up to fifteen of Western North Carolina’s greatest chefs fire up their grills along the French Broad River in Asheville in hopes of winning the title of WNC’s Best Burger.

The WNC Battle of the Burger is one of a series of events produced by All American Food Fights. Learn more about us here.

Live Music By BoogiTherapi

Ryan “RnB” Barber is a proud staple of Asheville NC’s legendary music scene, at the forefront of its funk and R&B community. Drawing from a lifetime of singing, rapping, producing and touring across the nation, Ryan has released 6 full length studio albums. He has also been featured on many high profile projects, including producing on two of R&B stalwart W. Ellington Felton’s recent albums, and also singing and rapping on the 2017 GRAMMY winning album “Infinity Plus One” by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, just one of the groups he actively tours with.

Born to a musical family and steeped in gospel and R&B from his first heartbeat, Ryan started his musical education in the church choir at the age of nine, and continued adding to a deepening knowledge of rhythm and percussion by joining the school marching band at sixteen. But it was love for hip hop, funk, new jack swing and especially R&B that beat in his chest, so he quickly began applying all he’d learned to producing his own tracks, inspired by J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest, Gerald Levert and Teddy Riley. Mixing a classic beat production feel with soulful Southern
singing and a fearless falsetto, Ryan solidified his musical identity as a recording artist as well as a highly sought after performer and collaborator.

Already known throughout the SouthEast as a standout voice, charismatic bandleader, and musical workhorse, Ryan “RnB” Barber has begun spreading his soaring funkiness across the nation, recently rocking sets at Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival and performing live on SiriusXM in Washington, DC, delivering uplifting messages with a timeless soul that
sounds like both yesterday and tomorrow.

Downtown Abby and the Echos