Ballantyne Magazine

WINTER 2015

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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BALLANTYNE | escape continued on page 91 Glass is among many creations you'll fnd in the city's arts district. Visitors to Lexington Glassworks can see hand-blown glass being made. Just west of Asheville's main downtown area, the River Arts District is a must-see for its artisans, studios and vibrant street scene. J u 88 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE WINTER 2015-2016 including the Flatiron Building, make for fun selfe spots. Come lunchtime, try cool places like Gan Shan Station or Blue Dream Curry House. For a sugar fx, stop at the new French Broad Chocolate Lounge for a cup of the famous confectionary's rich hot chocolate. The River Arts District is another must-see for its vibrant street art. One of the newest studios is Lexington Glassworks, where visitors can kick back at the bar while watching the owners hand blow glass into their latest creations. By the river, locals are packing the Smoky Park Supper Club, a funky new restaurant fashioned from recycled shipping containers that focuses on wholesome food slow cooked over a wood fre. Top Chefs in Southeast Asheville is a rising cuisine star, with three local

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