Asheville’s analog oasis Citizen Vinyl is set to debut a fresh docket of Spring themed programming this week. Beginning Wednesday, April 21st, the downtown record pressing facility, retail space, and vinyl themed lounge & café will extend its evening hours to 9:00 PM, and unveil an expanded menu with shared plates, craft cocktails, and desserts.
Session, the shared culinary project of local stalwarts Susannah Gebhart (Owl Bakery) and Graham House (Trashalachian and formerly, Sovereign Remedies) has grown to become a staple Asheville food destination, serving a range of classic deli favorites and Counter Culture espresso offerings during the day, and signature cocktails in the evening. In light of the spring equinox, Gebhart, House, and their dexterous team will begin offering small plates, specialty pastries, and seasonal libations to celebrate the warmer months ahead. Session has also recently welcomed a new kitchen lead, Christine McCleod to the crew, who will spearhead dessert programming and daily specials. Guests can look forward to fresh new bites featuring uniquely Appalachian components, including hand-harvested ramps from House’s personal ramp patch. Keep an eye on Session’s website for new menu items to be announced soon.
With COVID safety measures still in place, Citizen Vinyl has been easing into live music opportunities, with a handful of instrumental performances already underway. Colby Caldwell, Citizen Vinyl’s director of programming and communications, will continue to curate low capacity events featuring area artists, community members (via “Citizen Spins”), and guest DJ sets (via “DJ Spins”), with additional workshops, music themed panel discussions, and factory tours on the horizon.
Citizen Vinyl, Session Café, and Coda Analog Art Shop will begin operating Wednesday – Sunday from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM starting Wednesday, April 21st. For more information, including new menu items, upcoming events, and up-to-date health and safety measures, visit www.citizenvinyl.com.