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hort order: A new Asheville food truck, a healthy eating challenge and more

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1/6/2012 - Short order: A new Asheville food truck, a healthy eating challenge and more
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Here's some of what's happening on the Asheville food scene:

Junction brunch: Asheville residents love a good brunch, and the Junction restaurant in the River Arts District is the latest eatery to offer such. Brunch is served 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be top-notch cocktails, including bloody Marys and a twist on a mimosa, for example. The food menu was still being finalized at press time. Check out thejunctionasheville.com for more.

Winter hours reminder: Just a quick reminder for lovers of White Duck Taco and 12 Bones Smokehouse, two popular eateries in the River Arts District. The taco shop reopens Jan. 23, while the barbecue joint will re-open Jan. 18.

Greenlife's health eating challenge: Greenlife Grocery is hosting several events to help people get started on healthy eating in the new year. The first is a series of meetings aimed at helping people follow the eating habits based on "The Engine 2 Diet" by Rip Esselstyn. Participation is free, with weekly meetings 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 17 to Feb. 21. The meetings will be held in the store and community center building on Merrimon Avenue. Register at the customer service desk or by emailing Adam Budd at adam.budd@wholefoods.com.

For tips on how to stock your pantry to make healthy and affordable meals at home, visit the store noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday from Jan. 18 to Feb. 8. Register at the customer service desk.

And the store will host healthy eating demos to teach cooking techniques and showcase new recipes. Visit the store 4-6 p.m. starting Jan. 18.

New food truck: El Kimchi is a new food truck preparing to hit the streets of Asheville. The truck will serve Mexican street food with a Korean-flavored twist. Think of quesadillas stuffed with kimchi and tacos filled with Korean-style barbecue. Follow its progress on El Kimchi's page on Facebook, as well as on Twitter @El_Kimchi

Food truck lot: Speaking of food trucks, the downtown parking lot that will serve as a food truck court should be up and running in the next couple of weeks. Food truck owners of the Lowdown, Pink Taco and Gypsy Queen trucks have been cleaning the Coxe Avenue lot and preparing it to serve the trucks. Stay tuned.

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