Straightaway Cafe

Owned by Raymond and Caroline Botham

an Alaskan style roadhouse cafe with plenty of sandwiches, burgers, American style entrees, high quality craft beers on tap, 20 plus varieties of wine, espressos and teas and lots of homemade desserts. live music every friday and saturday evening starting at 6 pm so the whole family can come and enjoy


tonight on the outdoor stage is, Chris Jamison"s Ghost....right after a cd release show at the grey eagle and spot in studio b last week....come check out what all the hype is starts shortly around 6 and goes on till around 9. looks to be another fine evening out here in the valley....

James Hammel - Music

welcome to the first weekend of our 9th year in business...and in keeping with our roots, we have some great live music coming at you in about an hour and going on through to the 9 o'clock hour....this evening local musician James Hammel has the honors and will be heading a trio also featuring Paco Shipp...this has the potential to be a wonderful collaboration...and of course, they will be on the outdoor stage enjoying a lovely spring evening.... is an adult contemporary pop song about a man who awakens one day to see the world as it really is and becomes convinced that if we

time to bust out those rain boots and come dance in the rain...cause we're not letting a little precipitation get in our way...the show goes on...and i have a feeling it is going to be one of those epic days of live music here at the straightaway...regardless, i want to give a great big THANK YOU to every single person who has been a part of these first 8 years. it's been a tremendous ride so far and i am thrilled at where you've taken us and where we're headed....THANK YOU, THANK YOUR PEERS, THANK YOURSELVES....

Dirty Dead

i know all of you are aware of the date but what you may not be aware of is that we are having an encore show by Dirty Dead...they rocked the valley this past saturday and we thought it suitable to bring them back today to help us celebrate 4/20...this could be a nice show of solidarity for those of us believing it is time for starts around 6...

Asheville, NC based band celebrating the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band tradition. Featuring flautist/guitarist Paul Drum DeCirce.

Circus Mutt Welcomes You!

it's anniversary week here at the straightaway as we celebrate 8 years of live music, draft beer and fresh cooked food....and it's happy hump day which means $4 pints and house wines along with the Stray Mutt providing the live music...

Lucky James - Music

Happy Easter to one and all....we are open, the apple tree is in bloom and Lucky James is kicking off our sunday season of music starting around 1 this is really going to be a heavenly day out here in this lovely valley of the blue ridge mountains.... Lucky James music.

Carver & Carmody | Americana from Asheville, NC

it appears that spring has returned and just in time to enjoy some more weekend....though a little too cool after dark for outside music, Carver & Carmody are setting up and getting ready for another fun-filled evening of live music...from right down the road in hendersonville they are one of our favorite local duos out here; come check out why.. and enjoy some wonderful fresh cooked food and great local craft beers... music starts around 6 Americana | Asheville, NC


good saturday afternoon, we've got the wonderful duo, Blushing Roulette out for fun evening of live music....starting around 6...chef rich is cooking up some local beef stroganoff, yum yum

Redleg Husky

welcome to another happy hump day....and on this last weednesday in march it looks like we are moving outside, yoo-hoo, with the local duo, Red Leg Husky...they are a combination of country, bluegrass and blues rolled into a wonderful mix all their own...the draft list is expanding weekly and you've got your choice of flavors for $4 a pint all day and or house dig out those flip flop and go support your local musicians, they are an underapprecated blessing in our chaotic electronic world... Home page of Redleg Husky, an americana group from Asheville, NC


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Raymond and Caroline Botham

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Raymond Botham


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1722 NC-9
Black Mountain, NC

Opening Hours

Wednesday 4pm - 10pm
Thursday 4pm - 10pm
Friday 4pm - 10pm
Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 10pm
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