Spot Light on East Asheville – POST 70

Article courtesy of Linda Stanton

The Haw Creek Community Association welcomes new east Asheville business, Filo Featuring POST 70 Indulgence Bar which opened in July. Many folks are familiar with FILO Pastries, the creation of pastry chef Maria Papanastasiou, an east Asheville favorite for nine years. Maria and her staff create amazing bakery items and serve fast casual lunch items such as spanakopita, quiche, and croissant sandwiches.

What you may not know is that at 5:00 pm the lights get turned down, candles are lit and the unassuming bakery shop turns into a unique evening venue. Featuring chef-created small plates and craft cocktails, the POST 70 Indulgence Bar project is the brainchild of Emilios Papanastasiou, Maria’s nephew. He is also son of Nick Papanastasiou, owner of the adjacent East Village Grille for over 24 years. The name POST 70 pays homage to the original occupants of the unique stone structure, The American Legion Post 70 which has since relocated to a nearby location on Reddick Rd.

The family has deep roots in east Asheville, growing up in Haw Creek and currently living in Redwood Forest. Emilios and his family are proud to call this area home for both their residence and businesses. Filo Pastries and EVG have always been community-centric and he hopes to continue that neighborhood bar feeling. POST 70 is an east-end alternative to the sometimes crowed and busy feeling of downtown eateries.
At POST 70 Indulgence Bar, everything is created in house. Herbs and some seasonal veggies are grown right on premises. Mediterranean-style small plates combine the family’s Greek heritage with an Asheville flair. Small plates encourage communal sharing of food but don’t let “small” fool you, this is a high quality restaurant experience. Stop by to have a drink, some great food and say hi to your neighbors!

Filo Featuring POST 70 Indulgence Bar is located at 1155 Tunnel Road in Asheville.

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