Bottle Riot Reopens with In-house Dining by Piccola Strada

Two Local Favorites Under One Roof Beginning February 12

ASHEVILLE, NC (February 1, 2021) – With plans underway for a February 12 reopening and anniversary celebration, Bottle Riot’s Lauri and Barrett Nichols announce a newly formed partnership with Strada Italiano owner Chef Anthony Cerrato. The collaboration brings a new dining option to the River Arts District and an inspired menu to Bottle Riot customers. A socially-distanced celebration of food, drink, and local love happens February 12 - 14, 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.

“We’re beyond excited to team up with our good friends at Bottle Riot and announce the opening of Piccola Strada,” says Chef Anthony. “We’ve designed a small plate menu to pair wonderfully with their amazing selection of natural wines and European beers.”

The Piccola Strada menu features chef-selected Strada classics like Tuscan Stuffed Figs and Grilled Florentine Ravioli, along with delightful new offerings showcasing house-made fresh pastas and a signature appetizer, Whole Garlic al Forno. The kitchen will open daily with service during regular business hours.

“What a great way to reopen and kick off our third year in business. We’re thrilled to welcome Chef Anthony and the Strada family to Bottle Riot,” says co-owner Lauri Nichols. “The new restaurant concept pairs perfectly with our atmosphere and attitude. Plus, the food’s incredible!” she adds.

Bottle Riot offers an expansive and ever-changing list of hand-selected wines, deliciously obscure European beers, and small plates by Piccola Strada. Its unique beverage menu celebrates family-owned wineries, winemakers, and brewers from around the globe, producing exceptional products with minimal intervention using sustainable, organic, and/or biodynamic growing practices. Bottle Riot is in Wedge Studios (lower level) at 37 Paynes Way in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District. The bar strictly adheres to all COVID -19 safety guidelines and offers ample outdoor seating and heating for customer comfort. Masks are required for entry and must be worn unless eating or drinking. For additional information, visit Connect at,, and

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