Espresso martinis, croissants offered at new café, bar in RAD

ASHEVILLE – The latest restaurant and bar concept developed by Asheville restaurateur Jacob Sessoms has opened in the River Arts District.

In early January, After/Glow, a café and bar that serves coffee by day and cocktails by night, debuted at the boutique hotel, The Radical.

In October, The Radical opened at 95 Roberts St. in a vacant-then-renovated 1920s warehouse, with 70 guest rooms and suites.

The property is owned by Hatteras Sky with capital partner Somera Capital East and operated by Lark Hotels.

Sessoms, who owns restaurants All Day Darling and Table, collaborated with the companies as the founder and chef-partner at Perfectly Ad Hoc Hospitality Group to design food and beverage venues in the hotel open to overnight guests and the public.

After/Glow is the third of the three venues to be introduced by Sessoms, following the full restaurant and bar, Golden Hour, and rooftop bar offering a premier view of RAD, The Roof.

After/Glow, open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, offers a menu of baked goods, smoothies, espresso and drip coffee from North Carolina-based Counter Culture Coffee, and hot and cold brews from local tea shop, Dobra.

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