New Belgium’s new Asheville brewery is 75 percent complete

New Belgium’s new Asheville brewery is 75 percent complete

July 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

The brewery says it’s still on track to begin brewing in Asheville later this year.

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Costume Drama, Business Sings Broadway to benefit Asheville Community Theatre

Costume Drama, Business Sings Broadway to benefit Asheville Community Theatre

July 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Costume Drama fashion show is July 10 and Business Sings Broadway is July 11.

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Buxton Hall Barbecue, Catawba Brewing team for July Fourth cookout on the South Slope

Buxton Hall Barbecue, Catawba Brewing team for July Fourth cookout on the South Slope

July 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Beer, barbecue, local music, outdoor patio, Banks Ave. y’all.

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SOLD! Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville for $33 million

SOLD! Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville for $33 million

July 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville sold recently for $33 million, according to property records. The seller was Hospitality Lodging Investors. The buyer was Summit Hospitality 123 LLC, which owns The Dunhill Hotel in Charlotte, a hotel it calls its “signature property.” I don’t know what, if anything, will change for the hotel and its employees. […]

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Anthropologie in Asheville: Let’s all get used to the fact that this is likely happening

Anthropologie in Asheville: Let’s all get used to the fact that this is likely happening

July 2, 2015 | Comments (21)

The retail chains and hotel chains are coming, downtown Asheville, so deal with it.

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Altamont Brewing expanding into next-door space on Haywood Road in West Asheville

Altamont Brewing expanding into next-door space on Haywood Road in West Asheville

July 2, 2015 | Comments (4)

Altamont is taking over the space just vacated by Nona Mia restaurant.

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Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Nourish & Flourish, RAD

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Nourish & Flourish, RAD

July 1, 2015 | Comments (1)

Hello Asheville! Y’know what? I’m lazy. Super lazy. For example: I know I need vegetables in my diet, and I even enjoy the way they taste, but most of the time, I’m too frickin’ lazy to buy, chop, prep and cook vegetables at home, and the truth is, I’m actually too lazy to even chew […]

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Asheville artists’ work on display in ‘Misprints’ show at Asheville Area Arts Council

Asheville artists’ work on display in ‘Misprints’ show at Asheville Area Arts Council

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

The opening reception for the show, curated by artist Andy Herod, is 5 p.m. Friday at the arts council’s gallery in the Grove Arcade.

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Stu Helm: Food Fan, on PennyCup Coffee Company

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on PennyCup Coffee Company

June 30, 2015 | Comments (3)

Hello Asheville! You guys know how much I love coffee. Like, a LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (pant pant) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (gasp pant) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s why I was so sad every time I walked past PennyCup Coffee Company on Bartlett Street in the Southern hinterlands of the River Arts District. They were in there roasting delicious, fresh, yumminy coffee beans, just a few short blocks […]

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Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Punk Rock Hot Dogs

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Punk Rock Hot Dogs

June 30, 2015 | Comments (3)

Hello Asheville! Do you guys like to do stuff? I like to do stuff. A lot of stuff. As a way to make money, occupy my hands, or just pass the time in a remotely interesting fashion, using the limited skills that I have, until I finally go belly-up and die. I like to write. About food and flip flops and […]

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As French Broad River overflows with boaters, The Bywater is forced to confront parking issue

As French Broad River overflows with boaters, The Bywater is forced to confront parking issue

June 30, 2015 | Comments (12)

The Bywater has become a victim of its own success.

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New 5Point Film Festival set for August in Asheville

New 5Point Film Festival set for August in Asheville

June 30, 2015 | Comments (0)

This looks like a great event. Press release: 5Point Film Festival has selected Asheville as its community to launch a regional concert style film festival in the Southeast on August 14-15 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. “After spending time in the Asheville community and working with the City of Asheville, we were thrilled to pick this […]

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Asheville celebrity spotting: Seinfeld at ‘Spy’, Wilson at Wedge

Asheville celebrity spotting: Seinfeld at ‘Spy’, Wilson at Wedge

June 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Seinfeld was in Asheville for a Saturday night show at the U.S. Cellular Center.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing in Mills River announces opening of big outdoor spaces

Sierra Nevada Brewing in Mills River announces opening of big outdoor spaces

June 29, 2015 | Comments (1)

A beer garden, back porch and amphitheater and a vegetable garden are all opening this week at Sierra Nevada’s new East Coast brewery just south of Asheville.

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Asheville videographer captures activist taking down Confederate flag in South Carolina

Asheville videographer captures activist taking down Confederate flag in South Carolina

June 28, 2015 | Comments (8)

Andrea Desky drove through the night to witness activist Brittany Newsome’s defiant action.

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Stu Helm: Food Fan on Episode 2 of AVL Food Fans Podcast w/ Chef Joe Scully

Stu Helm: Food Fan on Episode 2 of AVL Food Fans Podcast w/ Chef Joe Scully

June 26, 2015 | Comments (2)

Stu and Scully get romantic, and chat about good first-date restaurant spots.

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A profile of Asheville tourists and their economic impact, by the numbers

A profile of Asheville tourists and their economic impact, by the numbers

June 25, 2015 | Comments (6)

The average Asheville tourist is 55 or older, drove to the mountains, stayed 2.44 nights and spent $104 a day.

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Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival set for Aug. 12-15

Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival set for Aug. 12-15

June 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tickets are on sale now for the comedy festival, now in its ninth year.

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Asheville-area tourism projects move ahead for funding consideration

Asheville-area tourism projects move ahead for funding consideration

June 25, 2015 | Comments (5)

The tourism projects are vying for hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding.

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Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Frostbite Ice Cream coming to Patton Avenue in West Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Frostbite Ice Cream coming to Patton Avenue in West Asheville

June 25, 2015 | Comments (1)

Also, there’s a new “Masterminds” movie trailer out and an end to the heat wave.

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WIN TICKETS To Burning Can beer festival at Oskar Blues in Brevard

WIN TICKETS To Burning Can beer festival at Oskar Blues in Brevard

June 24, 2015 | Comments (39)

This year, Oskar Blues is offering festival-goers the chance to camp at their REEB Ranch facility.

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WIN TICKETS To see Teatro del Gusto at The Orange Peel in Asheville

WIN TICKETS To see Teatro del Gusto at The Orange Peel in Asheville

June 24, 2015 | Comments (16)

Look for a blend of burlesque, aerial arts and Vaudeville.

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Waking Life coffee shop in West Asheville to open second location in downtown

Waking Life coffee shop in West Asheville to open second location in downtown

June 24, 2015 | Comments (13)

The new location will put Waking Life in the heart of downtown.

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Asheville residents to Buncombe County TDA:  stop hotel room tax shenanigans

Asheville residents to Buncombe County TDA: stop hotel room tax shenanigans

June 24, 2015 | Comments (41)

Buncombe TDA should use part of its hotel room tax proceeds to pay for infrastructure improvements in the city, residents said.

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