Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 6 – “Everyone Loves Grass, Even Cows””

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 6 – “Everyone Loves Grass, Even Cows””

August 27, 2015 | Comments (1)

Hello Asheville! The sixth and latest episode of the AVL Food Fans podcast is “in the can” as they say, and it’s our best one yet! ___ As always, Chef Joe Scully from Chestnut​ and The Corner Kitchen​ is my co-host, and this time, our special guest is Jamie Ager from Hickory Nut Gap Farm​ who talks […]

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Hollywood bio-pic about Asheville native author Thomas Wolfe picks up buzz

Hollywood bio-pic about Asheville native author Thomas Wolfe picks up buzz

August 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

Actor Jude Law, one of the stars of “Genuis,” visited Asheville last summer to learn more about Wolfe.

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Bloody stabbing in downtown Asheville investigated

Bloody stabbing in downtown Asheville investigated

August 26, 2015 | Comments (6)

Some business owners are worried about downtown crime.

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The Moth storytelling podcast coming to The Mothlight in Asheville in September

The Moth storytelling podcast coming to The Mothlight in Asheville in September

August 26, 2015 | Comments (3)

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.

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Founders of The Bywater bar in Asheville announce they’re moving on

Founders of The Bywater bar in Asheville announce they’re moving on

August 26, 2015 | Comments (2)

The Bywater will remain, but the last day for Chad and Cate Battles is Aug. 30.

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Sold! South Slope property in Asheville for $1 million, townhome construction coming

Sold! South Slope property in Asheville for $1 million, townhome construction coming

August 25, 2015 | Comments (5)

A wave of residential construction is next for the South Slope in Asheville.

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Regulate street performance hot spots in downtown Asheville, city staffers suggest

Regulate street performance hot spots in downtown Asheville, city staffers suggest

August 24, 2015 | Comments (12)

Performances in front of Woolworth Walk, the Big Iron and on Pack Square in front of Rhubarb restaurant would be strictly regulated.

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Hendersonville Lightning op-ed: Reform N.C. alcohol laws now

Hendersonville Lightning op-ed: Reform N.C. alcohol laws now

August 24, 2015 | Comments (3)

The opinion piece suggests lawmakers rein in the N.C. ALE and ABC, two state agencies whose recent actions are suppressing the vitality of WNC’s craft beer industry.

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Hendo Times-News: Disconnect between craft brewers, N.C. ALE and ABC

Hendo Times-News: Disconnect between craft brewers, N.C. ALE and ABC

August 24, 2015 | Comments (3)

Two Republican state lawmakers from Henderson County have taken note N.C. ALE’s actions in recent months.

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New Warren Haynes Asheville concert will benefit brother/City Council candidate Brian Haynes

New Warren Haynes Asheville concert will benefit brother/City Council candidate Brian Haynes

August 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Sept. 8 concert at New Mountain AVL will also include Jeff Sipe, Malcomb Holcombe, Free Radio, more.

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Stu Helm: Food Fan, Family Trip, Part 2: Scotland and Scottish Food

Stu Helm: Food Fan, Family Trip, Part 2: Scotland and Scottish Food

August 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Hello Asheville! Well, Summer is wrapping-up, winding down, moving on, and effing off for another year. I hope you had a good one! I did, that’s for sure, and one of the main reasons for my good Summer was the wonderful overseas vacation that I went on with 8 members of my immediate family.  Also known as: #familytrip As I reported […]

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Photo Gallery: AVL Food Fans at The Asheville Wine and Food Festival 2015

Photo Gallery: AVL Food Fans at The Asheville Wine and Food Festival 2015

August 24, 2015 | Comments (0)

Hello Asheville! Here are just a few shots of some of the staff, volunteers, and attendees at the three major events that make up  the Asheville Wine and Food Festival: Elixir, Sweet, and The Grand Tasting. The women looked great, as usual. The men? Frump-dee-dump-dump (to the theme of TV’s Dragnet) for the most part. […]

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AVL Food Fans – Asheville Loses Some of Its Flavor, So Long to Chef Steven Goff

AVL Food Fans – Asheville Loses Some of Its Flavor, So Long to Chef Steven Goff

August 22, 2015 | Comments (3)

  Hello Asheville! I’m sad to report the news that one of Asheville’s most creative and dedicated Chef’s, Steven Goff, is leaving “Foodtopia” for what sounds to me like a really amazing gig in Raleigh, working for multiple James Beard nominee Chef Scott Crawford.  ____ I had heard through the grapevine that Chef Goff  — a friend, fellow […]

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Word on the street: Buncombe County economic development announcement coming any day

Word on the street: Buncombe County economic development announcement coming any day

August 21, 2015 | Comments (9)

Could it Deschutes Brewery?

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Buncombe Board of Commissioners Election 2016 takes shape as Smith, Coleman prepare runs

Buncombe Board of Commissioners Election 2016 takes shape as Smith, Coleman prepare runs

August 21, 2015 | Comments (5)

It’s early, but Democrats are maneuvering to keep a lock on District 1 of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.

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Downtown Asheville traffic headaches abound at construction scenes

Downtown Asheville traffic headaches abound at construction scenes

August 19, 2015 | Comments (15)

It’s not even fall yet, but bright oranges and yellows are already in full view in downtown Asheville – as safety vests and traffic cones.

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Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Curate restaurant rumored to expand in downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Curate restaurant rumored to expand in downtown Asheville

August 19, 2015 | Comments (10)

Also, a new haunted hearse tour, plans for a new Ingles grocery store on Brevard Road, a facelift for Krispy Kreme on Patton Avenue and much more.

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In Woodfin, farm life and housing find an equal footing in unique development

In Woodfin, farm life and housing find an equal footing in unique development

August 18, 2015 | Comments (5)

Developers are ready to start selling pastoral lots on 350 acres in a development that will include riverfront property, a 46-acre farm, a school, a boutique hotel and much more.

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Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Will Patton, shopping at Greenlife in Asheville

Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Will Patton, shopping at Greenlife in Asheville

August 18, 2015 | Comments (2)

Patton was born in Charleston and attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.

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Nonprofit cancels Hendersonville beer festival, cites difficulties with ALE, ABC officials

Nonprofit cancels Hendersonville beer festival, cites difficulties with ALE, ABC officials

August 18, 2015 | Comments (19)

The environmental nonprofit MountainTrue says permitting hurdles and increased alcohol law enforcement has had an “an unfortunate chilling effect.”

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New 12-story Mission Hospital tower gets early approval from Asheville city officials

New 12-story Mission Hospital tower gets early approval from Asheville city officials

August 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

A new main entrance to the hospital’s emergency department will be created when the building is complete.

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Video: Could 750 ml of sour beer to the face be Asheville’s new ‘ice bucket challenge’?

Video: Could 750 ml of sour beer to the face be Asheville’s new ‘ice bucket challenge’?

August 17, 2015 | Comments (4)

No matter what the answer, Wicked Weed brothers Luke and Walt Dickinson answer the challenge.

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Ashvegas celebrity spotting: ‘Walking Dead’ star Norman Reedus spotted around Asheville

Ashvegas celebrity spotting: ‘Walking Dead’ star Norman Reedus spotted around Asheville

August 17, 2015 | Comments (4)

Reedus is reportedly shooting a new reality TV pilot.

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Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Alanis Morissette loves Malaprop’s bookstore in Asheville

Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Alanis Morissette loves Malaprop’s bookstore in Asheville

August 17, 2015 | Comments (1)

Singer’s selfie showers some love on Asheville’s revered indy book shop.

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