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Pictures of Asheville: Spring harvest from Paper Crane Farm at the Asheville City Market

Pictures of Asheville: Spring harvest from Paper Crane Farm at the Asheville City Market

Source: instagr.am via Jennifer on Pinterest Paper Crane Farm is in Marshall. Pic by Tina Glenn of Faerie Made. Please follow and like us:

by June 2, 2012 0 comments Pictures of Asheville
Your morning timelapse video: Blue Ridge mountains in spring

Your morning timelapse video: Blue Ridge mountains in spring

A lovely new video of our mountains from ExploreAsheville. Music by Shannon Whitworth, “Spring Is Here.” Produced by Amplified Media. YouTube link. Please follow and like us:

by June 2, 2012 0 comments Pictures of Asheville
New brewery moving in next to Orange Peel is…WICKED WEED BREWING

New brewery moving in next to Orange Peel is…WICKED WEED BREWING

From the AC-T: The developers of a new downtown microbrewery and restaurant announced Thursday that their 15-barrel operation and eatery should be open at 91 Biltmore Ave., next to The Orange Peel music venue, by the end of the year. Wicked Weed Brewing is a project of brothers Walt and Luke Dickinson and Ryan Guthy, as well as Guthy’s parents.[Read More…]

Group of locals buys Wedge building, new restaurant from former Admiral chef to open by The Wedge

Group of locals buys Wedge building, new restaurant from former Admiral chef to open by The Wedge

From an AC-T article today. A group of local investors and business owners has bought the Wedge Building from the estate of John Payne, the Asheville artist and River Arts District pioneer:  A group of eight local investors has bought the Wedge building — home to working artists and their studios — as well as a popular local craft brewery[Read More…]

by June 1, 2012 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas weekend: A roundup of Asheville events June 1-3

Ashvegas weekend: A roundup of Asheville events June 1-3

A roundup of things to do this weekend in Asheville, June 1-3. *** Micah Mackenzie, Proving Grounds: Ongoing through Aug. 5 at Pisgah Brewing Mackenzie’s opening reception was May 31, but this top local fashion photographer’s exhibit continues at Pisgah Brewing through August 5. https://www.facebook.com/events/246751215432256/ Friday Mermaids in Marshall  5 p.m. Parade of mermaids, pirates and sea creatures of all[Read More…]

by June 1, 2012 0 comments Asheville events
Kiva Zip: Peer-to-peer loan program beta-testing in Asheville at 0% interest during pilot

Kiva Zip: Peer-to-peer loan program beta-testing in Asheville at 0% interest during pilot

Kiva.org brings a new peer-to-peer loan offering, Kiva Zip (beta) to Asheville in a pilot program that’s the first expansion beyond Kiva’s home base of San Francisco. Kiva Zip Asheville offers peer-to-peer loans of up to $5000 (at 0% interest during the pilot phase), with volunteer community “trustees” who vouch for borrowers. Borrowers who have challenges in qualifying for traditional loans may[Read More…]

“There’s something better out there”: New $100K Kickstarter documentary based out of Asheville explores complacency, chasing our dreams (or not)

“There’s something better out there”: New $100K Kickstarter documentary based out of Asheville explores complacency, chasing our dreams (or not)

Man vs. Debt blogger and Asheville transplant Adam Baker is part of the team behind a documentary film being created via Kickstarter, the funding platform that asks fans to personally fund creative endeavors. Exploring the ideas of complacency, convention and how we do or don’t make our dreams and passions real, I’m Fine, Thanks needs $100,000 for editing and distribution[Read More…]

by May 29, 2012 1 comment Asheville News
Get on the (LaZoom) bus with Americana performer Baby Gramps June 10

Get on the (LaZoom) bus with Americana performer Baby Gramps June 10

Members of Asheville’s The Mad Tea bring an interesting act to town: Blues/freak folk singer Baby Gramps plays Jack of the Wood on June 12, and makes a special appearance on the big purple bus on June 10. The JotW show is 9 p.m. $5, openers The Mad Tea. LaZoom bus shows are 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday[Read More…]

by May 29, 2012 2 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Memorial Day Ceremony today, 3 p.m.

Asheville Memorial Day Ceremony today, 3 p.m.

Because today is more than just the end of a long weekend. From an AC-T editorial today: As Richard Starnes, chair of Western Carolina University’ history department, puts it, Memorial Day should mean more than just a day at the lake, a day haggling at the dealership, or a day off from work. Memorial Day, as its name implies, is[Read More…]

by May 28, 2012 0 comments Asheville events
Asheville Beer Week: Follow the fun on Twitter

Asheville Beer Week: Follow the fun on Twitter

Follow the Asheville Beer Week fun on Twitter as thirsty locals and beer experts from far and near share the experience. And don’t forget to download the Beer Week app for iPhone and Droid. Please follow and like us:

by May 26, 2012 0 comments Asheville beer
Truck hits building in West Asheville, charges pending

Truck hits building in West Asheville, charges pending

A rogue truck making an illegal turn in a tight spot hit a building in West Asheville on Friday. Charges are pending against the driver. The incident occurred on Haywood Road, across from Tolliver’s. More from WLOS.com. The driver was trying to make a right turn, which is not allowed at that spot, when the trailer became wedged in the[Read More…]

by May 26, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Video: Toasted coconut, chocolate and caramel in new Blind Pig Porter from Pisgah Brewing, coming soon

Video: Toasted coconut, chocolate and caramel in new Blind Pig Porter from Pisgah Brewing, coming soon

Good looking new local signature beer created for Blind Pig Supper Club. Coming soon on tap at select restaurants, growlers also available. Check the video for details. Please follow and like us:

by May 26, 2012 0 comments Asheville beer
Pictures of Asheville: A guy with a hog on a hog

Pictures of Asheville: A guy with a hog on a hog

Spotted around Asheville. Please follow and like us:

by May 26, 2012 2 comments Pictures of Asheville
Brewer Oscar Wong of Highland on the cover of USA Today’s Money section in article on the rise of craft beer

Brewer Oscar Wong of Highland on the cover of USA Today’s Money section in article on the rise of craft beer

Oscar Wong, the founder of  of Highland and arguably both the godfather of Asheville’s thriving craft beer scene and the prime mover behind Asheville’s meteoric rise on the national beer scene, appears in today’s USA Today. The article, currently not available online, is a perfect grace note during Craft Beer Week and Asheville Beer Week. An informative read on the growth of[Read More…]

Memorial Day weekend in Asheville: Pick your fun with BlogAsheville’s event roundup

From mountain sports and a food truck party to burlesque dancers and an art tour, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in Asheville this Memorial Day weeekend. And don’t forget to pay homage to the men and women who gave their lives for our country. [View the story “Fire the summertime starting gun: Festival and event madness begins[Read More…]

by May 25, 2012 0 comments Asheville events
Beer news roundup: Sierra Nevada hires head brewer & announces job opening, downtown brewery announcement coming soon

Beer news roundup: Sierra Nevada hires head brewer & announces job opening, downtown brewery announcement coming soon

Beer news just doesn’t stop in Asheville. Here’s the latest. Sierra Nevada announced today it’s hired a head brewer for its new Asheville/Mills River location: Scott Jennings, formerly the company’s Research and Development Head Brewer, responsible for overseeing its 10-barrel pilot brewhouse. From the Sierra Nevada press realease: “Scott is an incredible asset to Sierra Nevada,” said Brian Grossman, co-manager of the[Read More…]

by May 23, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
12 Bones’ Hogzilla smoked pork & bacon sandwich named one of Garden & Gun magazine’s “top 21 BBQ sandwiches”

12 Bones’ Hogzilla smoked pork & bacon sandwich named one of Garden & Gun magazine’s “top 21 BBQ sandwiches”

From GardenandGun.com: 12 Bones Smoke House (pictured here) Where: Asheville, North Carolina; 12bones.com What to order: Hogzilla. This audacious sandwich is a mountain of pig: pliant sausage, thick strips of sugar-cured bacon, and shreds of exquisite smoked pork on a toasted sub roll. Link Also, 12 Bones’ Sweet Tomato BBQ sauce was recently one of three selected as the official[Read More…]

by May 22, 2012 0 comments Asheville food and drink

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