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Ask A Woman AVL: Is she flirting with me when she takes off her glasses?

Ask A Woman AVL: Is she flirting with me when she takes off her glasses?

Is the take-off-your-glass move seduction or something else completely?

by March 18, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Warren Haynes and the Asheville Symphony on Saturday at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. / Photo for Ashvegas.com by DAVID SIMCHOCK

Asheville Symphony and Southern rock alight in Haynes’ ‘Dreams’

It was a transcendent night.

by March 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
Ask A Woman AVL: I smacked my boyfriend for being a jerk. Was that too harsh?

Ask A Woman AVL: I smacked my boyfriend for being a jerk. Was that too harsh?

Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is nothing at all.

by February 21, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Ask A Woman AVL: Am I wrong in thinking ‘toxic masculinity’ is BS?

Ask A Woman AVL: Am I wrong in thinking ‘toxic masculinity’ is BS?

A writer tells Ask A Woman that he’s ticked off by a new Gillette advertising campaign taking aim at toxic masculinity.

by February 1, 2019 1 comment Asheville News, Opinion
Ask a Woman:  Do I need to grow a beard to get a date in Asheville?

Ask a Woman: Do I need to grow a beard to get a date in Asheville?

Why are all the women in this town going for the hirsute he-man look?

by January 15, 2019 1 comment Asheville News, Opinion
2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 2: ECLECTIC BOOGALOO

2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 2: ECLECTIC BOOGALOO

2018 BEST OF ASHEVILLE PART II – Eclectic Boogaloo Welcome to Part Two of Three of the 2018 Stoobie Awards! If you unfamiliar with the Stoobies, that’s okay! They are basically a “Best of Asheville’s Culinary Scene,” honorific, that comes with an actual physical award, all based on one person’s opinion: Mine! Who the fook am I? Well, nobody, really, just an[Read More…]

2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 1: A NEW BEGINNING

2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 1: A NEW BEGINNING

2018 BEST OF ASHEVILLE PART I – A New Beginning Ya know what? These fuckin’ Stoobie Awards could get awfully boring and repetitive if I’m not careful. Like, how many times do I really need to give Sunny Point the “Best Shrimp ‘n’ Grits” award? Answer: Every fucking time forever and ever that’s how many, because that’s how fucking good those[Read More…]

With gut-wrenching emotion, ‘Army of Love’ faces down childhood cancer

With gut-wrenching emotion, ‘Army of Love’ faces down childhood cancer

Singer-songwriter Dave Desmelik penned one of the most powerful Asheville albums of 2018; it’s a record about childhood illness.

by January 3, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
6 Girls You’ll Sleep With before you leave Asheville

6 Girls You’ll Sleep With before you leave Asheville

Here’s one: The nurse. Her favorite shirt is a tank top that says “Adulting Is Hard.”

by August 29, 2018 12 comments Only in Asheville
Spirit Airlines giving $10,000 to one of these four Asheville nonprofits

Spirit Airlines giving $10,000 to one of these four Asheville nonprofits

Online voting ends Aug. 23. Oh, and the winner also gets 20 free roundtrip Spirit Airlines tickets.

5 Guys You’ll Sleep With before you leave Asheville

5 Guys You’ll Sleep With before you leave Asheville

The upshot of Asheville’s being bad at dating is that it makes for great stories. Here are a few.

by August 16, 2018 26 comments Only in Asheville
Video: 3 City Hikes in Asheville

Video: 3 City Hikes in Asheville

No need to drive 30 minutes out of town to hike. Check out our favorite 3 hikes within Asheville’s city limits.    

by July 18, 2018 0 comments Only in Asheville
Top 4 for the 4th -Swimming holes in Asheville

Top 4 for the 4th -Swimming holes in Asheville

What better way to celebrate independence day than hitting the water? That’s why we rounded up our top 4 swimming holes around Asheville, enjoy!

Stu Helm’s 2018 Asheville Burger Survey Part 3: So Many Burgers!

Stu Helm’s 2018 Asheville Burger Survey Part 3: So Many Burgers!

I’m a well known burger fan. I eat a lot of burgers. Burger me. Gim burg. My current plan — don’t tell my doctor — is to eat all the burgers. Last year (2017), I began burger-binging my way through downtown Asheville, eating them here, there, and everywhere. I’m going rank each burger as I eat them, from BEST to[Read More…]

With new work, Asheville artist Jeremy Russell embraces subtle synchronicity

With new work, Asheville artist Jeremy Russell embraces subtle synchronicity

Russell hopes that viewers will see that his new work represents “an honest search, an honest approach.”

Lack of diversity detracts from first Asheville climate conference

Lack of diversity detracts from first Asheville climate conference

The conference is another disappointing example of how some of our most respected civic and business leaders still fail to take into account people of color and their concerns.

by March 19, 2018 9 comments Opinion
Ashvegas Op-Ed: Rising fees hurt Asheville’s Aston Park Tennis Center

Ashvegas Op-Ed: Rising fees hurt Asheville’s Aston Park Tennis Center

If Asheville City Council wants to convert Aston Park into a country club-like facility, they’re well on their way to doing so.

by February 17, 2018 2 comments Asheville News, Opinion
REVIEW: Vivian, Asheville, Serious French Food in The River Arts District

REVIEW: Vivian, Asheville, Serious French Food in The River Arts District

Vivian offers Asheville serious French food in The River Arts District VIVIAN EST BON COMME IL SE FAIT, YO (VIVIAN IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS, YO) That’s it. That’s it right there. Vivian is as good as it fucking gets. I can’t say much more than that. I’ve been there a lot since they first opened their doors in[Read More…]

2017 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville Food Scene prt 3: PEOPLE POWER!

2017 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville Food Scene prt 3: PEOPLE POWER!

2017 BEST OF ASHEVILLE PART III PEOPLE POWER! I’m a real people person… most of the time… some of the time…. people are fine, I suppose, whatever, they exist and I have to live with them. I have a personal mantra that has helped me to understand the evils of the world, and that is: “People are the Problem,” (Alt:[Read More…]

2017 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville Food Scene pt 2: THE SPECIFICS

2017 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville Food Scene pt 2: THE SPECIFICS

2017 BEST OF ASHEVILLE PART II THE SPECIFICS Are you as ex-fucking-cited about part two of these dang Stoobie awards as I am?!? Yeeeeeah, Baby! Last week I posted part one HERE on Ashvegas, and when I shared it on Facebook, and it got a ton of reach — organic reach — so the excitement is at a fever pitch,[Read More…]

Stu Helm’s Asheville Food Fan Checklist! What’s Your “AVL Food Fan” Score?

Stu Helm’s Asheville Food Fan Checklist! What’s Your “AVL Food Fan” Score?

HAPPY NEW YEAR, ASHEVILLE! Yes, I’m sill working on part two of the Stoobie Awards (you can read part one HERE if you haven’t already) but  in the meantime, I thought I’d share a list that I recently made for Facebook. I call it my “Asheville Food Fan (partial) Checklist.” I jammed the word “partial” in there because, yeah, there[Read More…]

2017 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville Food Scene pt 1: SUNRISE / SUNSET

2017 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville Food Scene pt 1: SUNRISE / SUNSET

2017 BEST OF ASHEVILLE PART I – SUNRISE SUNSET Yeah, Man! Stoobie Awards time! It’s one of my favorite / least favorite series of posts to write every year, because awarding “Bests” to the friends, acquaintances, associates, and even casual strangers that I know in the local food industry is fun and satisfying of course, but it is also fraught[Read More…]

Stu Helm’s #PositiveLists: 8 Things I Still Love Despite Their Obvious Flaws

Stu Helm’s #PositiveLists: 8 Things I Still Love Despite Their Obvious Flaws

Time for another #PositiveList! Ever since a friend told me that making positive lists is good for one’s general well-being, I’ve been writing and posting them to Facebook. Everything between the hashmarks has been cut ‘n’ pasted from my personal Facebook page. ### 8 Things I Still Love Despite Their Obvious Flaws… 8) BIRDS – “Tweedle dee tweedle dee tweep[Read More…]

by December 21, 2017 2 comments Asheville features
Stu Helm’s #PositiveLists: 10 Famous People I want to Personally Thank Today

Stu Helm’s #PositiveLists: 10 Famous People I want to Personally Thank Today

Of course it’s time for a #PositiveList! Ever since a friend told me that making positive lists is good for one’s general well-being, I’ve been writing and posting them to Facebook. Everything between the hashmarks has been cut ‘n’ pasted from my personal Facebook page. ### When we say we’re “thankful” on Thanksgiving, who are we thanking? God? Odin? Kali?[Read More…]

by November 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville features