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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
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
No Taste Like Home: Foraging for Food with Stu Helm and Friends

No Taste Like Home: Foraging for Food with Stu Helm and Friends

“WILL FORAGE FOR FOOD” (If we can bring it to a high-end restaurant afterward & have it paired & prepared by some of Asheville’s best cooks). Written by Stephan Pruitt and Stu Helm Illustration by Stu Helm Photos & Photo Captions by Stephan Pruitt (unless otherwise indicated) To see even more photos from this trip, check out Stephan’s version of[Read More…]

5 Places to Hide and Eat in Downtown Asheville

5 Places to Hide and Eat in Downtown Asheville

Stu’s just trying to eat and be left the eff alone.

Stu Helm, AVL Food Fan: A Month of Brundays, or brunching in Asheville

Stu Helm, AVL Food Fan: A Month of Brundays, or brunching in Asheville

It’s breakfast AND lunch, and Stu freakin’ loves it. Strap on a feed bag and come with.

PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 15 – “Gluten and Copyright Free”

PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 15 – “Gluten and Copyright Free”

GLUTEN AND COPYRIGHT FREE ON AVL FOOD FANS! Hello Asheville! The latest episode of AVL Food Fans is in the can! It’s our 15th episode and it’s another great one! Chef Joe and I are joined by special guests Chef Peter and Martha Pollay, husband and wife co-owners of Posana restaurant on Biltmore Ave. We discuss their farm-to-table philosophy, the[Read More…]

Best of Asheville – The 2015 Stoobie Awards – Part Two

Best of Asheville – The 2015 Stoobie Awards – Part Two

Hello Asheville! Sacre bleu, c’est la Stoobies part deux! If you haven’t read part one yet you can do that HERE, and if you don’t know what the Stoobie Awards are… yeah, it’s all explained in part one and I don’t feel like repeating it here, so either go read that, or figure it out along the way. It’s not[Read More…]

PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 12 – “AVL AIR Heads”

PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 12 – “AVL AIR Heads”

Stu and co-host Joe Scully talk about the possibility of abolishing tipping, and much more.

PODCAST: Stu Helm and Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 10 – “Pumpkin Spiced Radio”

PODCAST: Stu Helm and Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 10 – “Pumpkin Spiced Radio”

Stu and Joe talk to Mountain Xpress food writers Gina Smith and Jonathan Ammons.

Stu Helm: Food Fan – FOOD MAP – Asheville’s RAD

Stu Helm: Food Fan – FOOD MAP – Asheville’s RAD

  Hello Asheville! Click, drag, click, drag, click click click, join, eyedropper, click, paint bucket, click, deselect… oh, hi! I didn’t see you there. I’ve been working in Adobe Illustrator making a bunch of nifty Food Maps!  That means I’ve been doing lots and lots and LOTS of clicking and dragging and selecting and deselecting… and when things get really exciting,[Read More…]

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 8 – “A Bitter Pill”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 8 – “A Bitter Pill”

Hello Asheville! The eighth and latest episode of the AVL Food Fans podcast has been recorded, posted, and is currently available to listen to and download, and you can even get it for free from the iTunes store! As always, Chef Joe Scully is my co-host, and this time, our special guests are Chef Hollie West of The Sweet Monkey Bakery, who won the Chef’s Challenge at the Asheville Wine &[Read More…]

VIDEO: Stu Helm The Food Fan visits Chef Ryan at Buffalo Nickel

VIDEO: Stu Helm The Food Fan visits Chef Ryan at Buffalo Nickel

Hello Asheville! It’s my favorite time of year here in WNC! Faaawwwlllll! Who doesn’t love Fall? Raise your hands if you love Fall. Now, raise your hands if you don’t love Fall. Those in group B, please leave the room. Idiots. What are you, Summer people? Go live on the Sun then. See what that gets you. I like cool foggy mornings, followed by cool crisp days, and[Read More…]

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Asheville Wine & Food Festival, bitters and booze

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Asheville Wine & Food Festival, bitters and booze

Stu’s all over the place in this one, from blogging and bitters to Bill Cunningham. Check it, and beware the swear words.

Stu Helm, Food Fan: Mellow Mushroom wows crowd, judges at Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest

Stu Helm, Food Fan: Mellow Mushroom wows crowd, judges at Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest

The Mellow Mush crew crushed it with their “French onion soup” grilled cheese sandwich.

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on [Re]HAPPENING, Ultimate Ice Cream, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, Buxton Hall BBQ, Asheville

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on [Re]HAPPENING, Ultimate Ice Cream, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, Buxton Hall BBQ, Asheville

Hey ReHaps, you might want to add a food truck or two for next year.

Stu Helm: Food Critic, on Zambra, Vue 1913, Grove Park Inn and Asheville romance

Stu Helm: Food Critic, on Zambra, Vue 1913, Grove Park Inn and Asheville romance

The atmosphere at Zambra is one of its romantic bonfa fides: dimly lit with an “exotic” vibe, there’s usually some sexy Euro-lounge music playing softly in the background.

Photo by Jason Sandford/ Moogfest dude

Wanted on Craigslist: Boom box carrier

“Must bring own, loud boombox with a copy of Psy’s ‘Gangam Style’ to be played on repeat for 2 hours.”

by October 26, 2012 1 comment Asheville News, Only in Asheville
Downtown Books & News paperback holds Stephen King surprise

Downtown Books & News paperback holds Stephen King surprise

Found today in the $1 bin: Stephen King’s sales receipt.

by October 21, 2012 1 comment Asheville books, Only in Asheville
Who lost a piglet?

Who lost a piglet?

If you lost an incredibly cute piglet, the Humane Society is holding him for you.

by October 18, 2012 5 comments Asheville News, Only in Asheville
Asheville Comic Expo 2012 in pics

Asheville Comic Expo 2012 in pics

Wolverine, Catwoman, zombie stormtrooper and more at the 2012 comic con.

‘This Town:’ Short video captures the magic of Asheville

‘This Town:’ Short video captures the magic of Asheville

Short, lovely, locally produced Vimeo vid: ‘A look at the funkiest small city in America.’

Carl Mumpower’s GoBrainless.org shares winners of Go Topless photo contest

Carl Mumpower’s GoBrainless.org shares winners of Go Topless photo contest

Prize-winning photos in a contest meant to shame the event and its participants. Images mildly NSFW.

City council to Asheville: Avoid Go Topless rally

City council to Asheville: Avoid Go Topless rally

In an open letter, council members state that they believe that conduct at the topless rally “does nothing to help our community.”