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Lack of city support for new Asheville food fest is tough for organizers to swallow

Lack of city support for new Asheville food fest is tough for organizers to swallow

Chow Chow, a new signature food festival planned for mid-September, isn’t currently set for any in-kind support from the city of Asheville.

by March 24, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Harrah’s making bid for Asheville civic center naming rights

Harrah’s making bid for Asheville civic center naming rights

Asheville civic center officials have three proposals from entities interested in the naming rights to what is now known as the U.S. Cellular Center.

by March 24, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
A new mixed-use development that would include a hotel, condos, retail and office space, as well as a special emphasis on displaying local art, is proposed for the parking lot space on Broadway Street adjacent to the Asheville Masonic Temple. /photo by Jason Sandford

Mixed-use development including hotel, condos and an art focus proposed for Broadway

The development will include six residential units reserved at affordable rental rates for “creatives,” an art gallery and art pieces by local artists.

by March 20, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
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
Southern Conference basketball tournament arrives in Asheville with strong field

Southern Conference basketball tournament arrives in Asheville with strong field

This year’s men’s basketball tournament will be one of the most competitive ever, with four very strong teams in Wofford, Furman, UNC Greensboro and East Tennessee State University.

by March 6, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Water outages planned for Asheville River Arts District

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Water outages planned for Asheville River Arts District

Local outfitters in the River Arts District have banded together to form the Asheville Riverfront Alliance as recreation increases along the French Broad River in Asheville.

by February 21, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
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
Ryan McClenny works on an axe-throwing lane at the new Axeville Throwing Club opening soon on New Leicester Highway./ photo by Jason Sandford

Axeville Throwing Club prepares to open in Asheville

Safety first, says the crew behind Axeville.

by February 21, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Archetype Brewing to open downtown Asheville outpost

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Archetype Brewing to open downtown Asheville outpost

Also, a new blow out and beauty bar is coming to the South Slope, and more.

by February 14, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
In new book, Asheville bar owner breaks down a drinkery from concept to cocktail list

In new book, Asheville bar owner breaks down a drinkery from concept to cocktail list

“The Cocktail Bar: Notes for an Owner & Operator” is Chall Gray’s manual for bar ownership.

by February 5, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ben & Jerry's, now open on Haywood Street in downtown Asheville./ photo by Jason Sandford

Ben and Jerry will be in Asheville scooping Ben & Jerry’s ice cream on Saturday

Company founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield will be serving up free scoops to celebrate the Asheville shop’s grand opening.

by February 5, 2019 3 comments Asheville News
The Asheville Downtown Census seeks info on local businesses, economy

The Asheville Downtown Census seeks info on local businesses, economy

Take the survey here.

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
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
At Asheville’s first Stoobie Awards live event, Vivian restaurant wins big

At Asheville’s first Stoobie Awards live event, Vivian restaurant wins big

Other winners included Jane Anderson, who was named Food Person of the Year, and Chef Meherwan Irani, who was named Restaurateur of the Year.

Asheville Citizen-Times decimated by another round of layoffs

Asheville Citizen-Times decimated by another round of layoffs

Four journalists lost their jobs in Wednesday’s layoffs, including reporter Mark Barrett, who started at the newspaper in 1986.

by January 28, 2019 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former head of Asheville Brewers Alliance charged with embezzlement

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former head of Asheville Brewers Alliance charged with embezzlement

Also, Nightbell restaurant served its last meals on Sunday night, and more.

by January 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville real estate market settles down

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville real estate market settles down

Also, Asheville’s poetry slam scene is experiencing a resurgence, and more.

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville agencies, businesses aid furloughed federal workers

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville agencies, businesses aid furloughed federal workers

Also, the Asheville Fringe Festival is in full swing, and much more.

by January 22, 2019 4 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Nightbell restaurant to close in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Nightbell restaurant to close in Asheville

Also, Brooklyn Bro’s plans to open a new location in downtown Asheville, and more.

by January 21, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Matt Addis of Habitat Brewing.

Habitat Brewing in Asheville will be closing in a few weeks

Look for the details of a farewell party to be posted soon.

by January 17, 2019 3 comments Asheville News
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
Redevelopment of Sears property at Asheville Mall wins P&Z approval

Redevelopment of Sears property at Asheville Mall wins P&Z approval

The Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission voted 5-2 to approve the redevelopment plans despite the concerns of nearby residents, who expressed concerns about increased traffic.

by January 15, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Opinion: Stop the sale of Mission Health

Opinion: Stop the sale of Mission Health

Excerpt: “I made it known that I was not comfortable working for a company that was OK with the prospect of making a profit off of people’s suffering.”

by January 14, 2019 6 comments Asheville News
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…]