West Asheville

ANOTHER MONTH OF BRUNDAYS – Brunching in Asheville, part 2

ANOTHER MONTH OF BRUNDAYS – Brunching in Asheville, part 2

ANOTHER MONTH OF BRUNDAYS – by Stu Helm Hello Asheville! I am not a fancy person, but I sure do like fancy eatin’. That being said… lehhht’s braaahhhhhnnnch! To me, eating brunch is like living The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, which can get a little pricey, but if you play your cards right, brunch can also be a[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…]

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 7 – “Penance and Cheesecake”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 7 – “Penance and Cheesecake”

Hello Asheville! The seventh 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 Chefs Mandy and Christopher Butler from 50/Fifty: The Art of Dessert, and they brought us[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 Buffalo Nickel Brunch, West Asheville

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Buffalo Nickel Brunch, West Asheville

Question: What, exactly, Stu wonders, is scrapple?

Asheville City Council Election 2015: Who’s running?

Asheville City Council Election 2015: Who’s running?

West Asheville neighborhood activist Rich Lee has expressed an interest in running, and Julie Mayfield, co-executive director of an Asheville nonprofit, says she’s considering a run.

by December 4, 2014 26 comments West Asheville
Odd’s Cafe: new coffeeshop open on the booming West Side

Odd’s Cafe: new coffeeshop open on the booming West Side

Haywood Road continues its growth: right next to the brand-new Asheville Sandwich Company is Odd’s Cafe, a new coffeeshop with a light menu of savory pastries and sweet baked goods. It’s in a long-untenanted building that’s been completely remodeled. Of note: a spacious and breezy back deck. Owner Audrie Blomquist says her new venture is open until 10 pm nightly, and[Read More…]

PHOTOS King Daddy’s Chicken and Waffles now open on Haywood road

PHOTOS King Daddy’s Chicken and Waffles now open on Haywood road

Check out this photo gallery of West Asheville’s newest restaurant.

All Go West Music Festival set for June 7 in West Asheville

All Go West Music Festival set for June 7 in West Asheville

With three stages and more than 30 bands, the event promises to be a big ol’ West Asheville good time.

Sketchbook Project’s mobile library to stop in Asheville on Wednesday

Sketchbook Project’s mobile library to stop in Asheville on Wednesday

Handmade sketchbooks will be on display from artists around the world outside Bookworks on Haywood Road in West Asheville.

by March 24, 2014 0 comments Asheville arts, West Asheville
PHOTOS: Short Street Cakes anniversary celebration in West Asheville

PHOTOS: Short Street Cakes anniversary celebration in West Asheville

Check out scenes from Short Street Cakes fifth anniversary celebration.

New wave of indy restaurants set to open on Haywood Road in West Asheville

New wave of indy restaurants set to open on Haywood Road in West Asheville

Buffalo Nickel, King Daddy Chicken & Waffles, Asheville Sandwich Shop and Nine Mile West are all on track on a strip that’s already bursting with activity.

by February 24, 2014 21 comments West Asheville
Rumors swirl about large new development at the corner of Haywood Road and Patton Avenue

Rumors swirl about large new development at the corner of Haywood Road and Patton Avenue

Residents are guessing that everything from a Big Lots to a new REI to a Biltmore Park like development is being planned.

Wood & Spoon in West Asheville to hold grand opening Oct. 19

Wood & Spoon in West Asheville to hold grand opening Oct. 19

The store on Haywood Road will feature handmade and vintage home goods.

by October 15, 2013 1 comment Asheville business, West Asheville
Answer Woman: Italian restaurant coming to Haywood Road in West Asheville

Answer Woman: Italian restaurant coming to Haywood Road in West Asheville

The transformation is happening at the former Pineapple Jack’s.

Word on the street: New restaurant coming to Haywood Road

Word on the street: New restaurant coming to Haywood Road

Work to renovate this building near the Haywood Road/I-240 intersection is coming together.

All Go West fest brings music to West Asheville

All Go West fest brings music to West Asheville

The Critters, Marley Carroll, Quantic, RBTS WIN, Kovacs & the Polar Bear, Moses Atwood Band and Roadkill Ghost Choir are just a few of the performers.

RBTS WIN, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Comet West to play All Go West

RBTS WIN, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Comet West to play All Go West

The West Asheville music festival is set for April 27 outside and inside The Isis on Haywood Road.

New Belgium Brewing neighborhood open house Thursday

New Belgium Brewing neighborhood open house Thursday

5:30-7:30 at the Isis with CEO Kim Jordan, and new GM Jay Richardson.

Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore to play Asheville on March 5 w/ new band

Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore to play Asheville on March 5 w/ new band

Moore will also be playing a free in-store performance at Harvest Records. Check this.

by February 26, 2013 1 comment Asheville Music, West Asheville
County commissioners approve $5.5 M for STEM high school in West Asheville

County commissioners approve $5.5 M for STEM high school in West Asheville

A school offering education in science, technology, engineering, and math arrives in Emma next year.

by February 20, 2013 1 comment Asheville News, West Asheville
West Asheville’s Tomato Cocina Latina has closed

West Asheville’s Tomato Cocina Latina has closed

Located in Westgate Mall, Tomato served tasty South/Central American food.

Photos: Sneak preview of Zia Taqueria, coming to West Asheville in March

Photos: Sneak preview of Zia Taqueria, coming to West Asheville in March

Zia might be open as early as March 1.

All Go West music festival set for April 27 in West Asheville

All Go West music festival set for April 27 in West Asheville

Festival organizers are getting details together and taking suggestions for musical acts to book.

by February 7, 2013 1 comment Asheville Music, West Asheville
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