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EAT OF THE WEEK: Southern Comfort for Breakfast

EAT OF THE WEEK: Southern Comfort for Breakfast

Not that kind of Southern Comfort, Numbskull. No no no, I’m not talkin’ about the sweet, sweet… sickeningly sweet… alcoholic beverage long-popular with America’s under-aged drinkers [ LINK ], I’m talkin’ about the kind of pure emotional comfort that I feel when I tuck into a really effing good, hot, fresh, hearty, wholesome dish of Southern cooking! Fuck, yeah. When[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink, feature, Reviews
As Asheville prepares to celebrate Zelda Fitzgerald, pop culture awareness peaks

As Asheville prepares to celebrate Zelda Fitzgerald, pop culture awareness peaks

Two major Hollywood pictures are in the works, and a new Amazon series, focus on the life and impact of Zelda as Asheville prepares to celebrate her once again.

Soundcheck AVL: Emma’s Lounge

Soundcheck AVL: Emma’s Lounge

Emma’s Lounge stops by the Ashvegas studio ahead of their Friday night show at the Altamont Theater to join Caleb Calhoun for another edition of Soundcheck AVL.     Learn more about Emma’s Lounge @ emmasloungemusic.com. Please follow and like us:

by March 3, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Asheville community events for Southern Conference basketball tourney

Asheville community events for Southern Conference basketball tourney

Events include the Downtown Dribble for children, a Cancer Awareness Day and an event honoring local veterans and law enforcement officers.

by February 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville sports, feature
Asheville Symphony focuses on diverse list of finalists for music director

Asheville Symphony focuses on diverse list of finalists for music director

The Asheville Symphony could hire its first woman music director.

by February 26, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
Matt Addis of Habitat Brewing.

As Habitat Brewing celebrates grand opening, it puts neighborhood first

Music, food trucks and more highlight the grand opening events today at tomorrow at Habitat Brewing on Broadway.

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink, feature
Ryan Conrad, Asheville yogi, dies after cancer fight

Ryan Conrad, Asheville yogi, dies after cancer fight

A celebration of Ryan’s life will be held March 12 in Candler.

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Manheimer announces run for second term as Asheville mayor

Manheimer announces run for second term as Asheville mayor

Manheimer, who was elected mayor in 2013, served on Asheville City Council for four years prior to that.

Asheville music scene revels in Grammy win for Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Asheville music scene revels in Grammy win for Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

The win validated the work of a host of musicians who have pursued their art and their music in Asheville for years.

by February 18, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
VIDEO: Bike Love 2017 and Asheville weekend events roundup

VIDEO: Bike Love 2017 and Asheville weekend events roundup

Here’s a quick look at some of what’s happening around town, including Bike Love ’17 and the season opener for the Blue Ridge Roller Girls.

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
Costumes worn by Johnny Depp and Radha Mitchell in the film “Finding Neverland” stand in the Banquet Hall of Biltmore House as part of “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics.” The exhibit will be on display through July 4./ Photo courtesy of Biltmore Estate

New Biltmore Estate exhibition spotlights movie costumes with literary twist

“Designed for Drama” showcases more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in the collection of George Vanderbilt.

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
Wook Hunting: A Personal Essay, and the time I was bagged and tagged

Wook Hunting: A Personal Essay, and the time I was bagged and tagged

Exploring the cultural phenomenon of snapping photos of dread-locked, drugged-out music fans and sharing them online.

by February 15, 2017 1 comment Asheville Music, feature
News obit: Nelia Hyatt, matriarch of famous Asheville bluegrass jam, dies

News obit: Nelia Hyatt, matriarch of famous Asheville bluegrass jam, dies

A modest home on Brevard Road was once a destination for music-lovers around the world who sought a taste of bluegrass.

by February 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News, feature
The AC Hotel, under construction at the corner of College and Broadway in downtown Asheville, is one of a wave of new hotels under construction in downtown./ photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville Downtown Commission: Changes to development rules would unduly politicize process

Members of the Asheville Downtown Commission said last week that standards for development should be clearly expressed.

by February 13, 2017 5 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Gan Shan Station announces West Asheville location

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Gan Shan Station announces West Asheville location

Also, photographer Lydia See will celebrate the opening of a new exhibition on Feb. 16, and much more.

by February 13, 2017 3 comments Asheville News, feature
VIDEO: What to do in Asheville weekend of Feb. 10

VIDEO: What to do in Asheville weekend of Feb. 10

Drag Queen Bingo, y’all.

by February 9, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
EAT OF THE WEEK: Gotta Go Get a Bulgogi Bibimbap!

EAT OF THE WEEK: Gotta Go Get a Bulgogi Bibimbap!

Daily food intake is a requirement of my continued existence.  Okaaaay… So, despite the fact that reality seems to be upside-down and inside-out, and facts are no longer facts, and I found out that there are people in this world who chew and swallow 35 pieces of gum… every day… before noon [ link ]… and that makes me wanna[Read More…]

by February 8, 2017 6 comments Asheville food and drink, feature, Reviews
Asheville P&Z votes down new rules aimed at curbing hotel construction boom

Asheville P&Z votes down new rules aimed at curbing hotel construction boom

The new regulations are a fear-based reaction to growth, one commission member said.

by February 7, 2017 3 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Art Museum construction plans reviewed

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Art Museum construction plans reviewed

Also, Asheville is one of the fastest gentrifying cities in the U.S. according to a report, and more.

by February 6, 2017 6 comments Asheville News, feature
VIDEO: Weekend Roundup of Events in Asheville

VIDEO: Weekend Roundup of Events in Asheville

At GritVegas, we wouldn’t actually mind six more weeks of winter since winter kinda wimped out on us this year. Then again, 70 degree days in January are nice. But now it’s February, so who knows what’s coming our way? While you might not be able to control the weather, you can control the level of fun you’re having. We’ve[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
APPROVED: ‘Disney-esque’ Parisian Hotel passes muster at Asheville P&Z

APPROVED: ‘Disney-esque’ Parisian Hotel passes muster at Asheville P&Z

After reviewing The Parisian hotel’s design, one commissioner asked, “What’s next, a pyramid?” Still, the project was approved on a 6-1 vote.

by February 2, 2017 10 comments Asheville News, feature
New Asheville arts festival dubbed Xpand Fest set for June on South Slope

New Asheville arts festival dubbed Xpand Fest set for June on South Slope

Xpand Fest organizers have experience working with local arts nonprofits, and in event planning and marketing.

by January 31, 2017 2 comments Asheville arts, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Sunshine Sammies opening shop in downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Sunshine Sammies opening shop in downtown Asheville

Also, the Montford Park Players are planning a big group photo in May, and much more.

by January 30, 2017 1 comment Asheville News, feature
New hotel proposed near Biltmore Village in Asheville goes back to drawing board

New hotel proposed near Biltmore Village in Asheville goes back to drawing board

The Home2Suites by Hilton hotel is a 5-story, 117-room hotel proposed for a location on Thompson Street.

by January 27, 2017 5 comments Asheville News, feature

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