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Asheville City Council Election ’17 update; Roney in, Smith out

Asheville City Council Election ’17 update; Roney in, Smith out

Councilman Gordon Smith won’t seek re-election, newcomer Kim Roney says she’s running and others are testing the waters.

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
VIDEO: Events for this weekend + a peek at Fringe Fest 2017

VIDEO: Events for this weekend + a peek at Fringe Fest 2017

Here’s a look at events coming up this weekend, including the Asheville Fringe Festival.

by January 26, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
Asheville entrepreneurs are inventors first, ‘Moonshiners’ second

Asheville entrepreneurs are inventors first, ‘Moonshiners’ second

Chad Slagle and Keith Mort have a process to speed up the aging process of whiskey, and they showcase it on this season of “Moonshiners.”

by January 24, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
VIDEO: Weekend Events in Asheville

VIDEO: Weekend Events in Asheville

Ready for another wacky weekend in Asheville? We are! Here’s our roundup of what’s happening in town this weekend. Plus, we have a very special guest who will sing to you of the evils of Krampus when you watch our video… Thursday, January 19 The Ghostlight Project @ Magnetic 375 5:30 pm The local chapter of the national Ghostlight Project will[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
EAT OF THE WEEK: It’s Hot, It’s Brown, It’s Asheville Hot Brown!

EAT OF THE WEEK: It’s Hot, It’s Brown, It’s Asheville Hot Brown!

Hot Brown is the Description that’s also a Dish. I absolutely love that there’s a traditional plate of food which is actually, officially, hilariously named “hot brown.” I love it for so many reasons. Let’s leave aside any obvious comparisons to a “dutch oven,” a “philly steamer,” or a “rusty trombone.” …yeah, no, let’s not bring up those things at[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink, feature, Opinion, Reviews
Roots run deep at Yancey County’s first craft brewery, Homeplace Beer Co.

Roots run deep at Yancey County’s first craft brewery, Homeplace Beer Co.

John Silver hopes to begin serving beer in downtown Burnsville this spring.

by January 18, 2017 4 comments Asheville beer, feature
‘Cheesy’ hotel proposal gets thumbs down from Asheville Downtown Commission

‘Cheesy’ hotel proposal gets thumbs down from Asheville Downtown Commission

The Asheville Downtown Commission rejected a downtown hotel design last week, with one member calling the design “cheesy” and another expressing reservations about the intentions of developers. On a 5-4 vote, the city advisory board dismissed plans for The Parisian hotel proposed by MRK Property Development and presented to the commission by Asheville architect Peter Alberice. The vote may not significantly alter[Read More…]

by January 16, 2017 9 comments Asheville News, feature
The area shaded in gray is the part of the Asheville Art Museum that is set to be demolished.

Demolition of downtown Asheville Art Museum set to begin

Plans for new construction on the museum project must still meet city approval.

by January 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Asheville’s venerable Grey Eagle venue ushers in new year with changes

Asheville’s venerable Grey Eagle venue ushers in new year with changes

Look for more comedy shows, more late-night dance parties and the quality music programming fans have grown to love.

by January 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
VIDEO: Billy Strings

VIDEO: Billy Strings

Check out Billy Strings.

by January 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
VIDEO: Things to do around Asheville for weekend of Jan. 12

VIDEO: Things to do around Asheville for weekend of Jan. 12

Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, featuring a planned march/rally and a candlelight vigil in downtown Asheville.

by January 12, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
In top form, The Infamous Stringdusters’ bring album release show to Orange Peel Friday

In top form, The Infamous Stringdusters’ bring album release show to Orange Peel Friday

An album release show from The Infamous Stringdusters, with Billy Strings opening. It doesn’t get much better than this if you’re a bluegrass fan.

by January 11, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
‘Dirty Dancing’ remake filmed around Asheville to air May 24 on ABC

‘Dirty Dancing’ remake filmed around Asheville to air May 24 on ABC

The “Dirty Dancing” remake stars Abigail Breslin as Baby and Colt Prattes as Johnny.

by January 11, 2017 0 comments Asheville film, feature
Updated: Asheville City Council delays Embassy Suites hotel vote

Updated: Asheville City Council delays Embassy Suites hotel vote

Two city advisory boards have split on their approval of the downtown hotel project.

by January 10, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
News obit: Barry Olen, downtown Asheville champion and business owner, dies

News obit: Barry Olen, downtown Asheville champion and business owner, dies

Olen was a key player in an effort to revitalize Asheville in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

by January 10, 2017 1 comment Asheville News, feature
VIDEO: What to do around Asheville weekend of Jan. 5

VIDEO: What to do around Asheville weekend of Jan. 5

It’s going to be cooold this weekend, Asheville! Beat the chill with our selection of wonderful winter events. Thursday, 1/5 Auditions for Pulse, an Anam Cara Theatre production @ Toy Boat Community Arts Space Thursday + Saturday @ 6 pm Pulse is Anam Cara’s latest original production that opens in February, and you can vie for your spot in the spotlight this weekend at Toy[Read More…]

by January 6, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
RIFFED! WLOS anchor Larry Blunt abruptly let go from Asheville TV news station

RIFFED! WLOS anchor Larry Blunt abruptly let go from Asheville TV news station

Blunt wrote in a Facebook post that he was assured he had done nothing to trigger the sudden elimination of his job.

by January 4, 2017 36 comments Asheville News, feature
2016 STOOBIE AWARDS, PT 2: “3 SQUARES (+1)” Asheville’s Best Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch

2016 STOOBIE AWARDS, PT 2: “3 SQUARES (+1)” Asheville’s Best Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch

Stoobies Part Toobies… Hey-ey! Welcome back to the annual Stoobie Awards, Asheville’s most… um… Prestigious? Meaningless? Somewhere inbetweeningiest… culinary awards! The Stoobies are given out once a year by little ol’ me, Stu Helm, and nobody else.  This is Part Two, in which I will dole out awards for the best places to get breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and of[Read More…]

VIDEO: What to do around Asheville on New Year’s Eve weekend 2016

VIDEO: What to do around Asheville on New Year’s Eve weekend 2016

If you’re feeling anything like we are about 2016, you’re ready to wave goodbye and turn over a new page. This New Year’s weekend, we’ve got a list of the hippest and most happening things in the area, which are guaranteed to send you into the future with a bang. We advise you to rest up Thursday and Friday so you can[Read More…]

by December 29, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Asheville Unreported: Lawsuit filed to declare Asheville bond vote invalid

Asheville Unreported: Lawsuit filed to declare Asheville bond vote invalid

The lawsuit points to problems with bond referendum wording.

by December 27, 2016 1 comment Asheville News, feature
VIDEO Things to do in Asheville weekend of Christmas ’16

VIDEO Things to do in Asheville weekend of Christmas ’16

Need to get out of the house? Check out the Spazmatics at the Salvage Station, and more.

by December 22, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
12 Bones barbecue joint closing Riverside restaurant Jan. 6, moving down the road

12 Bones barbecue joint closing Riverside restaurant Jan. 6, moving down the road

President Barack Obama helped the catapult the restaurant to fame after several stops and mentions.

by December 21, 2016 1 comment Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: N.C. lawmakers to consider repealing HB2

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: N.C. lawmakers to consider repealing HB2

Also, Lonely Planet is teaming up with Explore Asheville and Biltmore Estate for a big travel giveaway.

by December 20, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
EAT OF THE WEEK! Getting Pied at Pete’s in Downtown Asheville

EAT OF THE WEEK! Getting Pied at Pete’s in Downtown Asheville

My Whole Family Loves a Good Meat Pie. I’m from a pie family. We like pie. Apple pie, sweet potato pie, rhubarb, pumpkin, cherry pie… make any pie out of any fruit, squash, custard, or pudding, and we will eat it. Make a pie out of meat, and we will eat ALL of it. You and your family will have no[Read More…]

by December 16, 2016 3 comments Asheville food and drink, feature, Opinion, Reviews

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