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Had a Coffee Expo. Went Real Good. Here’s How We Did It. You Can Too.

Had a Coffee Expo. Went Real Good. Here’s How We Did It. You Can Too.

So, what does it take to put on a street festival like the Asheville Coffee Expo? After it was all over, except for #TheStruggleIsReal to break down our tent… Walking with my friend Dave Bristol (Aka Spaceman Jones) post-expo, he asked me what he would have to do in order to produce a [super-awesome, totally amazing, kick-ass] street festival like[Read More…]

Highly caffeinated, second annual Asheville Coffee Expo returns Saturday

Highly caffeinated, second annual Asheville Coffee Expo returns Saturday

One highlight: the Triple Espresso Barista Challenge, in which baristas will compete in making great latte art, the perfect cappuccino, and a “freestyle” espresso beverage of their own creation.

by September 25, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Word on the street: Starbucks really, really wants downtown Asheville location

Word on the street: Starbucks really, really wants downtown Asheville location

The coffeehouse giant’s search once again brings up the controversial topic of whether big chains should be welcome in downtown Asheville.

by August 2, 2017 10 comments Asheville News
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Tour de Spro, a coffee shop bike crawl, set for Saturday in Asheville

The event will raise money for a Gold Mountain Coffee Growers’ program that helps young women in Nicaragua.

by May 1, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Mamacita’s closed for renovations

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Mamacita’s closed for renovations

There’s a raft of other restaurant-related news, so read on for more.

by April 17, 2017 2 comments Asheville News
EAT OF THE WEEK! S.O.S. at The Tastee Diner in West Asheville

EAT OF THE WEEK! S.O.S. at The Tastee Diner in West Asheville

LOCATION, LOCATION, HOURS OF OPERATION. Time is such a funny thing. I never seem to have enough of it, and it’s always slipping away really fast. Like most people in Asheville, I’ve got three jobs, six hobbies, 2,000 friends, plus… gotta watch Gotham. Ugh. NO TIME! Can I freeze time forever and just smoke weed in a suspended state of[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 3 comments Asheville food and drink, Reviews
The GritVegas Weekend Update for Sept. 29th

The GritVegas Weekend Update for Sept. 29th

The Asheville Coffee Expo, Barnaroo and so much more happening this weekend.

by September 29, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
First ever Asheville Coffee Expo coming to River Arts District Oct. 1

First ever Asheville Coffee Expo coming to River Arts District Oct. 1

Asheville celebrates all things coffee.

by August 30, 2016 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Vortex Doughnuts to host bike ride, coffee crawl in Asheville on June 25

Vortex Doughnuts to host bike ride, coffee crawl in Asheville on June 25

The event will benefit nonprofit The Chain Collaborative.

by June 17, 2016 0 comments Asheville Coffee
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Election ’16 primary round-up

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Election ’16 primary round-up

Also, Asheville Outlets announces that Acropolis Pizza is opening in its food court and that Restoration Hardware will open March 24.

by March 20, 2016 1 comment Asheville News
Izzy’s Coffee House celebrates grand opening Friday, Saturday in West Asheville

Izzy’s Coffee House celebrates grand opening Friday, Saturday in West Asheville

Izzy’s new West Asheville location offers a quick service option, as well as beer and wine selections for evening patrons.

by February 25, 2016 1 comment Asheville food and drink, feature
Asheville Coffee Expo coming in October

Asheville Coffee Expo coming in October

The first-time event is being organized by avowed coffee connoisseur Stu Helm.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: ArtSpace charter school still recovering from flood damage

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: ArtSpace charter school still recovering from flood damage

Also, there’s word on the street that Lafayette restaurant in downtown has closed, and much more.

by January 4, 2016 5 comments Asheville News
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…]

PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 14 – “Velvet and Lace and Lucy”

PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 14 – “Velvet and Lace and Lucy”

Stu and Joe discuss the end of the line for King James Pub, and much more.

Best of Asheville – The 2015 Stoobie Awards are Here!

Best of Asheville – The 2015 Stoobie Awards are Here!

Hello Asheville! Well, Folks, it’s that magical time of year again, when all the world anticipates wonderful gifts doled out by a jolly white guy, with a big ol’ beard, and a fat sack full of fun… that’s right it’s time for me to announce the contestants and winners of the muhfuckin’ 2015 Stoobie Awaaarrrds!!! Yeah, Man! As some of[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.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Smoky Mountain Adventure Center edges toward opening

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Smoky Mountain Adventure Center edges toward opening

Also, Ten Thousand Villages is hosting its 10th annual holiday shopping benefit for Asheville nonprofits, and more.

by November 24, 2015 2 comments Asheville News
Trade and Lore pop-up coffee shop at Horse + Hero in downtown Asheville starts today

Trade and Lore pop-up coffee shop at Horse + Hero in downtown Asheville starts today

A former Waking Life barista and her business partners are offering up their coffee from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

“Possibly Turkey” –  Where to Eat and Drink in Asheville on Thanksgiving Day

“Possibly Turkey” – Where to Eat and Drink in Asheville on Thanksgiving Day

Stu’s got a Thanksgiving Day run-down for you.

PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 11 – “Ready Set Go Kitchen Ready”

PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 11 – “Ready Set Go Kitchen Ready”

Chef Liam Luttrell-Rowland, chef at the Edington Center and lead trainer for Green Opportunities’ GO-Kitchen Ready program, is the special guest this week.

New coffee shops coming to West Asheville, downtown Asheville

New coffee shops coming to West Asheville, downtown Asheville

Trade and Lore is coming to Wall Street, and there’s word of a new bakery and coffee shop coming to Haywood Road.

by November 6, 2015 1 comment Asheville News
New Asheville coffee spot, Edna’s at The River, how open!

New Asheville coffee spot, Edna’s at The River, how open!

Edna’s is part of the new Asheville Food Truck Park on Amboy Road.

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on the first day of class at Coffee School

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on the first day of class at Coffee School

Stu is interested in getting “re-certified” as a barista.

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