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Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Interstate 26 widening from Brevard Road to Airport Road set

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Interstate 26 widening from Brevard Road to Airport Road set

Also, New Belgium has teamed up with Push Skateshop and Brainstorm Skateboards to make a limited number of boards featuring local artists, and more.

by August 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Coffee Expo, under new ownership, returns Saturday

Asheville Coffee Expo, under new ownership, returns Saturday

This year’s event is will feature a familiar array of shops, sweets and more as Abby Dickinson plans for growth.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Four Asheville 2018 James Beard Award nominees

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Four Asheville 2018 James Beard Award nominees

Also, Larry Colemon’s Sign Shop on Haywood Road in West Asheville has been sold, and more.

by February 17, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
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

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.

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 9 – “Coffee, Again?”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 9 – “Coffee, Again?”

  Hello Asheville! “Coffee, Again?,”is the ninth and most recent episode of AVL Food Fans, and it’s available for listening to at www.avlfoodfans.com where you can also download it. It is available for free from the iTunes store as well. In this exciting episode, Chef Joe Scully and I are joined by our special guests Jay Weatherly and Emily Peele[Read More…]

by October 13, 2015 0 comments Asheville News
Owners of Izzy’s Coffee buy Waking Life business in West Asheville

Owners of Izzy’s Coffee buy Waking Life business in West Asheville

Stay tuned for more information about the new Izzy’s location.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Women targets of Waking Life owners to meet

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Women targets of Waking Life owners to meet

Also, there’s a cool new coffee cart on Pack Square and a fun new Asheville coloring book.

by September 24, 2015 3 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Protesters outside Waking Life Coffee shop Monday morning. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Saylor.

Our Voice nonprofit to Waking Life owners: We won’t accept your money

The Asheville nonprofit Our Voice today issued a statement that it would not accept any donations from the owners of Waking Life coffee shop in West Asheville. Owners Jared Rutledge and Jacob Owens had announced in their own statement that they would donate proceeds of their business to Our Voice, a nonprofit devoted to helping victims of rape and domestic[Read More…]

by September 21, 2015 12 comments Asheville News
Asheville businesses remove Waking Life coffee from shelves, pledge donations to Our Voice

Asheville businesses remove Waking Life coffee from shelves, pledge donations to Our Voice

In addition, many Asheville residents are pledging a boycott of Waking Life and its products, and some are planning a Monday morning protest.

by September 20, 2015 6 comments Asheville events, Asheville News
Stu Helm: Food Fan, Family Trip, Part 1, The Airport and Airplane Food

Stu Helm: Food Fan, Family Trip, Part 1, The Airport and Airplane Food

Being on a plane is like being in prison, where you gotta trade cigs for toilet wine.

AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 4 – “Coffee, cigarettes, and body odor”

AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 4 – “Coffee, cigarettes, and body odor”

This week’s guests include Chef Tracy Taylor of FIG Bistro and Bill Tanner of PennyCup Coffee Co.

by July 23, 2015 4 comments Asheville food and drink
Waking Life coffee shop in West Asheville to open second location in downtown

Waking Life coffee shop in West Asheville to open second location in downtown

The new location will put Waking Life in the heart of downtown.

In Black Mountain, the Common Housefly kitchen emporium is ‘toy store for foodies’

In Black Mountain, the Common Housefly kitchen emporium is ‘toy store for foodies’

The nearly 10-year-old store – the only independently owned kitchen shop in the area – is under new ownership.

by May 26, 2015 1 comment Asheville News
Stu Helm: Food Fan, on coffee, coffee, coffee, and men in Asheville

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on coffee, coffee, coffee, and men in Asheville

Stu goes off on coffee. As usual, beware the liberal use of four-letter words.

Stu Helm: Food Critic, on Zambra, Vue 1913, Grove Park Inn and Asheville romance

Stu Helm: Food Critic, on Zambra, Vue 1913, Grove Park Inn and Asheville romance

The atmosphere at Zambra is one of its romantic bonfa fides: dimly lit with an “exotic” vibe, there’s usually some sexy Euro-lounge music playing softly in the background.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Gas prices are great, Publix job fair in Asheville, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Gas prices are great, Publix job fair in Asheville, more

Also, there’s a new pilates studio planned for Biltmore Avenue and another Asheville Citizen-Times news staffer heads to San Francisco.

by January 28, 2015 11 comments Asheville News
Stu Helm, Food Critic, on Taste of Asheville and Blind Pig Asheville

Stu Helm, Food Critic, on Taste of Asheville and Blind Pig Asheville

Stu’s first reaction upon hearing the Blind Pig dinner would be held in a bowling alley: “It’s gonna smell. Do we have to bowl?” Beware the f-bomb.

by December 10, 2014 21 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, food critic, on a follow-up visit to Dough in North Asheville

Stu Helm, food critic, on a follow-up visit to Dough in North Asheville

The coffee and service have improved, Stu says, but the giant inside tables still make him feel like a hobbit. Beware his liberal use of four-letter words.

by October 1, 2014 13 comments Asheville food and drink
West Asheville coffee shop Waking Life Espresso bottles ice coffee, eyes second location

West Asheville coffee shop Waking Life Espresso bottles ice coffee, eyes second location

Waking Life has been open for five years in Asheville.

by July 21, 2014 2 comments Asheville food and drink
The Coffee Boss: There’s no such thing as ‘just a coffee’

The Coffee Boss: There’s no such thing as ‘just a coffee’

Jared Rutledge, owner of Waking Life Espresso in West Asheville, hopes consumers will better understand the beautiful bean he so nerds out about.

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…]

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on breakfast at Rite Aid, coffee at Clingman Cafe, more

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on breakfast at Rite Aid, coffee at Clingman Cafe, more

Stu also checks out Isa’s Bistro and the chocolate coconut cake at All Soul’s Pizza. As usual, a disclaimer: if you don’t like four-letter words, don’t read this.

by February 3, 2014 9 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on 12 Bones, City Bakery

Stu Helm, Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic, on 12 Bones, City Bakery

Helm checks out a turkey plate just in time for Thanksgiving, and gets his coffee knobs cranked.

by November 19, 2013 24 comments Asheville food and drink
Counter Culture Coffee in Asheville will feature event by brewer champ Erin McCarthy and Finca El Puente coffee

Counter Culture Coffee in Asheville will feature event by brewer champ Erin McCarthy and Finca El Puente coffee

The event is set for Oct. 9 in Asheville. Ten of Finca El Puente’s varieties, including Gesha, will be available to taste. Event is free.

Ashvegas reader: There’s still a big gap in customers’ understanding of complexity of coffee they drink

Ashvegas reader: There’s still a big gap in customers’ understanding of complexity of coffee they drink

On a more general note, Jay at High Five Coffee Bar wants to see the service industry in Asheville notch up professionalism.

by September 24, 2013 1 comment Asheville business
Are stuck-up Asheville baristas driving people to Starbucks?

Are stuck-up Asheville baristas driving people to Starbucks?

That is the intriguing question a few friends have been discussing on FB in the wake of a Business Insider story on friendly Starbucks baristas.

by September 17, 2013 73 comments Asheville food and drink
The best damn coffee in Asheville: The Ashvegas roundup

The best damn coffee in Asheville: The Ashvegas roundup

A serious attempt to share the very best.

by February 8, 2013 11 comments Asheville food and drink