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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…]
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…]
CAN I CONFIDE IN YOU? Almost nothing seems more trivial to me right now than writing about food. Like many of you, I am still stunned by the election results, and can think of almost nothing else. To be a writer who writes about food at this moment in American history feels a little bit to me like showing up[Read More…]
My GF, Dawn Roe is always saying that downtown Asheville needs an authentic take-out window. She likes to reminisce about the great take-out windows of Portland , OR, where she lived for a number of years. She has specifically mentioned one called Eat or Die that was apparently somehow attached to a bar called Satyricon. She gets kinda simultaneously nostalgic[Read More…]
I Had Never Eaten a Bao Bun Before. Then I Did. Then I Wanted a Million More. This week’s Eat of the Week is a little bit of a cheat of the week, because I ate it a few weeks ago, but I’ve been saving it for a rainy day, and as I write this, it is literally raining, so…[Read More…]
NOM NOM… SO SORRY… GOBBLE CHOMP… YOU COULDN’T… SLURP GULP DROOL SLOBBER… MAKE IT… CHUG CHUG AAAHHHH! I ATE YOUR DINNER. Sometimes I get real lucky and someone else can’t go to a big fancy dinner or super-awesome event that they already paid for, so I get their ticket. Yay! Such was the case with the most recent Blind Pig[Read More…]
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…]
“Swiss Army Man” digs deeper than entertainment; it’s an interpretive dance with a haunting score, writers our reviewer.
As Son of Saul portrays so movingly, evil is something that can infect any of us and is not easily washed away.
Unremittingly bleak, “The Witch” is filled with images so haunting that many people will find the movie disturbing.
Charlotte Rampling’s performance, which has been nominated for an Oscar, is devastatingly subtle and dignified.
If you’re an arty cineaste or an animation nut you should see the movie on the big screen. Otherwise, wait.
Despite the savage criticism, this reviewer likes this doggone movie.
Writing under the pseudonym “Drexler McStyles,” Doherty published no-holds-barred on his personal website and also wrote for the Asheville Citizen-Times.
“Boyhood” and “Birdman” round out the top three, according to the association’s 54 film critics who voted.
Stallman’s goal is to offer information about where to relieve yourself “in style and comfort.” Also, it will award a “Golden Plunger” to one pristine porcelain palace.
Reigning Sound can’t be classified as a local band, but Greg Cartwright calls Asheville home and the city’s music lovers are lucky to have his crew return on a regular basis.
After a bad online review, Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour offers $30 for most ridiculous Yelp writeup
The boys at Tiger Mountain clearly don’t think much of Yelp.
Dylan never acknowledged the crowd and laid down a blues set to remember, reviewer says.
The reviewer raves about the rapper’s Friday night show at The Orange Peel.
The owner of the former Flying Frog Cafe strikes again with a restaurant on Market Street near the Fine Arts.
The movie offers no sympathetic characters and nothing to latch on to. As for plot, that’s suspect, too.