Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Word on the street is that Tastee Diner has been sold

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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Some of what’s going around:

Word on the street: The Tastee Diner on Haywood Road has been sold. In a February Asheville Citizen-Times story, reporter Dale Neal wrote that current owner David Hinson took over the Tastee in 1999. The restaurant opened in 1946. Hinson’s day at Tastee starts at 2 a.m., and its not something the guy wants to do forever, Neal reported, though there was no mention in the story of selling:

At 56, Hinson doesn’t plan to work forever himself. He does want to see the Tastee Diner continue. “I can see this place in business for 100 years.”

-Tune in to at 6 p.m. on Friday to hear the latest episode in their ongoing Echo Sessions livestreaming of local Asheville musicians. More:

Both Raising Caine and The Alex Krug Combo will be joining us in the studio for a live broadcast on Friday April 22nd at 6pm EST. Tune in to to enjoy this unique and intimate performance where technology blends with the inspiration of incredible musicians, in a world class studio environment. We look forward to doing great things to your eyeballs and earholes.…..Don’t stay home without it!

Ingles is moving forward with replacing store 31 on Smoky Park Highway, according to loyal reader Tiger. Here’s more from a recent note:

Tenants including Pizza Hut have relocated or are beginning to relocate. Ingles will build the new store 31, the third, next to existing store, the second store 31. That store and the original store closest to the former Pizza Hut will be demolished. The new store 31 will be identical to store 134 at Hominy Village in Candler.

HiWire Brewing has announced its inaugural How Do You LagerFest. More from the press release:

Hi­Wire Brewing, known for its approachable beer, will be hosting its Inaugural How do you LagerFest?on Saturday, May 14th from 12:00pm ­ 8:00pm at their Big Top location ­ 2 Huntsman Place. …
How do you LagerFest?is an opportunity for Hi­Wire Brewing and other regional breweries to showcase, what has become, a misunderstood beer. The event will highlight the wonderful world of lagers in a laid back and casual festival setting. Hi­Wire will be pouring 10 of its speciality lagers and releasing its Spring Maibock (7% ABV) for the event. Other breweries will include The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Duck Rabbit, Brevard Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Foothills, Brooklyn Brewery, Highland Brewing, Smuttynose, Fullsteam, Mother Earth, Burial, Birdsong, Twin Leaf,
and River Rat.
Admission is $8 and includes How do you LagerFest?glassware and two beer tokens. Foothills Local Meats will be grilling up some popular barbeque eats and more beer tokens will be available for purchase throughout the event.

Asheville Electro-music Festival will be held May 6-7 at White Horse Black Mountain in Black Mountain. More:

The Asheville electro-music festival brings some of the world’s finest electronic and experimental musicians to the mountains of Western North Carolina. They will be joined by local artists for two days of compelling live music and innovative technology. Musical styles cover a broad spectrum, guaranteed to be creative and original. Live video art
will accompany the concerts. 2pm to midnight Friday and Saturday.

Highland Brewing Company recently released Highland Pilsner, its second new year-round beer of 2016, according to a press release. More:

Developed by Head Brewer Hollie Stephenson and the brewing team, Highland Pilsner features German Hallertau Blanc hops and three other Hallertau region varietals. Saphir, Perle, and Hersbrucker hops add notes of stone fruit, pepper, and lush grass to the German pilsner malt body. It is cold fermented with lager yeast for a crisp, dry finish.

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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1 Comment

  1. Tim Peck April 25, 2016

    “Ingles is moving forward with replacing store 31”

    In a recent note from Giraffe:

    “Is this the same Ingles that got a zoning variance after Walmart was forced to withdraw its application for one and then moved to Airport Road outside of Asheville, only to be later annexed into the city?”


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