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2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 2: ECLECTIC BOOGALOO

2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 2: ECLECTIC BOOGALOO

2018 BEST OF ASHEVILLE PART II – Eclectic Boogaloo Welcome to Part Two of Three of the 2018 Stoobie Awards! If you unfamiliar with the Stoobies, that’s okay! They are basically a “Best of Asheville’s Culinary Scene,” honorific, that comes with an actual physical award, all based on one person’s opinion: Mine! Who the fook am I? Well, nobody, really, just an[Read More…]

Fed Cup in Asheville

More tickets on sale today for Asheville Fed Cup tennis in February

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for the event, which will include singles and doubles matches.

by January 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
All Day Darling

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: All Day Darling restaurant opens in Montford

Also, peeling paint on Coxe Avenue is being cleaned up, and much more.

by December 24, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Red pandas Leafa and Phoenix star at new WNC Nature Center exhibit

Red pandas Leafa and Phoenix star at new WNC Nature Center exhibit

Folks who make a donation to the red panda exhibit fundraising effort can see Leafa and Phoenix before the grand opening.

by December 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Capital Club of Asheville opens to public

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Capital Club of Asheville opens to public

Also, industrial hemp growers rejoiced Thursday with the signing of the federal farm bill, and more.

by December 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
The historic Flatiron Building in Asheville was built in 1927./ photo by Jason Sandford

Proposal to turn Asheville Flatiron Building into hotel set for next review

The Asheville Technical Review Committee hearing is the project’s next step in the bureaucratic quest for approval.

by December 18, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Passersby check out Bird electric scooters parked on the sidewalk along Biltmore Avenue on Oct. 25, the day the e-scooter company dropped about 200 of the scooters on Asheville city streets without first securing the proper city permissions. / photo by Jason Sandford

Bird is back at the table for e-scooter talks in Asheville

When Asheville City Council members passed an ordinance outlawing electric scooters on city streets, they made it clear the move was temporary.

by December 15, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
NewSong Music performance and songwriting contest moves to Asheville

NewSong Music performance and songwriting contest moves to Asheville

The contest is tonight, Friday, Dec. 14, at Isis Music Hall.

by December 14, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville comedian scores big with Netflix film and ‘Dumplin” role

Asheville comedian scores big with Netflix film and ‘Dumplin” role

Hilliary Begley often makes jokes at her own expense, but her comedy has led to a key role in a Dolly Parton-infused Netflix movie starring, and produced by, Jennifer Aniston.

by December 12, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council denies proposed Biltmore Village hotel

Asheville City Council denies proposed Biltmore Village hotel

Over the past couple of months, Asheville City Council members have indicated increasing displeasure with proposed hotel development.

by December 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
She started with a mall kiosk; now she has a thriving downtown Asheville store

She started with a mall kiosk; now she has a thriving downtown Asheville store

The owner of the MTN Merch retail shops in Biltmore Village and downtown Asheville embodies a single-mom success story.

by December 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
WIN TIX To see Malcolm Holcombe, Mary Gauthier, Greg Brown, R.B. Morris at White Horse Black Mountain

WIN TIX To see Malcolm Holcombe, Mary Gauthier, Greg Brown, R.B. Morris at White Horse Black Mountain

Win tickets!

by December 10, 2018 12 comments Asheville News
Hendersonville gets first hemp dispensary as Franny’s Farmacy expands

Hendersonville gets first hemp dispensary as Franny’s Farmacy expands

Franny’s Farmacy, which is open today, is Hendersonville’s first hemp dispensary.

by December 6, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Basketball tourney will benefit homeless students at Asheville High School

Basketball tourney will benefit homeless students at Asheville High School

The Holiday Hoops tournament is set to start at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the high school.

by December 6, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville preps for major snowstorm

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville preps for major snowstorm

Also, the Asheville Regional Airport is on track to break the 1 million passenger mark, and much more.

by December 5, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Gratitude abounds at Haywood Street Congregation’s Welcome Table in Asheville

Gratitude abounds at Haywood Street Congregation’s Welcome Table in Asheville

Haywood Street Congregation, an Asheville urban ministry, has a variety of offerings, including a clothes closet and substance abuse and recovery support, to name just a few.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville ice cream shop The Hop to open Black Mountain outpost

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville ice cream shop The Hop to open Black Mountain outpost

Also, road construction in the River Arts District is incomplete but mostly done for the season, but artists want folks to know they’re still there and open for business.

by November 16, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: French Broad Chocolate Factory opens Friday

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: French Broad Chocolate Factory opens Friday

Also, two new food delivery services have arrived on the Asheville food scene.

by November 15, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
With high-profile rezoning requests, Asheville city officials aim for ‘urban center’ development

With high-profile rezoning requests, Asheville city officials aim for ‘urban center’ development

The proposed rezoning would affect 145 acres at four key locations around Asheville.

by November 13, 2018 8 comments Asheville News
Styrofoam “snow” a concern for Asheville Downtown Commission

Styrofoam “snow” a concern for Asheville Downtown Commission

Sometimes it “snows” in November.

by November 12, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
Townhouses proposed for Broadway Street in Asheville, where residential projects dominate

Townhouses proposed for Broadway Street in Asheville, where residential projects dominate

The three-and-a-half-story walk-ups will have a two- or three-car garage, three or four bedrooms, a covered rooftop terrace and the option of an interior elevator.

by November 8, 2018 9 comments Asheville News
2 more Asheville hotel projects headed to City Council after P&Z approval

2 more Asheville hotel projects headed to City Council after P&Z approval

The commission unanimously approved one hotel project near Biltmore Village. The other project, along Biltmore Avenue, passed with a 5-2 vote.

by November 8, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville airport adds new flights to Philly, Washington Dulles

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville airport adds new flights to Philly, Washington Dulles

Also, forecasts looking ahead to winter weather for Western North Carolina are calling for above-average precipitation.

by November 5, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
WIN TIX to the So You Think You Can Dance Live! show in Asheville

WIN TIX to the So You Think You Can Dance Live! show in Asheville

Enter to win a pair of tickets to the Tuesday show.

by November 3, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Buncombe commissioners agree to $3.6 million a year for early childhood education

Buncombe commissioners agree to $3.6 million a year for early childhood education

The board voted 6-1 for the new funding, with Commissioner Mike Fryar casting the lone dissenting vote.

by October 30, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
WIN TIX to USA vs Australia Fed Cup tennis in Asheville in February 2019

WIN TIX to USA vs Australia Fed Cup tennis in Asheville in February 2019

The US Cellular Center in Asheville hosted Fed Cup tennis for the first time earlier this year, and the event was a big hit.

by October 30, 2018 62 comments Asheville News
Hotel proposal withdrawn as Asheville City Council signals growing opposition

Hotel proposal withdrawn as Asheville City Council signals growing opposition

“We are above and beyond our need for hotels in this city,” Councilman Brian Haynes said Tuesday night.

by October 23, 2018 14 comments Asheville News
A food hall is in the works for downtown Asheville

A food hall is in the works for downtown Asheville

Look for the new food hall to open early next year.

by October 18, 2018 8 comments Asheville News
Asheville Kmart on Patton Avenue to close, Sun Soo moving to new spot

Asheville Kmart on Patton Avenue to close, Sun Soo moving to new spot

The Kmart closing, and the Sun Soo move, are set to happen at the end of the year.

by October 16, 2018 10 comments Asheville News
Asheville Downtown Commission votes against Biltmore Ave hotel project

Asheville Downtown Commission votes against Biltmore Ave hotel project

The hotel proposal moves on the Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission for review.

by October 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Downtown Asheville homeless issue topic of Thursday meeting

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Downtown Asheville homeless issue topic of Thursday meeting

Also, Little Jumbo cocktail bar has a new outdoor patio, and more.

by October 16, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
Word on the street: Asheville City Council prepared to hire Campbell as new city manager

Word on the street: Asheville City Council prepared to hire Campbell as new city manager

Asheville City Council has announced that it plans to meet on Wednesday to execute a contract to hire a new city manager.

by October 16, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
A photo from a slide show presentation by Joe Minicozzi showing the activity at Greenlife grocery store's loading dock.

Jeff Bezos, it’s Asheville calling: Fix your grocery store loading dock

The world’s richest man, and the grocery store chain he owns, was a hot topic of conversation during last week’s Asheville City Council meeting.

by October 13, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
How Brittany Jackson and Madeleine Richardson made Asheville’s coolest new micro film fest

How Brittany Jackson and Madeleine Richardson made Asheville’s coolest new micro film fest

The founders of Cat Fly Fest spill their guts about collaboration in the arts, Cat Fly Halloween, and the best recipe for fake blood.

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas celebrity sighting: Chef Sean Brock at Sovereign Remedies in Asheville

Ashvegas celebrity sighting: Chef Sean Brock at Sovereign Remedies in Asheville

Brock was in Highlands earlier this week to cook a special dinner in honor of another top chef.

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Trader Joe’s in Asheville plans to expand store sales area

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Trader Joe’s in Asheville plans to expand store sales area

Also, the new Save Me The Waltz Bar in the basement of the S&W Building is planning to open later this month, and more.

by October 11, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
WNC Nature Center seeks crowdfunding support for red panda exhibit

WNC Nature Center seeks crowdfunding support for red panda exhibit

Construction of the habitat area has already started at the WNC Nature Center.

by October 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council approves new Mainstay Suites hotel on Brevard Road

Asheville City Council approves new Mainstay Suites hotel on Brevard Road

Before her vote to approve the hotel, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer said City Council is struggling with the ongoing wave of hotel construction.

by October 10, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
New Biltmore Avenue hotel gets Asheville Planning & Zoning OK

New Biltmore Avenue hotel gets Asheville Planning & Zoning OK

In other action, an issue with a parking space at The Patton apartments threatens to derail that project.

by October 9, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Urban Orchard opens Asheville South Slope spot

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Urban Orchard opens Asheville South Slope spot

Also, PennyCup Coffee’s new north Asheville coffee shop is open, and much more.

by October 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: HGTV producer to speak at AdClub WNC gathering

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: HGTV producer to speak at AdClub WNC gathering

Also, there’s new construction action on Carolina Lane at the site of a building collapse five years ago, and more.

by October 8, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Photo courtesy of Blue Ridge Honor Flight

Blue Ridge Honor Flight celebrates Asheville-area Vietnam veterans

Family, friends and the public are invited to come out to the Asheville Regional Airport about 7 p.m. on Saturday for a welcome home party for the veterans.

by October 6, 2018 0 comments Asheville News

Video: Progress report on The Arras in downtown Asheville

The Arras is on track to open next year.

The historic Flatiron Building in Asheville was built in 1927./ photo by Jason Sandford

Developer: Hotel use is best way to preserve historic Flatiron Building in Asheville

The Flatiron Building has served as an office building in downtown Asheville since its opening in 1927.

by October 4, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Preservation crews will assess Asheville’s Basilica of St. Lawrence

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Preservation crews will assess Asheville’s Basilica of St. Lawrence

Also, there’s a big new economic development announcement for the Enka Commerce Park, and more.

by October 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
In painting, Asheville artist Nan Davis finds path to self-acceptance

In painting, Asheville artist Nan Davis finds path to self-acceptance

She worked for two decades as marketing manager for Asheville’s only milk processing plant, Milkco, before devoting her efforts to her art.

by October 2, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council set to interview manager semifinalists

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council set to interview manager semifinalists

Also, a new CBD dispensary on Merrimon Avenue has changed its name, and much more.

by September 28, 2018 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: Futurist to help Asheville chart economic development path

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Futurist to help Asheville chart economic development path

Also, balladeer Malcolm Holcombe has a new album out, and much more.

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
North Carolina appeals court hears arguments in Asheville hotel lawsuit

North Carolina appeals court hears arguments in Asheville hotel lawsuit

A decision from the N.C. Court of Appeals could come later this year.

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News