Also, New Belgium has teamed up with Push Skateshop and Brainstorm Skateboards to make a limited number of boards featuring local artists, and more.
This year's event is will feature a familiar array of shops, sweets and more as Abby Dickinson plans for growth.
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 ...
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.
The coffeehouse giant's search once again brings up the controversial topic of whether big chains should be welcome in downtown Asheville.
The event will raise money for a Gold Mountain Coffee Growers' program that helps young women in Nicaragua.
There's a raft of other restaurant-related news, so read on for more.
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The event will benefit nonprofit The Chain Collaborative.
Izzy's new West Asheville location offers a quick service option, as well as beer and wine selections for evening patrons.
Also, there's word on the street that Lafayette restaurant in downtown has closed, and much more.
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 ...
Stu and Joe discuss the end of the line for King James Pub, and much more.
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 ...
Stu and co-host Joe Scully talk about the possibility of abolishing tipping, and much more.
Also, Ten Thousand Villages is hosting its 10th annual holiday shopping benefit for Asheville nonprofits, and more.
A former Waking Life barista and her business partners are offering up their coffee from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Stu's got a Thanksgiving Day run-down for you.
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.
Trade and Lore is coming to Wall Street, and there's word of a new bakery and coffee shop coming to Haywood Road.
Edna's is part of the new Asheville Food Truck Park on Amboy Road.
Stu is interested in getting "re-certified" as a barista.
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Stay tuned for more information about the new Izzy's location.
Also, there's a cool new coffee cart on Pack Square and a fun new Asheville coloring book.
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 addition, many Asheville residents are pledging a boycott of Waking Life and its products, and some are planning a Monday morning protest.
Being on a plane is like being in prison, where you gotta trade cigs for toilet wine.
This week's guests include Chef Tracy Taylor of FIG Bistro and Bill Tanner of PennyCup Coffee Co.
The new location will put Waking Life in the heart of downtown.
The nearly 10-year-old store - the only independently owned kitchen shop in the area - is under new ownership.
Stu goes off on coffee. As usual, beware the liberal use of four-letter words.
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.
Also, there's a new pilates studio planned for Biltmore Avenue and another Asheville Citizen-Times news staffer heads to San Francisco.
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.
Waking Life has been open for five years in Asheville.
Jared Rutledge, owner of Waking Life Espresso in West Asheville, hopes consumers will better understand the beautiful bean he so nerds out about.
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 ...
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.
Helm checks out a turkey plate just in time for Thanksgiving, and gets his coffee knobs cranked.
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.
On a more general note, Jay at High Five Coffee Bar wants to see the service industry in Asheville notch up professionalism.
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.
A serious attempt to share the very best.