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PHOTOS: Winter FashMob at Grove House complex in downtown Asheville a hit

PHOTOS: Winter FashMob at Grove House complex in downtown Asheville a hit

The “fashion mob” meet-up brings together Asheville’s tight-knit community of fashion designers, photographers, models and more for pics and kicks.

by January 19, 2016 0 comments Asheville fashion
Second edition of The Asheville Map on sale now; proceeds benefit MANNA Food Bank

Second edition of The Asheville Map on sale now; proceeds benefit MANNA Food Bank

The map by cartographer Bruce Daniel has helped provide thousands of meals through MANNA.

by January 14, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Limits: Slow-speed shuttle service may be allowed in downtown

Asheville City Limits: Slow-speed shuttle service may be allowed in downtown

The city is also poised to hire a new “downtown coordinator.”

by January 5, 2016 3 comments Asheville News
Stu Helm: Food Fan – A Lotta Ranting, Not A lot About Food

Stu Helm: Food Fan – A Lotta Ranting, Not A lot About Food

Warning: The following post has 33 percent more curse-words than Stu’s average post.

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.

First in wave of new Asheville hotels opens in two weeks on Biltmore Estate

First in wave of new Asheville hotels opens in two weeks on Biltmore Estate

Village Hotel is a four-story hotel adjacent to the Biltmore Estate’s winery and Antler Village.

by November 19, 2015 0 comments Asheville News
Triad Business Journal: Iron Hen restaurant opening in downtown Asheville

Triad Business Journal: Iron Hen restaurant opening in downtown Asheville

The Greensboro-based Iron Hen will be opening its second location inside the Hilton Garden Inn at the corner of Charlotte and College streets.

Stu Helm: Food Fan – I hEArT Buxton Hall BBQ

Stu Helm: Food Fan – I hEArT Buxton Hall BBQ

Hello Asheville! Okay, so what if I’m having a very public love affair with Buxton Hall Barbeque? So WHAT? Piss off. When love comes my way, I let it wash over me like a tangy vinegar sauce, smoke me all night long, and slow-cook my heart until it falls apart into pile of delicious… heart… meat… Okay that analogy got[Read More…]

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
Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 7 – “Penance and Cheesecake”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 7 – “Penance and Cheesecake”

Hello Asheville! The seventh and latest episode of the AVL Food Fans podcast has been recorded, posted, and is currently available to listen to and download, and you can even get it for free from the iTunes store! As always, Chef Joe Scully is my co-host, and this time, our special guests are Chefs Mandy and Christopher Butler from 50/Fifty: The Art of Dessert, and they brought us[Read More…]

Photo Gallery: AVL Food Fans at The Asheville Wine and Food Festival 2015

Photo Gallery: AVL Food Fans at The Asheville Wine and Food Festival 2015

Hello Asheville! Here are just a few shots of some of the staff, volunteers, and attendees at the three major events that make up  the Asheville Wine and Food Festival: Elixir, Sweet, and The Grand Tasting. The women looked great, as usual. The men? Frump-dee-dump-dump (to the theme of TV’s Dragnet) for the most part. A few dudes looked okay,[Read More…]

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 5 – “Anthony is a Nice Guy”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 5 – “Anthony is a Nice Guy”

Stu used to be a vegetarian once upon a time, but now he’s eating deliciously horrible stuff like veal.

SOLD! Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville for $33 million

SOLD! Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville for $33 million

Correction July 6: The buyer of The Indigo, Summit Hospitality 123 LLC, is not the owner of The Dunhill, as I originally reported. I apologize for the confusion. Original post July 2: Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville sold recently for $33 million, according to property records. The seller was Hospitality Lodging Investors. The buyer was Summit Hospitality 123 LLC. I[Read More…]

Anthropologie in Asheville: Let’s all get used to the fact that this is likely happening

Anthropologie in Asheville: Let’s all get used to the fact that this is likely happening

The retail chains and hotel chains are coming, downtown Asheville, so deal with it.

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on The Big List: May 2015, and AVL Food Fans Podcast with Chef Joe Scully

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on The Big List: May 2015, and AVL Food Fans Podcast with Chef Joe Scully

Hello Asheville! Who likes lists? Lists are fun. Lately I’ve been keeping a list of ALLL the places that I eat at every month, and then posting my lists to FaceBook. This time around, I actually talked to Chef Joe Scully (from Corner Kitchen and Chestnut) about each and every one of the venues on my May List during the pilot episode of AVL Food Fans,[Read More…]

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Fresh West, The Junction, Sovereign Remedies, Buxton Hall BBQ, Burial Beer Co., Asheville

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Fresh West, The Junction, Sovereign Remedies, Buxton Hall BBQ, Burial Beer Co., Asheville

Hello Asheville! Have you guys seen Mad Max: Fury Road yet? Dawn and I caught it on opening weekend, and to be honest, I don’t think we should have had to pay full price… because we only used the very edge of our seats!  Wakka wakka. On a more serious note: Holy crapperdoodles!!! Action? You bet! Explosions? Like, a million of[Read More…]

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on the LoveTown activists in Asheville

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on the LoveTown activists in Asheville

Is Asheville a town in which any interest or entity can simply purchase the ability to brand us as their own?

by April 8, 2015 32 comments Opinion
Asheville restaurants for sale

Asheville restaurants for sale

If you’ve got a few extra hundred thousand laying around, you could have yourself a downtown restaurant.

by April 4, 2015 4 comments Asheville business
UPDATED Romantic Asheville: Giant water slide event for set for downtown Asheville canceled

UPDATED Romantic Asheville: Giant water slide event for set for downtown Asheville canceled

That massive downtown slip’n’slide we were all looking to this spring? Yeah, it looks like that’s not happening.

by February 19, 2015 14 comments Asheville News
Contentious piece of downtown Asheville real estate headed back up for sale

Contentious piece of downtown Asheville real estate headed back up for sale

The city-owned lot has created headaches for Asheville city officials the past 15 years. And yes, hoteliers still want to build on it.

by February 16, 2015 22 comments Asheville News
PHOTOS Hyatt Place hotel construction on Haywood Street in Asheville

PHOTOS Hyatt Place hotel construction on Haywood Street in Asheville

Hyatt Place is the first in a wave of new hotel construction in downtown Asheville.

by November 10, 2014 3 comments Asheville News
PHOTOS Twisted Laurel restaurant in downtown Asheville

PHOTOS Twisted Laurel restaurant in downtown Asheville

This is the second location for Twisted Laurel, which opened a month or so ago in Weaverville.

by October 8, 2014 4 comments Asheville food and drink
Count ’em: 7 Asheville hotels announced or being built now, with rumors of 3 more

Count ’em: 7 Asheville hotels announced or being built now, with rumors of 3 more

By my count, there are 7 Asheville hotels announced or under construction, with three others rumored to be in the works.

Word on the street: New boutique hotel coming to Market Street in downtown Asheville

Word on the street: New boutique hotel coming to Market Street in downtown Asheville

Asheville is seeing a boom in downtown hotel construction.

by September 26, 2014 39 comments Asheville News
Update: Grove Arcade, downtown Asheville’s largest building, not for sale

Update: Grove Arcade, downtown Asheville’s largest building, not for sale

The city of Asheville holds the deed to the Grove Arcade, but Duke Energy manages top floors and a nonprofit foundation administers the lease.

by August 28, 2014 9 comments Asheville News
Movie starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig to film in downtown Asheville

Movie starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig to film in downtown Asheville

Movie crews plan to film actors on downtown streets July 29 and 30, according to permits issued by the city of Asheville.

by July 20, 2014 0 comments Asheville film
Patton Avenue Pet Co. to open second location in downtown Asheville

Patton Avenue Pet Co. to open second location in downtown Asheville

The new store will open this summer in the former Sims futon store location at 109 Patton Ave.

Asheville’s downtown hotel building boom: site work for 1 underway, 4 more planned, others possible

Asheville’s downtown hotel building boom: site work for 1 underway, 4 more planned, others possible

The race is on. This tourist town is about to explode with downtown hotel construction.

Sold: 81 Broadway in downtown Asheville for $1.2 million

Sold: 81 Broadway in downtown Asheville for $1.2 million

Property in downtown Asheville is hot.

by February 24, 2014 7 comments Asheville News
Hannah Flannagan’s moving from Biltmore Ave. spot in downtown Asheville

Hannah Flannagan’s moving from Biltmore Ave. spot in downtown Asheville

The location is going to be renovated, while Hannah Flannagan’s looks for a new location.

SOLD! Asheville’s BB&T building to McKibbon Hotel Group for $7.5 million

SOLD! Asheville’s BB&T building to McKibbon Hotel Group for $7.5 million

Hotelier John McKibbon placed a big bet on the future of downtown Asheville yesterday with his purchase of the BB&T building.

Rumor control: Anthropologie planning to open store in downtown Asheville

Rumor control: Anthropologie planning to open store in downtown Asheville

The women’s clothing boutique, which is owned by Urban Outfitters, opened a new store earlier this year in Greenville, S.C.

by November 4, 2013 26 comments Asheville business
Asheville’s Thirsty Monk craft brewery and Belgian beer bar is growing, hiring

Asheville’s Thirsty Monk craft brewery and Belgian beer bar is growing, hiring

The popular Belgian beer joint is holding a job fair on Aug. 15.

Group offers yoga tours in Asheville

Group offers yoga tours in Asheville

Travelling Yogini is a uniquely Asheville 90-minute city tour.

by July 29, 2013 0 comments Asheville business
New fold-out Asheville map will hit streets in August

New fold-out Asheville map will hit streets in August

The map is aimed at locals and tourists, alike.

by July 15, 2013 4 comments Asheville business
Photos: Trolley crashes into Miles Building in downtown Asheville

Photos: Trolley crashes into Miles Building in downtown Asheville

Neither tourists nor Mountain Xpress staffers nor Kim’s Wig Shop wigs were injured in this Thursday afternoon wreck.

by May 23, 2013 1 comment Asheville News
Posana Cafe in downtown Asheville opens after major renovation

Posana Cafe in downtown Asheville opens after major renovation

Word on the street is that Posana dropped $100,000 on the overhaul.

Asheville Citizen-Times: Isa’s Bistro to open downtown on Monday

Asheville Citizen-Times: Isa’s Bistro to open downtown on Monday

Asheville’s newest restaurant will bring life back to the corner of Haywood Street and Battery Park Avenue.

Thirsty Monk will have 3 brewpubs/restaurants in Asheville

Thirsty Monk will have 3 brewpubs/restaurants in Asheville

Thirsty Monk downtown, Thirsty Monk Gerber Pub, and the new Monk brewery coming to Biltmore Park.

Asheville Citizen-Times: Condo project planned for 45 Asheland Ave.

Asheville Citizen-Times: Condo project planned for 45 Asheland Ave.

The project is the latest sign that the local real estate market is rebounding following the Great Recession.

by February 1, 2013 18 comments Asheville News
UPDATED: Building collapse currently attributed to removal of load-bearing wall during unauthorized work

UPDATED: Building collapse currently attributed to removal of load-bearing wall during unauthorized work

Preliminary investigation by the City of Asheville points to unauthorized contractor work.

UPDATED: Downtown building collapses, others evacuated; Bouchon closed Thursday

UPDATED: Downtown building collapses, others evacuated; Bouchon closed Thursday

A building on Carolina Lane in downtown Asheville collapsed about 2 p.m. this afternoon. Nobody was injured.

by January 24, 2013 1 comment Asheville News
Former Creatures Cafe downtown is now Asheville Radio Cafe

Former Creatures Cafe downtown is now Asheville Radio Cafe

The cafe bills itself as being inside 95.7 The Choice, a community-supported Christian station.

by January 21, 2013 1 comment Asheville food and drink
New Facebook page urges city council to start recycling program for downtown trash

New Facebook page urges city council to start recycling program for downtown trash

“Recycle Asheville” is the brainchild of former Green Drinks organizer and entrepreneur Ty Hallock.

by January 18, 2013 6 comments Asheville News
Downtown’s Posana Cafe ceases lunch during the week, starts new ‘Happy Hour’ 4-6 p.m.

Downtown’s Posana Cafe ceases lunch during the week, starts new ‘Happy Hour’ 4-6 p.m.

Fifty percent off the new Happy Hour bar menu through January, according to an ad.

by January 15, 2013 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Photos: New Wicked Weed downtown brewpub is a hit

Photos: New Wicked Weed downtown brewpub is a hit

Big ups for the beer & the vibe at pub/brewery that opened Friday. Photo by Alan Peterson.

by December 29, 2012 10 comments Asheville beer, Asheville News
Photos: Banks Street on Asheville’s south slope

Photos: Banks Street on Asheville’s south slope

The forlorn street full of derelict buildings is poised for a rebirth.

by December 24, 2012 7 comments Asheville News
New downtown Asheville event center to open in March

New downtown Asheville event center to open in March

The Capital Club of Asheville is set to open in March. It will be available for all kinds of events, from weddings to corporate meetings.

by December 19, 2012 0 comments Asheville business, Asheville News
Downtown Asheville bank building sold; what’s next?

Downtown Asheville bank building sold; what’s next?

The company that reportedly bought the building is a Miami Beach-based developer of hotel, commercial and retail space.

by December 3, 2012 17 comments Asheville News
SantaCon revelers hit downtown Asheville

SantaCon revelers hit downtown Asheville

Dress up, get drunk, go downtown. That’s SantaCon.

by December 2, 2012 0 comments Asheville features