“If we want a thriving tourism economy and a “craft brew mecca” kind of culture, then we need law enforcement officers trained to deal with this new direction our fine city is taking.”
Local musicians Aaron Woody Wood, Zack Page, Austin Brasher, Max Hightower, Tony Creasman and Peggy Ratusz pay tribute to late legendary bluesman BB King on Saturday, May 30. The show, held at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall and starts at 9 p.m.
“A stand of about 70 tall, beautiful old trees on the South Slope of Asheville is in danger of being removed. It is one of the last, if not the very last, undeveloped wooded areas in this part of downtown.”
In a city as musically diverse as Asheville, it’s easy to be picky about what bands and musical genres you pay to see. Seldom does a concertgoer find a crowd as diverse as the one that came out to The Orange Peel for Youtube-sensation-turned-touring act Scott Bradlee and Post-Modern Jukebox.
It’s a long, beer-loaded week, with a three-day round of festivals the first weekend. Here are a few highlights.
Old Crow Medicine Show returns to Pisgah Brewing Co. on Monday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Identifying the challenges facing the Future I-26 project is fairly straightforward; implementing the needed improvements is more complicated. So how does an ordinary highway become an interstate? And when might the stretch north of downtown Asheville make the interstate grade?
“Despite its name, Regional Recycling Solutions (the new solid-waste recycling facility proposed for West Asheville along Hominy Creek) is a big step backward for recycling here in Western North Carolina.”
Brevard native and best-selling YA novelist Megan Shepherd, the author of the Victorian Gothic Madman’s Daughter series, recently announced that she had sold The Secret Horses of Briar Hill, a middle-grade fantasy in the vein of The Secret Garden. The book had sold at auction, meaning that editors at several publishing houses bid for the chance to take it on.
“It would be a miracle if everybody for one week didn’t drive.”
Country and gospel musician (and Avett Brothers progenitor) Jim Avett is currently on tour in support of his new album, Second Chance. A list of recently announced shows culminates in the Union Grove BBQ Festival and leads off with a performance in Asheville.
From $4 a la carte tapas to a glorious $100 private dinner, Asheville Beer Week gives you lots of options for brews and meals.
Ken Putnam has a passion for parking. The city of Asheville’s transportation director says that despite complaints, he never has a problem finding a spot downtown when he drives to work. But then again, he knows where to look.
Beer Week is here! Need to know where to go and what to do? All things Beer Week are right here.
Asheville Beer Week gives local breweries a chance to collaborate and experiment with new and exciting brews, but specialty beer stores and growler fillers also step up with a wealth of unique offerings for festivalgoers.
What we often cull, throw away or compost can be the building blocks for new recipes, offering an infusion of flavor to many meals to come. And something deeper happens when we repurpose our scraps: a change of perspective.
Asheville’s reputation as a beer destination is chiefly due to the high-quality ales and lagers produced here. But something else is clearly going on as well: Our breweries, by and large, have a knack for branding.