Falafel, vegetarian schwarma with hummus, matbucha Moroccan tomato salad and pita, all paired with a hearty serving of baklava for dessert and washed down with mint lemonade: This is just one of combinations that will be served up at the Celebration Israel Festival of Food and Culture on Sunday, May 4.
The opening of the third Green Sage location in Westgate Shopping Center brings co-owners Randy Talley and Roger Derrough full circle: The pair established the first Earth Fare store in that same plaza 20 years ago. But with this newest manifestation of their healthy, fast-casual café concept, Talley and Derrough clearly have their sights set on the bigger picture.
There are only a handful of independently owned sake breweries in the United States (fewer than 10 at last count). So adding two within the Asheville city limits — within about a mile of each other, no less — is a pretty big deal.
With time quickly counting down to the May 6 primary election, a new survey by the N.C. Bar Association evaluates the candidates running to be local District Court judges.
In Theaters This week’s pretty easy, so this’ll be on the short and sweet side — well, short anyway. Apart from the lone brave (or foolish) art title coming to The Carolina, Ernest & Celestine, the week is pretty much all Spider-Man all the time. Screens and screens and more screens of The Amazing Spider-Man […]
The suspect has been identified as Isaac Allen Beverly, 52, originally from Columbia, SC. Beverly has been living in the Black Mountain area recently. Charges are forthcoming on Beverly.
Asheville-based fermentation educator and blogger Janelle Lucido-Conate is a firm believer that anyone with an interested mind and a jar can make fermented foods at home. Lucido-Conate recently joined Xpress in the test kitchen at Selina Naturally to share her method for making a very simple vegetable ferment: spicy pickled carrots.
This morning a federal challenge to Amendment One was filed in the Western District of North Carolina on behalf of the United Church of Christ (UCC) as a national denomination, clergy from across faith traditions and same-sex couples, according to a press release. The case challenges the constitutionality of marriage laws in North Carolina – including Amendment One – that ban marriage between same-sex couples and make it illegal for clergy to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples within their congregations.
I saw recently that the city is revisiting the issue of adding of more speed humps. Granted, traffic speeds along in most areas, particularly neighborhoods, at an unprecedented speed. It’s a shame we don’t post speed limits – oh yeah, we do. But speed humps are a joke. In my experience, and particularly since I […]
I was very disappointed to hear Miranda DeBruhl, candidate for Buncombe County Commissioner in District 3, criticize the county’s plan to reduce its energy usage [“The Politics of Sustainability,” April 16, Xpress]. The sustainability plan does require an upfront investment of over $800,000, but that investment is estimated to be paid back and save the […]
To the town of Asheville, especially the mayor: Here are more citizens who strongly favor NO Building – YES Park on the property on Haywood in front of Basilica of St. Lawrence downtown. Please, please do not make money from builders in the short term, so that we have to live with an increasingly crowded city […]
The city of Asheville owns the property that lies adjacent to the Basilica of St. Lawrence and US Cellular Center, and it is a proposed site for yet another downtown hotel. There are new hotels slated for the BB&T, Three Brothers, and TK Tripp sites. In a survey last year by Asheville’s People Advocating Real Conservancy […]
In District 3, which stretches from Arden to Sandy Mush, incumbent Republican David King is being challenged by Miranda DeBruhl. Xpress asked each candidate five questions designed to elicit their priorities and views.
‘Tis the season for name changes and new albums. The Toothe, fresh off the heels of a much-needed name change from its former tangle — John Wilkes Boothe and The Black Toothe — debuts its new album, Talons EP, with a record release show on Friday, May 2, 9 p.m., at The Odditorium. Blot and […]
In District 2, which encompasses Fairview, Black Mountain and Weaverville, Vice Chair Ellen Frost, a Democrat, faces a primary challenge from former Commissioner Carol Peterson. Xpress asked each candidate five questions designed to elicit their priorities and views.
I always forget the appropriate admonition. I’m talking about what one is supposed to do if you find yourself suddenly in the path of a bear. I suspect that I’ll be the one who forgets what to do and piss some bear off — royally.
In my twice-monthly blog 30 Days Out, I spotlight upcoming music shows and events of note. While the most well-known venues in town (Orange Peel, Grey Eagle, and whatever they’re calling the Civic Center) consistently book popular and worthwhile acts, I’ll shine a light into some less well-lit corners, where some equally fascinating artists schedule […]
Rhetorical Factory, a recycled clothing company, will be opening its flagship store at 444 Haywood Road, in West Asheville, on Tuesday, April 29.
In District 1, roughly equivalent to the city of Asheville, incumbent Democrat Brownie Newman is being challenged by Keith Young. Xpress asked each candidate five questions designed to elicit their priorities and views.
If singer-songwriter Damien Jurado looks gruff and stoic, he sings with the kind of emotionalism and aching authenticity that kind of stops time. His songs are not simple. They don’t have the sort of instantly catchy choruses that you sing mindlessly along with. And yet they feel like deep truths, known entities, homecomings. The Seattle-based […]