Sunny Point Café is well-known for its breakfast and brunch offerings, but for the past few months, Noah Hermanson, the restaurant’s self-described “libations engineer,” has been crafting a new bar program inspired by his passion for food.
Teams of fundraisers will be taking laps inside the Carrier Park velodrome this weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
A veteran of the Pittsburgh comedy scene, Kleiber began his entertainment journey with childhood antics, eventually solidifying his place as a professional comedic actor, writer and film producer.
City plans to improve infrastructure, expand public space, increase access and encourage private development in the River Arts District have triggered considerable controversy. Xpress reached out to the city, RAD business and property owners, and organizations involved in the now flourishing area’s revitalization to try to answer some key questions.
The release performance for Relics and Roses, produced by Jon Stickley and engineered by Chris Rosser, takes place at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Friday, June 5.
Author and poet Jessica Jacobs discusses her collection, Pelvis with Distance, at Malaprop’s on Thursday, May 28. She’ll also read as part the Altamont Poetry Series on Monday, June 15.
“A whistling girl and a crowing hen will never come to any good end,” says local musician and award-winning playwright Tom Godleski, reciting the mountain saying that inspired his latest play. The production, Godleski explains, “blends storytelling and music with mountain traditions.”
With his long-awaited barbecue joint, Buxton Hall, on the horizon, chef Elliott Moss marked the final night of his pop-up restaurant, The Thunderbird, with a mash-up of the two concepts that have sustained his wait for his own kitchen. On May 24, Thunder Wok Punk Bird delivered creative combinations of the Asian cuisine Moss had previously offered and the Southern cooking he loves.
Pioneered by Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce president Kit Cramer, Venture Asheville’s recently released resource map uses a series of simple, yes-or-no questions to help users navigate the plethora of resources available to local startups.
On the agenda for the May 26 Asheville City Council meeting: lots of public hearings on housing projects around town, including a mixed-use development project at 146 Roberts St.
“If we want Asheville to thrive, we need to have a balanced and fair approach to handling the inevitable concerns that accompany a title like ‘Beer City, USA.'”
Wicked Weed Brewing launched a second helping of the Funkatorium’s bottled Angel series with the release of the apricot-packed Golden Angel on Sunday, May 24.
“This May, we want to salute Harris Teeter and the Asheville location for its continuing efforts to help support the military during Military Appreciation Month and honor the men and women of the armed services.”
Local cajun-zydeco band Bayou Diesel kicked off the 2015 Downtown After 5 concert series, opening for C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Here’s a tune from the opening set: “Co Fa – I Need Your Love”
“The corporate person,” dressed in a suit and tie with a Monopoly-guy visage, took several whacks at a papier mâché Earth today in Pack Square, smashing it into pieces. The lampoon was put on by Move to Amend Buncombe County and REAL Cooperative.
Foragers live along a spectrum, and I’m fairly moderate, somewhere on the tamer end. I tag along occasionally with those who hew to a wilder code of living and eat closer to the land. The other day I served as assistant to well-known local, Alan Muskat, “The Mushroom Man,” on a wild foods tour he had arranged for some out-of-towners.
Asheville writer and craft beer enthusiast Edwin Arnaudin reports on his first visit to Just Economics’ Just Brew It homebrew festival.