Tell ‘em Cadillac sent ya-attachment0

Tell ‘em Cadillac sent ya

It’s a week before the grand opening of the Double Crown bar on Haywood Road, and the place is bustling. Carpenters and painters fin- ish crucial remodeling; inspections are passed; equipment, delayed by Superstorm Sandy, arrives and is installed. (Photo of Chris Bower, left, and Steve Mann by Max Cooper)

Show up to showdown-attachment0

Show up to showdown

There are as many pizza preferences as there are toppings: thin crust, deep-dish, N.Y.-style, Napoli … pocket. But it seems that when a slice is just right, all denominations are satisfied. Cue the Asheville Pizza Showdown, happening Aug. 12 at Toy Boat Community Arts Center, hosted by the Garage at Biltmore. “Hot pizza, cold beer and great times: that’s what we’re trying to make and put the recipe together to create this event and make it extremely successful,” says Gary Charles of G Social Media, who is helping plan the event.

Bartending 101

With all the hype over craft brews and the movement to call Asheville "Beer City" (a sobriquet I thought reserved for Milwaukee, or at least St. Louis), I have not noticed a commensurate effort to provide good service to individual beer drinkers. I happen to like light premium beer, and how hard can it be […]

Big beer, big deal

I don't get why everyone is so crazy about beer. I have never been much of a beer drinker, and probably never will be. It may be more than "just beer" to some, but that is what it is to me. If there is nothing else to drink, I'll have a beer, but it is […]

The art of beer-attachment0

The art of beer

There’s more to a successful beer’s recipe than barley and hops. There’s also the art. Logo art, to be precise. And the folks at local breweries put considerable time, energy, thought and humor into designs that help brand their companies and distinguish their products. Not surprisingly, many incorporate the region’s distinguishing natural beauty into their […]