For the past several weeks, the owners, staff and customers of Favilla's N.Y. Pizza have eagerly awaited the results for the Best of WNC pizza category. Admittedly, we were disappointed to not be named as a finalist. We do realize that many factors come into play whenever an online poll is conducted. It is hard […]
With a lot, make that a keg-full, of beer news in the last year, Beer City, USA held a celebration of the hop beverage in the German style. View up Wall Street at the height of festivities. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
New Belgium Brewing Co. executives will join with Buncombe County officials and other supporters Sept. 6 at the West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen (WALK) to celebrate the recent passing of the county’s greenways plan.
Brothers Billy and Jim Klingel will open The Oyster House, a stand-alone brewpub, at 625 Haywood Road in West Asheville (where Viva Deli was until last week).
The deal is official: grass-fed burgers and craft beer are coming to the Leader Building downtown.
The Republican congressman, who is running for re-election in November against Democrat Patsy Keever, visited Asheville on August 23 and toured Highland Brewing Company, Green Man, and Asheville Brewing Company on Coxe Avenue in support of the US Small Brew Act.
Asheville recently garnered more beer-related accolades (on top of our Beer City win and the major breweries opening facilities in the area). It’s almost a given that we’re a not-to-be-missed beer destination at this point. Photo by Anne Fitten Glenn.
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.
New Belgium Brewing Co. and Asheville officials unveiled transformative plans for the company’s site on Craven Street and the surrounding area, such as a new streetscape, greenway, bike lanes, sidewalks and entertainment pavilion.
Officials from New Belgium Brewing Co. are in town today, July 25, to unveil preliminary designs for their new $175 million brewing facility that’s going to be built on Craven Street in the River Arts District.
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 […]
Wherein the Honey Badger takes a little nap before eating another cobra. And yes, we know it’s actually Day Seven of Beer Week. But with four more days to go in a week, time is relative.
This could be you at the first putt-putt pub crawl, sponsored by Xpress and Sweet Tee Mini Golf.
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 […]
Catch the big reveal at the Wedge on Thursday, May 31.
About 75 people participated in the May 21 Mayor’s Leadership Community Bike Ride, which aims to highlight recent multimodal infrastructure improvements and upcoming challenges.
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 […]
I love the article about the Carolina Ground Mill and am really glad that you are covering such an important and relevant part of our food system [“On Carolina Ground,” April 25 Xpress]. Carolina Ground ensures that even if the price of oil skyrockets we will still have access to high-quality flour for all the […]
Some local leaders in the beer industry are saying that it might be time to step aside and let the other kids play in the sandbox, but the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau says otherwise.
Coming on the tail of announcements that two big-deal craft breweries (Sierra Nevada and New Belgium) are coming to town, the timing couldn’t be any better. See the full, still-tentative schedule in this post.
Taste beers from near and far, celebrate Pack’s Tavern’s anniversary, go stargazing and more, all in one jam-packed weekend.