“Many music lovers love this sort of venue (listeners as well as performers), and there seem to be quite a few in the greater Asheville area.”
“Although I don’t personally participate, as a repeat Best Villain winner, I thought I’d reinforce my credentials. Some of your readers are cheaters.”
In part 1, we revisited purple wigs, long-suffering pets, long-lost eateries and the 2004 demand for more adult entertainment. But we’ll try to keep things wholesome for this next look back at Best Of’s past.
Your Best of WNC votes actually create a historic narrative of our region — albeit an often humorous one.
Walking down Haywood Road (or Biltmore) (or Lexington), you stop by your usual hangout. Nearly everyone there greets you by name, and the tourists in the corner booth ask about your latest jaunt up the Blue Ridge Parkway. Your waitress asks, “The usual?” as she sets your favorite Asheville-brewed IPA down on your table. This […]
While I appreciate the community value of the Best Of WNC and the shout-out from the Xpress readers in my school community, I am writing to relinquish the title of Best Teacher, because I know who the real Best Teacher is. I teach at a public charter school. While my school grapples with the low […]
On Saturday, Nov. 17, join Mountain Xpress, the Grey Eagle and a superlative crew of local luminaries to celebrate the Best of WNC. (Pictured: No. 1 hip-hoppers Crazy Horse & Colston, with MC Wampus.) Photo by Bill Rhodes
The final, second volume of the Best of WNC is out now! We’ve got two issues full of your favorites, as voted by thousands of WNC residents. Local legends await! (photo by Max Cooper)
It’s true. We had to call to make sure. The Battery Park Indian street-food café will give a free chai to anyone who votes in Mountain Xpress’ Best of WNC poll, which closes Wednesday, Aug. 22. We swear we didn’t put them up to it.
Did you have trouble with the Best of WNC poll this past weekend? Are you trying to log in to your saved poll, but encounter error messages? Xpress used a new survey program this year, and we’ve got the glitches cleaned up. Read on if you experienced problems. If you’re voting for the first time, it should be calm waters from here on out.
It’s Best of Western North Carolina 2012: Local Legends. Voting began July 27, and runs through Aug. 22. Go to bestofwnc.com to vote for your favorite Local Legends.
The polls open for the Best of WNC during Bele Chere weekend, July 27. We’re looking for your suggestions. Are there categories that we should include this year? Are there categories that we can do without? Let us know.
Couldn’t make it out to this year’s Best of WNC Bash at the Orange Peel? Here’s a glimpse of what you missed.
It’s Friday, December 2, 8 p.m. at the Orange Peel. And you’re invited.
We reveal the first round of Best of WNC winners!
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, step right up!
It’s time once again to vote for the Best of Western North Carolina.
Who will be this year’s local marvels? Voting begins Friday, July 29.
The official start of summer is less than one week away. That means … well, that means a lot of things. Here at Xpress, we’re finalizing our plans for our annual Best of WNC poll, the annual celebration of all things regional, in which we invite you — the splendorous and ever-royal collective You, our readers — to vote for your favorite local businesses, restaurants, bars, bands, yoga studios, tattoo parlors and so much more. Last year we had more votes than ever before, so we’re upping the ante with a host of changes and we want your input.
It’s your last day to get tickets at the advance price ($14). Snap ‘em up, folks, because this is going to be one heck of a party (and benefit for MANNA Foodbank) and we can’t wait to see you there! Need a little convincing? Read on.
Please join us for the third annual Best of Bash at the Orange Peel, Wednesday Nov. 17! The benefit party for Manna FoodBank will celebrate our Best Of WNC winners and feature performances by Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Sons of Ralph, Asheville Vaudeville and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, as well as a wide variety of tasty treats from participating Best of WNC restaurants. We’ll also be raffling off another Apple iPad. This post includes a video of our first Best Of 2010 iPad winner, Beth Yager Eckstein. Congrats!