The restaurant offers an assortment of creative dishes from chef Daniel Kaufmann’s repertoire.
In keeping with Mountain Xpress’ long-standing goal of promoting community dialogue, our website proved to be fertile ground for a wide variety of lively discussions over the past year. Here’s a look at the posts that generated the most online comments.
As we bid adieu to 2012, we’re seeking your thoughts on the year ahead.
WNC is in the midst of an unusually warm winter, so if you’ve been meaning to dunk yourself into a freezing cold lake, 2013 is the year to take the Polar Plunge. Photo by Bill Rhodes.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the northern part of WNC, including Madison County. The NWS has also issued a wind advisory for the Asheville area, cautioning residents to watch out for downed trees and difficult driving conditions.
We recap some of our favorite local album releases from the past year. Catch up on music you may have missed, and let us know what some of your favorite albums (from this list or otherwise) were.
I had my carpets cleaned the other day, and it shook up my life like a snow globe. There were reminders of who I was at 2 years old (plastic jack-o’-lantern), at 7 (kids’ books), at 13 (journals — all right, I'm keeping those), in high school (jeans painted with peace signs and shout-outs to Joplin and Hendrix — decades late, but still felt it, man), and who I was some months ago (letters, bank statements, numerous prescription-refill bags). Why all this stuff hanging around, pulling me down?
Grab a local craft brew and some “enlightened pub food” from the Biltmore Avenue empire of beer and eats.
Pre-game with two local shows: Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band (pictured), The Mantras and Molly Parti at Pisgah; Total War, Albert Adams, Taylor Rogers and Decent Lovers at the Lab.
Four years after the economic collapse we’ve dubbed the Great Recession, how is the Western North Carolina economy doing? Mountain BizWorks checked in with some local Chamber of Commerce directors to get their big-picture take on the past year and their predictions for 2013.
The Athens, Ohio-based musician-composer-author-poet-bandleader returns to WNC this week, playing Black Mountain Ale House on Friday, Dec. 28 and Root Bar on Saturday, Dec. 29.
Visitors to Asheville’s historic City Hall will soon see increased security measures in the form of a new entrance and a metal detector. Photo by Max Cooper.
The Dec. 5 cover story, “No Easy Answers: Lexington Avenue’s Uncertain Future,” which explored the state of affairs on the last, northern block of the street, proved to be aptly titled. Many readers responded. Here are their letters, along with Xpress’ response, links to the original story and a report on the followup meeting with Lexington Avenue retailers. (Photo of North Lexington Avenue by night by Max Cooper)
The National Weather Service has issued a “High Wind Warning” for much of Western North Carolina, including Buncombe County.
Some lucky local Kmart shoppers got a pleasant holiday surprise this week when a group of Buncombe County employees paid off their layaways.
At a time when growing numbers of Americans have abandoned traditional religion, Asheville residents still fill the pews in Church Street’s three historic sanctuaries every Sunday. Clergy from Central United Methodist, First Presbyterian and Trinity Episcopal tell Xpress how they’re responding to sweeping spiritual change. (Cover design by Emily Busey)
Asheville is a hub of gingerbread houses this time of year. There are two opportunities for the public to view National Gingerbread House Competition entries through Wednesday, Jan. 2.
The owner of Mamacita’s and is John Atwater. An article in the Nov. 14 issue was incorrect. Table’s new bar, The Imperial Life, is closed on Tuesdays. An article in the Dec. 19 issue was incorrect.
Editor’s note: This is the sixth “Life in Seely’s Castle” tale. All are available, with photos, at mountainx.com or gospeljerry.com. A lot of people let their hair down in my castle, but Rapunzel never did. No, the answer to the third-most-frequently-asked question about my former residence lay deep in the bowels of the ominous, imposing […]
This letter is in response to the Dec. 5 story, “No Easy Answers,” and the Dec. 22 followup, “Merchants Protest Dec. 5 Lexington Avenue Story.” I am in the process of turning the former TV Eye location into Devotion Organics, a retail store for local, organic, eco-responsible and non-corporate bath and beauty products. The main […]
Congratulations to the nine recent graduates of the GO Kitchen-Ready culinary training program. They officially completed the 13-week certification course on Dec. 19. Some of the students plan further training at A-B Tech, and some have accepted jobs at downtown restaurants, such as Bouchon and The Green Sage. Others plan to explore interests in nutrition […]