At a luncheon on Jan. 14, Mayor Esther Manheimer and Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler welcomed new and returning city board chairs and commissioners to their important positions in city government. Roundtable discussions produced suggestions for enhanced collaborations between the city’s 34 boards and commissions and other parts of city government.
Downtown grocery store Hopey and Co. has officially opened its newly expanded space on South French Broad Avenue.
Six local breweries were awarded the Solar Energy Industries Association Solar Champion Award Monday afternoon for their leadership in bringing solar energy to Western North Carolina and the brewing industry.
It was an unseasonably warm December afternoon on Soulshine Court in Habitat for Humanity’s Hudson Hills subdivision in West Asheville. A crowd of neighbors, volunteers and fans gathered around the work site for the wall-raising of Habitat’s 2015 Christmas Jam house. For 17 years, Warren Haynes, Asheville native and world renowned musician, has worked closely […]
After nearly 14 years, the landmark Lexington Avenue vegetarian eatery is seeking new ownership and a fresh direction.
Adorn Salon & Boutique owner Rebecca Hecht has plans to bring a new convenience market to the downtown area.
Students at the Francine Delaney New School for Children partner with FEAST for a hands-on cooking — and eating — experience that doubles as a PTSO fundraiser.
Food truck owner Suzy Phillips’ long-awaited brick-and-mortar restaurant opens this week. A Mediterranean deli will be part of the operation.
Multifaceted food and drink venue Asheville Food Park is now open on Amboy Road. The ambitious project brings a bar, coffee shop and farm market along with a rotating schedule of food trucks and pop-up shops to the historic riverside location.
BaconFest 2015 took over the meadow at Highland Brewing Co. Saturday with local vendors serving samples of their most creative — and occasionally outrageous — swine-based dishes. Click through for a photo gallery from the event by Cindy Kunst.
Hi-Wire Brewing received a hefty delivery today at its new Biltmore Village production facility: a new 4-vessel, 30-barrel brewhouse system.
The WNC Cheese Trail held its first Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest celebrating the region’s artisan cheese industry on April 26 at Highland Brewing Co. If you missed out on the cheesy fun, click through for a photo slideshow of the event.
On Sunday, March 1, nearly 20 local restaurants battled it out at the 2015 Asheville Wing Wars. In the end, a few managed to fly home with awards for specialty and traditional wings. Story by Jonathan Ammons. Photos by Cindy Kunst
The Asheville Truffle Experience is underway this weekend, Feb. 20-22, giving local foodies a chance to taste and learn about the celebrated Tuber melanosporum. The three-day festival includes a truffle growers’ forum with experts from as far away as France and Oregon, a culinary demonstration by A-B Tech chef instructors, a wine-paired, five-course truffle dinner at […]
Photos by Cindy Kunst
Sunday’s third annual Tempeh Challenge at the Boathouse on the banks of the French Broad River was a uniquely Asheville experience. “This is the only place in the world outside of Indonesia where this many people will come together over tempeh,” said Smiling Hara Tempeh co-owner Chad Oliphant to the crowd at his company’s event.
Clean Air Carolina and its MAHA initiative (Medical Advocates for Healthy Air) held an Asheville press conference Wednesday. Sept. 17, to highlight President Obama’s latest proposal to limit carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants — and the positive health impacts of the plan. Power plants are responsible for 52 percent of North Carolina’s carbon pollution. “Climate change […]
It sounds like the set up for the best bar joke of all time: “40 nuns walk into a bar with one Bad Habit … ” But it’s no joke! Well, maybe it is. Seriously. Just add beer. Through a recent collaboration of LaZoom Comedy Tours, The Thirsty Monk, and Asheville Brewing Company, “Sister Bad Habit Amber […]
All Souls Pizza celebrated their first year of business while welcoming the former Montford Farmer’s Market to the River Arts District.
The Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival continues through this evening in Tryon. Click through to see a of the festival from Friday, June 13. Photos by Cindy Kunst.
Window cleaners at Mission Health dressed as the super heroes Iron Man, Spider Man, the Green Lantern, Bat Man and Catwoman on June 2 to bring some smiles to the kids staying on the children’s floor.