Authentic dim sum comes to downtown Asheville just in time for the Chinese New Year as Red Ginger makes its debut this month.
Female-only circles and retreats provide space for women to express themselves more freely and let their feminine energy and power come through. Expressive movement, meditation, and goddess circles are among local offerings for women to explore themselves and find connection with each other.
Susannah Gebhart’s artisan baking business is making a new home for itself in East West Asheville.
From potlucks to free community dinners to gourmet, multicourse meals, Asheville-area restaurants have a staggering number of options for those who want to stay out of the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day.
Fall weather is a great excuse for a day trip, and the areas outside Asheville offer numerous opportunities for adventures of both the active and edible variety.
Most folks don’t give it a thought when they head to the store for a gallon of milk, go outside to take a walk or pick up the phone to call a friend. But for someone diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, even these seemingly innocuous behaviors may seem daunting. “After a traumatic event, many people […]
On a rainy Wednesday evening Sept. 9, about 50 people gathered in the lower atrium of the Charles George VA Medical Center for the quarterly Town Hall meeting. Launched about a year ago, the sessions started as part of the VA’s outreach efforts to ensure that every veteran’s voice is heard and recognized. “It is a way […]
Asheville restaurant owners are known for their willingness to step up and give back to the community through fundraising events. But The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village has established an ongoing giving program that regularly contributes impressive amounts of money to support local hunger-relief efforts.
Long a staple side item in school cafeteria lunches and frozen TV dinners, the humble tater tot is reinvented in Asheville’s ever-creative food scene.
Local culinary experts offer home-cooks a fun and relaxed way to sharpen skills, enjoy good food and make new friends.
After eight years in business, West Asheville’s Nona Mia restaurant closed on Saturday. A new eatery will be moving into its location.
Asheville’s status as a top tourist destination has sparked a boom in vacation lodging, including short-term rentals and homestays as well as hotels. Amid considerable controversy, local listings on Airbnb have skyrocketed in recent months.
What started as a small group of youths back in the ’90s has evolved into a vibrant league, with around 100 players signing up each spring and fall. The arrival of the Asheville Smoke, an United Hockey League team, arguably had an influence on the creation of the youth league, which “officially” began in the parking lot of the Salvation Army on the west side of town almost 17 years ago.
Chefs from 20 area businesses are donating their time and talents to create a small-plate celebration for this year’s MANNA FoodBank Blue Jean Ball fundraiser.
Reminiscent of an Prohibition-era speakeasy with its cream and burgundy walls, vinyl club chairs, old church pews and dark brown circular tables, the bar and event center pays homage to the history of the building and its surrounding neighbors. “This is an event concept bar,” says owner Cam MacQueen. “This bar is about telling the story of this space, of this block, of bringing people together.”
The owners of the soon-to-open Blue Dream Curry House are planning a menu will feature a curries from Thailand, Japan, India and China, and their sights are set on offering specials from other parts of the world as well.
When Donna Marie Todd’s husband died, she was 55. Bereavement counseling helped her begin to heal and understand her grief, but she found a lack of resources when she set out to rebuild her life. A professional storyteller, singer, writer, teaching artist and retreat leader from Black Mountain, she decided to create a one-day retreat for women — A Widow’s Tale.
Chipotle Mexican Grill became the first national restaurant chain to ban genetically modified ingredients from its menu. But while the company has made headlines across the U.S. for its bold stance against the industry’s claim that all food is created equal, many Asheville restaurants have been waging a much quieter war of their own for years.
Last year, the foundation distributed $14.2 million to local groups and individuals, including a record $346,500 in scholarships for 175 students, while continuing to maintain and grow its asset pool. That brought its cumulative total to $165 million in community support across the region since 1978.
What started out as a challenge to men to walk their talk against sexual violence is taking a step toward inclusivity. In a change of pace, Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s sexual assault and abuse support center, is asking the community this year to turn its annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event into a people’s march on Saturday, May 2.
“Our main goal is to carry on the legacy [of the business],” says one of the West End Bakery’s new owners, Cary Hitchcock. “This place has been around forever, and it is an icon in the community.”