Asheville Restaurant Week returns with over 30 participating eateries offering special deals. Also: Bold Rock Hard Cider partners with À La Mode Macaron for a food and drink pairing; tickets are now available for the Asheville Food Fan Awards; District Wine Bar has settled on a new name; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
Over the last half-century or so, the nation’s relationship with our furry, four-legged friends has gradually shifted — particularly the way we deal with homeless dogs and cats. Local animal rescue personnel spoke with Xpress about the changes and challenges of operating a no-kill shelter.
“There are more than 40,000,000 homeless dogs and cats in the United States,” wrote Mrs. Fred Hester in a letter published in the May 5, 1957, edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times. “Many people, finding it impossible to find homes for the animals they permitted to be born but are unwilling to keep, resort to drowning, […]
More than 40 local and national acts are scheduled for this year’s Asheville Fringe. The four-day ticketed portion of the festival runs Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 23-26, with additional parties and free events taking place now through Sunday, Jan. 26.
Local resident and dog enthusiast Christian Ray recently launched Pet Wants Asheville, offering fresh ingredients to canines and felines alike. Also: Waynesville Chili Cook-off Stroll returns; Black Bear Brunch; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
“Western North Carolina is confident, optimistic in the highest degree, and eager to be busy with the tasks that will come to our hands in 1920,” declared local banker W.B. Davis, in a Jan. 1, 1920, interview with The Asheville Citizen.
White Duck Taco announces plans to open its latest franchise in Hendersonville. Also: Mountain Madre Asheville launches a tequila; The Chop Shop hosts a poultry butchery class; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
A look back on Billy Borne’s 1920 cartoons.
Each week, our Instagram account features photos from our latest issue, along with happenings we come across in and around town. To recap 2019, we’ve selected one post from each month. Be sure to follow us at @mountainxpress.
Local chef Aaron McGlynn has big plans for 2020. Also: Chow Chow festival organizers host community input forums; The Asheville Hot Chocolate Races returns; The Chop Shop Butchery hosts its latest workshop; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
Colleagues and friends offer praise of local historian and librarian Zoe Rhine, who will retire at the end of 2019.
If you could grab a drink or a bite to eat in 2019 with a local historical figure, who would it be, and where would you take that person?
Following a trademark dispute, District Wine Bar has announced it’s in the processing of changing its name. Also: The Scarlet Bee plans a dim sum pop-up. And if you need plans for New Year’s Eve, we’ve got you covered.
People came by the hundreds to attend the Rev. Lucius B. Compton’s annual revival services at Eliada in the early part of the 20th century. Known for his deep understanding of the Bible, Compton’s popularity continued to soar throughout much of his life. Scandal, however, erupted in 1943, when the religious leader was indicted on multiple counts of assault with intent to rape.
Several local restaurants and breweries are participating in the eighth annual Home for the Holidays Fundraiser. Also: Southern Appalachian Brewery hosts Gospel Brunch with Redneck Mimosa; The Cut Cocktail Lounge in Sylva celebrates Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
Specialty shops line both sides of downtown Hendersonville’s Main Street. And as the city continues to grow, shop owners consider both the opportunities and future challenges of operating in the district.
Throughout much of the 1950s, Asheville residents raised the same question again and again: Where can I find a taxidermist?
On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library will host a launch party for the release of Nan Chase’s latest book, Lost Restaurants of Asheville. The event includes a talk by the author, followed by a book signing. The event runs from 6-7 p.m.
Deluxe, a cafe and wine bar, recently opened on the eastern edge of Woodfin. Also: Love Never Fails Christmas Gala returns; the winner of this year’s Biscuit & Gravy Battle will earn $1,000; Your Vegan Mentor and Sunflower Diner host a vegan cookie swap; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
In 1916, tuition for Montreat Normal School (today’s Montreat College) was $225 per year, with scholarship options for those who could not afford to pay in full. The school’s early brochures placed a strong emphasis on character, as well as Christian studies.
Local culinary and beverage specialists are teaming up to donate food, funds and holiday gifts to local families in need. Also: Asheville Tea Co. hosts a holiday tea and pastry pairing; Four Sisters Bakery teams up with Black Mountain Recreation and Parks; Mamacita’s Taco Temple holds a tequila dinner; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.