Local and regional doughnut shops will vie for the top prize at the 2019 Do-but Thro-down and Bake Sale. Also: A look at Easter-related food events; Taste of Black Asheville; and more.
On Feb. 15, 1925, The Asheville Citizen proclaimed that Swannanoa had entered “the first stages of a boom.”
“Beacon was Swannanoa,” says Anne Chesky Smith, director of Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center. “Everything that was in Swannanoa was entangled in Beacon,
AVL Cake Lady opens on New Leicester Highway. Also: Sawhorse launches its French Canadian cuisine menu; Early Girl Eatery hosts a weekly pop-up market; and more.
On Feb. 21, 1927, Asheville residents celebrated the arrival of the city’s first local radio station.
On Tuesday, April 9, from 6-8 p.m., local historians and Stephens-Lee alumni will present A Tribute to the Faculty of Stephens-Lee.
AUX Bar launches its new wooden nickel program to help provide meals to those in need. Also: tailgate markets open for the season, Green Opportunities hosts its latest Kitchen Ready Showcase Dinner, MG Road celebrates a new look, and more Asheville food news.
In December 1895, the Biltmore Estate opened with a holiday bash. For years to come, houseguests continued to visit and leave behind recollections of their stay.
Olde London Road brings English booze, food and football to downtown Asheville. Also: Crawfish boil at One World Brewing West; The Grazing Camel comes to Table; Bomba launches its latest menu; and more.
In summer 1948, a polio outbreak led to the closure of local theaters, churches and civic gatherings, including the third annual soap box derby.
On Friday, April 19, ACA will debut The Warp & The Weft at Magnetic 375.
Asheville Drag Brunch is new monthly series raising funds for local nonprofits. Also: The Block Off Biltmore hosts a vegan dessert fundraiser, Ginger’s Revenge hosts an oyster dinner, Manicomio Pizza opens Aunt Mary’s and more local food news.
After eight years in self-exile, writer Thomas Wolfe returned to his hometown of Asheville.
The Story of BBQ in N.C., a free exhibit, runs at the Western Office through Saturday, March 23. Also: St. Patrick’s Day events; macaroni and cheese challenges; and more.
In 1939, Buncombe County residents participated in a special election concerning the legalization of liquor sales. Debate leading up to the vote was fiery and contentious.
The 2019 Appalachian Studies Association conference returns to Asheville after 27 years. The annual gathering brings together an eclectic mix of scholars, educators, activists, students, groups and institutions to discuss and present on a wide range of topics related to life in the region.
On Nov. 2, 1920, Lillian Exum Clement was voted into office as the first female member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. The Buncombe County native served one term.
Folkmoot celebrates German traditions and Irish luck. Also: Acornucopia Project hosts tasting event; Asheville Wing War returns; Sushi gets served at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall; and more.
Twisted Laurel announces a series of new menu items and events. Also: Tex-Mex menu comes to Buxton Hall; New brunch menu at Butcher Bar West; Hopey & Company to close Sweeten Creek location and more.
On Friday, March 1, Youth Arts Empowerment will share their collective works at the Pink Dog Creative Gallery. The show, titled On the Cusp, runs through Sunday, March 31.
In 1916, E.W. Pearson formed the Asheville Royal Giants, the city’s first black baseball team.