Blue Ghost Brewing Co. brings back its Soup or Bowl soup-off and Chai Pani cooks up a pop-up while it closes for renovations. Also, check out some Super Bowl Sunday options and the latest from PennyCup Coffee.
As George Vanderbilt’s attorney Charles McNamee continued to purchase land in Western North Carolina, residents of Buncombe County grew weary of the millionaire’s plans.
Wicked Weed Brewing’s Funkatorium hosts the Real Estate Agents Combating Homelessness fund launch party. Also: The town of Fletcher hosts its 17th annual Chili Cook-Off; the Organic Growers School talks food sovereignty and agriculture in Cuba; Blue Spiral 1 hosts its first art dinner pairing; Your Vegan Mentor demonstrates homemade soups; and author Julia Turshen celebrates her latest cookbook at Nightbell.
The four-day multidisciplinary arts festival, which runs Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 25-28, is the place for artists to showcase new, innovative works. Subthemes for this year’s Fringe include experimental art, fringey fun, raw emotion, social justice and the wildly weird.
Snow fights were part of the fun during a big 1906 snowstorm. But some in the community argued that the severity of the weather did not hold a candle to snowfalls of winters past.
The Cajun Cookoff returns to the Salvage Station. Also: Firestorm Books & Coffee hosts a vegetarian potluck, Our Global Table fundraiser benefits Pisgah Legal’s Justice for All Project, Cuban food comes to Twin Leaf Brewery, Mamacitas hosts a fundraiser for ArtSpace Charter School and Knife & Fork starts its annual winter pop-up series.
The Langren Hotel opened on July 4, 1912. It had 210 rooms and was capable of accommodating 500 guests. The city celebrated the new hostelry. Meanwhile, the Asheville Gazette News declared it “the most important achievement in the way of provision for the tourist business, in western North Carolina in a decade.”
In recognition of Martin Luther King Day, Black Star Line Brewing Co. will host a vegan breakfast plus a whole day of events honoring the civil rights leader. Also: a plant-based Bravo Breakfast at the Hendersonville Community Co-op, Punk Wok Pop-Up at Buxton Hall Barbecue, the GO Kitchen Ready Showcase Dinner and more.
In 1919, U.S. soldiers were returning home from WWI. In Asheville, a proper welcome became the source of much local debate.
As Asheville’s ever-increasing popularity has piqued the interest of big hotel chains and other corporate enterprises, it’s also triggered fears of homogenization and loss of essential character, raising the question: Can Asheville stay weird?
Local comedians talk craft and the potential for Asheville’s comedy scene.
A new cookbook explores recipes inspired by the four seasons. Also: Asheville City Market takes shelter from the cold; Hendersonville PFLAG hosts a barbecue fundraiser; Twelfth Night comes to Rhubarb; and Farm Burger South Asheville raises funds for Veterans Healing Farm.
On the eve of 1918, wartime efforts overshadowed revelry.
Throughout Western North Carolina, restaurants will celebrate New Year’s Eve with parties and special dinners. Where will you ring in 2018?
In Paula Ivaska Robbins’ latest book, On Strawberry Hill: The Transcendent Love of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling, the writer explores an unusual connection and undying love that began in West Asheville in the early 1890s.
The Malvern opens, offering local and regional liquors and liqueurs. Also: Italian Nights at Isis Music Hall, a holiday party at Hole Doughnuts, DxE holds a holiday potluck, Ambrozia Bar & Bistro hosts a Christmas Eve dinner, MG Road brings the holiday spirits and Silvermoon Chocolate looks to expand.
Violence, illness and a coin toss would eventually lead Harry Finkelstein to Asheville, where in 1903 he opened the Asheville Pawn and Loan Office.
S&W Artisanal offers a taste of the Mediterranean to Asheville. Also: La Guinguette hosts a wine dinner; The Hop Ice Cream brings back its ice cream yule log; Firestorm Books & Coffee hosts a vegan cookie swap; Hickory Nut Gap Farm offers holiday baskets; and French Broad Chocolates announces new holiday treats.
Sanders Family Christmas marks SART’s homecoming production. The musical is the sequel in Connie Ray and Alan Bailey’s bluegrass gospel trilogy, Smoke on the Mountain. The show launches Tuesday, Dec. 14 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 23.
In 1929, the Grove Arcade opened. The building’s original competition date was scheduled for the summer of 1927. But the death of its developer, E.W. Grove, led to a two-year delay.
Some fix saddles, while others service slot machines. Shoes, shirts and cameras are also on the table at several esoteric repair shops scattered throughout Asheville and Western North Carolina.