Immigration at the turn of the century spurred debate over policy, as well as the country’s future.
“It feels like a migration of birds,” says Eli Mills, seasonal employee at the North Carolina Outward Bound School. “Every year we come up on the mountain in the very early spring, and slowly, people start trickling in from whatever adventure or work they’ve had over the last few months.”
On Sunday, July 8, The Block Off Biltmore will host The Great North Carolina Vegan Barbecue Cookoff. Also: La Guinguette offers an American Wine Dinner; AUX Bar (On Fire) Guest Chef series continues; Macaron & Mimosa Flights; The Blind Pig presents: Pop Sugar; and a wine dinner with Bibiana González Rave
Bon Marche’s first storefront opened in 1889. The department store’s co-founder, Solomon Lipinsky, continued to grow the business until his death in 1925.
Artist Béatrice Coron’s design, Lexington Life Column, was recently selected for the Lexington Avenue Public Art Project. The 10 foot column will be installed later this summer.
On Sunday, July 1, Momentum Gallery will debut its exhibit, Reflections, as part of Summer of Glass series.
TreeRock Social Cider House and Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen team up for an afternoon of sweets and drinks. Also: Dobra Tea Black Mountain announces closing date, Shrimp at the Farm returns, local breweries fight food insecurity through Hops for Hunger, The Fresh Market adds to its Local Program and Cúrate makes the list of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2018.
On Nov. 10, 1922, Piggly Wiggly opened in Asheville. At the time, many local residents were accustomed to calling in their grocery orders and having these items delivered to their homes. Piggly Wiggly looked to change consumer habits.
Local historians Nan Chase and Terry Taylor offer a talk on the history of Asheville’s grocery stores. Also: White Labs hosts The Summer of Fermentation; the latest art exhibit opens inside Posana Restaurant, Bouchon rolls out La Fête and plenty more Asheville food news.
In the immediate aftermath of the 1916 flood, the city of Asheville quickly united in its efforts to help rebuild and find temporary housing for those who lost their homes. Yet amid this goodwill, a battle brewed between some residents and local news publications.
Biltmore Coffee Roasters and Trout Lily Market & Deli join as one. Also: The Great American Jerk Off returns; Tod’s Tasties hosts its annual Father’s Day cookout; The Chop Shop Butchery hosts a whole hog workshop; and several local restaurants are recognized at the 39th annual Griffin Awards.
It’s not often that two men, unrelated, share both a name and a profession. But this was the case for writers Thomas Wolfe.
In late February Trey Adcock was one of seven national recipients of the White Public Engagement Fellowship. The UNCA assistant-professor will use the $50,000 grant to uncover the story of the Snowbird Day School.
On Friday, June 15, the YMI Cultural Center will host ‘Trigger Warning,’ an art exhibit by members of Pink Dog Creative.
A La Mode Macaron brings its interpretation of the European sweet treat to North Asheville. Also: VegOut returns, No Taste Like Home hosts Wildcrafted Cocktails and more in this week’s Small Bites.
On Oct. 21, 1886, downtown Asheville was aglow.
Press release from Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center: The Junaluskans Flea Market will take place from 8-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym. Special early bird shopping is available from 7:30-8 a.m. for a $5 fee. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Junaluskans are a volunteer organization made up […]
The Asheville VeganFest returns with three-days of festivities. Also: MANNA FoodBank hosts its 19th annual Blue Jean Ball, Mini-VegFest debuts, The Black Jar Honey Tasting returns and The Southern Kitchen and Bar closes.
On Oct. 8, 1907, Asheville residents voted in favor of Prohibition.
Blue Dream Curry House will host an anniversary party with special plates and collaborative brews. Also: Bold Rock Hard Cider hosts a Memorial Day barbecue; Green Sage announces a new location; Buxton Hall Barbecue hosts a two-night pop-up; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
From textbooks to newspapers, from monuments to public orations, the Lost Cause narrative sought to present the Confederates’ wartime efforts, not as one of defeat, but heroism in the face of great odds. The campaign also aimed to reimagine slavery as both a benign and beneficial institution.