In May 1927, work officially began on Beaucatcher Tunnel. Controversy and catastrophe would haunt the two-year project.
Eliada Farms Weeks kicks off Saturday, Aug. 18 at Sovereign Remedies. Also: Ben’s Tune Up hosts Slushie Fest; West Asheville Tailgate Market throws a block party; Haywood Street Congregation introduces WelcomeFEST 2018 and more in this week’s Small Bites
Voting for the inaugural Best Of began in April 1995. Winners were announced the following month.
On Saturday, Aug. 11, Ben Steere will present The Archaeology of Mounds & Towns at the Reuter Center at UNC Asheville.
On Saturday, Aug. 11 the the Renaissance Asheville Hotel will host the seventh annual White Fundraiser. The event benefits the local nonprofit Loving Food Resources. Also this week: Summer at the Old Dairy Barn Harvest; The 41st annual Sourwood Festival; Cider and Cheese Pairing; and plenty more.
Forget historic names and dates, this week we’re bringing you the smell of our city’s past.
For a second consecutive year, Sunny Point Café will host a benefit dinner for FEAST. Also: Green Opportunities seeks public input; Pisgah Coffee Roasters hosts its inaugural roastery tour; Famous Toastery opens in Asheville and more.
Prior to the formation of the Asheville Fire Department in 1882, residents and business owners had only themselves and their neighbors to rely on.
On Aug. 1, Roe Dawn’s ‘essay, v.’ will open at Revolve at the RAMP South Studio; two days later ‘Conditions for an Unfinished Work of Mourning’ will debut at the Tracey Morgan Gallery. The coinciding exhibits capture various elements of Roe’s recent travels to the coastal border of France and Spain.
July marks the 20-year anniversary of the unsolved arson that nearly destroyed one of Asheville’s historic landmarks.
Tupelo Honey is set to roll out its new downtown expansion. Also: WNC Battle of the Burger returns; Foraging Dinner series continues at Nightbell; AVLCakeLady and The Ettison Group present: An Evening of Dining of Excellence; and plenty more.
In 1998, freelance writer Emily Capps was antiquing in Atlanta when she came across a pair of boxes.
Burial Beer Co. joins forces with Cucina 24 chef Brian Canipelli. Also: Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Festival returns; Folkmoot pairs with Blind Pig Supper Club; TreeRock Social Cider House holds its inaugural Cookie-Chill-Off and plenty more Asheville food news.
On July 19, the Asheville Creative Arts will debut its first original musical, Bugs! at The Magnetic Theater. The production runs through Sunday, July 29.
On Aug. 31, 1906, Asheville mourned the loss of George Willis Pack.
Asheville-based author and chef Meredith Leigh leads a workshop on cooking with fats. Also: Bites & Brews Food Truck Festival rolls into the Asheville Outlets; Sow True Seed hosts a free fermentation class; A Midsummer Wine Dinner comes to The Prince Anne Hotel; and The Chemist opens on Coxe Avenue.
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.