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  • Go forth for the Fourth

    -by Alli Marshall
    This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Monday, which means there’s a whole long weekend leading up to it. More days to practice your sparkler dance, select your…
  • Roots and wings

    -by Alli Marshall
    Early on Halo of Blue, the new album by local singer/songwriter Kellin Watson, a duo of songs — "Swagger" and "Control" — makes short work of showcasing Watson's own swagger…
  • Mountain values

    -by Webmaster
    “Shindig.” It's a fun, if peculiar word, whose etymology, even after a couple of hundred years, remains suspect and mired in speculation. It's most likely of Scottish origin, the experts…
  • Local Spin

    -by Webmaster
    Calling Pisgah Brewing Company owner/founder Jason Caughman a huge music fan is, well, putting it mildly.  "I LOVE MUSIC!” he writes. “Music is a major part of my life. I'm…
  • Shoegaze City

    -by Webmaster
    The first thing you should know about Ringo Deathstarr? They are f—-ing loud. “I honestly can’t tell how loud we are,” founder and frontman Elliott Frazier says, laughing. “They’re always…
  • Smart Bets: Storyline – Narrative Works on Paper

    -by Xpress Staff
    Held in Blue Spiral 1's lower level, group show Storyline opens on Thursday, June 30 with a reception from 5-8 p.m. It's a collection of "Narrative and contemporary paintings and…
  • Smart Bets: Belfast Boys

    -by Xpress Staff
    The summer-long Pickin' On the Porch series at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial is already underway. (Through October, musical acts perform on the porch of the Old Kentucky Home, the boarding…
  • Smart Bets: Yugen – An evening of Butoh dance

    -by Xpress Staff
    When Sara Baird, artistic director of Anemone Dance Theater (recently relocated from New York City to Asheville) teamed up with Julie Becton Gillum, artistic director of local company Legacy Butoh,…
  • Smart Bets: Zansa

    -by Xpress Staff
    "Zansa" is a street word from the Ivory Coast meaning "a blend" and newly-formed Asheville-based electric West African ensemble Zansa (featuring members of Afromotive) is just that. The group mixes…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Senior citizens can visit the Pisgah Fish Hatchery as part of the Waynesville Parks and Recreation programs on Wednesday, June 29. Meet at 7 a.m. at the Waynesville Recreation Center,…


  • Recipe: Chai Pani cumin-lime dressing

    -by Webmaster
    2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1/4 lime juice 1 1/2 cup light olive oil 3/4 tsp salt 3/4 tsp fresh ground pepper 1/4 cup of finely chopped red…
  • Keeping it juicy

    -by Webmaster
    Cooking something that you want to keep juicy on an open grill doesn't always work to your benefit, says Meherwan Irani, the owner and executive chef of Chai Pani. "You…
  • Fire, hold the meat

    -by Webmaster
    Jason Sellers, a vegan chef, is opening his new restaurant, Plant, later this summer. What does a vegan cook have to do with a grill? Everything, says Sellers. Smoke imparts…
  • Recipe: Leg-o-lamb

    -by Webmaster
    "It's a little messy, but it's the most fantastic lamb I've ever had," says Rosenstein. "You start out with a leg of lamb — bone in or bone out. Get…
  • Where there’s smoke…

    -by Webmaster
    Mark Rosenstein is the founder of The Market Place restaurant in downtown Asheville and a major proponent of cooking with fire — he’s even built a stone wood-fired oven in…
  • Ready, set … grill!

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    Ready for a smoke-and-fire-filled Fourth? There's nothing quite like revving up the grill for what feels like the semi-official start of the high-summer season. There's something primal and utterly satisfying…
  • Recipe: How to make chimichurri marinade

    -by Webmaster
    Jason Sellers advises the home cook not to think too much about this marinade. As long as the flavors are balanced, there’s no need to get out the measuring cups,…
  • Filming the farm

    -by Webmaster
    Look around: It’s easy to see that WNC’s harvest season is picking up serious steam. Our tailgate markets are overflowing with fruits, veggies and herbs. Restaurants are featuring local ingredients,…
  • Small Bites: Look here! It’s a Table chicken clarification

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    Last week, we mentioned that downtown Asheville’s Table recently introduced fried-chicken dinners with all of the fixings for $20 a head as a Sunday evening special. We were told that…
  • Small Bites: Pink tacos and fry bread

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    A new food truck joins the growing fleet next month: The Roadrunner, also known as Ashevile’s Pink Taco Truck. Marni Graves, a local architect — whose credits include the former…
  • Small Bites: Pho future?

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    As we reported last week, the building that houses the Downtown Market at 45 S. French Broad Ave. was in foreclosure. The main tenants may get a reprieve, as their…
  • Small Bites: Another new restaurant comes to Broadway

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    The building that housed the recently closed Tingles Cafe at 27 Broadway St. is undergoing a facelift, and a new restaurant will be opening in its place. Zoe Rose, slated…
  • Mark your calendars

    -by Webmaster
    The Farmers’ Film fundraising events: Thursday, June 30, 5-7 p.m., at Highland Brewing Company’s tasting room (highlandbrewing.com) Thursday, July 7, 6-8 p.m., at Black Mountain Ale House (669-9090) Both events…
  • Market harvest

    -by Webmaster
    See and enjoy the 2011 harvest up close at area tailgate markets, which are currently chock full of everything you need for a Fourth of July feast: blueberries, blackberries, and…


  • Outdoors

    -by Webmaster
    Go: On Zip & Zoom, which combines a LaZoom bus tours and a Navitat zip-lining adventure. Zip: For three hours through the trees, just 20 minutes north of Asheville. As…
  • Outdoors

    -by Webmaster
    The combination of a comedy-tour-on-wheels and an exhilarating joyride over the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains is surely an eclectic medley. Yet LaZoom and Navitat, both local businesses, mix together…
  • Mission organic

    -by Webmaster
    Roughly one-third of Western North Carolina farms are organic; many home growers also choose this path of least resistance. But figuring out how to make it work (not to mention…


  • State of health

    -by Christopher George
    There aren't enough doctors, pharmacists and other clinicians to meet the needs of our region's residents, particularly the poor, elderly and developmentally disabled, Dr. Ronald Paulus told attendees of the…
  • Green Scene: Smoke gets in your eyes

    -by Susan Andrew
    Most visitors to our national forests probably worry about things like getting lost or perhaps having a close encounter with a snake or bear, but a May 26 news release…
  • On retainers

    -by Jake Frankel
    Buncombe County Board of Commissioners June 21, 2001 meeting $303 million budget approved Emma Elementary gets sidewalk New rules triggered by the “Great Wall of Reynolds” aim to improve the…
  • Barred

    -by David Forbes
    The U.S. has the world’s largest prison population; in North Carolina alone, according to the state Department of Correction, about 26,000 released prisoners return home each year — some of…
  • Not out completely

    -by Caitlin Byrd
    Sorry, Alice Cooper: For many UNCA students, school’s not out for summer. Determined to graduate on time and with less debt, growing numbers of the school’s students are opting for…
  • The Biz

    -by Christopher George
    At first glance, the Spiritex pushcart looks fairly unremarkable. Parked on the corner of Patton and Biltmore avenues most weekends, the cart displays the company's locally designed and manufactured organic…


  • How do you spell “respect”?

    -by James Dye
    On June 14, Mayor Terry Bellamy officially proclaimed June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month in Asheville. The month was already half over when the proclamation was made;…
  • Correction

    -by Webmaster
    In a recent story (“Dogged Determination,” June 15 Xpress) we mistakenly identified Pink Dog Creative co-owner Randy Shull as an architect. He is a painter and designer.
  • Common courtesy in a modern age

    -by Webmaster
    I own a cell phone, as do most of the readers of this publication. It is a modern convenience that I cannot imagine my life without. I also work in…
  • What are Republicans afraid of? Voters

    -by Webmaster
    If the fairness of the election process is doubtful, can a place be called a democracy? If the majority uses its power to take away the voting rights of the…
  • Bicyclists have to share the road too!

    -by Webmaster
    I am thrilled to see the growth of alternative transportation being fostered by our vibrant, local culture that is throwing itself into biking, busing, carpooling, etc. I'm also aghast at…
  • Fight the digital billboard on Merrimon Avenue

    -by Webmaster
    I don't like the garish and distracting digital billboard recently installed on Merrimon Avenue. I have decided not to patronize any business that advertises on this billboard and I invite…
  • Storm Crack

    -by Molton
  • Founding Fathers

    -by Brent Brown
  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 06/29/11

    -by Webmaster
    • Four suffocated in drive-by yarn-bombing • Gov. Perdue vetoes husband’s restaurant preference • 18 charged in indie-film investment scam; Jim Jarmusch buys rights to story