A landmark downtown diner gets new owners, the HardLox Jewish Food & Heritage Festival returns for its 15th year, All American Food Fights rolls out the inaugural Asheville Taco Takeover and more local food news.
The recent Asheville transplants play a record release party Sept. 29 at Foggy Mountain Brew Pub.
For those of us who want to kick this year to the curb and see in — albeit with some trepidation — 2017, here’s where to sip some bubbly, wear a wacky hat, dance like no one’s watching and party like it’s 1999 (there’s no shame if you secretly wish it was).
This week’s roundup includes Russ Wilson’s “Have Yourself a Swinging Little Christmas,” Amy Black’s Muscle Shoals Revue, Will Ray & the Space Cooties and a Hustle Souls New Year’s Eve show.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features
Empire Strikes Brass’ upcoming album release and
Tucked away on Church Street downtown, Foggy Mountain Brew Pub serves food, cold beer and cocktails in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Xpress recently chatted with co-owners Chris Kronberg and Samantha Rink about how Foggy Mountain has carved out a niche for itself in Asheville’s food scene.
Tickets for the second Western North Carolina Battle of the Burger are on sale this week. Plus, local restaurants and wineries have special events planned for Independence Day.
It’s hard to say whether Midnight Snack’s infectious busking sets are more likely to add a bit of pep to the pedestrian pace or to halt it altogether. Either way, the self-described art rock quintet, which made the move from Boston to Asheville several months ago, has been steadily building a presence among downtown’s streetside stages.
While nacho stains are certainly more socially acceptable in the comforts of one’s own home, why not venture out for some game day antics this year? Super Bowl XLIX, New England Patriots versus Seattle Seahawks, kicks off Sunday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m., and Asheville-area businesses have planned a variety of celebrations to suit your football fancy.