New farmers markets emerge and established markets move to innovative locations as Asheville businesses seek fresh ways to interact with the community.
This time around, the focus is on legacy artists. Musicians who have been at the game for many years, sometimes paying tribute to the music they made decades ago with now long-gone band mates, other times reviving a long-defunct group because there’s still more to say, musically.
Cheese is king at the third annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest. Also, A pop-up comes to Gan Shan Station, food trucks rally at the Asheville Masonic Temple, free samples are offered at MetroWines and a few local restaurants bid farewell.
The upcoming concert at The Grey Eagle supports the work of Food Connection, which helps divert unused food from Asheville restaurants to organizations that feed the hungry. Also this week: Asheville Wing War, Dine To Be Kind and more local food news.
At a sold-out event in downtown Asheville, NPR journalist Michel Martin and local panelists reflect on what happens when your hometown gets hot.
Give!Local returns Nov. 1, featuring 47 local nonprofits who are campaigning for financial support via Give!Local’s one-stop, online, donation platform. Festivities on Nov. 2 will formally kick off this two-month, end-of-year donation drive with a free party at Highland Brewing in Asheville, celebrating the participating nonprofits. This is Give!Local’s second year. Last year, the campaign raised […]
The Heavenly Greenhouse Hot Pepper Eating Contest begins with contestants consuming a jalapeño and ends 16 rounds later with the Carolina Reaper.
The Pizza PanDemonium (now in its second year) offers pizza, beer, music and fashion, all while benefitting The Appalachian Angels and Eblen Charities.
How will you spend Record Store Day 2016? One option is a free show by two local bands. After eight years with the same lineup, The Secret B-Sides know how to stir up a crowd with its “solid-gold baby-making music,” according to the soul band’s website. Also on the bill is Slo_Gold, the side project that sees […]
In addition to cheeses, meats, breads, jams and other artisan foods, Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest offers demonstrations on milking, butter-churning and mozzarella-making, plus kids activities and educational pairing workshops. The festivities are Sunday, April 24, at Highland Brewing Co.
If you caught the band’s mostly sold-out debut tour, you already know it’s hard to listen to any Sylvan Esso song and remain sitting still. This version of “H.S.K.T.,” recorded at Moog Music as part of the Moog SoundLab series, is no exception.
At their next meeting on Jan. 27, Asheville City Council members will consider economic incentive deals with White Labs, Highland Brewing and Tutco Farnam. Before voting, Council will hold public hearings to solicit feedback. Here are details on each proposed deal: White Labs A leader in the fermentation sciences industry, White Labs specializes in creating yeasts […]
After a two-year hiatus, local volunteers are resurrecting the TEDxAsheville conference for 2015. Featuring a diverse lineup of Asheville speakers, they hope to take the national TED slogan of cultivating “ideas worth spreading” and apply it at the local level.
If someone told you an Asheville brewery was expanding by opening a second location in the center of town, whom would you think of first? Highland would make sense. Or wait, maybe Pisgah? Both of those breweries have been around and growing for years, and they might want a second location closer to downtown. Yet […]
Asheville’s booming craft beer scene continues to attract national attention. NBC’s “Today Show” featured an Oct. 18 segment spotlighting Wicked Weed and Highland Brewing companies as well as New Belgium Brewing’s investment in the area.
Velvet Truckstop releases new Johnny Sandlin-produced album “Southbound and Down” on Saturday, Nov. 3, as part of Highland Brewing’s Wee Bit Louder Fest.
Pisgah’s here. Wedge is here — aloof rock stars of Asheville beer, confident and not entirely lacking in swagger. French Broad is the proletariat of the scene, big and gentle, unstylish, a touch shambling. Highland: the jetsetter, slick and self-assured. All is revelry, echolalic chatter drowning out the jazz trio.
It’s not every day that Highland Brewing Company produces a small-batch beer for a client. When it does, people take notice. And when the said client is Asheville’s Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, there’s even more interest.