A new walking tour explores Asheville’s rich musical traditions. Plus, Rabbit Rabbit hosts a holiday tree event, The Magnetic Theatre travels back to the 1920s and a local author offers unreleased Beatles songs.
My long, and until recently, happy relationship with beer began as a child, Saturday nights at my grandparents’ home in a small blue-collar town south of Philadelphia. At their Formica kitchen table, while I enjoyed a rare treat of Coca-Cola, they enjoyed Schlitz beer poured into small Pilsner glasses kept in their freezer. (God save […]
Mike Rangel discusses the difficult but pragmatic decision to stop screening second-run and repertory films.
The first week of August was déjà vu all over again for Jane Anderson, executive director of the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association. After a jubilant but all too brief return to near normalcy for the hospitality industry beginning in late spring, COVID-19 cases were again on the rise, and business owners were once again forced […]
As Asheville began reimagining itself over the last 20 years, its dense urban core of older yet viable structures has allowed local, independent restaurants and breweries to obtain affordable — if somewhat decrepit — spaces for their ventures along with opportunities for architects and designers to transform them.
The YMI Cultural Center and First Congregational United Church of Christ renew their partnership; Asheville Pizza & Brewing reopens its theater; and more area arts news.
Area breweries are used to the challenges of winter, but added difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic have many in the industry extra concerned.
Gov. Cooper’s Phase 3 allows North Carolina movie theaters to reopen at limited capacities and with significant restrictions.
Several Asheville breweries allow exclusively outdoor seating or remain closed.
Updates on brewery construction and expansions in Asheville, Brevard and Old Fort.
Local beer personalities reveal what they’ll be imbibing to close out 2019.
Service industry workers who bring food to customers’ doors do far more than merely drive, yet their efforts are inconsistently rewarded with the standard 20% gratuity.
Opinions vary on whether Asheville has too many breweries or if the local industry can sustain more.
Local brewery representatives discuss the various factors that have elevated the price of craft beer.
Local brewery representatives and artists discuss the creative designs on their bottles and cans.
Due to complications stemming from Hurricane Florence, the 22nd annual event has been postponed.
Mike Rangel and Doug Riley recount the origins of the brewery, pizzeria and discount cinema and how it’s remained a local favorite.
Asheville Tacos and Taps will offer food and growler bottles at a Merrimon Avenue drive-thru location.
An insatiable craving for Mexican food had pizza and brew man Mike Rangel dreaming of the satisfying crunch of a hard-shelled taco.
Five years ago, AVL Beer Week began — as many great things do — over a few locally crafted beers among friends. Developed as a means to support and promote Asheville’s craft brewing industry, AVL Beer Week has now become a local tradition in its own right.
In a response to an announcement from a Nevada-based Hindu activist condemning Asheville Brewing’s Shiva IPA, co-owner Mike Rangel says the company has used the image sensitively after consulting with local and state Hindu leaders, and has no plans to drop the beer.