Chef Adam Hayes, formerly of Red Stag Grill in Asheville, wins Food Network’s ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’

Chef Adam Hayes, formerly of Red Stag Grill in Asheville, wins Food Network’s ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’

August 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

The show is hosted by celebrity Chef Alton Brown.

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Opinion: Tourists are great, but the Downtown Market is for locals

Opinion: Tourists are great, but the Downtown Market is for locals

August 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

“Our market is for locals, run by locals, with our economy in mind. We didn’t locate it in a tourist path and we didn’t try to make it something it wasn’t.”

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Word on the street: New brewery coming to downtown Asheville

Word on the street: New brewery coming to downtown Asheville

August 19, 2014 | Comments (4)

The brewery is to be located below the Downtown Market on South French Broad Avenue.

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‘Buskin’ Blues,’ a documentary about Asheville street musicians, coming together

‘Buskin’ Blues,’ a documentary about Asheville street musicians, coming together

August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Asheville has a lively busking scene, and now a documentary filmmaker has captured it.

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Word on the street: Work ends on Loomis Fargo movie production in Asheville

Word on the street: Work ends on Loomis Fargo movie production in Asheville

August 19, 2014 | Comments (2)

A big Hollywood production brought movie stars, money and a bright spotlight to Asheville and Western North Carolina this summer.

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Lexington Glassworks, a new glass-blowing gallery/workshop, coming to downtown Asheville

Lexington Glassworks, a new glass-blowing gallery/workshop, coming to downtown Asheville

August 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

Two artists are turning and old garage into a new high-end glass-blowing workshop and gallery.

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New hotel planned for former Howard Johnson’s motor lodge site near Biltmore Village

New hotel planned for former Howard Johnson’s motor lodge site near Biltmore Village

August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

The new hotel will be Holiday Inn, a property spokesman said.

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First look at menu for James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner in Asheville

First look at menu for James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner in Asheville

August 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

Asheville chefs Elliot Moss, William Dissen and Dan Rattigan are on the ticket with California mixologist Sara Strom.

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PHOTOS Topless women set to return to downtown Asheville with GoTopless Day on Aug. 24 at Pritchard Park

PHOTOS Topless women set to return to downtown Asheville with GoTopless Day on Aug. 24 at Pritchard Park

August 18, 2014 | Comments (7)

Here we go again. Here’s a look at the 2013 edition. NSFW photo gallery, fyi.

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BrewStart: First Asheville conference aims to help budding sake, cider, beer makers

BrewStart: First Asheville conference aims to help budding sake, cider, beer makers

August 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

The local craft brew trend shows no signs of stopping. The first BrewStart conference aims to help anyone aboard the bandwagon.

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Big Love Festival returns Sunday in downtown Asheville; celebrate local independents

Big Love Festival returns Sunday in downtown Asheville; celebrate local independents

August 18, 2014 | Comments (1)

More than 150 independent businesses, two stages of music, local food and beer, more!

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Mellow Mushroom in Asheville to rollback prices on Wednesday to 1974 levels

Mellow Mushroom in Asheville to rollback prices on Wednesday to 1974 levels

August 18, 2014 | Comments (6)

Look for $2.50 cheese pizzas and 75-cent PBRs. The restaurant, on Broadway in downtown Asheville, is gonna be mobbed.

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1 Million Cups, an entrepreneurial networking opportunity, kicks off in Asheville Aug. 27

1 Million Cups, an entrepreneurial networking opportunity, kicks off in Asheville Aug. 27

August 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Each week, two local businesses will give a 6-minute presentation about their work, all to help other entrepreneurs.

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Tantrum! Former Tourists manager Joe Mikulik has another classic meltdown, gets tossed from game

Tantrum! Former Tourists manager Joe Mikulik has another classic meltdown, gets tossed from game

August 18, 2014 | Comments (3)

Mikulik, already known for classic on-field tantrums, literally loses his shirt and shoes (along with his temper) this time. Check out the video.

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Now open: Whole Foods’ mobile kitchen on Tunnel Road in Asheville, with proceeds benefitting Brother Wolf

Now open: Whole Foods’ mobile kitchen on Tunnel Road in Asheville, with proceeds benefitting Brother Wolf

August 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Whole Foods officially opens in Asheville on Aug. 26, but its shipping container-turned-kitchen is now open on Tunnel Road.

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Stu Helm, Food Critic: There’s a scarcity of cooks in Asheville as food scene explodes

Stu Helm, Food Critic: There’s a scarcity of cooks in Asheville as food scene explodes

August 18, 2014 | Comments (14)

New restaurants are opening right and left, and they’re having a hard time finding kitchen staff, Helm reports after a recent conversation with Asheville Chef Steven Goff.

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Portraits of artists kicked out of River Arts District buildings make up new exhibition at Asheville Area Arts Council

Portraits of artists kicked out of River Arts District buildings make up new exhibition at Asheville Area Arts Council

August 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Here’s your chance to support the artists who were recently forced out of working studios in the River Arts District.

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A conversation with Zach Galifianakis: On comedy, confidence and more

A conversation with Zach Galifianakis: On comedy, confidence and more

August 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

The New York Studio for Stage, Screen and Voiceover hosted the hour-long talk with Galifianakis at its Woodfin studio Saturday evening.

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SOLD: The Burger Bar on Craven Street to Asheville bartenders Adams, King

SOLD: The Burger Bar on Craven Street to Asheville bartenders Adams, King

August 16, 2014 | Comments (10)

The old dive bar is getting some new life.

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Ashvegas Political Hit List: Coal ash conundrum for McCrory, fracking tests, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Coal ash conundrum for McCrory, fracking tests, more

August 15, 2014 | Comments (12)

Also, Parking-gate update, the Klingon candidate returns, and more.

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Stu Helm, Food Critic: Glass Onion follow-up, Table at Tod’s, Pasta With Jam Sauce

Stu Helm, Food Critic: Glass Onion follow-up, Table at Tod’s, Pasta With Jam Sauce

August 14, 2014 | Comments (42)

Also, Stu gives a run-down of the recenter Battle of the Burger in Asheville.

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PHOTOS Whole Foods Market and shopping center in Asheville

PHOTOS Whole Foods Market and shopping center in Asheville

August 11, 2014 | Comments (22)

Whole Foods Market, opening later this month on Tunnel Road, will anchor a shopping center with a slew of new shops: DSW, Guitar Center, Jared, City Mac, more.

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Malaprop’s to host launch party for latest book from Asheville author Stephanie Perkins

Malaprop’s to host launch party for latest book from Asheville author Stephanie Perkins

August 11, 2014 | Comments (1)

The young adult novel is Perkins’ third, and all have earned high praise from readers and critics.

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Ashvegas Political Hit List: Bothwell’s parking deck problem, Moral Monday redux, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Bothwell’s parking deck problem, Moral Monday redux, more

August 11, 2014 | Comments (32)

Also, the city of Asheville continues to discuss changes to rules for vacation home rentals.

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