PHOTOS Sneak peek at Pour Taproom on Haywood Road in West Asheville

PHOTOS Sneak peek at Pour Taproom on Haywood Road in West Asheville

September 9, 2014 | Comments (17)

Pour Taproom’s owner says his taproom should be open by the end of the week.

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PHOTOS New Belgium Brewing construction site, September 2014

PHOTOS New Belgium Brewing construction site, September 2014

September 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Check out these photos of the site of New Belgium’s new East Coast brewery in Asheville.

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PHOTOS Sovereign Remedies, new cocktail bar in downtown Asheville, opens

PHOTOS Sovereign Remedies, new cocktail bar in downtown Asheville, opens

September 15, 2014 | Comments (1)

Sovereign Remedies, Asheville’s newest craft cocktail bar, is now open at the corner of North Market and Walnut Streets in downtown Asheville. It is the work of Charles Hodge, the talented former bar manager at Bull and Beggar. Look for delicious “farm to bar” cocktails and Sunday “star-tenders,” featuring guest bartenders such as Elliott Moss [...]

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Photo by Christopher Levy (@tennis_shots)

Asheville Tourists win the South Atlantic League championship

September 15, 2014 | Comments (1)

This is the second title in the past three seasons for the Asheville Tourists.

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PHOTOS Demolition of former TK Tripp’s restaurant in downtown Asheville

PHOTOS Demolition of former TK Tripp’s restaurant in downtown Asheville

September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

A new hotel and office building is slated to be built at the site on the corner of Charlotte and College streets downtown.

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Sylva Herald: Fake fracking supporters attended Western Carolina University forum

Sylva Herald: Fake fracking supporters attended Western Carolina University forum

September 15, 2014 | Comments (14)

A group of about a dozen men wearing “Shale Yes” T-shirts said they were bused in from, with some saying they were recruited from a Winston-Salem homeless shelter.

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Asheville TV reporter Sherrill Barber announces he’s hanging up fedora, retiring Sept. 30

Asheville TV reporter Sherrill Barber announces he’s hanging up fedora, retiring Sept. 30

September 15, 2014 | Comments (1)

Sherrill Barber has been reporting Asheville-area news for WLOS for 37 years.

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Western North Carolina nonprofit MedicForce USA to hold fundraising event at Catawba Brewing

Western North Carolina nonprofit MedicForce USA to hold fundraising event at Catawba Brewing

September 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

The “Beer for Gear” event will help raise money for a community health clinic in Kenya.

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Eagle’s Nest Outfitters in Asheville to host Chaco tour event on Monday

Eagle’s Nest Outfitters in Asheville to host Chaco tour event on Monday

September 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

The event is part of a Chaco tour aimed to reaching out to fans of its footwwear.

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Buchi Kombucha, based near Asheville, wins new Sprinter van and $10,000 to pimp it out

Buchi Kombucha, based near Asheville, wins new Sprinter van and $10,000 to pimp it out

September 13, 2014 | Comments (2)

The contest was sponsored by Fast Company and Mercedes-Benz.

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Asheville lands $14.6 million federal grant to fund roadway improvements

Asheville lands $14.6 million federal grant to fund roadway improvements

September 13, 2014 | Comments (5)

The grant will go toward the East of the Riverway project that will serve motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

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Sierra Nevada continues work on its new Mills River brewery south of Asheville

Sierra Nevada continues work on its new Mills River brewery south of Asheville

September 12, 2014 | Comments (1)

Sierra Nevada’s taproom and restaurant should be finished by January, with hiking and biking trails, river access and an amphitheater finished in early 2015 as well.

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Word on the street: Hi-Wire Brewing in Asheville to open new production facility near Biltmore Village

Word on the street: Hi-Wire Brewing in Asheville to open new production facility near Biltmore Village

September 12, 2014 | Comments (1)

The massive building is right behind one of Asheville’s best beer and wine stores, Appalachian Vintner, making for some nice synergy.

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Ashvegas movie review: ‘The Drop’

Ashvegas movie review: ‘The Drop’

September 12, 2014 | Comments (3)

“The Drop” features the last performance of James Gandolfini and is on this reviewers list for one of the year’s best films.

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WNCW will mark 25th anniversary with Sept. 27 fundraising event at Pisgah Brewing

WNCW will mark 25th anniversary with Sept. 27 fundraising event at Pisgah Brewing

September 12, 2014 | Comments (1)

Acoustic Syndicate, Shane Pruitt Band and Friends and Phuncle Sam will all perform at the event to benefit WNCW, FATE and Habitat for Humanity.

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Ashvegas Political Hit List: Moffitt company caught plagiarizing, federal funds for RAD, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Moffitt company caught plagiarizing, federal funds for RAD, more

September 12, 2014 | Comments (16)

Also, there’s a big fracking forum today, and Sen. Kay Hagan and N.C. Speaker Thom Tillis had their first debate.

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Buncombe EDC: Moogfest had a $14 million economic impact in Buncombe County

Buncombe EDC: Moogfest had a $14 million economic impact in Buncombe County

September 11, 2014 | Comments (14)

Moogfest is set to return to Asheville in 2016.

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Bold Rock Hard Cider plans to break ground on new Mills River cidery in November

Bold Rock Hard Cider plans to break ground on new Mills River cidery in November

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Mills River, which is already home to Sierra Nevada Brewing’s new East Coast brewery, as well as a big new distributorship, can now boast a hot new cider-maker.

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Asheville CVB decision to hire New Orleans ad agency stirs local ire

Asheville CVB decision to hire New Orleans ad agency stirs local ire

September 10, 2014 | Comments (11)

Critics of the Asheville CVB decision believe Asheville-based ad agencies are qualified to do the branding work.

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Asheville artist Yang Yu featured at Odd’s Cafe on Haywood Road, show opening party Saturday

Asheville artist Yang Yu featured at Odd’s Cafe on Haywood Road, show opening party Saturday

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Yu was born in China, studied at the prestigious Central China Art Academy and worked in Brooklyn before moving to Asheville.

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Asheville Beer News: Hi-Wire wins big at N.C. Brewer’s Cup, Highland Brewing to release anniversary IPA

Asheville Beer News: Hi-Wire wins big at N.C. Brewer’s Cup, Highland Brewing to release anniversary IPA

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Also, Burial Beer to release a limited amount of a raspberry chocolate stout on Thursday.

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Stu Helm, Food Critic, on West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen

Stu Helm, Food Critic, on West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen

September 10, 2014 | Comments (35)

Also, Stu weighs in on his extreme distaste for men’s Flip-Floppy feet. As always, beware Stu’s liberal use of the f-word.

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Asheville Zombiewalk set for Oct. 12; living dead will gather at Aston Park

Asheville Zombiewalk set for Oct. 12; living dead will gather at Aston Park

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

The family-friendly event will have zombies wandering all over downtown Asheville.

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Proposed Asheville City Council plan for River Arts District: Visitor’s center, parking garage, open space, more

Proposed Asheville City Council plan for River Arts District: Visitor’s center, parking garage, open space, more

September 9, 2014 | Comments (7)

A proposed City Council plan for guiding development along Riverside Drive in the RAD would go hand-in-hand with a major N.C. DOT road improvement project for Riverside.

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