Category Archive: Food

UNCA Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles

UNCA Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles

After a semester’s worth of diligent practicing and motivating instruction, the UNC Asheville Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles put on a diverse array of performances at Isis Music Hall on the evening on April 17. The performances were part of the UNC Asheville Jazz Showcase which included Bluegrass Ensemble, ECM Ensemble, John Coltrane Ensemble, Ellington […]

Third Annual Food Truck Showdown

Third Annual Food Truck Showdown

The Asheville Masonic Temple hosted the Third Annual Food Truck Showdown on April 2 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event featured almost 15 food trucks as well as music, a V.I.P. section and puppies from the Humane Society. Attendees could pay for the chance to vote for their favorite food truck. “We’re raising […]

Trade and Lore Welcomed Downtown

Trade and Lore Welcomed Downtown

​Approximately 300 people walked through the door of a new coffee shop in downtown Asheville this Wednesday, as Trade and Lore hosted their soft opening of the shop. Brock Kehoe, one-of-three owners of Trade and Lore, said this kind of unadvertised opening allows the staff to practice everything they had been working on before busy tourist-filled weekends. […]

OWL Bakery Beignets and Coffee

OWL Bakery Beignets and Coffee

The Old World Levain (OWL) Bakery opened their doors on February 14 to sample their beignets, coffee, and granola to local patrons. The bakery is scheduled to open in early April, and they are currently renovating a space on Haywood Road. The bakery will sell breads and pastries made by the owner Susannah Gebhert. The […]

Story Time: French Broad Chocolate Lounge Release Party

Story Time: French Broad Chocolate Lounge Release Party

Local chocolatiers Dan and Jael Rattigan hosted a release party on Jan. 31 at the French Broad Chocolate Factory and Tasting Room to celebrate their new products, packaging and collaborators. The event, full to capacity, featured new collaborations with Riverbend Malthouse, Mountain Air Roasting, and Bulls Bay Salt, redesigned packaging produced by Catawba Paper Box, […]

The Hop unveils doughnut ice cream sandwiches

The Hop unveils doughnut ice cream sandwiches

After a successful collaboration between The Hop and The Hole last year, doughnut ice cream sandwiches return to The Hop Creamery. Scheduled on Feb. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the owner, Ashley and Greg Garrison entrust two Hop employees, Destiny and Raleigh, to control a crowd of excited customers who heard rumors of the doughnut […]

Izzy’s Coffee House Opens in West Asheville

Izzy’s Coffee House Opens in West Asheville

After the closing of Waking Life in West Asheville, Izzy’s Coffee took over the space to open a sister coffee shop. The owner’s Kristin and Ross Britton opened the new location on January 16th. “This location feels more open, it has more windows, giving us more light and since it actually is a converted house […]

The Hop Appreciation Day

The Hop Appreciation Day

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe celebrated 34 years of scooping delicious frozen treats for the people of Asheville Wednesday, and in a gesture of appreciation to its patrons gave out free kiddie scoops to all comers, all day. It was also a special day for Hop owners Greg and Ashley Garrison, marking four years since […]

{Re}Happening 2012

{Re}Happening 2012

One of the things I really love about living in Asheville is its wonderful arts community, which encompasses everything from street performance, freak festivals and circus cabaret to artisan crafts to fine arts and opera. I have never felt more immersed in a vibrant arts culture, and the great thing is that all the events […]