Category Archive: Food

First Meeting of New Food Policy Council

First Meeting of New Food Policy Council


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The AVL/Buncombe Food Policy Council (AB-FPC) aims to create a broad action agenda to alleviate poverty, improve public health, expand local commerce, and further sustainability initiatives by addressing Food Security issues. In 1982, Food Policy Councils began and have since sprung up in communities across America. The organizers hope to base AB-FPC on successful models […]

We Do Protests NC Marriage Laws

We Do Protests NC Marriage Laws


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About 20 same-sex couples have been applying for marriage licenses at the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office this month. Today, the group turned up the heat with one of the couples, Rev. Kathryn Cartledge and partner Elizabeth Eves, refusing to leave after being denied their license. They were arrested for trespassing, but were shortly […]

Breakfast Truck on Haywood Road

Breakfast Truck on Haywood Road


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They were there before sunrise today, on a cool, foggy West Asheville morning. In the dark, problems were encountered and solutions devised. There was the power, quick, go to generators. Things not remembered, go get ’em. Eventually, potatoes, eggs, and local meats hit the hot grill, and things were off and running. Eatbox brings a […]

SausageFest at the DeSoto Lounge

SausageFest at the DeSoto Lounge


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Karen Fowler, of the soon-to-be-opened butcher shop The Chop Shop, serving up some of her hand-made sausages at an event she dubs “SausageFest 2011” behind the DeSoto Lounge. On the menu this first day was a Bacon-Cheddar-Beer Brat and a Vietnamese-style Ban Mi Brat which, as one satififed eater said, “has some heat.” Look for […]

Mountain State Fair 2011

Mountain State Fair 2011

The annual Mountain State Fair is up to it’s usual amusements this year. If you have not been in a while, it’s time. If you have not been since last year, it’s time. If you have not been since last night, well guess what? It’s time. Eat giant food. Ride giant rides. Without giant lines. […]

3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll

3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll


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Fifteen Gardens prepared for visitors on a beautiful Saturday in West Asheville. The 3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stoll kicked off with an environmental award to Doug ‘brother hug’ Barlow for his tireless work in getting the greenway going and a surpirse visit from Bill Whipple’s mother, ‘Dorothy’. Now, being Asheville, and specifically West Asheville, […]

Helpmate Benefit at Westville Pub

Helpmate Benefit at Westville Pub


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The third-annual Come-Together Benefit for Helpmate was a great success, raising several thousand dollars for Ashevile/Buncombe County’s primary resource for victims of domestic violence. Bands, BBQ, and beer all flowed freely though the beautiful afternoon and into the night. Kids met a big snake, got their faces painted and bounced in the bounce house. Teens […]

Last In Series of Paintings Unveiled at The Hop West

Last In Series of Paintings Unveiled at The Hop West


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The Hop West unveiled the last in a series of paintings by Jarrett Rutland for the walls of the popular Haywood Road ice cream shop. The four paintings, one for each season, depict the joy of childhood and the miracle of ice cream. Which on a day like today, is quite a miracle indeed.

Doggie Ice Cream Social

Doggie Ice Cream Social


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The Hop sponsored a Doggie Social to benefit  the Animal Compassion Network on Thursday, July 8, 2011. Hop owners Greg and Ashley, donated 50% of sales to ACN. The benefit also featured a performance by Sophie The Wonder Dog.