Tag: food

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 […]

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 […]

Ca$hevillains First Strike!

Ca$hevillains First Strike!

The Ca$hevillains Cash Mob group is the latest savvy brainstorm to support unchained and independent business from the Asheville Grown Business Alliance, working with members of the Asheville Downtown Association and Asheville Event Planning and Staffing. Based on the idea of a flash mob, the ‘Cash Mob’ was originally started in Buffalo, New York, in […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Gypsy Queen Cuisine hits West Asheville

The Gypsy Queen Cuisine hits West Asheville


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She wants a place that loves food, but without the hassles they have run into downtown. Huh. Seems like a fit for West Asheville. And as a West Ashevilleite, I welcome it. And encourage everyone to get there if you can. Across from Haywood Rd. Ingles, today and tomorrow from 11:30 till the food runs […]