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The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! December 8-11
It's gonna be cold this weekend, Asheville! We've got events and activities to keep you toasty!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! December 1-3
Whether you're into woodland frolicking or getting out on the dance floor, the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update has something for you!
Woods & Wilds Festival: A Celebration of Southern Forests with Dogwood Alliance
This Saturday, join fellow lovers of Southern forests to celebrate Dogwood Alliance's 20th anniversary, with a full day of events at the Salvage Station.
Bar Wars 2016: Who Will Be Victorious? You Can Help Decide!
Bar Wars is back, baby! This year's cocktail is the Manhattan. Find out where to drink it and how to vote for your favorite, and check out the very special events that go along with it.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update Thanksgiving Edition! November 24-27
Happy Thanksgiving! Once you're totally stuffed, walk, dance, drink, or shop it off by checking out our weekend suggestions!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! November 17-20
The weekend before Thanksgiving has a lot to be thankful for. Check it all out here.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! November 10-13
Need to unwind after a very stressful week? Not sure what the future holds? Go out and celebrate the AVL community--follow along with us!
The AVL Innovators: Habitat Tavern and Commons
Habitat Tavern and Commons, a brewery and community space, will open their door this week. We caught up with the team and checked out the space.
Everyone’s Crying, and So Are You
Peppermint Patties Proven to Purge the Effects of Polls Instilling You with False Hope. Follow along for a fun recipe with no political agenda.
Election Results Parties in Asheville
Our list of where to watch the election results come in. Don't worry, alcohol (or mocktails) are available at most of these spots!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! November 3-6
This weekend, check out Asheville and nearby Brevard for all of your event needs. We've got the scoop!
Modern Romance Brewery: First Comes Love, Then Comes Cancer
Meet the founders of Modern Romance Brewery. Lara Murphy and Paul Hobson's is a love story for the ages, and not even cancer could take it--or their love of craft beer--down.
Halloween Special: The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 27-31
What's happening on Halloween weekend in Asheville? We've got your spooky scoop!
Asheville FM Hosts Halloween Fund Drive at Buxton Hall
103.3 hosts their Fall Fund Drive at Buxton Hall this Saturday, 10/29. It's a Halloween-flavored party for a good cause.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 20-23
Jason's been cloned! We've got your Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for October 20-23, featuring LEAF, voting, photobooths, and more!
The Great Pumpkin Beer Taste-Off: 2016 Edition
Asheville Grit and friends sampled six seasonal beers from stores around town. Which beer won our taste-off?
Going Vegan for One Month: One Year Later
These are facts. Not thoughts and ideas conjured up in a liberal arts college classroom, but the harsh reality and wake-up call that our current food culture is destroying our planet and our bodies. And it's these facts and figures that made me rethink everything. So....guys. I am officially a vegan.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 13-16
Are you going out on the town this weekend? We have a few Asheville events to recommend!
A "Local's" Guide to Tourist Season in Asheville
Want to know how to shake off your tourist status in Asheville? Follow along with our helpful list!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 6-9
From film festivals to the annual zombie walk, we've got a lot to tell you about this weekend in Asheville!
Gabe Pickard: Factotum and Ebullient Conspirator in the Leavening Arts
Gabe Pickard, of Weaverville's Zebulon Artisan Ales, integrates her holistic approach to life with creating great craft beers.
Brewgrass 2016 Photo Gallery
Were you at Brewgrass 2016? Did you stop by the photo booth? Check out our gallery of favorite shots!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 29-October 2
We've got special guests Stu Helm and Andrew Scotchie on this weekend to talk up some exciting events!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 22-25
What are you up to on this beautiful weekend in Asheville? We've got the scoop on a few of our favorite things!
Brewgrass 2016 Ticket Giveaway!
We've got a pair of tickets for Brewgrass 2016, happening Saturday, 9/17 at Memorial Stadium! To enter, like our page on Facebook and leave a comment on the story tagging the friend you'd want to bring!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 15-18
We've got your weekend on tap! Check out what Asheville has to offer in this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
VOTE FOR the 2016 Mayor of Brewgrass!
We've narrowed the entrants of our Instagram contest down to a round of 5 Finalists! Vote here until midnight on September 14th, and we'll announce the new Mayor of Brewgrass on September 15th!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 8-11
This weekend, Asheville is filled with all types of fun! From beer to crystals and river cleanups to pickle competitions, we've got something for everyone. Let us know what we missed!
Take a Look at Shelby!
Think you know Shelby, North Carolina? Think again. Brewing Up a Storm highlights the musical roots--and the brewing news--in this historic small town.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! Labor Day Edition
We've got your weekend events for Labor Day weekend in Asheville, from Thursday, September 1st through Labor Day!
Revolve Night at the Asheville Guitar Bar: CP Quartet and Shane Parish
The first in a series of shows from Cotton Mill Studios' REVOLVE + the Asheville Guitar Bar brings the CP Quartet and Shane Parish to the stage.
The Montford, Asheville's Newest Rooftop Spot
Asheville's newest rooftop bar sits atop the new Hyatt Place at the corner of Montford Ave and Haywood St in downtown Asheville. Even though it's technically a hotel bar, it's got a big local focus, from its food and drinks to its targeted clientele.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! August 25-28
This weekend kicks off with the 100th birthday of our national parks, plus a ton of other fabulous events, from free music and dance at the Millroom to Queer Girls Reading at the Mothlight. Where will you be, Ashevillains?
Do YOU Have What It Takes to be the #MayorOfBrewgrass20?
Are you the next Mayor of Brewgrass? Enter our Instagram contest and see if you'll be crowned! The winner gets amazing prizes and VIP access at this year's Brewgrass Festival on September 17th.
Introducing Asheville Music & Dance Night @ the Millroom 8/25
This Thursday, the Millroom hosts the first night in their new monthly live music and dance night. The Juan Benavides Band will hold it down as you dance the night away. Asheville Grit is also giving away three free entries to Underground Sound to artists (or their representatives) who attend!
In Defense of Vodka: The Red-Headed Stepchild of Craft Cocktails
Mary Rich Hill of Spirit Savvy argues for the appreciation of delicacy and holds a blind tasting of five vodkas. Which one came out on top?
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! August 18-21
Asheville, how's your week been? What are you getting into this weekend? We have some ideas in our newest Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! And a special guest--Toybox, from Asheville Puppet Week! Check it out, and let us know what you're most excited about.
Smiling Hara Tempeh Opens New Facility, Expands Operations
Local business Smiling Hara Tempeh celebrates the opening of their new facility in Barnardsville, NC. They're expanding their production of tempeh and soy-free "hempeh" products.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! August 11-14
Asheville, we love you. But you've got to chill out on the rain. We've got the full lineup of events that will keep you dry or just get you right into the French Broad River, which we know is what's really on your mind. From Anything That Floats to Geek Out AVL to a bluegrass and kitten brunch, GritVegas has you covered.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! August 4-7
This weekend's got everything: whether you're looking for live music of all genres, beer releases, unicorns, glitter wrestling, experimental theatre, arts and craft, film, or a new furry companion, there's something for you.
Audra Gaiziunas: Brewed For Her Ledger
Audra Gaiziunas, who cut her teeth at Dogfish Head and heads up Brewed For Her Ledger, talks with Brewing Up a Storm about the beer industry and beer culture in Asheville.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update July 28-31
What's up Asheville? Be sure to check our our weekly GritVegas Weekend Update, with the scoop on LEAF and other AVL events. We're also doing a ticket giveaway on Instagram for the person who hits the most spots! Win 2 tickets to Asheville Fashion Week--all you have to do it go out and have fun. Happy weekend!
The Path to Wellness: Medea's Real Food Cafe Offers Education, Community + More
Medea Galligan, of Medea's Real Food Cafe in Asheville, sat down with us to talk health, wellness, and the importance of delicious things.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! July 21-24
It's going to be hot this weekend, Asheville! We've got 5 tips to beat the heat, plus a whole bunch of events that will keep your weekend cool (in every sense of the word).
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update 7/14-17
Welcome to your weekend in Asheville!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! July 7-10
This weekend, beat the heat with these awesome events. Live music, benefits, fundraisers, and fashion shows are just a few of the options. What are you going to do?
Hail to the Chief: Craft Brewer, Change Maker, and Author Erik Lars Myers Comes to Malaprop's Bookstore 7/6
Erik Lars Myers, President of the NC Brewers' Guild, founder of Mystery Brewing, and author of North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries, will be at Malaprop's Bookstore in downtown Asheville on Wednesday, July 6th.
Asheville Loves Pollinators
A new video and piece on pollinators and/in the community (including Renaissance Asheville Hotel) from Climate Listening Project organizer/producer Dayna Reggero kicks off National Pollinator Week.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: July 4th Edition
It's 4th of July weekend in Asheville, and we've got a lot of ideas for how you can celebrate Independence Day--and all the days around it. From live music to independent bookstores to downtown shopping and, of course, brunch, we've pretty much covered all the bases. Happy 4th, y'all.
The GritVegas Weekend Update! << June 24-26
This weekend is All Go West! But there's lots more going on. Watch this week's GritVegas Weekend Update for the full scoop!
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