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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!
"For the Love of Ryan & Brooke" Silent Auction Runs Through 6/26
A silent auction to benefit the Conrad family began yesterday and runs through June 26. It features handmade local and regional items, gift packages, and more. 100% of proceeds will go to the Conrad family.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! // June 16-19
Happy weekend everyone! This Sunday is Father's Day--check out our suggestions for how to celebrate! We also have some very special guests this week as part of our new Pet of the Month feature!
The GritVegas Weekend Update! << June 10-12
From theatre to live music to a little bit of naughty dancing, this weekend is filled with plenty of choices!
A Special Announcement from LEAF Downtown!
Breaking news: LEAF Downtown announces its theme and line-up! LEAF Downtown happens July 30 and 31st this year in the summer streets of downtown Asheville.
Kelsie Cole of Front Street Brewery
A sneak peek behind Wilmington's Front Street Brewery and its head brewer, Kelsie Cole.
It's Negroni Week!
All week long, celebrate classic cocktails during Negroni Week by visiting local bars and supporting area causes!
The GritVegas Weekend Update! << June 3-5
Your GritVegas Weekend Update for June 3-5 has arrived!
Beer City Festival || The Photobooth Results Are IN!
Oh golly Miss Molly, did we ever have some fun at Beer City Festival this year! Asheville Grit + Ashvegas paired with Massive Photobooth to offer ridiculous amounts of fun. Here are the results!
It's the One Year Anniversary of AVL Food Fans!
AVL Food Fans, Asheville's only food-centric podcast, celebrates a year anniversary with their 26th show, airing May 31st!
The GritVegas Weekend Update!! << Memorial Day Edition, May 27-29th
Memorial Day weekend is chock-full of events that will help you celebrate the start of summer! From music to shopping, eating to antiquing, frisbee golf to making friends with squirrels. And, of course, floating.
Big Chief Juan Pardo Promises "One Hell of a Good Time" @ Beer City Festival || 5/28
"Believe it or not, Asheville parties the way New Orleans does." Asheville Grit interviewed headliner Big Chief Juan Pardo (of the Golden Comanche Mardi Gras Indians) about what we can expect at this year's Beer City Festival!
Beer City 2016 Spotlight || The Resonant Rogues
Asheville's own Resonant Rogues play Beer City Festival 2016 this year. We talked with Sparrow about the festival, their performance, their tour plans, and their new Kickstarted album. Don't miss them at Beer City!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! // May 20-22
This weekend is all about art and music in Asheville, with events ranging from the first Downtown After 5 to the Spring Stroll in the RAD.
RADical DAZE: The RAD Spring Studio Stroll + More << May 20-22
This weekend, take a spring stroll around the River Arts District for the biannual Studio Stroll. This year, there's even more happening as the Stroll pairs up with the Foundation Hellraiser and Burners & BBQ!
GritVegas Weekend Update! << May 13-15!!
The GritVegas Weekend Update is here! Check out what's going on this weekend and enter to win two weekend passes to LEAF by sharing this post from either Asheville Grit's or Ashvegas's Facebook page. The contest runs until 5 pm TONIGHT (Thursday, May 12th!).
Cuban Soul: LEAF 2016 Ticket Giveaway!
This year's spring LEAF lineup highlights the bridge between WNC and Cuba with a variety of acts that exemplify the culture and music of both regions. We're giving away two tickets to LEAF on Sunday, May 15, on Facebook! To enter, leave a comment on our Facebook post when we share this story!
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