FOOD + DRINK

Hillman Beer is set to open its doors in South Asheville in April. Find out about the genesis of this brewery, started by an Asheville couple with a dream.

Well Played GritVegas Update
This weekend, we highlight Well Played Board Game Cafe, opening Saturday, as part of our full round-up of all the events in town.

NYC People's Climate March (2014). Photo: Alejandro Alvarez
The Dogwood Alliance and Asheville Grit invite you to Artists in Resistance, an event that will create a forest-themed banner for the National Climate March. Artists in Resistance happens on April 5th from 4-8 p.m. at the BLOCK off Biltmore in downtown Asheville.

Beer City Bikes
For the first outing in Young Asheville's new Fun Fitness Series, we explore Beer City Bicycles, which offers state-of-the-art workouts, plus bikes, accessories, and beer.

St Patty's Day
Don't rely on the luck o' the Irish—follow our rainbow to the top 5 spots to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend. Check out all of our weekend recommendations here.

Terry Tempest at Magnetic Theatre
We talk with cast and crew members from Terry Tempest: The Final Interview and give you a sneak peak of the show on this weekend update. More events in the write-up!

Well Played logo
Asheville's new board game bar offers more than childhood memories.

Jr. James, Flori Pate of Food Connection, and Ashley Heath
This weekend we're highlight the Food Connection Benefit Show and featuring some other great events around town!

The Queen and Her Asheville Mardi Gras Entourage
We got a visit from the ladies of Asheville Mardi Gras on this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! Check out our exclusive sneak peek and read the post for our event roundup.

Habitat Tavern
Habitat Brewing Company Tavern & Commons will pour the first beers from their brewery on February 24th and 25th. Stop by and celebrate this grand opening of their brewery space!

Wings
War is only fun when there is food involved. The annual Asheville Wing War brings it!

Red Wedding cocktail
Katie Button’s, small plate and craft cocktail restaurant, Nightbell will be a hosting a one-night event this Saturday, February 18.

Bike Love thumb
Jason went into the field for this week's update to talk with Mike Sule, organizer of Bike Love, happening this weekend at Salvage Station. We've got the scoop on Bike Love and more in this edition of the Weekend Update!

It's the weekend before Valentine's Day. Celebrate with your special someone(s) or kick it solo at these events!

Groundhog Day and the Superbowl are just two things happening this weekend. See what else is going on in this edition of the weekend update!

If you're in need of some comedy with a conscience, and a cocktail, head to The BLOCK this Saturday to catch some stand-up from Krish Mohan and David Coulter.

Fringe Fest Weekend Update
Happy Fringe Festival, all! See what's happening with sneak peeks from our Fringe Friends, plus more on this edition of the GritVegas weekend update!

Krampus GritVegas
Whether you want to get involved in Inauguration-related community events, find your niche in the arts, or take a ride with Krampus, we've got something just for you this weekend in Asheville.

Winter Warmer
We've got a pair of tickets for the Winter Warmer Beer Festival this weekend! To enter, like us on Facebook and share our post. We'll pick a winner on Friday at 10 am!

GritVegas MLK Edition
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, and fill the rest of your weekend with music and the arts!

GritVegas Weekend Update January 5-8
Cold weekend ahead? Heat it up with this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update, our first of the new year!

GritVegas Weekend Update New Year's Edition
Start the champagne toast now, here are your weekend plans for the final days of 2016.

All your New Year's Eve party opportunities in one spot.

12 Days of Grit-Mas logo
We're celebrating 12 Days of Grit-Mas this year! Starting on Monday, December 12th, we'll be giving away exclusive gifts and packages from some of our favorite local businesses!

GritVegas Holidays
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Good Yule! Celebrate the holidays with the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!

Salvage Station
Get your New Year's Eve plans right with our Day 10 Grit-Mas Giveaway: 2 tickets to Salvage Station's New Year's Eve party AND a $25 giftcard!

Barley's and Grail images
We've created the ultimate package for you on Day 9 of Grit-Mas: dinner and a movie. Enter today to win a $30 gift certificate to Barley's and a Night out at the Movies at Grail Moviehouse.

GritVegas Weekend Update December 16-18
We're gearing up for the holidays, and we've got fun events to help you celebrate, shop, and relax!

Source: Thirsty Monk
On the first day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a $40 giftcard and a growler of CocoNorm from the Thirsty Monk to one lucky winner!

Christmas Jam GritVegas
It's gonna be cold this weekend, Asheville! We've got events and activities to keep you toasty!

GritVegas Weekend Update: Forest Creatures!
Whether you're into woodland frolicking or getting out on the dance floor, the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update has something for you!

Woods and Wilds
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.

Manhattan. Photo: Graeme Maclean (Glasgow, UK)
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.

Thanksgiving GritVegas
Happy Thanksgiving! Once you're totally stuffed, walk, dance, drink, or shop it off by checking out our weekend suggestions!

GritVegas Weekend Update 11-17
The weekend before Thanksgiving has a lot to be thankful for. Check it all out here.

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 Bar at Habitat Tavern and Commons. Source: Habitat
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.

Chocolate. Lots of it.
Peppermint Patties Proven to Purge the Effects of Polls Instilling You with False Hope. Follow along for a fun recipe with no political agenda.

Source: Martin Falbisoner. Wikimedia Commons
Our list of where to watch the election results come in. Don't worry, alcohol (or mocktails) are available at most of these spots!

This weekend, check out Asheville and nearby Brevard for all of your event needs. We've got the scoop!

Lara Murphy and Paul Hudson
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.

What's happening on Halloween weekend in Asheville? We've got your spooky scoop!

Asheville FM Fall Fund Drive
103.3 hosts their Fall Fund Drive at Buxton Hall this Saturday, 10/29. It's a Halloween-flavored party for a good cause.

GritVegas Weekend Update
Jason's been cloned! We've got your Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for October 20-23, featuring LEAF, voting, photobooths, and more!

The line-up. Pictured: Julie Hruska, Jeff Mason, Sean Illgen, Photo: Erin Fowler.
Asheville Grit and friends sampled six seasonal beers from stores around town. Which beer won our taste-off?

Lauryn Higgins
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.

GritVegas Weekend Update October 10-13
Are you going out on the town this weekend? We have a few Asheville events to recommend!

The Elephant Hotel. Source: Daniel Case @ the English Language Wikipedia
Want to know how to shake off your tourist status in Asheville? Follow along with our helpful list!

Zombie GritVegas
From film festivals to the annual zombie walk, we've got a lot to tell you about this weekend in Asheville!

Gabe Pickard and Mike Karnowski
Gabe Pickard, of Weaverville's Zebulon Artisan Ales, integrates her holistic approach to life with creating great craft beers.

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