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Just in time for patio season, Soprana is unveiling its lunchtime hours and menu

The ultimate stop for Nashville-style hot chicken and deliriously good Southern soul food, is proud to announce the installation of the RightHear Accessibility system at its Asheville and Arden locations

Asheville favorite Jettie Rae’s Oyster House introduces five new refreshing cocktails to their spring menu.

Live Music at Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack, Sweeten Creek, this Spring and Summer

beginning on Monday, April 22, plastic shopping bags will no longer be available in its 51 retail and outlet stores.

The Balladeer Hotel
Set to open as a Tribute Portfolio in 2026, the Spencer’s Mill historic Sparger building will become The Balladeer Hotel

The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to announce the upcoming exhibition, The New Salon: A Contemporary View, guest-curated by Gabriel Shaffer.

Local Fashion Designers to Compete April 19 at The Orange Peel

The Market Place restaurant, a farm-to-table fixture of downtown Asheville since 1979 is a semi-finalist for the 2024 James Beard Awards “Outstanding Restaurant” category.

The Market Place restaurant, a farm-to-table fixture of downtown Asheville since 1979 and widely-acclaimed for its Appalachian cuisine prepared with otherworldly traditions, announced today its menu for Asheville Restaurant Week, running January 16-22

Preorder Rocky’s signature sides, appetizers and desserts now through Dec. 21 for pickup Dec. 23 - 24!

Jettie Rae's offers special NYE dinner for two

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina invites Asheville-area design teams to compete in its popular Color Me Goodwill upcycled fashion show.

Whether you’re not much of a home chef, or you simply don’t have hours to spare cooking Thanksgiving dinner, Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack has you covered

Frolic and play the Hendersonville way this holiday season during the Home for the Holidays celebration.

Jettie Rae’s Oyster House announces they have been named as one of Tripadvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Restaurants in the United States

Austin Barrett, a prominent local singer-songwriter, Berklee College of Music graduate, and two-time semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, has achieved a significant milestone in his musical career. He has been awarded exclusive studio time in Boston to record his original song, "Porch Light."

The series brings accessible Americana, roots, bluegrass and more to the community.

NC IDEA MICRO Grant winner and tea innovator Embrew launches brand new packaging and showcases co-branded blend “Strawberry Yaupon Hops” with supplier Yaupon Brothers American Tea Co.

The Whale AVL was voted sixth in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards - Top 10 Beer Bars in the US.

What’s New at 10222 Haywood Road? Get the scoop.

For years Tryon, North Carolina’s Upstairs Artspace was a premier venue for writers to share their work through Literary Open Stage, and now, post-pandemic—Literary Open Stage is back!

Free kickoff event featuring a reading by Poet Donika Kelly and Nonfiction Writer Melissa Febos

One of the Appalachian’s most beloved towns will be introduced to its very first international food hall, and they're looking for vendors!

The S&W Cafeteria undergoes renovations but is holding on to its rich history.

Acclaimed Restaurateur Chef William Dissen and Built On Hospitality Chef Chris Coleman ink sale, passing batton from one Charlotte chef to another

The brilliant colors of traditional costumes and the songs and folkloric dance of Mexico by local, talented youth will fill The White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, September 8

Asheville sits amongst innumerable freshwater springs, swimming holes, waterfalls, and rivers to visit this summer. is a groundbreaking online resource for those facing substance use disorders.

Located in The Grove, the company offers a unique blend of beauty, fragrance, and candles

art fair
Mt. Mitchell Arts & Crafts Fair to Fill Burnsville’s Town Square, Aug. 4-5

Live music continues at Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack’s Sweeten Creek location

Bike enthusiasts across the Western Carolinas are ramping up for the 2nd annual Asheville Bike Fest.

Learn more about the authors and events featured at this year’s festival!

Soprana, a new restaurant located inside Downtown Asheville’s newest hotel – Embassy Suites by Hilton Asheville Downtown – is slated to open in fall 2023.

art in bloom
Black Mountain Celebrates Flowers and Art with their 17th Annual Fundraiser.

The previously featured Charlestonian songwriter Pierce Alexander continues to make a name for himself with performances around the Southeast.

The Charlestonian songwriter previously featured on Grit continues to make a name for himself.

Ware announced today they’re collaborating with local vendors to provide a digital prepared foods market for the Asheville community.

Asheville benefit corporation Buchi is bringing back nostalgic flavored sodas with their new line of guilt-free sparkling drinks

Roots + Wings School of Art and Design, the creative art and design education HUB founded by Ginger Huebner, is closing its doors after 14 years of operation.

Firefly Gathering Expands Equity Efforts, Envisioning Earthskills for Every Body

The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Western North Carolina is a national nonprofit organization that works with local public safety officials in Buncombe and Henderson counties to provide emotional and practical support of citizens experiencing trauma.

Where to play pickleball in Asheville and more!

The studio album "Buzz of Bees" LP will be digitally released on Friday, December 16th, 2022, by Western Carolina Records through Distrokid.

Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack wants to help take some of the cooking stress off your family's plate .

WNC-based tea company prepares to push into retail with innovative product that gives busy tea-lovers more me-time without hassling with infusers or sticky honey.