FOOD + DRINK

2016 Asheville Coffee Expo. Photo: David W.
Get caffeinated at the second Asheville Coffee Expo, happening Saturday, September 30, in the River Arts District. Free! Caffeine!

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Exhibition Opening + PBR = the best thing to do this Friday, 9/8, at the Desoto Lounge.

Goombay Stilt Walkers. Credit: Go Diva Photography
This year, Goombay—the area's premiere celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture—goes local.

LAAF 2017
Downtown's festival is back this weekend; here's what to get excited about.

Fresh Peach Cupcakes
Sweet summer peach cupcakes with extra special August heat.

MOB 2017
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 16th.

Eclipse Screenshot
Ok, so it's technically not happening on the weekend, but we'd be remiss not to dedicate this weekend update to the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017.

Asheville Comedy Festival
Kick off your weekend early—the Asheville Comedy Festival starts tonight. Plus the skinny on what else is going down in the 828.

LEAF Downtown
We are ready to "Turn It Up" for LEAF Downtown, happening this Friday and Saturday. Check out the details, plus other events happening in town!

Relationship Goals
What's the buzz on Shanti-Jun?

The Asheville Yoga Festival kicks off this weekend; plus more in the write-up!

We checked out the local modular synthesizer company Make Noise, who will be presenting their new instrument and performing this Friday at the BMCM+AC.

The Im'peach'ed Burger, Battle of the Burger Winner 2017
Salvage Station unleashed its brand-spankin-new food truck menu recently. AND it just won the 2017 WNC Battle of the Burger. Photos: Mattieu Rodriguez

Better than Unicorns on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
Check out the behind-the-scenes (and within-the-scenes) action at Better Than Unicorns, Asheville's local VR company, this week. Plus, our highlights for the music, entertainment, food, and fun happening this weekend.

Serve Safe, Drink Safe, Do the Right Thing
Asheville has one of the highest conviction rates for DWIs in the state, and alcohol-related crime is on the rise. How do we combat it and keep our community safe?

FBO on the GritVegas Weekend Update
We had Tuesday off, and now it's almost the weekend again! Here's how we recommend you spend it.

Firefly Gathering on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We interviewed some of the folks behind this year's Firefly Gathering, our featured event of the GritVegas Weekend Update! Plus, your 4th of July roundup.

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This weekend, we head to a 100-year-old house in Montford to check out an immersive theatrical performance.

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All Go West is this Saturday and Sunday in West Asheville. Here's who we're most excited to see. Plus, your rundown of what else is happening this weekend.

Source: Ewan Munro, London // Wiki Commons
The I & J building on Haywood Rd. is slated to become West Asheville's newest neighborhood hot spot.

Jason and the Update
Your weekend is here! How will you spend it? Asheville Grit will be at Xpand Fest; come say hi!

Negroni. Photo: Will Shenton
Negroni Week just kicked off. Here's where to try out the local varieties. Plus, a recipe to stir up your very own Negritti!

The weekend is full of fun, including Just Brew It, the homebrewing festival held at the Wedge. Check it all out!

Kendra Penland
Kendra Penland, Executive Director of the Asheville Brewers Alliance, is a local hero, an inspiration, and a force to be reckoned with. Find out her story, just in time for Asheville Beer Week.

Eda Rhyne Copper Still. Photo: Facebook
Support Asheville's newest local distiller, Eda Rhyne, by contributing to their Indiegogo campaign.

Bliss Mob Hug Parade
This weekend, we're featuring the Bliss Mob Hug Parade! But there's also a lot of other stuff happening in and around town. Don't miss it, and let us know what you're most excited about.

Chef William Dissen of The Market Place. Source: marketplace-restaurant.com
This coming Wednesday, the James Beard Celebrity Chef dinner will be hosted by Chef William Dissen of The Market Place. Check out the full lineup of chefs, and the stellar menu, right here.

Jason and the WNC Yarn Crawl
Check out what lies ahead this weekend! We're highlighting everything from the WNC Yarn Crawl to Mother's Day fun.

Elizabeth Carter
We profile Elizabeth Carter of Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain.

Baked pie flight
Asheville has a new place to find pie for your pie hole.

The Brunch Bill is up for review before the ABC Committee on Tuesday. Find out more (and find out where to sign the petition to drink mimosas on Sundays at 10 a.m.!) here.

Eda Rhyne on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We're featuring Eda Rhyne Distillery, which is kicking off their Indiegogo campaign with a party on Saturday in their new facility! Check out the write-up for the full details, plus other events that will get you out and about and on the town.

1 Year of GritVegas!
Here’s some of what’s happening around Asheville this weekend. Also, Jason Sandford of Ashvegas and I just want to say thank you for watching – this episode of our weekend update marks the one-year anniversary of our video series. Cheers!

Asheville Butoh Festival
This weekend, we're featuring the 11th Asheville Butoh Festival, happening all weekend with performances and workshops at the Bebe Theatre downtown.

GritVegas and BEAT LIFE at the RAD Skatepark
This weekend, we talk with Rob Gray (Cpt. Hyperdrive) about Saturday's free, all-ages BEAT LIFE event at the RAD Skatepark. Read on to find out the details and more of what's happening in town this weekend.

Tea From The Herbal Spectacle
A look at offerings from local herbalist and tea maker Katie Lauver of The Herbal Spectacle.

Field Day & Spring Fling
Our featured event this week is the Field Day & Spring Fling Dance at Salvage Station! Check out our video and our complete write-up of what's not to miss in town this weekend.

Final Four
This weekend, find out where to watch the Final Four (our picks for every part of town!), then stay out on the town with our weekend roundup.

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!

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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.

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