It’s a wrap: The Woodfin spot will feature a large, open kitchen where the staff will prep the ingredients for all four stores. Pictured: Shannon Livengood and Zak Yancey.

Viva Woodfin

Zak Yancey, owner of Neo Burrito, admits he's interested in showing off — but in a good way. He's planning a new Neo Burrito at the Reynolds Village development in Woodfin, and it promises to be a little more exhibitionistic than his other two restaurants in West Asheville and Biltmore Park. The Woodfin spot will […]

Tiger beat

Brace yourself for the confusion that’s about to ensue. Soon, Asheville will be home to Tiger Mountain, the downtown bar frequented by the hipster set, and Tiger Bay Café, the restaurant taking shape behind BattleCat Coffee bar in West Asheville. Here are two crucial differences: Tiger Mountain refers to a Brian Eno album; Tiger Bay […]

Hyphen is coming

Hyphen, the new everything business coming to Patton Avenue, could just as appropriately be called “slash.” The longtime Creatures Café spot will become a coffee roaster/yoga studio/tattoo parlor/art gallery/music classroom. Why so many operations in one building? The concept is about more than keeping rent costs low, co-owner Kimi Leger explains. The goal is to […]

Relation chips: “With us having the five boys, I thought we could have two meanings to the brand,” says Adrienne Henzel, who co-owns 5th Sun with her husband, Michael.

Maple and spice: How 5th Sun Specialties brings chips, salsa and hot sauce to WNC and Vermont

A few months ago, bright yellow bags of corn chips began appearing all over Asheville. Almost simultaneously, they were on display in Earthfare, Greenlife, French Broad Food Co-op and West Village Market. The 5th Sun Specialties chips are just the beginning. They're accompanied by a line of salsas and hot sauces. The products have intriguing […]

Dishcrawl

Smorgasbord

Dishcrawl launches in Asheville Can’t decide where to eat dinner? Don’t. Dishcrawl, a food tourism service, will choose for you. The San Jose-based company launched an Asheville branch last month. The tour takes groups to four restaurants, three of which are kept secret until they arrive. Each restaurant serves three tasting dishes. (Vegetarian options are […]