Carouse in costume: This weekend offers two opportunities to eat and drink in silly clothes

Practice your chicken dance and your zombie shuffle: This weekend presents two chances to celebrate Asheville food and beer with jerky movements, varied vestments and specials at downtown bars and restaurants. On Saturday, Oct. 13, Oktoberfest takes over Wall Street for the fourth year in a row. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite Bavarian-style […]

Blue Ridge Food Ventures contest winner to get shelf space at NC Fresh Markets, deadline extended

The prize for the Blue Ridge Food Ventures entrepreneurship contest, the Big Tasty, is growing. The winner of the contest will receive shelf space in The Fresh Market’s 15 North Carolina grocery stores. The deadline for entries has been extended to October 31. For more details, see the press release below or follow the link […]

Asheville High School Band and Luella’s Bar-B-Que team up to raise money for D.C. trip

The Asheville High School Band has received an invitation to play at the 2012 presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. They’re raising money for their trip with a fundraiser sponsored by Luella’s Bar-B-Que tomorrow night, Friday, Sept. 21. Here are the details from their press release: Under the tutelage of William Talley III, AHS band director, […]

Coffee beans and bear claws: Dynamite Roasting and City Bakery collaborate

Dynamite Roasting Company is laying a new fuse. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25, their beans will be the only ones brewed at City Bakery's three café. Dynamite co-owner Josh Gibbs says the collaboration with City Bakery is one of several opportunities the four-year-old, Black Mountain-based company has had to expand recently. “ Over the past month, […]

The Wine Studio closing, holding a wake

The Wine Studio on Charlotte Street bases its reputation on providing straightforward talk about wine. Now, in characteristically upfront fashion, the Wine Studio is holding a wake. They're going out of business after almost three years. Carah Roberts, operations director, confirmed the closure. She says the wake will be the business' final way of showing […]

Coffee beans and bear claws: Dynamite Roasting and City Bakery collaborate

Dynamite Roasting Company is laying a new fuse. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25, their beans will be the only ones brewed at City Bakery's three café. Dynamite co-owner Josh Gibbs says the collaboration with City Bakery is one of several opportunities the four-year-old, Black Mountain-based company has had to expand recently. “ Over the past month, […]