Chef Katie Button will focus on upscale hors d’oeuvres and modernist desserts. The bar will include prep-heavy craft cocktails, special-order liquors and high-end wines.
Wright competed against Anthony Cerrato of Strada Italiano. The chefs prepared three courses (some sweet, others savory) using Sunburst Trout. (photo by Rich Orris)
The plans call for a doorman, liquid nitrogen, “angels on horseback” and a DJ. The opening is scheduled for late 2013.
Stop! Don’t throw away that cork. It could win you $100 worth of wine. The Wine Tunnel is hosting a cork sculpture contest (although screw caps and synthetic corks are also allowed). Enter your masterpiece at the shop at 148 Tunnel Road by 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, to win. The grand prize is […]
The final round of the culinary competition takes place Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Asheville Wine and Food Festival.
The James Beard Award-nominated chef will leave the Hilliard Avenue eatery to focus on a barbecue concept.
The Barleycorn to open in the former Burgermeister's spot Brothers Greg and Jon Campbell have had enough of exclusive gated communities and stodgy office parks. They recently relocated to Asheville from south Florida, and they’re hoping to discover a more sociable way of living. This fall, they’ll open The Barleycorn in West Asheville with that […]
Now in its fifth year, the festival brings together local chefs, producers, nonprofits, breweries, wineries and more for five days of dinners and events.
Monk owner Barry Bialik announces a Reynolds Village pub as he prepares to open a Biltmore Park location and an expansion downtown. Top of the Monk, a craft liquor and cocktail bar, will open in early September above the flagship Monk on Patton Avenue.
The Hop Ice Cream Café turns 35 in August. To celebrate, current owners Ashley and Greg Garrison, who mark their 5th year with the business this month, will offer free kiddie scoops (for all ages) at on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Merrimon Avenue store.
Share your Asheville dining experiences on avleats.com, Xpress’ new tool for food and drink reviews and comments. Every review you write (through Sunday) enters you to win two tickets to the biggest event of the Asheville Wine & Food Festival.
On Merrimon Avenue, the Harris Teeter nears completion. Along with the grocery store, a fast-food drive-thru and a car-care center are coming. Straddling a main thoroughfare and a residential neighborhood, the development has a complicated history.
The Florida-based grocer will open a 49,000-square-foot store in the former Kmart building near Gerber Village. Expect a 2015 grand opening.
Charlotte Street has been waiting for a new business since last fall, when Blue Water Seafood closed. In February, Josh Wright of The Chop Shop Butchery announced he would open a bar, Shambles, in the space, which is near the intersection of Charlotte and Chestnut streets. But recently he reconsidered. Not to worry, Charlotte Street. […]
Grove Park Inn launches its most inventive restaurant yet this week (excuse the pun). Edison opens Wednesday, July 31. It's one of seven dining outlets at the resort, but it's perhaps the most versatile with lounge, bar and terrace seating, plus a more formal dining room. Like the Inn's other prominent restaurants, Horizon's and the […]
John Fleer’s restaurant gets a name It’s not often that chefs market their restaurants as vegetal and ambiguous, but that’s John Fleer’s tack. His Pack Square restaurant, which will open this fall in the former Bistro 1896 space, goes by the name Rhubarb. Fleer thinks the name sounds evocative, but not in any particular way. […]
Gyros prove popular near Pritchard Park, and Taste of Asheville holds (food) court at the Vance Monument.
The author of Saving the Season, talks about preserving food for gardeners and urbanites, alike.
The new restaurant, from the owners of 5 Walnut Wine Bar and others, will open next year, but events on the property begin in August.
The restaurant serves dinner, drinks and weekend brunch in the Wedge building.
Learn about coffee in like-minded company at this two-hour class.