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 Grove Park Inn lifts its controversial parking fee, starting today. Here are the details from the press release: In the spirit of community, The Omni Grove Park Inn has removed the outdoor parking fee for visitors effective immediately. “As we open EDISON, craft ales + kitchen on July 31 and conclude the restoration of […]
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.
This weekend, watch almost 25 grill masters compete for barbecue glory. The Spruce Pine BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival draws grill geeks from around the Southeast. It's even regulated by the Southern Barbecue Network. The small town of Spruce Pine, north of Burnsville, has an ideal climate for a summer barbecue cook-off, explains Randall Hembree, […]
Since it first opened in 1995, Burgermeister's has forged new territory for Asheville restaurants. It closed Saturday, July 13, but could reopen somewhere else, says co-owner Tom Gaddy. The restaurant started as a burger counter downtown when other storefronts were empty. Then, Gaddy took a few years' break from the business before reopening in nascent […]
The fast-food restaurant will open in the Harris Teeter development near the corner of Merrimon Avenue and Chestnut Street.
Carolina Mountain Ribfest offers a weekend of barbecue and extreme festival eats
Expect wood-fired pizza, pressed sandwiches, salads and polenta bowls — all with an emphasis on heirloom grains and seasonal produce — in the former home of the Silver Dollar Restaurant on Clingman Avenue.
To those of you who have already expressed interest in our community café concept, thank you for your patience as we have developed our Mission, Vision and Scope. To all of you who do not yet know about us, we hope you will be interested to learn about our project. We extend to all of […]
The solar-powered street cart sells several creative varieties of the frozen treat.
One Friday a month, Micheal Scharf waits in his car in the parking lot of Innsbruck Mall, ready to open his trunk for a select group of customers and show them the goods inside. He's not selling anything illicit, nor is he pedlling rugs. He's the organizer of The Lobster Club, and he's undercutting the […]
You've probably seen the billboards, the ones that say “You just blew $10,000.” They're anti-DUI adverts, and the idea is that by the time you pay legal fees and fines, you'll have dropped 10 grand. Sadly, many of Asheville's breweries are on the periphery, and if you don't have a designated driver, you'll need to […]
Thai Basil in the Grove Arcade is closed, but it will soon reopen as Thai Tara. Tony Pornchinda of Charlotte recently purchased the business with some partners, and he says it will reopen in a couple of weeks. Pornchinda used to own a restaurant in Charlotte called Thai Cuisine. Thai Basil remains open in Black […]
Forever is a long time to think about chicken and waffles, but such has been the plight of John and Julie Stehling. Julie says she feels like the concept for her forthcoming restaurant, King Daddy's Chicken and Waffle, has been on her mind from time immemorial. The Stehlings own Early Girl Eatery downtown, and they've […]
Find out where food trucks are headed next, and check out the newest additions.
Tremors from the highly publicized collapse of the Paula Deen empire have spread into Western North Carolina. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort announced it will re-brand Paula Deen’s Kitchen, the 400-seat restaurant and retail outlet, one of almost a dozen eateries on the property. “We really felt that the comments that she admitted making were really […]
Subway leaves downtown The $5 Footlong has retreated to the 'burbs, at least for now. Downtown's Subway, located at 33 Battery Park Ave. near the Grove Arcade, closed last week. The manager, loading bags of chips into a food service truck, said he had no comment, and asked that his name not be used. The […]