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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The restaurant serves classic and creative tacos, plus margaritas and entree-sized salads, in the former Boca location.
Several Asheville potters and glass artists will prepare tableware for the dinner, and chef Nathan Allen will plate the courses with a focus on design.
The turbulent story of Asheville’s most prolific restaurant owner.
The Battery Park Avenue sandwich shop is “relocating,” according to a sign in the window. The building is “potentially for lease,” according to FIRC Group, which owns the property, along with the Haywood Park Hotel building.
The expansive indoor/outdoor restaurant opens Tuesday, June 25, with Japanese-style American eats, curiosities and a big chandelier.
The festival, observed nationwide, commemorates the end of slavery.
Mountain Mojo Coffee House and Looking Glass Creamery set up shop this spring.
The next week offers four opportunities to engage with the nonprofit, which focuses on jobs training.