There was a time when people didn’t generally consider downtown Asheville as a dining destination. ASAP, which launched in 2000 as a local food campaign to help reverse the loss of farms in Western North Carolina during the decline of the tobacco market, has been integral to that transformation.
It’s easy for a foodie to get spoiled in Asheville. Whether grabbing dinner downtown or shopping the tailgate markets and grocery stores for the makings of a homemade feast, the smorgasbord of choices is vast, diverse and endlessly innovative. It hasn’t always been this way, of course.
PRESS RELEASE from the Mills River Farmers Market Market Extended through November The Mills River Farmers Market has extended the market season until Saturday, Nov. 22 Originally the market was scheduled to end on Oct. 25 Market shoppers will have access to fresh and local products for an extra four weeks as a result of […]
From WLOS By Kimberly King ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Joey Redner, founder of Cigar City Brewing talked with News 13 Monday night, just days after visiting Asheville. Redner visited four properties in and around Asheville as well as potential sites around Greenville. The company is considering building a 20 to 25-million-dollar brew plant. “We actually […]
John Swann has no problem admitting his aversion to big business. “I’m not a good corporate guy,” he says. “I’m way too entrepreneurial.” Katuah Market owner Swann has had his hands in natural foods since the early 1970s, when he worked with the famous Food Conspiracy Co-op in Tuscon, Ariz. and later managed the Mountain […]
PRESS RELEASE from Short Street Cakes Asheville, NC, October 15, 2014: Short Street Cakes, Asheville’s from-scratch, all-natural, Southern-style Cake Shop, celebrates the Mexican holiday of Los Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by creating authentic Mexican Sugar Skulls for the Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 holidays. Starting on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and continuing through […]
PRESS RELEASE from Metro Wines Julie Lewin, author of Get Political for Animals and founder and president of the National Institute for Animal Advocacy, will speak at Metro Wines on Tuesday, October 14 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to all. In Get Political for Animals, Lewin, sharing her skills as a […]
The HardLox Jewish Food & Heritage Festival will schlep its annual “challahbaloo” of klezmer and knishes to Pack Square on Sunday, Oct. 19. Challahbaloo! is the theme for this year’s festival, now enjoying its 12th anniversary, and as always, guests can expect to find a host of traditional Jewish delicacies for their noshing pleasure. Some […]
Haywood County boast a long tradition of growing apples and will celebrate both the fruit and the season with the 26th annual Haywood Apple Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18.
PRESS RELEASE from The Fresh Market Wine and Dine with The Fresh Market at Wine Gala Benefiting Asheville Symphony Guild Tasteful Event at Neighborhood Grocer to Raise Funds for Local Nonprofit Organization The Fresh Market on 1378 Hendersonville Road invites Asheville’s community members to raise their glasses for a feel-good food and wine event. The […]
PRESS RELEASE from Metro Wines News Release: October 10, 2014 Looking for something different to do tonight? Join Michele D’Aprix in Bordeaux by Skype at 5 p.m. sharp at Metro Wines. Michele is the only American woman winemaker in Bordeaux. She is staying up very late to talk with us from the chateau in […]
Patrick O’Cain has chosen a kitchen co-conspirator for Gàn Shān Station, his new venture on Charlotte Street. On Tuesday, O’Cain, owner of the soon-to-open Asian-themed restaurant, announced that Charleston, S.C., chef Chris Hathcock will join him in the role of co-executive chef at the eatery, which is slated to open later this year in the old gas station at […]
Ginger Frank is about to open a business that her kids can really get behind. The East Asheville mother of two is launching Poppy, Asheville’s first popcorn shop, in Merrimon Square this week. Poppy will offer 15 regular flavors to start, both savory and sweet. Her Chicago mix is a rich blend of caramel and cheddar […]
PRESS RELEASE from Wicked Weed Brewing Co. ASHEVILLE, NC – October 6th 2014 – Wicked Weed Brewing Funkatorium Opens Doors to the Public on Friday, October 10th at 4 p.m. In just four days, Wicked Weed Brewing will open the doors to their second location, the Funkatorium. Despite its close proximity of just 3 blocks from […]
PRESS RELEASE from Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Program ASHEVILLE, NC (October 1, 2014)—Local apples are at the core of our region’s agricultural economy. So what a better way to celebrate fall in the Southern Appalachians than with local apples? Area farmers grow them all – Arkansas Black, Cameo, Fuji, Mutsu, Pink Lady, and the list goes […]
A dinner with author Robin Rose Bennett at Over Easy Café, new tabletop grills at Korean House, changes in the food-truck scene, a class on the science of cooking with Mark Rosenstein and a coffee IPA tasting event are all in the news this week.
A new Mediterranean restaurant opens this week in the downtown space at 130 College St. that previously housed the Arcade dance club. The Twisted Laurel Eatery and Lounge opens to the public on Wednesday, Oct. 1, offering a large menu of pizzas, subs, salads, pastas, traditional Greek specialties, desserts and more. The remodeled 6,400-square-foot space features […]
ASHEVILLE, NC – September 29th, 2014 – Wicked Weed Brewing Announces a New Once-a-Year Release, Dark Arts, a 15% ABV Wild Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels for a year. Co-owners and brothers, Luke and Walt Dickinson, knew since the day they opened the doors of their brewery that they were going to brew the […]
The Our Carolina Foothills campaign will host the inaugural Taste of Our Carolina Foothills wine and food festival on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Overmountain Vineyards in Tryon. The event is a fundraiser for the Our Carolina Foothills public relations campaign to create awareness about and promote tourism in Landrum, Tryon, Saluda and Columbus. Visitors will […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM MOTHER EARTH PRODUCE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (September 25, 2014) – It’s no surprise that a couple of educators are behind a local company’s quest to help Upstate and Western North Carolina residents learn about the bounty of our local fields and farms. Graham and Andrea Duvall, the owners of Asheville, NC-based […]
“I was born to bake,” says Hollie West, owner of Sweet Monkey Bakery & Café, a restaurant that opened this summer in downtown Marshall. As a kid growing up in Maui, Hawaii, West begged her mom to buy her an Easy-Bake Oven. “But mom said, ‘No, you have a real one to play with,’” she recalls, […]