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Thanksgivi­ng horror stories: Asheville residents tell tales of holiday travails

Thanksgiving can be a heartwarming holiday full of good food and family. But kitchen calamities, unruly house guests, uncooperative appliances and other snafus can sometimes conspire to dim Thanksgiving Day’s rosy glow. Some Asheville residents — including a few Xpress staffers — were willing to share their own stories about surviving Thanksgiving.

Lighting of the 23rd annual Ingles Giving Tree scheduled for Nov. 23

  PRESS RELEASE from MANNA FoodBank: Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank invite the community to attend the 23rd annual lighting of the Ingles Giving Tree at the Asheville Mall on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. The Giving Tree is a 10-ton construction of non-perishable food items donated by Ingles Markets, and constructed and […]

MG Road revives MG Roadhouse pop-up concept with Return to the Roadhouse

PRESS RELEASE from MG Road: MG Road will be welcoming back MG veterans Kyle Gray Beach (now at Buxton Hall Barbecue) and Pat Hinson (now at Victory Sandwich Brand’s Little Trouble in Atlanta) on Wednesday, November 18th for “RETURN TO THE ROADHOUSE.” MG Roadhouse was a pop-up concept that ran throughout 2014 taking the loveable and […]

Season’s at Highland Lake to host South American Wine Dinner

PRESS RELEASE from Season’s at Highland Lake: Season’s at Highland Lake announces their South American Wine Dinner Event, highlighting the robust, earthy flavors of this dramatic continent, in both food and wine.  This elegant wine-pairing dinner, including Chef Steve Boeger’s surprise amuse bouche, is set for Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. in a beautiful private dining room at Season’s. Reservations for this exclusive event […]

The Market Place to host dinner with chef and cookbook author Anthony Lamas

William Dissen, executive chef of The Market Place restaurant, will host a five-course dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 9, with chef Anthony Lamas of Seviche Restaurant in Louisville, Ky. The dinner will feature recipes and flavors from Lamas’ new cookbook, Southern Heat, which highlights Lamas’ Southern-Latin hybrid style of cooking. Lamas will be selling and signing copies of his […]

International American Ginseng Expo to take place at UNC Asheville, Dec. 4-5

PRESS RELEASE from the Blue Ridge Naturally Program The North Carolina Natural Products Association is excited to announce the second International American Ginseng Expo on December 4 & 5, 2015 to take place at Highsmith Union on the campus of UNC Asheville NC! Speakers include growers, wild-harvesters, researchers, herbalists, botanists, regulatory officials on the state and national level, […]

FAIR FOOD: Members of the Florida-based Coalition for Immokalee Workers picketed the South Asheville Publix supermarket on Sunday. Protestors were asking the grocer for a commitment to supporting labor rights within its supply chain.

Coalition of Immokalee Workers stages protest at Publix

Farm workers from the Florida-based labor rights organization the Coalition of Immokalee Workers joined people from the Asheville area in picketing the Publix grocery store at Pinnacle Point on Hendersonville Road on Sunday, Nov. 1. The protestors were asking the Florida-based supermarket to support human rights for agriculture workers in its supply chain by joining the CIW’s […]

Asheville Affiliates to host oyster roast benefit for Arts For Life

PRESS RELEASE from Arts for Life: ASHEVILLE, NC (October 30, 2015)—On November 5 from 6-9 pm, Brian Boggs Chairmakers (at 239 Amboy Road) will transform from a mountain furniture studio into a Lowcountry locale when they host “SHUCK,” an oyster roast benefit for Arts For Life presented by Asheville Affiliates. All proceeds from the event […]

Highland Lake Inn & Resort to host AutumnFest indoor festival and farmers market, Nov. 5

PRESS RELEASE from Highland Lake Inn & Resort: (October 29, 2015 – Flat Rock, NC) –  Highland Lake Inn & Resort today announced that it will host AutumnFest 2015 on Thursday, November 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Grand Ole Hall located on the grounds of Highland Lake Inn & Resort at 86 […]

Gardening and antiques series returns to MetroWines, Nov. 5

  PRESS RELEASE from MetroWines: After a summer break, “Talking Dirty” returns and we are talking dirtier than ever! Rose’s Garden Shop partners with the MetroWines Asheville School of Wine every Wednesday starting November 5th from 5 to 6pm for the best on the way home hour in town. Join us for a complimentary glass of wine […]

Highland Lake Inn & Resort offers free night’s stay to veterans, active military

PRESS RELEASE from Highland Lake Inn & Resort: Flat Rock, NC –  The management and staff of Highland Lake Inn & Resort are delighted to offer a free-of-charge one-night stay on Veteran’s Day 2015 (Wednesday, November 11th) to retired and active US military personnel. Steve Brown, Guest Services Manager, says “I am so happy to be able to […]

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Vortex Doughnuts to celebrate its first anniversary with free doughnuts

Vortex Doughnuts has announced it will celebrate its first anniversary on Tuesday, Oct. 27, by giving away 365 of its signature product, The Vortex. The Vortex is yeast-raised doughnut tossed in cinnamon sugar and topped with French Broad Chocolate ganache. The free doughnuts will be offered to each customer, one per customer on a first-come-first-served basis, […]

Nectar, Veda Studios to host grand opening and Harvest Party, Oct. 24

Nectar, a recently opened raw, gluten-free and vegan eatery and juice shop, and its neighbor, Veda Studios, will host a grand opening and family-friendly Harvest Party on Saturday, Oct. 24. The event will serve as the official launch for Nectar, which opened in September. Veda Studios opened late last winter. Nectar has been in the works for […]