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.
Chef Justin Burdett’s new eatery will offer dinner service and Sunday brunch. Click through for photos from the recent soft opening by Cindy Kunst.
PRESS RELEASE from Green Opportunities: On Wednesday, November 25th, neighbors, friends and family will join together for a shared holiday meal at the 2nd Annual Southside Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The event is free and open to everyone. This year, Chef Liam Luttrell-Rowland is coordinating the event. “We’re hoping to serve between 150 and 200 people […]
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 […]
For decades, the American Miso Co. has been quietly crafting top-quality miso, a Japanese fermented food product, from its home in the mountains of Rutherford County. With its distribution arm, Great Eastern Sun, based in Asheville, the little homegrown company has gradually grown to be the largest organic miso manufacturer in the world.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
In a recent blind tasting, two panels of judges from the French Broad Vignerons determined the top hard ciders for this year’s CiderFest NC competition.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
PRESS RELEASE from Town of Fletcher: The Town of Fletcher will honor its Veterans on Saturday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m. with its Annual Veterans’ Day Salute and Breakfast. This event will be held at Fletcher Town Hall, located at 300 Old Cane Creek Rd . This year’s Salute will feature a flag ceremony by Cub Scout […]
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 […]
Food truck venue 51 Coxe will host an Oktoberfest celebration 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Owner Susan Robinson says the event is both family- and dog-friendly. There will be beer and plenty of food trucks on-site, including Grateful Roots, which plans to sell German-inspired dishes such as a Reuben panini. Admission is free, and live music […]
PRESS RELEASE from Season’s at Highland Lake: (Wednesday, October 21, 2015 – Flat Rock, NC) – Season’s at Highland Lake and Highland Lake Inn & Resort announces the arrival of Steve Boeger as their Executive Chef. The son of German immigrants and first generation American, Boeger grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. […]
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, 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 […]
Chef Justin Burdett’s new downtown restaurant will offer modern interpretations of traditional Appalachian and Southern flavors.