Metro Wines will host a viewing of the director’s cut of the movie Amadeus at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 13, to complement the Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s Mozart Festival. Tickets are $20 and include popcorn and a glass of wine. The event is a fundraiser for the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. Metro Wines is at 169 Charlotte […]
Chef Kris Edwards and his team from the 550 Tavern Grille snagged two of the top prizes at the town of Fletcher’s 14th annual Chili Cook-off held Jan. 24 at Veritas Christian Academy. The Airport Road restaurant won first place in both the Best Overall Chili and People’s Choice categories. The winner in the Best Individual Chili […]
An upcoming cooking class from the Mountain Cooking Club in Clyde will highlight the technique of braising — a mixture of frying and stewing, which creates notably tender and flavorful results. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Ricardo Fernandez, the former owner and chef de cuisine of the Lomo Grill, which operated for 16 years […]
Burial Beer Co. is bottling a new series of small-batch beers created on the company’s original one-barrel system. Wolf Moon, a rose-hip imperial stout, will be released on Friday, Jan. 30. The February installment is Snow Moon, a wine-barrel-aged wit. Each of the 750-milliliter bottles will come with a trinket unique to that specific month. The cost […]
A local chiropractor hosts his 19th annual food drive, A-B Tech’s culinary team heads to the nationals and Asheville readies for a Wing War, plus food writer Jonathan Ammons dishes on Nine Mile’s Groundation Salad.
Season’s at Highland Lake in Flat Rock has announced winter hours for its restaurant. Following is a press release from Season’s at Highland Lake about the new hours: Flat Rock, North Carolina – January 17, 2015 – Season’s at Highland Lake announces its 2015 Winter Restaurant Hours: Open for Lunch Wednesday through Saturday 11:30-2:30 Open for Dinner Wednesday through Saturday 5-8 […]
Residents of the East Asheville community have voiced concerns about the proposed development, which would include more than 300 rental units in 5- and 6-story buildings with 2 percent of the project allotted to retail space. Members of the Oakley Community Association have met several times since early December to discuss the proposal.
Asheville chef and pit master Elliott Moss heads to Decatur, Ga., this weekend to grace the Peach State with some of his beloved whole-hog barbecue. Moss, who is currently heading up the temporary enterprise The Thunderbird out of MG Road, is awaiting the opening of his new venture, Buxton Hall, a whole-hog barbecue restaurant slated to […]
North Carolina vineyard owners and others interested in the state’s rapidly growing viticulture industry will gather on Thursday, Feb. 26, for the fifth annual Grape Growers Conference at the Madison County Cooperative Extension auditorium in Marshall. The event, organized jointly by the Sustainable Appalachian Viticulture Institute, Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard and the French Broad […]
Part of a national series of American Homebrewers Association Rallies (other upcoming rallies are scheduled at places such as Magnolia Brewing Co. in San Francisco and Saint Arnold Brewing Co. in Houston, Texas), the event is intended to give homebrewers an opportunity to check out local breweries and connect with other beer enthusiasts and brewers in their area.
The French Broad Food Co-op is offering two classes aimed at empowering locals to ward off seasonal illness this winter. Herbs for Winter Wellness is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 20, and Food as Medicine will be offered on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Both classes take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the co-op’s building at 76 Biltmore Ave. […]
Asheville celebrates truffles, Oskar Blues partners with King James Public House, Asheville’s French Quarter celebrates Mardi Gras, a chili cook-off in Fletcher,
plus January tea events.
Three Asheville food companies received national recognition for their products.
Looking Glass Creamery of Fairview announced today that its Connemara goat cheese was chosen as a winner of the 2015 Good Food Awards. The Connemara was among 130 U.S. food and beverage products — and the only North Carolina cheese product — to be selected for the award this year. Now in its fifth year, the Good […]
PRESS RELEASE from Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Asheville, NC (Jan. 12, 2014) – Thirty-nine Asheville area restaurants will be offering special menus in celebration of the town’s great food and drink during Asheville Restaurant Week January 20-29. Asheville Restaurant Week is an opportunity for visitors and locals alike to enjoy the renowned cuisine this […]
PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, Jan. 15, Chef Duane Fernandes of Isa’s Bistro and wine importer Steve Pignatiello will team up to host a wine dinner. During Fernandes’ time as executive chef at the former Horizons at the Grove Park Inn, he and Pignatiello partnered to host many successful dinners together. The Jan. 15 event will be […]
PRESS RELEASE from Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn Friday, January 19, is National Popcorn Day! Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn wants to help Asheville celebrate! Poppy will be on location in downtown Asheville on Monday, January 19th from 12-2 pm and again from 5-7pm at the following locations: Corner of Biltmore Avenue and Patton Avenue in front of Bamba and the […]
The Blue Kudzu Sake Co. says that not only is its sake being talked about in Japan, but that its line of sake will be on sale in Florida next month and in five other states by the middle of 2015.
The mention of mead is likely to bring to mind Vikings and Renaissance fairs rather than sophisticated sipping and food pairings. But times and tastes are changing, and some locals have their sights set on modernizing perceptions and knocking the dust off the ancient drink’s faded appeal. One of these mead mavens is Fairview resident […]
PRESS RELEASE from the French Broad Vignerons As the French Broad Vignerons strive to expand and develop activities for craft winemakers, they are pleased to announce that they are being joined by Asheville Brewers Supply. Asheville Brewers Supply issued the following statement: With the arrival of 2015, new happenings are coming to Asheville Brewers Supply, […]
PRESS RELEASE from The Fresh Market The Fresh Market Announces Third Annual “Design Our Bag” Challenge in Support of No Kid Hungry Specialty Grocer Seeks Creative Children to Enter 2015 Reusable Shopping Bag Design Contest Monday 29 December, 2014 — Think you have what it takes to design The Fresh Market’s next reusable shopping bag? […]