Komen Northwest NC Board Members Roberta King Latham (chair), from left, and Alisa Plymale celebrate a successful “Cookie for a Cure” campaign over cookies with SUBWAY® Operations Manager Brenda Metcalf of Asheville at the sub shop at Furnitureland South. Western North Carolina SUBWAY® restaurants contributed $3,000 of the total $28,525 raised statewide to the local Komen affiliate.

North Carolina Subway restaurants donate to Susan G. Komen affiliates

Press release from Subway: JAMESTOWN, N.C., December 2, 2016 – SUBWAY® restaurant owners from across North Carolina had the recipe for success: caring people and a community cause, combined with a sweet treat. The 2016 “Cookie for a Cure” campaign yielded $28,525 for the state’s Susan G. Komen® affiliates to help in the fight against cancer. […]

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Lighting of the 24th annual Ingles Giving Tree scheduled at Asheville Mall, Nov. 21

  PRESS RELEASE from MANNA FoodBank: Asheville, NC (Nov. 8, 2016) – Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank invite the community to attend the 24th annual lighting of the Ingles Giving Tree at the Asheville Mall on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. The Giving Tree is a 10-ton construction of non-perishable food items donated […]

Belly Up food truck and Catawba Brewing Co. present Wild Asheville foraged food event, Nov. 16

PRESS RELEASE FROM BELLY UP TRUCK: Wild Asheville: An Artful Pairing of Foraged and Farmed Foods. November 16th at 7:00 PM in the Rickhouse Bar at Catawba’s South Slope Brewery Join us for a monthly, seasonal exploration of Asheville’s natural edible landscape in a five course meal at the Rickhouse bar inside Catawba’s South Slope […]

Urban Orchard Cider Co. hosts Halloween party, anniversary celebration, Oct. 29

PRESS RELEASE from Urban Orchard Cider Co.: Urban Orchard Cider Co. celebrates its third year in operation and Halloween on Saturday, October 29th  from 12pm-1am (entertainment beginning at 7pm) at the Cidery, located at 210 Haywood Rd.  Each year Urban Orchard throws a free admission party that includes: creepy dance tunes by Asheville’s DJ Malinalli, […]

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Buffalo Nickel names John Bausone executive chef

  PRESS RELEASE from Buffalo Nickel: ASHEVILLE, NC (Oct. 25, 2016) — A new team member has joined Buffalo Nickel, the West Asheville restaurant which opened in March 2014 and was recently featured in The New York Times. Owner Lynn Foster has brought on-board John Bausone to serve as the restaurant’s executive chef. Prior to joining Buffalo Nickel, Bausone spent the […]

Western Piedmont Community College offers turkey processing workshop, Nov. 19

PRESS RELEASE from Western Piedmont Community College: Join Western Piedmont Community College ‘s Sustainable Agriculture Program for our 4th annual On Farm Turkey Processing Workshop! On Saturday November 19 beginning at 8:00 am, learn to humanely process pasture-raised turkeys, and reserve one with our farmer to take home for Thanksgiving Dinner. We are partnering with […]

Sovereign Remedies, Herbiary to host block party fundraiser, Sept. 24

Sovereign Remedies plans to celebrate its second year in business on Saturday, Sept. 24, by hosting a block party with its neighbor, Herbiary. The event will feature a smoked whole hog and vegetable dishes from chef Steve Goff, adult slushies, games, a dunk tank, live music and more. Proceeds from the evening’s activities will benefit […]

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ASAP to receive donation from inaugural Historic Biltmore Village fundraising dinner

PRESS RELEASE from Historic Biltmore Village: Historic Biltmore Village and Asap Inaugural Event was a resounding success! Historic Biltmore Village businesses and Asap, partnered for a perfect evening under the stars.   This inaugural event which is sure to be repeated served as a fundraiser for the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. As the evening progressed, the […]

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City of Asheville rolls out Restaurant Startup Guide for entrepreneurs

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF ASHEVILLE:  Opening a restaurant is no game. It’s a complicated enterprise that includes building permits and health inspections, for one. In fact, it takes multiple steps from concept to completion before a chef/owner can welcome his or her first diners. To help Asheville restaurateurs navigate the ins and outs […]

Foothills Meats to host hot dog eating contest at Hi-Wire Brewing’s Oktoberfest, Sept. 10

PRESS RELEASE FROM FOOTHILLS MEATS: Asheville, NC- Foothills Meats presents their first annual Hot Dog Eating Contest in conjunction with Hi-Wire Brewing’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 10th. The Oktoberfest event, at Hi- Wire’s Big Top from 1-7pm, features Bavarian games including stein hoisting, grain sack tossing, tricycle racing and more. The Main Event is the […]

A TASTE OF APPALACHIA: Ronni Lundy launches her new book, Victuals, during a lunch event at Early Girl Eatery on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Author Ronni Lundy launches new Appalachia­n cookbook at Early Girl Eatery

Food writer Ronni Lundy will celebrate the release of her new book, Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes, with a Lunch Launch book-signing event Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Early Girl Eatery. Featuring 80 recipes and anecdotes, Victuals — pronounced “viddles” — spotlights staples of Appalachian cuisine such as apples, corn, sorghum and beans along with the people and […]

Thirsty Monk to celebrate rare beers with upcoming Thirsty Fest, Sept. 5-9

PRESS RELEASE from Thirsty Monk: ASHEVILLE, NC—August 23, 2016—Thirsty Monk is bringing the rare, the exceptional and the downright unusual to Western North Carolina, filling its taps with highly sought after beers for its 7th annual Thirsty Fest. The week-long event is set for September 5–9, 2016 at the flagship Thirsty Monk location in downtown Asheville, complemented […]