Catawba Brewing Co. announced today that construction has begun on its new property at 32 Banks Ave. in Asheville’s South Slope area. The new brewing facility and tasting room will be housed in the old Standard Paper building along with Vortex Doughnuts and soon-to-come businesses Buxton Hall Barbecue and the Public School bar. Catawba Brewing, […]
The new year will bring a fresh dinner theater experience to Asheville — one that will be of particular interest to fans of the British television series “Downton Abbey.” On Sunday evenings starting Jan. 4, downtown restaurant Lex 18 will offer live viewings of the popular BBC program while re-creating an aristocratic 1920s meal in […]
PRESS RELEASE from sweetFrog Enterprises sweetFrog Enterprises, named by The Daily Meal as America’s Best Frozen Yogurt, has has invited local choirs into locations nationwide to create a Christmas spectacle. On Tuesday, Dec. 16, each participating store will have a choir performing Christmas favorites, including Deck the Halls, at 6 p.m. Asheville’s sweetFrog location is […]
PRESS RELEASE from New Belgium Brewing Asheville, NC, December 9, 2014 – New Belgium Brewing’s Brewhouse vessels start rolling into their new home on Craven Street in Asheville, NC, the second week in January. New Belgium’s 200 hectoliter Brewhouse system departed from GEA Brewery Systems (GEA) in Kitzingen, Germany in mid-November to arrive to the […]
A few of Asheville’s sweet spots will share the national spotlight this week. Nightbell, The Hop and Fairview bakery Ruth and Ranshaw will be featured in an episode of the Cooking Channel program “Unique Sweets,” scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, Dec. 14. A statement from the Cooking Channel sums up the episode, which […]
PRESS RELEASE The Cheese Store of Asheville at Weinhaus Who: The Cheese Store of Asheville and Divine Wine and Beer What: Holiday Entertaining – Creating a Festive Cheese & Charcuterie Board Paired with Wine and Beer When: Saturday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. Where: Divine Wine and Beer, 1011 Tunnel Road, Asheville Tickets: $25/ person Find […]
People in the Oakley community are raising concerns about a new 300-plus-unit apartment complex planned for the East Asheville neighborhood. A group of more than 20 people gathered Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, in the basement fellowship hall at Oakley United Methodist Church to hear news about the project from David Ankeney, whose home sits on nearly 2 […]
Flat Rock, NC – Season’s at Highland Lake will start the holiday season in grand style with their annual Holiday Brunch Buffet 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Soup selections will feature sweet potato and cardamom bisque and a hearty white bean and kale soup with smoked ham. Season’s salad bar, elaborate fruit display and house-smoked […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM SEASON’S AT HIGHLAND LAKE Flat Rock, North Carolina – December 1, 2014 – Season’s at Highland Lake announces the December Cooking Class, “A Hearty Winter Menu,” to be held Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. at the restaurant. The cooking classes at Season’s are presented in a relaxed and informative format, and feature delicious dishes paired […]
News on indoor holiday markets, a winter community potluck, evaluations for amateur winemakers and a free tasting of Alpine cheeses.
PRESS RELEASE FROM CATALOOCHEE SKI AREA Maggie Valley, NC – Cataloochee Ski Area continues its tradition of holiday giving with their 14th Annual Can-U-Ski Food and Coat Drive for Haywood Christian Ministries, on Sunday, December 7. Record numbers turn out each year for this event as guests are given a free lift ticket valued at […]
Chef Patrick O’Cain says his new project, Gàn Shān Station, is on track to open in mid to late December.
PRESS RELEASE from Biltmore Wines Asheville, N.C. – Biltmore announces the release of its annual Christmas at Biltmore Wine featuring label artwork designed by Swannanoa resident Terry Owensby, winner of Biltmore’s wine label design contest. This year’s Christmas at Biltmore Wines are limited release white and rose blends. Both wines are aromatic, refreshing and slightly […]
Asheville Independent Restaurants readies for Taste of Asheville, WNC Health Advocates hosts a fundraising dinner, King Daddy’s adds breakfast, Loretta’s goes late-night and Black Mountain Ciderworks throws a Rabelaisian Feast.
Swannanoa native Robert Duncan nabbed both of the top prizes in Swannanoa United Methodist Church’s second annual Chili and Cornbread Cook-off on Saturday, Nov. 8, according to a press release from event organizers. Colleen Harris of Black Mountain won second prize in the chili category and third prize went to Jerry Hubbard of Hendersonville, who won last […]
Whole Foods Market Asheville announced on Thursday, Nov. 6, that local worker-owned mobile produce vendor Ujamaa Freedom Market was among 12 nonprofit organizations in the Southeast tapped to receive grants from Whole Foods Market’s Whole Cities Foundation. The grants were funded by money raised during the company’s quarterly 5% Day community giving event on Aug. 19. Ujamaa […]
PRESS RELEASE from Garden & Gun CHARLESTON, SC – (November 7, 2014) Garden & Gun proudly announces the winners of its fifth annual MADE IN THE SOUTH AWARDS, celebrating and encouraging Southern craftsmen making products in five categories: Food, Drink, Style & Design, Outdoors, and Home. Garden & Gun unveiled the winners at the first-ever Made in the South Awards […]
PRESS RELEASE from Rhubarb Rhubarb is celebrating one year in Asheville’s Pack Square by offering an exclusive dessert available throughout the month of November to commemorate the milestone. The dessert from pastry chef Ashley Capps is a cocoa brioche with milk chocolate rum ganache, caramelized banana ice cream and cocoa berry confetti and ribbons. A […]
The bright yellow sign in front of Happy Jack’s bills it as a biscuits-and-gravy joint, but this description doesn’t tell the whole story. While there are definitely both biscuits and gravy worth bragging about at the Tunnel Road breakfast-only restaurant, it seems likely that owner Kevin Lee lavishes just as much attention on Happy Jack’s other offerings. […]
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Mills River announced today that it’s readying for a major hiring push to staff its new taproom and restaurant. According to an email from the company’s beer ambassador, Bill Manlely, the Chico, Calif.-based brewery is seeking to fill at total of 150 slots. “We’re looking to add an additional 150 staff members in both front-of-the-house, back-of-the-house and […]
PRESS RELEASE from WNC Cheese Trail Tickets for the WNC Cheese Trail’s first annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest are on sale starting today through the Festival website www.mountaincheesefest.com. Adult tickets (ages 13+) will be $12.00 and children under 13 are free. The fest will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Highland Brewing Company […]