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 […]

Posana owners to collaborate on new downtown hotel restaurants

PRESS RELEASE: Asheville, N.C. (August 22, 2016) – McKibbon Hospitality and Peter and Martha Pollay announced today that they are partnering on several new dining concepts in Asheville, NC. The Pollays, who own Posana restaurant in downtown Asheville, will contribute to two of McKibbon’s hotel projects currently under construction. They will act as culinary consultants […]

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

PRESS RELEASE: Season’s at Highland Lake announces their annual South American Wine Dinner spotlighting the Chef’s creativity with multiple small plate courses.  This elegant five-course tasting is set for Thursday August 25, at 6:30 p.m. in a beautiful private dining room at Season’s. Reservations for this exclusive event are required.  The cost is $70 per person including the […]

Bojangles celebrates grand opening of Smokey Park Highway restaurant, July 19

PRESS RELEASE: WHO: On Tuesday, July 19, Bojangles’ franchisee BOJ of WNC, LLC, celebrates the opening of their newest restaurant in Asheville, N.C. WHAT: Bojangles’ franchisee BOJ of WNC, LLC, celebrates the opening of their newest Bojangles’ restaurant in Asheville, N.C., on Tuesday, July 19. Grand opening festivities will begin at 5 a.m. During the grand […]

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YMCA of Western North Carolina participates in Summer Food Service Program

  PRESS RELEASE Asheville, N.C., July 12, 2016 – The YMCA of Western North Carolina is ensuring local children have access to healthy food during summer break through its participation in the federal Summer Food Service Program. Children at select day camps and participants in the Y’s summer learning loss prevention program receive free breakfast, […]

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Corner Kitchen announces Tailgate to Table partnership with Oakley Farmers Market

PRESS RELEASE from Westmoreland & Scully: As many media fatigued foodies will tell you, it is hard to say “Farm to Table” these days without sounding trendy, behind the times or even boring! Several years ago, the Chefs at Chestnut started a weekly routine of strolling down to the French Broad Food Co-op’s Wednesday Tailgate […]

Highland Lake Inn & Resort earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

PRESS RELEASE: Flat Rock, NC – Friday, June 22, 2016 – Highland Lake Inn & Resort, one of the most historic accommodations in the Hendersonville area, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of […]