PRESS RELEASE from Chai Pani Restaurant Group: ATLANTA & ASHEVILLE (February 14, 2017) – This morning, two-time James Beard Award nominee chef Meherwan Irani and the Chai Pani Group creative team officially debuted the online release of the first three episodes of their culinary film, “Cutting Chai.” First premiered in March of 2016 at Ponce […]
PRESS RELEASE from Foothills Meats: Feb. 6, 2017 — Foothills Meats proudly announces the hiring of Dave Kane as Executive Chef. In this new position, Chef Kane will be at the helm of the production butchery and will oversee all culinary aspects of the veteran, local meat company. Kane will be responsible for all menus, […]
PRESS RELEASE from No Evil Foods: Asheville, NC — February 6, 2017 – Southern plant-based meat start-up No Evil Foods announced this week that it will begin distribution to 7 Midwestern states through a new relationship with Coop Partners Warehouse. Founded in Asheville in 2014, No Evil Foods has become renowned throughout the south for […]
PRESS RELEASE from Publix: Weaverville, NC, February 1, 2017 – Publix Super Markets, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of the Publix supermarket at Weaverville Plaza in Weaverville on Wed., February 1st, at 7 a.m. The 49,000 square-foot Publix is the company’s first store in Weaverville. “We are excited to begin serving customers in […]
Restaurateurs have long supported neighborhood artisans by enlisting them to create their signage and décor. But the ceramic vessels that hold Asheville’s locally sourced works of culinary art have largely remained standard-issue, industrially produced dinnerware. While many chefs would undoubtedly prefer to present their fare on unique, handcrafted dishes, there are plenty of reasons — […]
PRESS RELEASE from Local Provisions: [Durham, NC] – As a longtime supporter of small, North Carolina growers, Piedmont has remained equally committed to being a good steward of the sea. Each season, Piedmont invites chefs, fisherman, and organizations supporting sustainable seafood to collaborate on their Seasons of the Sea dinner – a multi-course dinner showcasing […]
Press release from A-B Tech Community College: A-B Tech Community College’s Student Culinary Team won its 10th regional title after competition January 13-14 at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte. Team members were Emma Wieber, Jessica Olin, Habiba Smallen, Nina Patterson and Emily Welch. Max Theofrastous serves as team alternate. Chefs Chris Bugher and Bronwen McCormick […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM METROWINES: Please join MetroWines for a Stag’s Leap Wine Pairing Dinner at Vue on March 7th from 6:30 to 8:30 at Grove Park Inn. Featuring five stunning wines from the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, including the 2012 Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon, this five-course dinner crafted by Executive Chef Jake Schmidt and Vue 1913 […]
WHAT: A Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and wings, the newest Zaxby’s in Marion is opening on Monday, December 12 at 1192 W. Henderson Street.Open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, this location will be the 2nd Zaxby’s store for licensee, Gary Reffit. With seating for 72, the 3,800-square-foot farmhouse-style location reflects Zaxby’s commitment to […]
On Tuesday the 20th of December, Calypso, Asheville’s newest restaurant will open its doors, succeeding a long and storied history of some of Asheville’s most popular hot spots at 18 North Lexington Avenue. The word on the street is an excited discussion about the addition of a culturally authentic restaurant that features actual recipes and […]
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. […]
With her new cookbook, Appalachian Appetite, local chef and author Susi Gott Séguret explores Appalachian cuisine with a focus on the people and music of Madison County.
PRESS RELEASE FROM LE BON CAFE and IVORY ROAD CAFE & KITCHEN: Le Bon Cafe and Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen have teamed up to provide the greater Arden community with a drive-thru coffee shop. Chantal Berot, owner of Le Bon Café, will be parking her coffee truck at 1854 Brevard Road every Monday through […]
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 […]
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 […]
For this year’s Taste of Asheville, Asheville Independent Restaurants will partner with the local busking collective to highlight the city’s street performers.
Asheville locals can get an advance taste of the menu at the Foothills Local Meats Butcher’s Table dinner this week.
PRESS RELEASE from Addison Farms Vineyard: Addison Farms Vineyard is launching its wine club. The family vineyard, which began in 2009, has grown to 6 acres of locally grown vinifera, with eight wines currently offered. Jeff Frisbee, vintner and Addison Farms Vineyard owner, who was one of the local business owners chosen to participate in […]
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, […]
For do-it-yourselfers, making pet food from scratch may seem like a fun and worthwhile challenge. But dogs and cats have different nutritional requirements from their human friends, so there some important things to know about creating healthy meals and treats for them.
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 […]