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 […]
There was a time when people didn’t generally consider downtown Asheville as a dining destination. ASAP, which launched in 2000 as a local food campaign to help reverse the loss of farms in Western North Carolina during the decline of the tobacco market, has been integral to that transformation.
It’s easy for a foodie to get spoiled in Asheville. Whether grabbing dinner downtown or shopping the tailgate markets and grocery stores for the makings of a homemade feast, the smorgasbord of choices is vast, diverse and endlessly innovative. It hasn’t always been this way, of course.
PRESS RELEASE from the Mills River Farmers Market Market Extended through November The Mills River Farmers Market has extended the market season until Saturday, Nov. 22 Originally the market was scheduled to end on Oct. 25 Market shoppers will have access to fresh and local products for an extra four weeks as a result of […]
From WLOS By Kimberly King ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Joey Redner, founder of Cigar City Brewing talked with News 13 Monday night, just days after visiting Asheville. Redner visited four properties in and around Asheville as well as potential sites around Greenville. The company is considering building a 20 to 25-million-dollar brew plant. “We actually […]
John Swann has no problem admitting his aversion to big business. “I’m not a good corporate guy,” he says. “I’m way too entrepreneurial.” Katuah Market owner Swann has had his hands in natural foods since the early 1970s, when he worked with the famous Food Conspiracy Co-op in Tuscon, Ariz. and later managed the Mountain […]
PRESS RELEASE from Short Street Cakes Asheville, NC, October 15, 2014: Short Street Cakes, Asheville’s from-scratch, all-natural, Southern-style Cake Shop, celebrates the Mexican holiday of Los Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by creating authentic Mexican Sugar Skulls for the Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 holidays. Starting on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and continuing through […]
PRESS RELEASE from Metro Wines Julie Lewin, author of Get Political for Animals and founder and president of the National Institute for Animal Advocacy, will speak at Metro Wines on Tuesday, October 14 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to all. In Get Political for Animals, Lewin, sharing her skills as a […]
The HardLox Jewish Food & Heritage Festival will schlep its annual “challahbaloo” of klezmer and knishes to Pack Square on Sunday, Oct. 19. Challahbaloo! is the theme for this year’s festival, now enjoying its 12th anniversary, and as always, guests can expect to find a host of traditional Jewish delicacies for their noshing pleasure. Some […]
Haywood County boast a long tradition of growing apples and will celebrate both the fruit and the season with the 26th annual Haywood Apple Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18.
PRESS RELEASE from The Fresh Market Wine and Dine with The Fresh Market at Wine Gala Benefiting Asheville Symphony Guild Tasteful Event at Neighborhood Grocer to Raise Funds for Local Nonprofit Organization The Fresh Market on 1378 Hendersonville Road invites Asheville’s community members to raise their glasses for a feel-good food and wine event. The […]
PRESS RELEASE from Metro Wines News Release: October 10, 2014 Looking for something different to do tonight? Join Michele D’Aprix in Bordeaux by Skype at 5 p.m. sharp at Metro Wines. Michele is the only American woman winemaker in Bordeaux. She is staying up very late to talk with us from the chateau in […]
Patrick O’Cain has chosen a kitchen co-conspirator for Gàn Shān Station, his new venture on Charlotte Street. On Tuesday, O’Cain, owner of the soon-to-open Asian-themed restaurant, announced that Charleston, S.C., chef Chris Hathcock will join him in the role of co-executive chef at the eatery, which is slated to open later this year in the old gas station at […]