WLOS: Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing considers building Asheville facility

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 […]

FROM THE FARM: ASAP founder Charlie Jackson began his work in the WNC food community as a farmer in Madison County.

Asheville’s food pioneers: Charlie Jackson and the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

To fully appreciate how rich our local food scene is, it helps to leave town, says Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project founder and executive director Charlie Jackson. “It’s hard to get perspective sometimes,” Jackson says. “But you can really tell [how great Asheville's food scene is] when you have to leave to go someplace else. In […]

Short Street Cakes announces 6th annual Dias de los Muertos Fundraiser for immigrant rights

  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 […]

The Fresh Market to hold Wine Gala benefitting Asheville Symphony Guild

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 […]

COMING SOON: Chef Patrick O'Cain hopes to open his new Asian restaurant, Gàn Shān Station, this winter. Photo by Tim Robison

Co-executive chef named for Gàn Shān Station

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 […]

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Taste of Our Carolina Foothills wine and food festival

The Our Carolina Foothills campaign will host the inaugural Taste of Our Carolina Foothills wine and food festival on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Overmountain Vineyards in Tryon. The event is a fundraiser for the Our Carolina Foothills public relations campaign to create awareness about and promote tourism in Landrum, Tryon, Saluda and Columbus. Visitors will […]

TEAMWORK: From left, Liz Button, Sam Goff, Steven Goff, Charles Triber, Chad Kelly, Tanya Triber, David Van Tassel and Ms. Mary in the kitchen at the Haywood Street Congregation. Photo by Alicia Funderburk

Spreading the love: Culinary partnership builds relationships

Just over a year ago, Cúrate co-owner Liz Button introduced an initiative to bring a fine-dining experience to the city’s homeless and food insecure. Once each month since last June, Button has brought some of Asheville’s most prominent chefs into the basement kitchen of the Haywood Street Congregation’s Welcome Table program to share their cuisine with the homeless ministry’s guests. Click through for a story and slide show from August’s Welcome Table meal with The Junction and King James Public House.