James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner comes to Asheville, May 17

PRESS RELEASE from The Market Place Restaurant: ASHEVILLE, NC – March 23, 2017 – Award-winning chef William Dissen will host the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner at The Market Place Restaurant on Wednesday, May 17th. Dissen will team up with 4 other acclaimed national culinary talents for a memorable evening of food and drink. […]

Sanctuary Brewing hosts third annual Vegan Chili Cook-off, March 19

PRESS RELEASE FROM SANCTUARY BREWING: SUBJECT:  3rd Annual Vegan Chili Cook-off at Sanctuary Brewing Company DATE/TIME:  Sunday, March 19th, 2-5 PM LOCATION:  Sanctuary Brewing Company, 147 First Avenue East, Hendersonville, NC 28792 CONTACT:  Tracey Glover  (251) 510-2418  traceyglover@gmail.com or Lisa McDonald  (828) 808-5916  info@sanctuarybrewco.com On Sunday, March 19th, from 2-5 pm, Full Circle Farm Sanctuary and Sanctuary Brewing […]

Grand opening events planned for Mills River Bojangles’ restaurant, Feb. 23-24

PRESS RELEASE from Bojangles’, Inc.: Charlotte, N.C. (February 20, 2017) – Mills River, get ready to celebrate Bo Time! On Friday, February 24, Bojangles’ will host the grand opening of their new restaurant in Mills River, N.C., located on 3575 Boylston Highway. This is the 49th Bojangles’ location owned and operated by BOJ of WNC, […]

Old Forester

MG Road to host Old Forester Distillery whiskey dinner, Feb. 22

PRESS RELEASE from MG Road: MG Road is very pleased to welcome Cameron Brobst of Old Forester Distillery in hosting a whiskey dinner with some of Old Forester’s finest offereings. A four-course dinner with whiskey tastings and pairings will be on offer, with visiting chefs Jacob Ingerson and Buck Fox. $40 per person includes whiskey […]

ON THE ROAD: Chai Pani chefs Daniel Peach and James Grogan traveled to India with owner Meherwan Irani to create the culinary documentary Cutting Chai.

Chai Pani announces online release of culinary movie Cutting Chai

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 […]

BOWLED OVER: Cúrate and Nightbell chef and co-owner Katie Button says that being able to customize her dinnerware was a major factor in choosing to work with Alex Matisse and his Marshall-based East Fork Pottery.  "We can talk about the type of food we have and the types of colors and textures and things we're looking for in the restaurant, and he makes it happen," says Button.

Home plates: Asheville restaurant­s set the table with locally crafted ceramics

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 — […]

Asheville chef Justin Burdett collaborates on seafood dinner at Piedmont in Durham

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 […]

TOP TEAM: A-B Tech’s Student Culinary Team with their winning plates at the American Culinary Federation’s Southeast Regional Competition. Members of the team are, from left, Emma Wieber, Habiba Smallen, Nina Patterson, Jessica Olin, and Emily Welch.

A-B Tech culinary team wins regionals, heads to nationals

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 […]

MetroWines offers Stag’s Leap wine dinner at the Grove Park Inn, March 7

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 […]

Zaxby’s to celebrate grand opening of new Marion location, Dec. 12

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 […]

Komen Northwest NC Board Members Roberta King Latham (chair), from left, and Alisa Plymale celebrate a successful “Cookie for a Cure” campaign over cookies with SUBWAY® Operations Manager Brenda Metcalf of Asheville at the sub shop at Furnitureland South. Western North Carolina SUBWAY® restaurants contributed $3,000 of the total $28,525 raised statewide to the local Komen affiliate.

North Carolina Subway restaurants donate to Susan G. Komen affiliates

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. […]

Photo courtesy of MANNA FoodBank

Lighting of the 24th annual Ingles Giving Tree scheduled at Asheville Mall, Nov. 21

  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 […]

Belly Up food truck and Catawba Brewing Co. present Wild Asheville foraged food event, Nov. 16

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 […]