The Market Place to host ramps dinner benefiting Appalachian Food Summit

William Dissen, chef and owner of The Market Place restaurant on Wall Street, will collaborate with Travis Milton, chef of the Richmond, Va., Southern eatery Comfort to present a dinner benefiting the Appalachian Food Summit on Wednesday, April 15. The five-course, Appalachian-themed dinner will feature a menu highlighting both fermented and preserved foods as well […]

Plant to offer vegan cooking classes

Asheville vegan restaurant Plant recently made The Culture Trip’s list of the 10 Best Vegan Restaurants in the USA, joining famed meat-free eateries such as New York City’s Candle 79 and San Francisco’s legendary Millennium. “Far from the big cities of its trendy cousins, Plant in Asheville, NC is rewriting all of the rules. From this small town, big ideas […]

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Tickets on sale for Sierra Nevada’s Burly Beers and Barleywines Festival

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild are planning to send winter on its way with the Burly Beers and Barleywines Festival, an event celebrating dark and warming brews on Saturday, March 28. The full roster of participating breweries won’t be announced until later this month, but the list so far includes Maine’s Allagash […]

Local restaurants ready for 2015 Asheville Small Plate Crawl, Feb. 24-26

The 2015 Asheville Small Plate Crawl kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 24, with three days of small-plate menus available at more than 20 of Asheville’s independent restaurants. With menu items priced at $3-$8 per plate, the event offers an opportunity for diners to sample the cuisine of a wide range of local restaurants. Participants will also be entered […]