Last rites seem to obsess us. It's evident in many of the disaster-scenario mind games we play with ourselves. To wit: If your house was burning and you could only grab one item, what would it be? Or, à la Rolling Stone, if you were stranded on a desert island with 10 albums to listen […]
Here's the scenario: You're downtown and you're craving a bite of something good, but want to avoid the chaos of Bele Chere proper. May we suggest heading to the The Lot, Asheville’s food truck court at 51 Coxe Ave. Nate Kelly, owner and operator of the Lowdown food truck, says the Lot will remain open […]
There are some foodies out there who scoff at all things fried and turn up their noses at any sort of what-have-you on a stick. These two staples of the festival food group are exactly what Bele Chere vendors have in spades, so what’s a gourmand to do? Relax. In Asheville, you can have kale […]
Delays in construction have pushed back the opening of the late-night lounge, but its owners say that it should be ready in the next couple of months.
Natalie Pollard will open Small Terrain in West Asheville later this year. The shop will offer a springboard into a world of greater self-sufficiency, with classes and items for sale that support urban homesteading and other DIY home projects.
Perhaps instead of “Paris of the South,” we should consider “Napa Valley of the east coast.” With our growing reputation for wines, local-spirit cocktails, bean-to-bar and handcrafted chocolates, an exploding brewery scene and world-class dining options, it wouldn’t be completely inaccurate. In celebrate of our area’s edible bounty, the Asheville Wine and Food Festival is […]
The by-the-pound candy store has a bright carnival theme and a selection of candies ranging from the nostalgic to the weird.
The new market, bakery and eat-in/take-out eatery will open in the fall and will be called Dough.
Through the past few decades, the public perception of chefs has shifted. Once a strictly back-of-the-house position, chefs are now considered rock stars in aprons shouting at underlings, and globe-trotting gourmands eating strange foods and hamming it up for the camera. Thank you, Food Network. The rise of the celebrity chef has spawned a slew […]
We have a few ideas for you, as well as a slightly embarrassing video involving people you may know eating searingly hot chicken.
It's Friday night, and Carla Gilfillan is just starting her shift at Outback Steakhouse on Tunnel Road. She'll spend the next six hours juggling orders and handling the requests of several dozen people. By the end of the night, her pedometer will indicate she's clocked nearly 20 miles around the restaurant, refilling drinks, dropping off […]
Local restaurants band together to produce a video with the intention of enticing Guy Fieri to town
The new bean-to-bar chocolate factory is located on Buxton Avenue on the edge of downtown. No, there is no chocolate river. Let the Oompa Loompa jokes commence.
We like Independence Day because it marks a time when the Founding Fathers were badasses, unafraid to tell the king of Great Britain to shove off. In their honor, we forget about rules. We blow things up and grill giant slabs of protein over flame, putting down loads of great American food that we may […]
The Blackbird restaurant will relocate to Asheville in September, plus the owners of Books and Breadboard are asking for a little help from their friends.
Robyn Jasko, author of Homesweet Homegrown: How to Grow, Make, and Store Food, No Matter Where You Live, hosts a book-signing on Friday, June 29, at Short Street Cakes.
Jessie Ratliff is toying with carbonated and bottled cocktails, barrel-aging and seasonal ingredients to rival that on Table’s lunch and dinner menus.
The local photographer, Melanie Cantrell, catches gorgeous images of a small-town downtown Friday night.
On June 13, Mountain Xpress’ annual salute to WNC’s thriving culinary scene hits the streets. Eats and Drinks, our colorful and glossy guide to the best of local food (and beverage), can now be found on stands and in purple Xpress boxes throughout the area. To celebrate, we offer a sneak peek of the guide […]
The south location’s bar features a number of craft bourbons, house infusions and regional spirits like Ode to Muddy Pond, pictured.
Duane Fernandes returns to Horizons, the Blackbird opens an Asheville location, the Admiral appears in Garden & Gun and more.