Some local leaders in the beer industry are saying that it might be time to step aside and let the other kids play in the sandbox, but the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau says otherwise.
A train, laden with coal, pulls slowly past Knife & Fork restaurant in Spruce Pine, N.C., following the banks of the glistening Toe River. It’s early Sunday morning and, in the kitchen, Nate Allen is punching a biscuit cutter into the dimpled surface of a thick sheet of dough with one hand while answering the […]
Vijay Shastri’s new restaurant, which he’s opening with general manager Holly McFarling and with the assistance of sous chef Gustavo Villota, hosts a series of soft openings before throwing open the doors in earnest this weekend. (Photo by Max Cooper)
Fresh from City Hall, here’s some food-policy news you really ought to know.
After much planning and an epic amount of hard work, the Carolina Ground mill is operational. The mill, located at Annie's Naturally bakery in West Asheville, enables the production of flour made from regionally grown hard and soft wheat and other local grains. An Asheville-based mill, processing North Carolina hard wheat, finally means truly local […]
A Green Restaurant Initiative has sparked collaboration between local eateries in the continued greening of Asheville’s dining scene. A new video detailing the process, produced by a local production company, has drawn the attention of the Huffington Post and other media outlets, helping to get the word out on a national level. The video can be viewed after the jump.
Madison worked at Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse in its early days and was a founding chef at Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, Calif., one of the early Bay Area restaurants to have a farm-driven menu.
Urban hydroponics is a growing field. New York City boasts the nation’s first commercial urban greenhouse, Gotham Greens. Covering just 15,000 square feet in an area where space is at a premium, the greenhouse efficiently cranks out produce, providing local grocers and chefs with fresh goods year-round. Asheville has its own hydroponic grower, Fresh, located […]
A new pho restaurant comes to Asheville, plus a cake walk in the park and wine dinner at Posana.
A veritable festival of barbecue and blues was held at Hickory Nut Gap farm this weekend, courtesy of Ed Mitchell, Elliott Moss and Blind Pig (pictures by Cindy Kunst).
The wild foods of the season — including ramps — are showing up in restaurants all over town. (Photo by Max Cooper)
The Flying Falafel Brothers will officially begin flaunting their newly permitted stuff on Saturday, April 21, during downtown Asheville’s Earth Day festivities.
To Ed "the Pitmaster" Mitchell, the barbecue debates are meaningless. While the rest of the country squabbles over the merits of flavor injections and whether mustard or vinegar-based sauce is best, Mitchell remains a purist. "I've seen all kinds of little gimmicks," he says. "I'm not a stickler for injections, shooting some sort of flavor […]
A new farmers market is set to open in Leicester at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, says John Bennett of Beulah Farms. The Leicester Farmers Market will be held at 338 New Leicester Highway on Friday evenings from 4 until 7 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. until about 2 p.m. The market […]
Two chefs, Katie Button of Asheville and Gunnar Karl Gíslason of Icelaned hosted a dinner and foraging expedition on the campus of Warren Wilson College.
In the March 28 Xpress, we misstated the date and location of a future Outstanding in the Field event featuring William Dissen — the information we ran is from 2010. It’s a regrettable error, but the event’s not until October (a full month later than we originally stated, even), so you have extra time to work on forgiving us. We’ve offered the correct information here.
Watch the trailer for Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a critically acclaimed documentary from director David Gelb, opening in Asheville at the The Carolina Asheville on Friday, April 6.
Phoyabelly Vietnamese food truck sets up a regular schedule starting next week.
Rumors of Farm Burger and brews at former Boudreaux’s, another slice of New York-style pizza and more (photo by Max Cooper).
After almost a decade in business, Rosetta's Kitchen on Lexington Avenue is expanding in a big way. While business booms, Rosetta Star remains grounded in community. The restaurant owner and mother of four says that community involvement has been instrumental to her success. You may already know that Star is launching a packaged-food line called […]
White Duck Taco Shop expands hours, both the Gluten-Free Expo and Artisan Bread Bakers Fest are happening this weekend — and much more.