Former Xpress food writer Hanna Raskin is living in the northwest and writing about Southern butcher shops — including Asheville’s own Chop Shop Butchery. In the article, “Southern Butchers Have Serious Chops,” she profiles five different “charcuterie-and-chop shops that are doing for sustainably raised meat what farmers’ markets have done for locally grown produce.” From […]
Three food-centric opportunities to meet, mingle and eat this weekend: ASAP’s Local Food Guide release party (cover pictured above), the Junction’s anniversary party and Edna’s of Asheville’s grand opening celebration.
The president’s favorite Asheville barbecue restaurant, 12 Bones Smokehouse, will make the Democratic National Convention’s official tomato-based barbecue sauce this year.
The WNC area is a new craft-beer hot spot. But will the influx of new industry turn a certain area — i.e., the River Arts District — into a brewery boomtown? New Belgium Brewery's planned move near the river in the next couple of years is a boon to the area, say most RAD-dwellers. Asheville […]
Simple, ingredient-driven food by the water (plus wine and beer, too)? It’s coming. Nate Allen, co-owner and chef of Knife & Fork in Spruce Pine, N.C., has announced that he will be the restaurant consultant for Matt Logan’s new RAD waterfront venture.
The votes are counted and the results are in: Asheville has tied with Grand Rapids, Mich. for the title of BeerCity, USA 2012 via Beer Examiner. Each city garnered 32 percent of the total votes.
Over the weekend, Smiling Hara tempeh, a local company impacted by a salmonella-tainted starter culture from Maryland, announced that Whole Foods Markets has decided to continue carrying Smiling Hara products. Whole Foods announced the decision to carry the tempeh in regional stores earlier this year, also offering the fledgling tempeh company a substantial development grant. […]
Start From Seed doula program will host a pancake brunch fundraiser on Mother’s Day at the Grey Eagle Tavern. From the evnt site: “Start from Seed is a 501(c)3 volunteer doula program aimed at providing non-medical, comprehensive support to low income, high risk women and families of Buncombe County and equally focuses on three other […]
In yet another feather in A-B Tech’s cap, Daniel Gorman, a 2007 graduate of the culinary program there, won the Hans Bueschkens Junior Chefs Challenge in Daejeon, South Korea.
From the Buncombe County Department of Health: Today Buncombe County Department of Health received final test results from the NC Department of Public Health laboratory confirming that the unopened bag of culture that was added to the tempeh tested positive for the matching strain of Salmonella Paratyphi B linked to the current disease outbreak. The […]
Owners Charles and Tanya Triber will offer a pig roast, music and drinks on the patio with part of the proceeds going to the Asheville Area Arts Council.
The founding brewer of the Lexington Avenue Brewery resigned today, the Citizen-Times reports. The brewer, Ben Pierson has been at the LAB since it opened, a left due to contract dispute, the AC-T says. Here’s more: “Pierson, who previously worked at Asheville’s Green Man Brewing Co., said he will ‘immediately’ begin looking for another job. […]
From a press release: In a proactive and cautionary move, Blue Ridge Food Ventures, a shared-use food production facility in Buncombe County, voluntarily halted our normal production schedule on April 26 after learning that one of the businesses that uses our facility, Smiling Hara, was under investigation as a possible link to the Salmonella outbreak […]
To the untrained eye, the potential of the nearly 2-acre 233 Riverside Drive property that Matt Logan purchased last year is hard to see. He’s got big plans, however — and it certainly doesn’t hurt that New Belgium is moving right down the street.
The new restaurant will feature table service, an expanded bar and slightly modified menu.
Today, the Buncombe County Department of Health confirmed that the salmonella discovered in Smiling Hara tempeh matches the Paratyphi B strain that has sickened 46 people. Although all Smiling Hara products have been removed from restaurants and stores, the case number rises every day, mostly from person-to-person contact. UPDATE: The salmonella has been identified as originating from the starter culture used in the tempeh-making process.
From Food Republic, who released their craft-beer power rankings today (New Belgium was listed at no. 5): Thirty years ago, the concept of a craft-beer power ranking system was inconceivable. Back then, there were only a handful of breweries pumping out suds that deviated from the watery-lager norm. Fast-forward to 2012, and there are more […]
The venture will be an old-school soda fountain, located in a split-front 1950’s-era Ford (pictured) and is set to open some time this summer. Despite his co-chef’s departure from the Admiral, Moss is staying put, he says.
From a press release from the Buncombe County Health department: As of Wednesday, May 2, Buncombe County Department of Health reports 38 cases of Salmonella Paratyhpi B infection with numbers likely to continue rising. At this point in the outbreak, communicable disease investigations indicate that person-to-person transmission is becoming more prominent as we approach the […]
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 […]