MG Road Bar & Grill will temporarily close its doors from Sunday, July 31, to Friday, Aug. 5. The moratorium comes as part of an overall redesign. “We want the new look be a surprise,” says Michael Files, brand director. “We want people to walk in and be floored at how much we’ve transformed the […]
This year’s Asheville Homebrewers Conference features a lineup of speakers that includes nationally known beer writers and local brewing experts. Also, Zebulon Artisan Ales and Twin Leaf Brewery collaborate to support expansion of Asheville’s greenways.
Lack of authenticity is a common complaint made by reviewers of ethnic restaurants on sites like Yelp and Trip Advisor. But what makes a dish authentic?
A long time in the making, Patton Public House recently hosted its grand opening, offering a diverse menu of pub favorites and an extensive beer selection.
In 2008, Atlanta’s Octane Coffee introduced the Thursday Night Throwdown (often referred to as TNT). The latte art competition pits barista against barista in a series of elimination rounds where judges evaluate the clarity, milk texture, level of difficulty and contrast of each beverage made until a champion is crowned. On Thursday, July 28, Vortex Doughtnuts will […]
Asheville Brewing Co. releases Cheerwine-inspired beer, Thirsty Monk celebrates Belgian Independence Day and construction begins on Mountain Layers Brewing Co. in Bryson City.
Animal-themed artwork, wine, raffle prizes and scenic views are all part of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge’s next fundraiser, which will support the opening of a rehabilitation center. The event takes place at Addison Farms Vineyard on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Although the N.C. Mountain State Fair happens in September, registration for its various culinary competitions closes on Friday, July 29.
Several years ago, the Great Recession marked the beginning of the decline of the era of fine dining in Asheville. Chefs responded by reinventing the local restaurant scene to embrace a more casual, accessible approach to offering excellent cuisine.
Chefs from Asheville’s Chai Pani and Buxton Hall Barbecue recently took a road trip to Atlanta to join bestselling cookbook authors Matt Rodbard and Deuki Hong in presenting an extravaganza of Korean fusion cuisine.
“Rotating special pastries on certain days allows us to explore different cultures through our pastries,” says Susannah Gebhart, owner of Old World Levain Bakery.
**UPDATED JULY 24** Hi-Wire turns three, Thirsty Monk raises funds for French Broad Riverkeeper and Twin Leaf taps a Peach Tea Saison.
Asheville’s past meets its present at the historic Burger Bar, where co-owners Celeste Adams and Chris King have worked to build a business that’s “short on frills, but long on character.”
Burial, Zebulon and New Belgium share their selections for the annual gathering of wild and sour ales.
An insatiable craving for Mexican food had pizza and brew man Mike Rangel dreaming of the satisfying crunch of a hard-shelled taco.
“It’s basic skills,” says Nan Chase. “Once you know how simple it is and how safe it is, people can feel encouraged to say, ‘Oh yeah, I can do some canning myself.’”
Some tell us there is more drinking and crime since the state went dry…
**UPDATED JULY 15** Appalachian Vintner shares rare Olde Hickory kegs and bottles, Bruisin’ Ales hosts three tastings and Thirsty Monk features beers from New Belgium’s Wood Cellar.
Tucked away on Church Street downtown, Foggy Mountain Brew Pub serves food, cold beer and cocktails in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Xpress recently chatted with co-owners Chris Kronberg and Samantha Rink about how Foggy Mountain has carved out a niche for itself in Asheville’s food scene.
Local restaurants and watering holes chill out with refreshing summer options.
**UPDATED JULY 9** Hi-Wire releases Batch#5 of its Single Barrel Series, Burial Ceremonial IPA cans return, and Fonta Flora releases a collaboration with Wicked Weed