Asheville restaurants, breweries and bars offer plenty of food- and drink-focused ways to experience the flavor of Great Britain without straying from home.
Tips are highly encouraged at this competitive bartending event, not only to raise extra funds, but also because the celebrity guest with the most overflowing jar will be crowned the Mardi Gras King or Queen. The benefit night is at various bars on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Sanctuary Brewing Co. expands on the theme of the classic Super Bowl party this weekend by bringing in a crew of adoptable pets for its own Western North Carolina version of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl.
Although Asheville City Council approved a 14-point Food Action Plan three years ago that included a goal of implementing underutilized city-owned land for agricultural purposes, to date little headway has been made in that area.
It’s taken for granted in our culture that tipping the server or bartender is inherent to the experience of dining and drinking out. However, a recent move by the owners of Blue Dream Curry House may indicate that changes are coming to Asheville’s restaurant scene.
Urban Orchard’s specialty ciders are used by The Hop to make several frozen treats; Foothills Meats has added another business partner and announced a CSA with meat and house-made deli products in addition to expanding into Charlotee; MG Road will host a wintery dining experience with the help of guest chef James Grogan; and MetroWines donates a portion of select sales to combat muscular dystrophy.
With its annual Mardi Gras Party on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Short Street Cakes will officially change hands as founder Jodi Rhoden passes ownership of her 10-year-old business on to employee Olga Perez.
**UPDATED: FEB. 4** Pisgah’s eighth annual Stout Hog Day, Thirsty Monk’s Night of the Barrels and Burial’s Three-day Mardi Gras Celebration lead a big week of beer events.
At a pop-up event this weekend, chef Nate Allen will highlight the cuisine of the Levant region while raising money to help the displaced people of Syria.
South Liberty Street’s newest food-focused business, Liberty House Coffee and Café, is slated to open in early March.
As we roll into 2016, it’s easy to neglect the resolutions for the new year many of us made a month ago. But for children and their families battling cancer and dealing with the side effects of treatment, giving up or forgetting isn’t an option. To assist these children and their families in their time […]
As Asheville’s craft cocktail scene gradually comes of age, some local bars are focusing on building sizable and varied liquor selections.
Learning to brew your own beer can seem daunting, but Asheville offers fertile ground for the beginning homebrewer.
A fundraiser for West Asheville’s Center for Honeybee Research showcases 27 honeys of the world; Asheville Brewers Supply hosts a seminar on insurance for beer entrepreneurs; Oskar Blues Brewery and The Cheese Store of Asheville plan a tasting; the Town of Fletcher hosts its 15th annual Chili Cook-Off; and Valet Gourmet partners with another food delivery service.
Sometimes it’s not just about eating that awesome dish of ice cream or plate of tacos, it’s about photographing it and sharing the experience on social media. Professional photographers, bakers and social media masters talk about what goes into making a successful, food-focused online persona — and why being on Instagram matters.
**UPDATED JAN. 27** Highland debuts Saw-Whet Saison, Sanctuary turns up its house beer total to 12 and Lazy Hiker is picked up by Skyland Distributing.
On Friday, January 22, the Phil Mechanic Building changed hands. The longtime owners, Mitch and Jolene Mechanic sold the building to James Lifshutz, a real estate investor and developer from San Antonio, Texas.
At MG Road, chef Elliott Moss’ Punk Wok pop-ups gave Monday nights new flare, with Asian dishes making their way from his hands to the bar’s temporarily punked-out lounge area. Now the series makes a comeback at Buxton Hall Barbecue on four nights in February.
Four Hi-Wire brews will be paired with small-plate offerings from the menu of Aloft’s WXYZ bar during an event Tuesday evening to benefit MANNA FoodBank.
Tom Whittington is gearing up to launch his annual Chiropractic Opportunity Week — a community-wide event anchored by a food drive that the East Asheville chiropractor has hosted for 20 years.
Asheville Biscuitry opened Jan. 13, taking over Dough’s former location on Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville.