HardLox festival sources its Jewish delicacies from across the country. Also coming up in Asheville are the RAD Farmers Market benefit dinner, Top of the Monk’s Halloween celebrations and Nutty Buddy Nursury’s fruit tree seminar.
Classic Riverside Drive bar Ol’ Shakey’s is now under the ownership of Charlie Hodge, a leader in Asheville’s craft cocktail community.
Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow is the one-stop home for Asheville-area beer news. Check back throughout the week for updates and send your own to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bottle/can releases Green Man Brewery will release Thriller Blood Orange Saison on Friday, Oct. 16. This 7.7 percent ABV saison brewed with blood oranges and beets will be available in 750 mL bottles as well as […]
With his new restaurant, Zambra chef Adam Bannasch is hoping to create a new neighborhood hangout for East Asheville.
The Martha Stewart American Made awards is an annual nationwide event focusing on local and handmade products in the categories of craft, design, food and style. With more than 500 finalists, our region is well represented by the following Western North Carolina-based makers.
In The Vegan Studies Project, local author Laura Wright examines collective opinions on veganism in the post-9/11 world.
Catawba Brewing Co. will host a family-friendly, fall-themed party this weekend to support an Oakley Elementary School fundraising effort.
“If we are disconnected from our food and where our sustenance comes from, it’s a very dangerous thing for humanity,” says Natalie Bogwalker, founder of Wild Abundance. In November, Bogwalker teaches a two-day workshop that focuses on humane, reverent and conscious slaughtering and butchery practices.
Fall is here, which means Asheville Oktoberfest is right around the corner. This year’s celebration is moving to a new location but will still feature its annual merry combination of local brews and lederhosen.
With her new book, Asheville farmer, butcher, chef and teacher Meredith Leigh explores what a more humane and ethical food system might look like and examines the crucial role consumers play in efforts to change our foodways.
Fiesta Latina spices up Pack Square Park; Villagers offers a fall vinegar workshop; Hops & Vines does a yeast and fermentation class; and Asheville’s French Quarter makes some big changes.
AleSmith enters the Asheville market, Wedge’s popular Abbey ale returns and Wicked Weed implements a new sale system for its Dark Arts bottles.
The Mills River amphitheater can accommodate at least 700 people and, while tickets for the Thursday, Oct. 8 show sold out soon after it was first announced, it will still hopefully be a night for all visitors to remember.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features two café business plans born from the Waking Life controversy.
Thai fire, Sicilian silver, German red: The world of garlic is far more exotic than one might expect from perusing the plain, white varieties found in most supermarket aisles. Root Bottom Farm owners Morgan and Sarah Decker are working to spread the word about the diverse types of the pungent, flavorful bulb that can be grown in Western North Carolina.
Burial’s flagship beer returns in can form, Asheville Brewing releases a dry-hopped sour blonde and Thirsty Monk’s taps cede control to pumpkin ales.
When you carry your kitchen on your back, food and cooking equipment needs to be small and lightweight. A few local experts share ideas for creating backcountry meals that are both nutritious and satisfying.
Foodie festivals continue in WNC with Taste of Sylva’s downtown restaurant crawl. Meanwhile, Organic Growers School is poised to train a new crop of farmers; Ambrozia will host a wine dinner with Metro Wines’ Andy Hale; and Taste of Asheville tickets are now on sale.
About 60,000 beer lovers and brewers attended this year’s Great American Beer Festival Sept. 24-26 in Denver. Among them were representatives from several WNC breweries, a couple of whom brought home coveted medals in the event’s beer competitions. Click through for the story and a gallery of photos from the GABF.
Despite the gray skies and blustery mountain winds that cloaked the day on Saturday, Sept. 26, the city’s first Venture Local Fair put the vibrant colors of Asheville’s local business community on display.
Foodies and wine lovers braved the drizzle Sunday, Sept. 27, for the second Taste of Our Carolina Foothills, a food and wine event held at Overmountain Vineyards in Tryon. About 45 food and beverage artisans were present from the foothills and surrounding areas 60 miles east of Asheville. Restaurants, bakeries, wineries, distilleries, craft breweries, cheese makers and specialty […]