Wedge at the Foundation opens for business, Catawba releases Peanut Butter and Jelly Time and Hi-Wire hosts the inaugural N.C. Small Batch Fest
Student lunch debt is a growing problem in public schools across the nation. The Asheville and Buncombe County school systems together have about $39,000 worth of food debt, most of it from lunches.
In the few months since it opened, the taproom has established itself as a gathering place for locals. Now the owners are offering four house-made brews on draft.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new web comic project by local designer Anna Whitley, an equipment drive for the Blind Pig Supper Club and outreach efforts by Don’t Wreck Asheville Coalition.
A recent addition to Asheville Independent Restaurants’ board of directors, Kate Bannasch brings her years of experience as a server to play in her new role of owner and manager at Copper Crown.
Expanded bus routes and hours could help more Asheville residents gain consistent access to healthy food. But a more effective city transit system may be a little way down the road.
Breweries fete New Orleans and North Carolina with upcoming events.
Cake, cocktails and music will be in play at Short Street Cakes’ eight-year anniversary event. Also this week: tequila tastings, a Winter Beer Dinner, New Orleans cuisine and more.
**UPDATED FEB. 26** Thirsty Monk features Hi-Wire’s recent collaborative brews, Appalachian Vintner hosts an Epic Brewing release with local significance and more.
The reception will honor Asheville’s black chefs, restaurant owners and hospitality employees.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Smiling Hara Tempeh’s research trip to Indonesia plus a new album by local rock group The Luxury Spirit.
A panel of local judges evaluated 30 honeys from around the globe to determine the 2017 Black Jar champion.
Get your crockpots ready — Noble Cider’s second Chili Cookoff is here. Also, Mountain Cooking Club holds a class at Folkmoot, MG Road rolls out some new weekly happenings and No Evil Foods expands westward.
Beer writers Tony Kiss and Scott Douglas interview Western North Carolina beer personalities on our new podcast, Xpress on Tap.
Local breweries host Valentine’s date nights, Zebulon releases an experimental beer and the Asheville Brewers Alliance hosts the second AVL Beer Expo.
New beers and events are on the schedule this month at Asheville breweries.
Although it operates from a Holiday Inn, Woodfire is an independently owned restaurant with specials that cater to the local community.
Asheville Distilling Co. will celebrate the launch of owner Troy Ball’s new book with a whiskey-tasting event on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Pour Taproom settles in to larger digs in Biltmore Village; The Black Cloud metal-themed beer bar storms onto the West Asheville scene.
Several front-of-house positions are open, but the deadline to apply is just around the corner.
Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to stop with chocolates and flowers. Western North Carolina’s independently owned retail shops have some creative ideas for pleasing anyone’s beloved foodie.