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.
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.
A few Western North Carolina Valentine’s Day events will offer a unique experience in addition to dinner and dessert — including opportunities to give from the heart.
Organic Growers School is hosting a Farm-to-Table Dinner fundraiser with chef John Fleer. Also, Meredith Leigh hosts a charcuterie workshop, Ole Shakey’s mixes bingo and brunch buffets, Knife & Fork join forces with Cucina 24 to explore the island of Sardinia and more.
**UPDATED FEB. 9** Zebulon celebrates its first anniversary by making a range of IPAs, Highland releases its newest Warrior Series beer and more.
Whether roasted, mashed, blended in soups, pickled or sautéed, Western North Carolina’s cold-season vegetables can make winter meals a bit brighter.