Latin fare is everywhere in Asheville, but veering off the beaten path can yield some flavorful rewards.
Cooking classes in Clyde, new management at Stonebowl, big changes for Tupelo Honey and a Whole Foods event celebrating a favorite Italian cheese.
On Sunday, March 1, nearly 20 local restaurants battled it out at the 2015 Asheville Wing Wars. In the end, a few managed to fly home with awards for specialty and traditional wings. Story by Jonathan Ammons. Photos by Cindy Kunst
Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise startup capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. This week: self-reliance through chickens, new adventures at Firestorm Books and a re-published Tarot classic.
Asheville’s second Food Truck Showdown is rolling into downtown. About a dozen mobile eateries will compete for the title of “Best Truck in Asheville” on Saturday, March 14. In addition to food, the family-friendly event offers face painting, a live DJ set and free puppy snuggles.
With nearly a dozen local creameries in the area, quality, craft-made cheeses are in abundance in Asheville — something both the Cheese Store of Asheville and the WNC Cheese Trail are hoping to educate eaters about through the Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest on April 26. As a fundraiser for the festival, the Cheese Store of Asheville will host a cheese tasting and movie night this week at Metro Wines.
Known nationally for his activism in food-related issues, the chef and owner of Asheville landmark restaurant The Market Place today joins 10 other chefs from around the country to meet with legislators in Washington, D.C., to discuss international food aid.
. Earlier this month, the Asheville-based regional chain introduced a new menu with a focus on small plates, seasonal specialty entries and customizable supper plates.
By now, no one is surprised to see MG Road hosting another pop-up event or dinner party. The crew there have been treating the Wall Street bar like a concert venue for over a year now, but instead of bands, the chefs are the show. From Punk Wok to Girls on Deck, MG Roadhouse and, currently, Elliot Moss’ […]
The Asheville Truffle Experience is underway this weekend, Feb. 20-22, giving local foodies a chance to taste and learn about the celebrated Tuber melanosporum. The three-day festival includes a truffle growers’ forum with experts from as far away as France and Oregon, a culinary demonstration by A-B Tech chef instructors, a wine-paired, five-course truffle dinner at […]
Founded in honor of cookbook author, educator and American cuisine enthusiast James Beard, the James Beard Foundation’s mission is “to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage…” And three Asheville chefs — John Fleer of Rhubarb, Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani and MG Road and Katie Button of Nightbell and Curate — also have […]
The 2015 Grape Growers Conference, a community dinner and music event for Black History Month, Asheville Wing War and Asheville Small Plate Crawl.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features one musician’s quest to harness crystals’ healing powers in instruments and a concerned mother’s healthy chocolate company launch.
Asheville often expresses its ardor on a plate — especially around Valentine’s Day. This year, local restaurants are dishing up everything from farm-to-table to flamenco for the occasion.
The management of Social Lounge and Tapas, formerly Sazerac, announced this week that a face-lift is in the works for the popular two-story bar and rooftop patio. Manager Aubury Phillips says the bar will close for remodeling starting Monday, Feb. 16. Scheduled changes include removing a large portion of the bar and replacing it with comfy couches and tables to […]
The Hop rolls out Hopsicles, winter tailgate markets are underway, Asheville Art Musuem readies for Toast Asheville and a local garden shop and wine store partner for a unique happy hour.
The new Publix Super Market going in at 1830 Hendersonville Road is hiring in all departments and will host a job fair from Saturday, Jan. 31 through Wednesday, Feb. 4.
Smiling Hara begins Hempeh distribution, Moose Café celebrates its first year in Hendersonville, Marc Williams does a class on DIY fermented beverages and Foothills Meats offers a workshop on the nutrition of animal-based protein.
Chef Kris Edwards and his team from the 550 Tavern Grille snagged two of the top prizes at the town of Fletcher’s 14th annual Chili Cook-off held Jan. 24 at Veritas Christian Academy. The Airport Road restaurant won first place in both the Best Overall Chili and People’s Choice categories. The winner in the Best Individual Chili […]
The YMCA of WNC Indoor Tailgate Market runs every Saturday until March.
In her talk at UNC Asheville, Allen discussed how social justice is entwined with food — and she encouraged people to take action, saying, “I want you all to think big about what to do.”