“Our main goal is to carry on the legacy [of the business],” says one of the West End Bakery’s new owners, Cary Hitchcock. “This place has been around forever, and it is an icon in the community.”
Your Best of WNC votes actually create a historic narrative of our region — albeit an often humorous one.
“I was curious to find no mention of how good raw milk tastes, compared to pasteurized homogenized milk, in your articles on the subject.”
Bean Vegan Cuisine gets set to open in Arden, food trucks return to Reynolds Village, Biltmore revisits dinner theater, Publix gets set to open on Hendersonville Road and Race to the Taps combines running and local beer.
“As the popularity of raw milk grows, it needs to be both the responsibility of the farmer and of the consumer to be educated of the risks and talk openly about them. “
For seven years, Kamala was an indentured servant, “rented” out by her parents for $50 a year. Today, she’s the Himalayan nation’s first female motorcycle mechanic, earning $50 a day. Kamala owes her freedom and improved prospects to Dining for Women, a global, nonprofit “giving circle.” The organization will be celebrated at A Sunset Soiree, a dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 25.
With the popularity of locally made artisan cheese steadily growing in the Asheville area, local cheesemakers have planned a new festival to spotlight the craft — the Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest.
MANNA FoodBank’s newly announced capital campaign, the Space to Erase Hunger, includes a comprehensive plans to achieve an “integrated facility,” through a complete overhaul of current warehouse operations.
“In Reading food rights and raw-milk activist David Gumpert’s [interview] on ‘The raw milk debate,’ I was struck by his passion for his subject, but at the same time his ignorance and omission of one of the most important facts as to why the pasteurization of milk has become mandatory in this country.”
An upcoming foodie fair hosted by restaurant supplier FRS Inc. of Asheville is part trade show and part showdown. Now in its third year, the Mountain Area Restaurant Show is a free daylong fair with more than 100 commercial kitchen equipment and supply manufacturers on-site, culminating with the Whacked! cooking challenge.
Asheville is about to get pied — in the hand. Business partners Vincent Gagnon and Matt Bailey, who recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their business opening, have lofty goals of becoming Asheville’s first exclusive pie purveyors.
Yes, they’re striking for an increase in wages, but it’s not just about that, and the issue goes beyond conditions at fast-food chains.
The new Wall Street bar is planed to open in time for high tourist season in late May, featuring cocktails, an outdoor patio in the front, and a modern, lounge-inspired atmosphere.
“Sausage Party was born out of a really slow February,” says chef Dan Silo of MG Road’s newest pop-up restaurant. “One night I was sitting at home trying to get re-inspired and figure out something fun to do and realized all of my ideas were in the context of making sausage.”
Hints had been circulating yesterday, but Goff made sure to distance himself from the controversy by making a statement to the press early this morning: “It is increasingly public that I am no longer with King James Public House.”
Hosts, servers, bus staff, bartenders, oyster shuckers, line cooks, prep cooks, dish washers, stewards. Asheville restaurateur Michel Baudouin is hiring in full force this week for three of his restaurants.
Raw milk comes straight from the cow — it hasn’t been pasteurized (heated to high temperatures for specific lengths of time to kill potentially harmful pathogens). Though both the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn against unpasteurized dairy products in no uncertain terms, the product remains in high demand.
This week: MetroWines transforms into a living estate-sale venue, a new Cajun restaurant comes to downtown and The Market Place has ramps.
From the Get It! Guide: According to MANNA FoodBank’s 2014 Map the Meal Gap study, food insecurity affects 15.3 percent of Western North Carolina. But several local efforts are looking to stop hunger in WNC, bringing the battle to the fields, the pantries, the neighborhoods and even city hall.
With a sunny forecast and a high of 63, Easter Sunday this year looks to be a great day to get out and enjoy a special brunch. But how do you decide where to eat in Foodtopia?
As a relatively new winery, Addison Farms Vineyard is still experiencing many firsts, and on Saturday, April 11, owners Jeff and Dianne Frisbee will embark on another new venture — their inaugural barrel tasting.