On Tuesday, July 7, a portion of Mela Indian Restaurant’s lunch and dinner profits will raise money for Asheville teacher Laurie Joens’ ongoing treatment for breast cancer.
A local restaurateur is preparing to serve her take on the flavorful dim sum small plates with an open kitchen concept this fall.
PennyCup Coffee Co. opened the doors to its brand-new Depot Street café and tasting room on Monday, June 29, providing the River Arts District with another community hangout space.
The Market Place chef William Dissen is traveling to Bristol Bay, Alaska, and he’s agreed to take Xpress’ entire readership along for the ride by sharing updates and photographs of “one of the most sustainable fisheries on the planet.”
The brewery is rolling out a four-pack of outdoor spaces for visitors to the Mills River Taproom: the Back Porch, Beer Garden, Estate Garden and perhaps most impressively, a 600-person amphitheater.
With its upcoming Appalachian Food Pantry School, the WNC Food Policy Council will provide much-needed training, tools and resources to Western North Carolina’s hunger-fighting organizations.
After eight years in business, West Asheville’s Nona Mia restaurant closed on Saturday. A new eatery will be moving into its location.
Local bands open and close each segment of this body-inspired entertainment extravaganza, which will be hosted at the Orange Peel on Sunday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the second Western North Carolina Battle of the Burger are on sale this week. Plus, local restaurants and wineries have special events planned for Independence Day.
This year, Independence Day falls on a Saturday, which leaves you with more freedom to explore what this historic day has to offer.
Surrounded by Leicester’s stretch of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shady Place’s cattle drink water from pure mountain springs and eat grass, hay, and corn produced on-site. The animals are raised by hand and treated like pets by the entire family, including the Morgans’ sons Nathanael and Eli.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a life-sized equestrian art installation by Nora Hartlaub, Gypsy Queen Cuisine’s new brick-and-mortar home, an action-packed board game and a comic series created by three locals.
Revered for its sumptuous desserts, the Greek-style café reopened for business on Saturday, June 20, complete with a new vision and a liquor license.
This week, chef Dissen is traveling to Bristol Bay, Alaska, and he’s agreed to take Xpress’ entire readership along for the ride by sharing updates and photographs of “one of the most sustainable fisheries on the planet.”
Warner finalized the sale of his Lexington Ave. bar to husband and wife team Khio and Mindy Dinh of Morganton after a serious heath scare cemented his decision to exit the industry. Although he’s divesting his involvement, Warner’s legacy in the local club scene remains significant.
Owner-operated food and drink establishments in the apple capital hope a shift in demographics and perception will widen the culinary spotlight to include Asheville’s surrounding communities.
The Asheville Wine and Food Festival’s Essence features showdowns among local chefs and mixologists; it’s time for Food Truck Friday at Reynolds Village; two local breweries collaborate to support Asheville greenways and more.
Asheville is a hotbed for culinary entrepreneurship, but the path to success can be rocky. What does it take beyond a tasty product or a knack for cooking to build a flourishing food business?
Since 2013, Amy Pickett has sold made-from-scratch gelato from a mobile cart in downtown Asheville. In August, she’ll move her whole gelato production to the Gypsy Queen Cuisine Deli & Market on Patton Avenue.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a photo book capturing Hickory Nut Gap Farm’s storied past and present, a “Barnraiser” to help the farm build a kitchen and butchery on-site and a mobile app for mental wellness information hub MindPod Network.
“Everyone has their own way of thinking about what Rosetta’s is and isn’t,” says Rosetta’s Kitchen and Buchi Bar owner Rosetta Buan. “Some people see it as a really punk enclave; some people think we are only a hippy-friendly establishment. … A lot of the time it is just a matter of what time you show up. The Buchi Bar celebrates its first anniversary this weekend with drink specials, music and more.