On June 25, after more than a year of planning, friends Vincent Gagnon and Matt Bailey officially opened Woodpecker Pie inside The Mothlight on Haywood Road.
In this week’s food news, a creative new mobile coffee business gets ready to hit the streets, Salt & Smoke rolls out a permanent presence at Burial Beer Co., Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a probiotic drinks workshop and Foothills Meats Food Truck adds lunch hours.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features ZaPow Gallery’s outreach efforts following a drastic rent spike and Loren Cardeli’s Asheville-based attempt to change the global food system.
At a recent workshop in Montana, the chef of Asheville’s Curate and Nightbell joined culinary professionals from across the country in exploring ways to advocate for food waste reduction.
With a new downtown space, chef John Fleer plans to connect local farmers with consumers, offer educational opportunities and promote discussions on food systems and policy.
MG Road hosts a Persian feast to support Hadaya Toys, Coffee for Champions project partners with local coffee shops to raise money for Buncombe County Special Olympics, Corner Kitchen rolls out a summer menu and the 1LUV Food & Music Festival offers 25 food trucks and local beer along with four days of music and fun.
Connie Regan-Blake offers stories with a glass of wine at Metro Wines, Lex 18 hosts a vintage radio variety show Father’s Day event, Addison Farms Vineyard holds Dinner in the Vines and tickets go on sale for the 2016 WNC Battle of the Burger.
Specialty cocktails and food items will celebrate and support pollinators during Bee City USA’s annual week of festivities.
The Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival celebrated its 23rd year June 10-11 in Tryon with visitors from North Carolina and beyond coming together to enjoy cold brews, ‘cue and live music. More than 60 barbecue teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee were on hand to compete in categories […]
On Sunday, June 19, MountainTrue, French Broad Chocolates and Asheville Greenworks will host a Father’s Day River Cleanup that combines paddling and trash gathering with chocolate and beer.
Chef Jesse Roque describes her downtown Hendersonville restaurant, Never Blue, as a “state of mind and a matter of taste.”
Michel Baudouin, owner of downtown Asheville restaurant Bouchon, plans to open a second Bouchon location in East Asheville’s Haw Creek community. The announcement comes just months after Baudouin’s Cajun/Creole restaurant concept, Lafayette, closed after less than a year in business. The new eatery will be at 184 New Haw Creek Road in the former Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church. […]
In a town where tourists come for the food, people who live on the margins of society often feel unwelcome in restaurants, even if they have the money to pay for a meal. But at 12 Baskets Café, they are welcome and valued.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a new Friday night dance series, Little Sparrow Coffee and Kitchen is set to open in Woodfin, Ambrozia adds lunch, and Tryon offers its annual Blue Ridge Barbecue and Music Festival.
This year’s VeganFest will offer two days of education, fun and plant-based food in support of the Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary.
Foothills Meats intimate family dinner-turned-Jurassic feast of epic proportions is back with a new venue at Hi-Wire Brewing’s Big Top taproom near Biltmore Village.
A $3 wristband gives guests the chance to sample jerky from all the participating chefs, both professional and amateur.
This spring, a dozen students from Buncombe County Early College participated in an eight-week food literacy pilot program in A-B Tech’s culinary arts department that focused on good nutrition, kitchen skills and how to cook tasty meals from scratch.
Native Kitchen hosts a pig roast fundraiser for Our VOICE; Buxton Hall Barbecue highlights the art of pie-making; Sweeten Creek Brewing kicks off its Summer Picnic Series; Charlotte-based Tephra restaurant hosts a vegan pop-up dinner at Trade and Lore and The Fresh Market supports juvenile diabetes research with its annual sidewalk sale.
Greek salad, marinated shrimp and lamb shanks will be among the items on the menu at the Asheville Sister Cities Greek Dinner on Sunday, June 12.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features David LaMotte’s first album in a decade, a community skate park’s much needed insurance policy and a local chocolatier’s expansion.