In its 12th year, the Asheville Artisan Bread Bakers’ Festival offers opportunities for learning, networking and nibbling free bread; Villagers hosts a class on growing vegetables in Asheville; and Chestnut’s culinary team plans a dinner to showcase the wines of a new favorite Carolina vineyard.
For the third year, Dobra Tea’s Black Mountain location will partner with local artisans and musicians to raise money for the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden.
As an in-and-out kind of place to grab a fresh sandwich, a jar of Lusty Monk mustard, a to-go pint of ice cream from The Hop or a couple of Buchi kombuchas (sounds like a fun night!), Lexington Corner Market will add a new facet to the mix of merchants downtown.
Graduating students of A-B Tech’s Baking and Pastry Arts program offered an array of tempting edibles to guests during the recent presentation of their Senior Capstone projects.
In addition to cheeses, meats, breads, jams and other artisan foods, Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest offers demonstrations on milking, butter-churning and mozzarella-making, plus kids activities and educational pairing workshops. The festivities are Sunday, April 24, at Highland Brewing Co.
A tasting event hosted by Dynamite Roasting Co., will bring together two Honduran coffee purveyors with the locals who drink their harvests; Chelsea Wakstein leads a workshop on fermented condiments at Villagers; Firestorm Books and Coffee hosts a vegan pressure cooking demonstration; and ASAP is awarded a $45,000 grants to assist farmers and markets.
The third annual Asheville Food Truck Showdown took over the parking lot adjacent to downtown Asheville’s Masonic Temple on Saturday, April 2. Fifteen food trucks lined up around the perimeter while throngs of people circled the variety of food on display.
Ahh, Spring is in the air! The tourists are buzzing around downtown and the lovely smell of Bradford pear trees is wafting on the breeze….which means we’re probably in for a heavy frost or one more freak snow shower in the coming weeks. Anyway, here’s some feature stories from the past week, if you’re looking […]
Celtic Sea Salt is seeking recipes that showcase the company’s various product lines for a highly seasoned cookbook; MG Road hosts chef Nohe Weir-Villatoro for a Morrissey-themed vegetarian dinner; Dobra Tea West serves organic vegetarian fare; and The Bull and Beggar launches Sunday brunch.
A flotilla of food trucks will converge on the Masonic Temple downtown on Saturday, April 2, for the third annual Asheville Food Truck Showdown. This year promises the largest contest yet, with 15 food trucks revving up for the event, which serves as a kickoff to Asheville’s food truck season. A wide range of cuisines will be brought to the table […]
The Downtown Welcome Table is adding Sunday meals to its community offerings; Favilla’s New York Pizza is opening a North Asheville location; Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center is hosting a fish fry fundraiser; and Mills River Farmers’ Market will operate from a new location, beginning in May.
If it can raise enough money to relocate, the Community Kitchen of Canton would have a larger dining room, plenty of parking space and two classrooms. The nonprofit is accepting donations to make it all happen.
On Saturday, April 2, Asheville’s Blind Pig Supper Club will bring together star chefs, including Raleigh’s Ashley Christensen, to present The Best Dinner of My LIfe, a fundraiser for Asheville yoga instructor and physical therapist Ryan Conrad, who is battling pancreatic cancer.
A new downtown coffee shop aims to create a hub for community building and social justice in the wake of Waking Life.
Upcoming mushroom log-inoculation workshops A mushroom log-inoculation workshop this month will offer participants the opportunity to learn how to grow mushrooms using proven methods. The outdoor workshop at Trout Lily Deli and Market in Fairview will also cover how to select prime growing locations, preferred equipment for mushroom growing and the best strains of mushrooms. […]
New eatery HenDough has maxed out its kitchen serving fried chicken and imaginative doughnuts to Hendersonville residents; Oakley Farmers Market is moving to a new location; Black Mountain Ciderworks is celebrating the release of two new drinks; and the date is set for the first Folkmoot Music Showcase and Spring BBQ.
A group of local farmers, gardeners, educators and food enthusiasts recently joined forces to participate in Slow Food Asheville’s first Heritage Food Project, honoring and promoting the Nancy Hall sweet potato.
The owner of Mamacita’s is bringing a new tacocentric restaurant to Charlotte Street that will feature handmade tortillas with corn imported from Mexico.
Tips are highly encouraged at this competitive bartending event, not only to raise extra funds, but also because the celebrity guest with the most overflowing jar will be crowned the Mardi Gras King or Queen. The benefit night is at various bars on Fat Tuesday, March 29.
Skirting the line between farmers market and traditional grocery store, Whispersholler Farms Market is the latest addition to Asheville Food Park. Grand opening celebrations take place during the park’s Equinox Spring Fest, Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20.
The national television program visited Asheville in late February to spotlight the artistry of French Broad Chocolates