Local Asheville culinary celebrity and rising international food star Katie Button has made Food & Wine magazine’s list of Best New Chefs for 2015.
From the Get It! Guide: Community tailgate markets are a labor of love that offer communities a place to gather while also providing access to fresh, local foods. If you’re thinking about organizing a market in your neighborhood, here’s some steps to consider.
Second Spring Market Garden offers fresh veggies year-round, Blue Ridge-Asheville Movement and Flow Arts Society hosts annual Waffle-Off Championship and Plant holds vegan cooking classes.
Elements Real Food not only gives Roaming in the Raw its very own stationary kitchen, but will provide its owners with a home base from which to grow their health-focused business.
Over breakfast at the Beard House in Greenwich Village, James Beard Foundation president Susan Ungaro announced the final nominees for the 25th annual James Beard awards.
Among the list of names was Asheville’s own John Fleer, chef at Rhubarb, downtown’s upscale farm-to-table eatery.
The sixth annual Waffle-Off Championship and Brunch is “part waffle contest, part potluck and all fun,” according to organizer Paul Van Heden, who has scheduled the event for Sunday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Asheville Commissary.
Despite efforts to tweak the store model and cut costs, new competition in the past year from national brands like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods made it nearly impossible for Katuah Market to compete, says owner John Swann.
Longtime downtown favorite Laurey’s Café is closing effective immediately.
Local bartenders to square off during Bar Wars AVL, French Broad Food Co-op seeks community input on expansion plans, the Mills River Farmers Market lines up new vendors and the Barefoot Wine founders to offer business advice at UNC Asheville workshops.
Jubilee! Community Church is hosting a night of dancing, singing and bidding to get the Bounty & Soul mobile market on the road.
From the Get It! Guide: Allison Casparian has spent her entire adult life working in food. But it wasn’t until she experienced her own personal health crisis that she realized the power of nutrition and wellness.
The Fairview farm and its on-site store are currently undergoing construction as part of expansion plans that will bring some major changes to the Asheville-area staple. Plans for the project include a new addition to the farm’s current retail store, as well as office spaces and an inspected kitchen.
A clerical error created a confusing twist in this year’s Asheville Food Truck Showdown. Farm to Fender clearly claimed the People’s Choice Award, but naming a winner for the Judges’ Choice Award proved to be a bit more complicated. Photo gallery by Pat Barcas
This week’s crowdfunding roundup spotlights hand-crafted local essential oils and hydrosols by Blue Ridge Aromatics, literary event Asheville Wordfest 2015, expansion of Copper Pot and Wooden Spoon’s jam and pickle production and a studio album by esoteric septet the Galen Kipar Project.
The Asheville Vegan Society and Katuah Market on Hendersonville Road will host a benefit on Sunday, March 29, 4-6 p.m. The event is intended to raise funds for food, fencing and housing of chickens at the sanctuary and will feature free (vegan) hors d’oevres and nonalcoholic beverages.
On Saturday, March 21, Asheville’s only community-owned, nonprofit grocery store will host a facilitated discussion to solicit input and ideas from residents on proposed expansion plans that could affect the south end of downtown.
From the Get It! Guide: It was midwinter of 2012, and most Asheville residents hadn’t yet turned their thoughts to ripe tomatoes and summer squash. But Essie Silvers and a handful of her neighbors had a mission to bring a farmers market to their food-insecure East Asheville community.
Local food trucks get ready for battle, Appalachian Vintner helps raise money for a local child undergoing cancer treatments and Highland Brewing Co. pairs food with brews for its new Flights and Bites series.
Ten years ago this month, downtown Asheville’s The Lobster Trap first opened its doors.
Beginning today, the restaurant and bar will be celebrating its anniversary, offering special deals, drinks and dishes, to thank loyal customers and the city of Asheville for the last decade of development.
Local Flavor AVL co-founder Flori Pate recently launched a new project aimed at community progress through collaboration. Food Connection, which consolidates hunger and food waste by redirecting surplus edibles, will hold a kickoff fundraiser at the Altamont Theatre on Friday, March 13.
Beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, residents will get to shake hands with the growers responsible for the region’s farm-to-table cuisine, learning more about CSA programs and products. Afterward, fairgoers will gather at Early Girl Eatery for a buffet-style dinner of small portion local foods.