New Belgium Brewing Co. debuts its new Asheville distribution center this week. The facility, located in Enka Center, is 141,000 square feet. In practical terms, it will hold a total of 12 million bottles and cans, 50,000 kegs of beer, 45,000 empty kegs and 300 tons of cardboard for raw materials.
Seven Sows Bourbon & Larder, one of Asheville’s celebrated and decorated downtown restaurants, will close in two weeks.
Nearly a year after Asheville restaurateur Michel Baudouin announced plans to open his third eatery along with an event venue on Lexington Avenue, Cajun/Creole restaurant Lafayette is set to debut.
Hi-Wire Brewing received a hefty delivery today at its new Biltmore Village production facility: a new 4-vessel, 30-barrel brewhouse system.
Asheville’s smallest nanobrewery, One World Brewing, marks its one-year anniversary on Sunday, May 17, celebrating with a weekend of music and craft beer.
Owned by married couple Stephanie and Jeff Barcelona, the eatery is scheduled to open Thursday, May 14, on West Asheville’s busy Patton Avenue stretch, and the culinary twosome promise to bring something unique (and slow-cooked) to the table.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a major expansion by Green River Picklers, a debut full length studio album for local band Clyde’s on Fire and desktop- and mobile-friendly children’s game by Canton resident Charlene Singleton.
A recent preview dinner offered a taste of new menu items from the Grand Bohemian Hotel’s executive chef, Scott Ostrander. “This is about giving everybody an idea of what the Red Stag Grill is going to be about from the spring on into the summer,” Ostrander says.
“We don’t add anything until we find out that people in the community really want it,” says Hopey & Co. co-owner Danette Hopey. The expansion into the renovated space, she says, will include the addition of a stone-baked pizza parlor, butcher shop, espresso and fresh juice bars, ice cream shopette, bakery and a glass-enclosed wine room.
When the Smoky Park Supper Club opens this summer, it will be the nation’s biggest eatery made out of those recycled containers, but it will also boast something equally curious: an almost entirely wood-fired kitchen.
The floods of 2004 brought 8 feet of water into the building — previously a bar built in 1948 — sealing its fate after already being shuttered for five years. Slowly, the space hobbled back into the world of commerce as a small produce stand, but it’s now being primed to return to its former glory as a social hub, family gathering place and food spot.
Asheville moms are a diverse bunch, but it’s likely most would agree that a whole day dedicated to honoring and pampering them is an OK thing. For many, that might mean being treated to brunch, lunch or dinner at a local eatery. But Asheville is the current holder of the Travel + Leisure magazine title of America’s No. 1 Quirkiest Town, so for others it could translate to something completely different.
There are plenty of options for those in search of a Cinco de Mayo fiesta in Asheville, but it depends what you’re in the mood for this Tuesday, May 5.
Prolific food writer Morgan Murphy spotlights two Western North Carolina restaurants — Early Girl Eatery in downtown Asheville and Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop in Brevard — in his forthcoming cookbook On the Road Again.
The 2015 Asheville Wine and Food Festival kicked off Friday evening with a new event: Amuse. The small-plate and craft cocktail tasting served as the preliminary round of competition for the annual mixology and culinary showdown and allowed guests to sample creative fare from five Asheville chefs and six local bartenders. Story by Gina Smith
It’s starting to become a common occurrence: Another week, another excellent Asheville chef sees national recognition.
“Why are humans drinking cow’s milk in the first place? The idea that people should drink cow’s milk has gone the way of Donna Reed and TV dinners.”
Stepping through the door of the Beehive Coffee Bar from the parking lot of its nondescript little strip mall in Arden is a bit like entering a space-time wormhole — one that leads to a comfy spot where you can grab a fresh latte and some Wi-Fi.
At 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, Florida-based supermarket chain Publix will open its 1,101st store — and first Asheville location — at 1830 Hendersonville Road. During a media preview of the 50,000-square-foot store on Tuesday, some of the store’s approximately 150 employees offered guided tours of the facility’s departments and samples of its products.
Each spring, the Asheville Bread Bakers Festival brings together local bread artisans to network and learn about their craft, while offering bread enthusiasts an opportunity to admire and sample a their work. Here, four Asheville bakers talk about their passion for the art of baking bread.
The WNC Cheese Trail held its first Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest celebrating the region’s artisan cheese industry on April 26 at Highland Brewing Co. If you missed out on the cheesy fun, click through for a photo slideshow of the event.