The Sourwood Idol competition starts the weekend event on Friday, Aug. 12, and the festival continues on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14.
A new Arden café spotlights fresh baked goods, specialty breakfast items, sandwiches and more.
Rhubarb pastry chef Kaley Laird competes on the Tuesday, Aug. 9, episode of the popular cooking program.
Cheese plates are as adaptable and unique as the chefs and restaurants that prepare them. From the flavors of the cheeses and accompanying items to the aesthetics of the presentation, there are many elements that go into creating Asheville restaurants’ cheese boards.
The results are in for 2016 Asheville Wine & Food Festival Wine Competition. For the third year in a row, the number of entries increased more than 20 percent over the previous year’s event. Teams of judges trained by the French Broad Vignerons determined the medalists through a blind tasting format during evaluation sessions held in […]
It’s been awhile, but it looks like another restaurant will finally open in the King James building on Charlotte Street. The space’s previous occupant, the beloved neighborhood eatery and bar King James Public House, was shuttered rather suddenly in January to make way for an expansion of the Charlotte-based Dressler’s Restaurant, a white tablecloth steakhouse. Those plans seem to have […]
“I wanted an excuse to play with seafood,” says Sarah Cousler, creator of Dive, a seafoodcentric pop-up dinner series happening in the Remington Room at Buxton Hall Barbecue.
**UPDATED AUGUST 3** Burial releases two collabs, ABC taps a new sour and Twin Leaf revives its anniversary beer due to popular demand
A fixture in West Asheville for 70 years, the Tastee Diner got new owners and a makeover this spring but still stays true to its roots as a local hangout spot.
MG Road Bar and Lounge will temporarily close its doors from Sunday, July 31, to Friday, Aug. 5. The moratorium comes as part of an overall redesign. “We want the new look be a surprise,” says Michael Files, brand director. “We want people to walk in and be floored at how much we’ve transformed the […]
This year’s Asheville Homebrewers Conference features a lineup of speakers that includes nationally known beer writers and local brewing experts. Also, Zebulon Artisan Ales and Twin Leaf Brewery collaborate to support expansion of Asheville’s greenways.
Lack of authenticity is a common complaint made by reviewers of ethnic restaurants on sites like Yelp and Trip Advisor. But what makes a dish authentic?
A long time in the making, Patton Public House recently hosted its grand opening, offering a diverse menu of pub favorites and an extensive beer selection.
In 2008, Atlanta’s Octane Coffee introduced the Thursday Night Throwdown (often referred to as TNT). The latte art competition pits barista against barista in a series of elimination rounds where judges evaluate the clarity, milk texture, level of difficulty and contrast of each beverage made until a champion is crowned. On Thursday, July 28, Vortex Doughtnuts will […]
**UPDATED JULY 30** Asheville Brewing Co. releases Cheerwine-inspired beer, Thirsty Monk celebrates Belgian Independence Day and construction begins on Mountain Layers Brewing Co. in Bryson City.
Animal-themed artwork, wine, raffle prizes and scenic views are all part of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge’s next fundraiser, which will support the opening of a rehabilitation center. The event takes place at Addison Farms Vineyard on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Although the N.C. Mountain State Fair happens in September, registration for its various culinary competitions closes on Friday, July 29.
Several years ago, the Great Recession marked the beginning of the decline of the era of fine dining in Asheville. Chefs responded by reinventing the local restaurant scene to embrace a more casual, accessible approach to offering excellent cuisine.
Chefs from Asheville’s Chai Pani and Buxton Hall Barbecue recently took a road trip to Atlanta to join bestselling cookbook authors Matt Rodbard and Deuki Hong in presenting an extravaganza of Korean fusion cuisine.
“Rotating special pastries on certain days allows us to explore different cultures through our pastries,” says Susannah Gebhart, owner of Old World Levain Bakery.
**UPDATED JULY 24** Hi-Wire turns three, Thirsty Monk raises funds for French Broad Riverkeeper and Twin Leaf taps a Peach Tea Saison.