BLIND FORMAT: All judges for the Asheville Wine & Food Festival Wine Competition are trained by the French Broad Vignerons and sample unlabeled wines.

2016 Asheville Wine & Food Festival Wine Competitio­n winners

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 […]

A VILLAGE OF SERVICES: Bone & Broth will share a common space with City Bakery. The restaurant will also be using meats from its neighbor, the Chop Shop. From left, Bone & Broth co-owner Kim Murray; Pat Dennehy and Brian Dennehy of City Bakery; Bone & Broth chef Jay Medford and Matt Helms, head butcher and manager of the Chop Shop.

Bone & Broth gets set to open on Charlotte Street

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 […]

GET YOUR ESPRESSO STEAMERS READY: On Thursday, baristas from across the southeast will compete at Vortex Doughnuts Thursday Night Throwdown. Complimentary doughnuts will be available, as will music by DJ Zach Cooper.

Small bites: Thursday Night Throwdown

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 […]