In an effort to bring together and celebrate different faiths, the event marks the completion of a sand mandala highlights food traditions from various religions.
Andrew Scotchie is a steady force in the local music scene. Frontman of Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats, Scotchie is one of the most active touring musicians in town and the founder and coordinator of Asheville Barnaroo Music Festival, a three-day event held at Franny’s Farm in Leicester. “First and foremost, it’s a big […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the expansion of a mother-daughter baking company, a high school student’s encouraging book for fellow youths and a cancer survivor’s guide to mentally overcoming serious bodily illness.
The book includes listings for restaurants along interstate highways 26, 40, 73, 74, 77, 85 and 95, including numerous Western North Carolina favorites.
Roasted turkey and pumpkin pie still seem a long way down the road, but preorders are already going fast for locally raised holiday food items.
Pop-up events allow restaurants and other venues to make creative and profitable use of their spaces during off hours. But Asheville business owners also use the concept to help budding entrepreneurs gain a foothold and hone their skills.
**UPDATED OCT. 3**Thirsty Monk teams up with Sierra Nevada and Highland to benefit Friends of Connect Buncombe, Catawba releases a Thomas Wolfe-inspired kolsch and Wicked Weed hosts its annual Oktoberfest
Downtown’s Iron Hen Café holds its grand opening, The Vegan Experience opens at The Block off Biltmore, Local Provisions hosts a French wine dinner and Folkmoot focuses on Middle Eastern cuisine.
Owner Joel Hartzler confirms that he has sold the downtown restaurant and cocktail lounge.
Asheville restaurateurs Peter and Martha Pollay anticipate a 2018 launch for the two independent eateries they will operate within the planned Arras mixed-use project.
Enjoying Asheville’s restaurant scene can be cost-prohibitive, but a number of local eateries make it a point to keep menu prices affordable.
Feasting for FEAST benefits school cooking and gardening classes, a benefit for Louisiana flood victims features Cajun cuisine, Sierra Nevada takes over the bar at The Market Place and the city of Asheville rolls out a guide for aspiring restaurant owners.
**UPDATED SEPT. 25** Highland Gaelic Ale cans hit the shelves, Thirsty Monk and French Broad Brewery make a collaborative wheat ale and Bruisin’ Ales hosts a benefit with Olde Hickory for Pints for Prostates.
Enjoy sounds, tastes, dances and artistry from about 20 Latin American countries at Hendersonville’s Main Street on Sunday, Sept. 25.
San Diego-based yeast producer White Labs is now hiring for its Asheville facility, and local breweries focus on supporting environmental sustainability and conservation efforts.
In an upcoming series of workshops, Dobra owner Andrew Snavely will offer local tea lovers a chance to dive into the flavors, history and origins of their favorite varieties.
This year’s Taste of Our Carolina Foothills culinary event features an expanded capacity and a wider variety of vendors with its shift to the Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center.
Rolling out on Sept. 18, the inaugural Pedal to Plate event will offer tours of six Madison County farms along a 33-mile bike route, followed by a locally sourced farm dinner at Root Bottom Farm.
He hails from Chicago, though, “as a musician,” he said during his performance, “I always wanted to be big in Asheville. I love it here.”
The free, family-friendly event in the River Arts District will celebrate Asheville’s coffee shops, baristas and roasters.
**UPDATED SEPT. 19** Greenman releases Bootsy and Maceo, Fonta Flora is set to host NC’s first Zwanze Day and White Labs starts accepting applications