Sanctuary Brewing Co. and Full Circle Farm turn the tables on the conventional Thanksgiving dinner by offering an opportunity to meet — not eat — a turkey at this week’s ThanksLiving event.
During the Blind Pig Supper Club’s Kitchen Ready Hands dinner on Sunday, Nov. 8, four of Asheville’s top chefs collaborated with students of Green Opportunities Kitchen Ready to present a meal that raised thousands of dollars to support the culinary training program.
For decades, the American Miso Co. has been quietly crafting top-quality miso, a Japanese fermented food product, from its home in the mountains of Rutherford County. With its distribution arm, Great Eastern Sun, based in Asheville, the little homegrown company has gradually grown to be the largest organic miso manufacturer in the world.
The Inland Real Estate Corporation announced last week that grocery chain Publix Super Markets has signed a lease at Weaverville Plaza shopping center, for the development of a new 49,000-square-foot location at that property.
Pie is not only the ultimate comfort food — it also offers endless opportunity for culinary creativity, be it sweet or savory.
As the number of craft breweries in Asheville continues to grow, several established local beer-makers are making strides toward expanding their distribution regionally and beyond.
Hops & Vines is adding a new series to its class lineup. Meanwhile, Trout Lily of Fairview will host its sixth annual Bluegrass Oyster Fest; Ultimate Ice Cream partners with Youth Outright for the month of November; Living Web Farms teaches several donation-based food classes; and Edison Craft Ales + Kitchen adds local beers to its brunch menus.
**UPDATED NOV. 11** Font Flora turns two, Pisgah rolls out a 10th anniversary DIPA and Cold Mountain gets a four-day release.
Students at the Francine Delaney New School for Children partner with FEAST for a hands-on cooking — and eating — experience that doubles as a PTSO fundraiser.
“We pamper our models and give them a chance to celebrate their beauty regardless of where they are in their cancer treatment,” says Sara Laws, event organizer and executive director of The Hope Chest for Women.
People are opinionated about their pizza. Whether its New York-style thin crust, Chicago deep-dish or something completely different, everybody has their likes and dislikes. A few Asheville pizza makers recently told Xpress what they think it takes to create an amazing pie.
Alcohol Law Enforcement and the Asheville Alcoholic Beverage Control board have been in the spotlight in recent months due to high-profile stories that centered around citations issued at local beer festivals and breweries. Take a closer look at these agencies and their respective roles.
Hi-Wire is bringing in 15 breweries for a stout-focused battle of the beers. Also, Catawba Brewing Co. announces expansion plans, and Highland Brewing Co. gets set for its annual Cold Mountain Winter Ale release.
CiderFest brings local and regional hard ciders together for a third year. Plus, Ashley English stops into Asheville to lead a lesson on DIY dairy; The Hop West celebrates five years with free ice cream for all; and Season’s at Highland Lake welcomes executive chef Steve Boeger to the kitchen.
**UPDATED NOV. 5** Thirsty Monk launches monthly Beer Academy, Burial and The Junction join forces and Hi-Wire hosts a stout showdown.
Give!Local raised nearly $1,000 in its opening day and many of the nonprofits raised additional money at the kickoff event. Thirty nonprofits, their boards, two food vendors, three bands, a dinosaur and a ghost pepper all convened along with about 200 people from the public.
In a recent blind tasting, two panels of judges from the French Broad Vignerons determined the top hard ciders for this year’s CiderFest NC competition.
Later this year, legislators will vote on the Child Nutrition Reauthorization, which affects funding and guidelines for the National School Lunch Program among other youth food programs.
The iconic community-owned food market and grocer has announced initial plans to expand its current space on the 60-100 block of Biltmore Avenue and is reaching out to community organizations and the city of Asheville to begin discussions on the possibility of a massive multiuse facility.
Urban Orchard Cider Co. hosts a free Halloween celebration with entertainment, a costume contest and a special flight of spicy ciders.
Food truck owner Suzy Phillips’ long-awaited brick-and-mortar restaurant opens this week. A Mediterranean deli will be part of the operation.