Asheville writer, audio documentarian and singer-songwriter Carla Seidl wraps up her two-year local foods project, Earth Flavors, with a reflection on what she learned from her many interviews with local growers and foragers.
In a town where tourists come for the food, people who live on the margins of society often feel unwelcome in restaurants, even if they have the money to pay for a meal. But at 12 Baskets Café, they are welcome and valued.
This week, over 6,000 bars, restaurants and retailers around the world are offering their own variations of the Negroni cocktail as part of the third annual international Negroni Week
Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a new Friday night dance series, Little Sparrow Coffee and Kitchen is set to open in Woodfin, Ambrozia adds lunch, and Tryon offers its annual Blue Ridge Barbecue and Music Festival.
**UPDATED JUNE 11** Fonta Flora hosts State of Origin, Hi-Wire releases two small-batch bottles, and the Biltmore Estate hosts a beer-centric barbecue event.
This year’s VeganFest will offer two days of education, fun and plant-based food in support of the Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary.
Foothills Meats intimate family dinner-turned-Jurassic feast of epic proportions is back with a new venue at Hi-Wire Brewing’s Big Top taproom near Biltmore Village.
An unorthodox yoga class followed by local brews added a new twist to this year’s AVL Beer Week.
Local bartenders offer ideas and recipes for making cooling summer drinks using scratch-made syrups and simple ingredients.
Brewer Mike Karnowski educated and entertained during a recent AVL Beer Week event focused on the evolution of English IPAs.
A $3 wristband gives guests the chance to sample jerky from all the participating chefs, both professional and amateur.
This spring, a dozen students from Buncombe County Early College participated in an eight-week food literacy pilot program in A-B Tech’s culinary arts department that focused on good nutrition, kitchen skills and how to cook tasty meals from scratch.
Native Kitchen hosts a pig roast fundraiser for Our VOICE; Buxton Hall Barbecue highlights the art of pie-making; Sweeten Creek Brewing kicks off its Summer Picnic Series; Charlotte-based Tephra restaurant hosts a vegan pop-up dinner at Trade and Lore and The Fresh Market supports juvenile diabetes research with its annual sidewalk sale.
Fonta Flora Brewery’s State of Origin festival and the Just Brew It homebrew tasting and competition showcase local brewers and ingredients.
**Updated June 4** A rundown of AVL Beer Week events.
Greek salad, marinated shrimp and lamb shanks will be among the items on the menu at the Asheville Sister Cities Greek Dinner on Sunday, June 12.
With an oompah band, three outdoor beer stations and a special German-themed food menu, Sierra Nevada brought the spirit of Oktoberfest to late spring.
This year’s event, which sold out days in advance, brought more than 30 area breweries to Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park.
For the past few years, Just Brew It functioned as the unofficial kickoff party for AVL Beer Week. It’s hard to beat more than 50 homebrewers serving some of the best beer around. Yet this year the event will wrap the week rather than begin it. Someone needed to fill the void. Highland Brewing Co. […]
Having expanded three times since it opened in 2009, Etowah’s Blue Ridge Pizza Co. is a success story rooted in family ties, loyal customers and word-of-mouth advertising.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features David LaMotte’s first album in a decade, a community skate park’s much needed insurance policy and a local chocolatier’s expansion.