Foodie festivals continue in WNC with Taste of Sylva’s downtown restaurant crawl. Meanwhile, Organic Growers School is poised to train a new crop of farmers; Ambrozia will host a wine dinner with Metro Wines’ Andy Hale; and Taste of Asheville tickets are now on sale.
Foodies and wine lovers braved the drizzle Sunday, Sept. 27, for the second Taste of Our Carolina Foothills, a food and wine event held at Overmountain Vineyards in Tryon. About 45 food and beverage artisans were present from the foothills and surrounding areas 60 miles east of Asheville. Restaurants, bakeries, wineries, distilleries, craft breweries, cheese makers and specialty […]
An upcoming foodie event in Tryon highlights culinary delights from the Carolina foothills. Asheville eaters, on the other hand, can check out WNC Garlic Fest, Posana’s benefit dinner for ASAP’s Growing Minds Program, Ashley English’s canning class or Wild Wing Café’s stein-holding competition. Plus, food writer Jonathan Ammons talks about one of his favorite Asheville restaurant appetizers.
Dave’s 209 is serving up burgers and hand-dipped shakes to locals and visitors in Hot Springs. Meanwhile, Asheville will soon host a soil-building class, Noble Cider’ grand-opening party and a brain-food trivia game.
Tickets to the Bids and Blues fundraiser for Thrive include a catered picnic by local chef Lark Lindsey, complimentary drinks from Sierra Nevada and MetroWines, and participation in a live auction.
Monday nights in Asheville are about to take on a cross-country flavor as MG Road cocktail lounge introduces its newest popup concept, Libation Migration, on Monday, Sept. 7.
This year’s fundraising dinner — prepared by Michael Marshall of the Renaissance Hotel with pours from Biltmore Wines — will enable the Literacy Council to secure volunteer tutors for some 350 locals lacking reading, writing and language skills.
Feasting for FEAST fundraiser will help organizers educate more local youths on the wonders of fresh, homegrown veggies. Meanwhile, Hops & Vines is offering a cider making class, and Thirsty Monk, Table and Wicked Weed have planned specialty food and beer events.
Under state law, businesses that do not serve a certain amount of food are required to be members-only clubs. Local bar owners and bartenders say the law causes more problems than it’s worth.
Food festival season is upon us, with Organicfest, BaconFest, MusicFest and CiderFest NC just around the corner. Plus, the French Broad Vignerons have named the best wines from the Asheville Wine & Food Festival.
Asheville’s bartenders battled it out Thursday evening for top honor in this year’s Asheville Wine & Food Festival’s Elixir craft cocktail competition. Story by Jonathan Ammons and photo gallery by Cindy Kunst
Asheville bar girl explores the difference between rum and rhum and invites readers along for a tasting at Storm Rhum Bar in celebration of National Rum Day.
Although gentrification may be watering down the legacy of longstanding watering holes, several beloved dive bars stand strong in Asheville.
Like the event’s name, the entertainment lineup pays homage to the musical legacy of the Big Easy, with jazzy performances by Pamela Jones, Empire Strikes Brass, Bronze + Ebony Dance Company and the Business.
A new vegan lunch service opens in August, Farm Burger hosts a raffle to benefit ASAP and five local restaurants win recognition from Wine Spectator magazine. Plus food writer Jonathan Ammons talks about his latest favorite dish — grit cakes at Louise’s Kitchen.
New eatery The Asheville Commissary Kitchen and Pub offers patrons an indoor, full-service dining experience, but sources its food from a rotating cast of food trucks and burgeoning chefs.
Planned for Sunday, July 26, Aloft’s next donation-based rooftop concert features jazzy duo HoveyKat and benefits Asheville Humane Society.
From the patio of the Silver Fork Winery’s tasting room, visitors can survey all five acres of vineyards. The night of my visit, a hot sun hung over the summer-green mountain peaks, but the wine in our glasses was nice and cold. About 20 strangers mingled, introducing themselves and clinking glasses. It was Silver Fork’s […]
All are welcome to attend the free pop-up craft fair, which the Bywater hosts on its riverside lawn on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Doughnuts, craft beer, barbecue and now a quiet spot to enjoy a drink: On Monday, July 13, Public School will become the fourth business to open in the remodeled space at 32 Banks Ave.
The artisan wine and cheese industries in Western North Carolina are experiencing a major growth spurt as increasing numbers of entrepreneurs seek out careers in these fields.