In this week’s food news, local cidermakers join a discussion and tasting at Rhubarb, the French Broad Food Co-op hosts a class on wellness teas, a fermentation class is scheduled in Hot Springs, Santé Wine Bar & Tap Room offers a Wines of Portugal pop-up Flight Night event and early-bird tickets go on sale for Root Bound weekend in Highlands.
A recent blind tasting organized by the French Broad Vignerons proved that North Carolina wines are on par with similar vintages from Napa Valley, France and Spain.
Mixologists from Zambra and En La Calle offer easy, festive cocktail recipes that harness the flavors of pumpkin and local apples, plus a dash of sugar and spice.
Appalachian Vintner’s annual holiday auction supports local children’s organizations.
The holiday season is in full swing, and there’s so many celebratory possibilities that it would be easy to miss out on something big — lights shows, a trolley tour, a naughty elf and good music are all on the list.
It was a (quite literally) jam-packed night with tons of guests sitting in with each group’s sets.
Asheville Bar Wars is back for its third year, inviting local imbibers to vote for their favorite Manhattan cocktail as presented by participating Asheville mixologists.
This week, Black Mountain Ciderworks + Meadery hosts its Guy Fawkes Celebration and Croatan release. Also, the RAD Farmers Market holds its annual fundraising dinner, Villagers offers a pickled beets workshop, Chestnut teams with the Asheville School of Wine for a dinner pairing and Lex 18 closes up shop.
From spirits to jiggers and everything in between, setting up a quality bar at home can be accessible and affordable if you know what to buy.
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.
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 new downtown al fresco food and drink venue joins a recent wave of rooftop bar openings.
Poetry-themed drinks and live music continue after the untamed variety show, which runs Sunday-Monday, Aug. 28-29.
Festival organizer Kris Kraft talks about the numerous changes to this year’s festival and why there is no longer a WNC Chef’s Challenge. Photo gallery from Sweet and the Grand Tasting by Adam McMillan
With intimate, hands-on classes that spotlight classic cocktails, The Imperial Life mixologists Ben Johnson and Jasper Adams are empowering Asheville’s home bartenders one drink at a time.
The Asheville Wine and Food Festival caps its eighth year with an updated Grand Tasting event; Gan Shan Station brings Charleston chef Daniel Heinze onboard for Sunday Supper, Appalachian Appetite photo contest looks for images of family recipes; Sanctuary Brewing Co. hosts and anniversary bash and The Cheese Store of Asheville plans a pairing event with Blue Ghost Brewing Co.
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 […]
MG Road Bar and Lounge will temporarily close its doors from Sunday, July 31, to Friday, Aug. 5. The moratorium comes as part of an overall redesign. “We want the new look be a surprise,” says Michael Files, brand director. “We want people to walk in and be floored at how much we’ve transformed the […]
Animal-themed artwork, wine, raffle prizes and scenic views are all part of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge’s next fundraiser, which will support the opening of a rehabilitation center. The event takes place at Addison Farms Vineyard on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Asheville’s past meets its present at the historic Burger Bar, where co-owners Celeste Adams and Chris King have worked to build a business that’s “short on frills, but long on character.”
Some tell us there is more drinking and crime since the state went dry…