Business leaders, nonprofit representatives, elected officials and political candidates from across Buncombe County gathered at the Biltmore Estate’s Lioncrest venue Wednesday, Oct. 28 for the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority’s annual meeting.
Something sweet is in the air. The seventh annual sweet potato cooking contest and fundraiser is happening Saturday, Oct. 1. This event will also double as the fall open house for the new Homegrown Families Health and Education Center at 201 Charlotte St. The center houses a variety of integrative family health services, including licensed […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Soumu festival returns with traditional African fare, a new wine shop comes to North Asheville, Hendersonville chef Jesse Roque wins Chef of the Year title and more news from Asheville’s food scene.
After buying the downtown restaurant from longtime owner Roz Taubman in May, the Gils talk about their previous restaurant experience and future plans for their new business.
Black Mountain chefs and farmers collaborate for a twist on the idea of street food. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for local students pursuing careers in agriculture.
Asheville’s annual Goombay Festival offers learning and networking opportunities for culinary trainees.
FRS Asheville’s Whacked brings together local chefs, school food service directors and Green Opportunities Kitchen Ready trainees for an off-the-wall culinary contest; fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz offers food preservation workshops at Rhubarb and the Asheville Food Park; chef Katie Button’s new cookbook is already topping online lists; chef Eric Scheffer hosts an Argentinian feast at Hickory Nut Gap Farm and Asheville gets a new restaurant ordering website.
**UPDATED SEPT. 10** Hi-Wire hosts its inaugural Oktoberfest celebration, Catawba releases a collaborative Märzen and the Monk Beer Academy focuses on Bret beers.
Food writer Ronni Lundy will celebrate the release of her new book, Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes, with a Lunch Launch book-signing event Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Early Girl Eatery. Featuring 80 recipes and anecdotes, Victuals — pronounced “viddles” — spotlights staples of Appalachian cuisine such as apples, corn, sorghum and beans along with the people and […]
**UPDATED SEPT. 1** Wicked Weed’s collaboration with Creature Comforts hits distribution, breweries benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and Thirsty Fest 2016 kicks off.
Local wellness, food and art vendors converged on Pack Square Park on Sunday to celebrate all things organic and sustainable.