Sanctuary Brewing Co. expands on the theme of the classic Super Bowl party this weekend by bringing in a crew of adoptable pets for its own Western North Carolina version of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl.
It’s taken for granted in our culture that tipping the server or bartender is inherent to the experience of dining and drinking out. However, a recent move by the owners of Blue Dream Curry House may indicate that changes are coming to Asheville’s restaurant scene.
With its annual Mardi Gras Party on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Short Street Cakes will officially change hands as founder Jodi Rhoden passes ownership of her 10-year-old business on to employee Olga Perez.
**UPDATED: FEB. 4** Pisgah’s eighth annual Stout Hog Day, Thirsty Monk’s Night of the Barrels and Burial’s Three-day Mardi Gras Celebration lead a big week of beer events.
At a pop-up event this weekend, chef Nate Allen will highlight the cuisine of the Levant region while raising money to help the displaced people of Syria.
Ben Phan and his band, the Soul Symphony, are preparing for a release party for their first original album, Dreams in Modern Folk.
As we roll into 2016, it’s easy to neglect the resolutions for the new year many of us made a month ago. But for children and their families battling cancer and dealing with the side effects of treatment, giving up or forgetting isn’t an option. To assist these children and their families in their time […]
As Asheville’s craft cocktail scene gradually comes of age, some local bars are focusing on building sizable and varied liquor selections.
Learning to brew your own beer can seem daunting, but Asheville offers fertile ground for the beginning homebrewer.
A fundraiser for West Asheville’s Center for Honeybee Research showcases 27 honeys of the world; Asheville Brewers Supply hosts a seminar on insurance for beer entrepreneurs; Oskar Blues Brewery and The Cheese Store of Asheville plan a tasting; the Town of Fletcher hosts its 15th annual Chili Cook-Off; and Valet Gourmet partners with another food delivery service.
Sometimes it’s not just about eating that awesome dish of ice cream or plate of tacos, it’s about photographing it and sharing the experience on social media. Professional photographers, bakers and social media masters talk about what goes into making a successful, food-focused online persona — and why being on Instagram matters.
**UPDATED JAN. 27** Highland debuts Saw-Whet Saison, Sanctuary turns up its house beer total to 12 and Lazy Hiker is picked up by Skyland Distributing.
Asheville Biscuitry opened Jan. 13, taking over Dough’s former location on Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville.
To help its neighbors in Madison County manage these costs, local nonprofit organization Madison Has HEArT is hosting its third annual Fanciful Flea event on February 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Marshall Island Studios in downtown Marshall.
In spite of today’s winter storm, a few local restaurants, breweries and bars are staying open for hardy souls who want to brave the elements.
Take a peek at what happens during Sierra Nevada and Wicked Weed Funkatorium tours.
From sipping chocolates to cayenne-infused coffees, Asheville businesses are whipping up warming drinks to chase away the winter blues.
**SNOW UPDATE JAN. 23** Check throughout the day for updates on inclement weather hours for Asheville breweries, beer bars, and bottle shops. Green Man brings back Dweller, Asheville Brewing debuts beers inspired by The Beatles and The Who and Burial hosts a double bottle release.
Asheville may be way ahead of the curve when it comes to plant-based living, but with fast-food restaurants on every other corner, there is still plenty of room for growth in that area in Western North Carolina. That’s where Plant Based WNC comes into play. The new group (or “pod”) is part of a larger effort to promote […]
In the past few months, two major chain retailers have been busy bees. Both The Home Depot and Lowe’s have begun phasing out the sale of flowering plants containing pesticides called neonicotinoids, which have been linked to declining populations of bees and other pollinators. “Right now, 80 percent of our flowering plants are neonic-free, and […]
Local beer enthusiasts willing to make the trek to Morganton this weekend can expect to find a unique triple release event at Fonta Flora Brewery that supports the work of the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina.