BOUCHON EAST: With his recent purchase of the former Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church on New Haw Creek Road, restaurateur Michel Baudouin plans to  open a version of his popular downtown eatery, Bouchon, that will cater to East Asheville locals. The steeple has been removed from the church as part of renovations for the soon-to-come restaurant.

Bouchon part deux: Bistro announces East Asheville location

Michel Baudouin, owner of downtown Asheville restaurant Bouchon, plans to open a second Bouchon location in East Asheville’s Haw Creek community. The announcement comes just months after Baudouin’s Cajun/Creole restaurant concept, Lafayette, closed after less than a year in business. The new eatery will be at 184 New Haw Creek Road in the former Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church. […]

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Asheville’­s independen­t restaurant­s celebrate Earth Day — every day

A Green Restaurant Initiative has sparked collaboration between local eateries in the continued greening of Asheville’s dining scene. A new video detailing the process, produced by a local production company, has drawn the attention of the Huffington Post and other media outlets, helping to get the word out on a national level. The video can be viewed after the jump.

Namaste, y’all: Chai Pani showcases India by way of the American South

Culinary passport

Asheville has its share of regionally representative cuisine. But should you want to expand your horizons beyond trout, grits and fried green tomatoes, there are a multitude of options at your disposal, many of them based in the traditions of far-off climes. This small mountain town has a lot of stickers on its suitcase. Himalayan? […]

It’s not all about pumpkins and chickens. Family farms, like Flying Cloud (pictured here) often showcase other goods, like local cheeses, honey and flowers.

Have yourself a local food and farm adventure

Western North Carolina is full of talented farmers, artisan food producers and wine makers. You might even go so far as to call WNC “America’s Tuscany” — the perfect place for a food-and-farm adventure. Let the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project be your virtual travel agency, guiding you to the freshest tomatoes, the most scenic apple […]