Cooking classes in Clyde, new management at Stonebowl, big changes for Tupelo Honey and a Whole Foods event celebrating a favorite Italian cheese.
On Sunday, March 1, nearly 20 local restaurants battled it out at the 2015 Asheville Wing Wars. In the end, a few managed to fly home with awards for specialty and traditional wings. Story by Jonathan Ammons. Photos by Cindy Kunst
Asheville ethnobiologist, herbalist and educator Marc Williams recently joined Xpress in the test kitchen at Selina Naturally in Arden to discuss herbal teas and ways certain herbs can help us nurture love in our lives.
Working for tips and dealing with the hungry masses, the life of a restaurant server has its ups and downs. And Asheville’s waiters and waitresses have a lot to say — both good and bad — about the profession.
Known nationally for his activism in food-related issues, the chef and owner of Asheville landmark restaurant The Market Place today joins 10 other chefs from around the country to meet with legislators in Washington, D.C., to discuss international food aid.
. Earlier this month, the Asheville-based regional chain introduced a new menu with a focus on small plates, seasonal specialty entries and customizable supper plates.
By now, no one is surprised to see MG Road hosting another pop-up event or dinner party. The crew there have been treating the Wall Street bar like a concert venue for over a year now, but instead of bands, the chefs are the show. From Punk Wok to Girls on Deck, MG Roadhouse and, currently, Elliot Moss’ […]
The 2015 Grape Growers Conference, a community dinner and music event for Black History Month, Asheville Wing War and Asheville Small Plate Crawl.
Asheville has its cacao fortresses — the French Broad Chocolate Lounge, the Chocolate Fetish and Chocolate Gems — but our sweet town also harbors countless hidden chocolate sanctuaries.
The management of Social Lounge and Tapas, formerly Sazerac, announced this week that a face-lift is in the works for the popular two-story bar and rooftop patio. Manager Aubury Phillips says the bar will close for remodeling starting Monday, Feb. 16. Scheduled changes include removing a large portion of the bar and replacing it with comfy couches and tables to […]
The Hop rolls out Hopsicles, winter tailgate markets are underway, Asheville Art Musuem readies for Toast Asheville and a local garden shop and wine store partner for a unique happy hour.
Smiling Hara begins Hempeh distribution, Moose Café celebrates its first year in Hendersonville, Marc Williams does a class on DIY fermented beverages and Foothills Meats offers a workshop on the nutrition of animal-based protein.
The Dec. 31 cover story by Jonathan Ammons, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” examined communities in Asheville that lack supermarkets and access to other sources of affordable, nutritious food. The story explored how these neighborhoods, known as food deserts, came to be and how grassroots organizations, like the Ujamaa Freedom Market (made possible due to the Women’s […]
A local chiropractor hosts his 19th annual food drive, A-B Tech’s culinary team heads to the nationals and Asheville readies for a Wing War, plus food writer Jonathan Ammons dishes on Nine Mile’s Groundation Salad.
In the mill room, a cavernous, chilly space in a multiuse facility in West Asheville that used to be an electrical equipment plant, Kim Thompson takes out a marker and kneels down by a sack of freshly milled flour. She writes the type of flour, the date, and often, something extra. One day, it might […]
On wintry nights, while snow banked against the front door, my mom made chili to eat out of small clay bowls with lids. This was not food for guests; this was for family. So, I was surprised when I found my mom’s chili at Creekside Tap House on Beverly Road.
Asheville celebrates truffles, Oskar Blues partners with King James Public House, Asheville’s French Quarter celebrates Mardi Gras, a chili cook-off in Fletcher,
plus January tea events.
Three Asheville food companies received national recognition for their products.
Growing numbers of Asheville residents are going caveman. Proponents say the paleo diet (mostly meat and veggies plus a moderate amount of fruit and nuts) greatly improves their overall health. And for those living with health challenges, healing through diet can provide a welcome sense of control and empowerment.
The mention of mead is likely to bring to mind Vikings and Renaissance fairs rather than sophisticated sipping and food pairings. But times and tastes are changing, and some locals have their sights set on modernizing perceptions and knocking the dust off the ancient drink’s faded appeal. One of these mead mavens is Fairview resident […]
Formerly a Piggly Wiggly grocery store, then a church, the 100-year-old building that stands at the corner of Montford and Chestnut avenues is now an Italian restaurant owned by Robert and Melissa Willingham, career restaurateurs from Baltimore who moved to Asheville nearly four years ago.