A dinner with author Robin Rose Bennett at Over Easy Café, new tabletop grills at Korean House, changes in the food-truck scene, a class on the science of cooking with Mark Rosenstein and a coffee IPA tasting event are all in the news this week.
Ten food trucks are lined up at the lot at The Masonic Temple, 80 N. Broadway, for the Food Truck Showdown to compete for the title of Asheville’s best food truck.
Donations of canned goods for MANNA FoodBank and pet supplies for Asheville Humane Society are encouraged.
Last spring Canadian television show The Illegal Eater filmed an episode in Asheville that is set to air Jan. 28 on Canada’s Travel+Escape channel. Jeff Anderson, marketing and creative director at Urban Orchard Cider Company, served as the production assistant on the two-day shoot. “I had a blast,” Anderson says.
Look for the latest food-truck option in downtown Asheville today, with more coming next week: The Masonic Temple will hosts such local faves as Gypsy Queen, El Kimchi and newbies 3 Suns Bistro.
The truck, which will also visit The Lot, serves an idiosyncratic mash-up of global cuisines and novelty meats.
The owner of the food truck Ceci’s Culinary Tour has converted her commercial kitchen into a snug, neighborhood eat-in at 961 Merrimon Ave.
Greg & Andi’s Curbside Coffee — a coffee truck on Charlotte Street — has closed at the end of a non-renewable 180-day permit. Photo by Ayana Dusenberry.
The food trucks keep rollin’ on, a new one set to open on April 4th according to the sign on the truck
Phoyabelly Vietnamese food truck sets up a regular schedule starting next week.
A new food truck, El Kimchi (photo by Bill Rhodes), starts serving in downtown Asheville in the next few weeks. Another one, Phoyabelly, will start selling Vietnamese food early next year.
Food truck owners prepare lot for customers.
Xpress food writer Mackensy Lunsford reports on A Taste of Asheville, coffee trucks, the growing use of matcha (green tea) in local foods, and the expansion of the Asheville Pizza Company to a third location.
Xpress food writer Mackensy Lunsford talks about a dining experience involving plenty of strange dishes—including bull penis—an upcoming visit to Asheville by famed chef Anthony Bourdain and the ongoing issues with local food trucks.
A month after food trucks were approved for downtown, many vendors can’t find a place to park.
In this edition of the Mountain Xpress’ local news podcast: Jake Frankel on the most recent Buncombe County Commission meeting; Susan Andrew with the latest on the CTS cleanup; Tracy Rose on the Women In Business supplement and David Forbes on the Asheville City Council meeting about downtown food trucks.
Back for a second reading before Asheville City Council, new rules allowing food trucks downtown passed 5-2 this evening, Sept. 13. Passage of the new rules clears the way for up to 10 food trucks to begin operating in Asheville’s core district.
With the second vote on allowing food trucks in downtown Asheville, City Council members have a full agenda for today’s Sept. 13 meeting. For live dispatches from Senior News Reporter David Forbes, look here, or follow #davidforbes or #avlgov on Twitter.
After a lengthy public debate and close vote at the last formal Asheville City Council meeting, new rules allowing food trucks downtown narrowly passed. However, since a second vote is required when a development change that passes that closely, the rules are back for another reading at the Sept. 13 meeting.
In this edition of Local Matters — the Xpress weekly news podcast — reporter Jake Frankel talks about the recent appointees to the City of Asheville’s Planning & Zoning board, and reporters David Forbes and Mackensy Lunsford talk in depth about the ongoing downtown food truck controversy.
A roundup of Twitter dispatches from Xpress, from last night’s Asheville City Council meeting, focusing on the debate over allowing food trucks in downtown.
Food trucks are in — almost. At their Aug. 23 meeting today, Asheville City Council members voted 4-3 to allow the mobile kitchens in the downtown business district. The split vote means that Council must take a second vote on Sept. 13 in order to enact the ruling.