Living in a self-proclaimed Foodtopia like Asheville, one can often go one of two directions. You can either go broke eating out every night, indulging yourself on local fare, or you ignore the restaurants, bunker down in the farmers market culture and just cook for yourself. Fortunately, two local authors have put together a book […]
Empty Bowls is an international movement to end hunger and food insecurity, but the charity operates at a local level. Organizers will hold the annual Asheville fundraiser to benefit MANNA FoodBank on Sept. 15.
“For six years, residents and visitors of our fair city have come for chocolate and fellowship to French Broad Chocolate Lounge at 10 South Lexington Avenue. This, our original location, has served us very well, despite the building’s age and unique quirks. The summer of this year, 2014, will be our last in this spot! We have signed a 10 year lease to relocate French Broad Chocolate Lounge around the corner on Pack Square! This spring, we are renovating the first floor of the historic Legal Building, formally SunTrust Bank, to be our permanent home.”
Good Morning America recently featured the chocolatiers behind the confectionary sweets at French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here are Jael and Dan Rattigan showing the nation (and you!) how to make some chocolate truffles at home. (Image screenshot of GMA video)
Read on for just a few of the myriad food options for V-Day. Don’t worry, we’ll keep this up right until the 14th. (Photo by French Broad Chocolate Lounge pastry chef Holly Wiest)
The Champagne BYOB (or C), but we’ve got some ideas about where to get your V-Day chocolate, and there’s no reason not to go local. Here, we’ve provided seven opportunities. (Photo of chocolate hearts from The Chocolate Fetish by Max Cooper)
The holidays are fast approaching, so embrace the season with puppets, chamber music, craft fairs and more. Or, if seasonal celebrations aren’t your cup of tea, check out local songwriters, experimental short films, dog agility trials and a host of other budget-friendly events. As always, share your own low-cost happenings in the comments section.
Local chocolate makers Jael and Dan Rattigan of the French Broad Chocolate Lounge have made the cacao confection their life’s work — and they’re poised to take it to the next level (with video of the Rattigans — and chef Mark Rosenstein’s pyrotechnics — at a recent Blind Pig underground supper club event).
Sometimes it seems like Asheville’s all about the booze. We’re Beer City, USA, after all. But where to sip something special sans suds? Asheville has a large selection of drinkable treats that are alcohol-free. Buchi Kombucha is a perfect example of how locally focused and healthy Asheville can be as a whole. The fermented-tea drink […]
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 […]
A behind-the-scenes video featuring the French Broad Chocolate Lounge getting ready for the big event.