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.
Now that people are more conscious of what they are eating, says sorghum grower Doug Harrell, sorghum is becoming a more sought-after product. With vitamins and minerals like thiamin, iron and calcium, Harrell says “it is probably the healthiest sweetener in the nation today.”
Everything from beef tartare to torched marshmallow s’mores was on the menu last night as Asheville Independent Restaurants celebrated the local food scene with its annual Taste of Asheville event.
The opening of the third Green Sage location in Westgate Shopping Center brings co-owners Randy Talley and Roger Derrough full circle: The pair established the first Earth Fare store in that same plaza 20 years ago. But with this newest manifestation of their healthy, fast-casual café concept, Talley and Derrough clearly have their sights set on the bigger picture.
Green Sage took top honors at last Sunday’s Epic Tempeh Taco Challenge with their tempeh-chorizo riff on the Mexican classic. Xpress correspondent Jordan Foltz shares some highlights from the competition and takes a look at a few ways to enjoy the bean-based protein.
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.
At Blue Ridge Biofuels, we are always excited to see our feedstock clients being recognized for their commitment to sustainable practices in pursuit of green restaurant certification [“Asheville Restaurants Go Green,” Jan. 18 Xpress]. I would also like to add that each of the restaurants mentioned in the article, including Posana Café, Tupelo Honey Café, […]
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 […]