The Rebirth Brass Band brought a little of the Big Easy to Burning Can 2015 at Oskar Blues Brewery's REEB Ranch.

In photos: Oskar Blues Burning Can Festival 2015

Oskar Blues Brewery hosted its 2015 Burning Can ExtravaCANza Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, at its REEB Ranch just outside of Hendersonville. Despite some complications with the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Department, a few thunderstorms and a blistering-hot afternoon sun, brewers, performers and attendees stuck it out and had a ball.

American pawpaw

Pawpaw among trees to be planted in Hendersonv­ille

PRESS RELEASE from the Hendersonville Tree Board HENDERSONVILLE – Fruit from the American Pawpaw tree was enjoyed by Native Americans and helped early European settlers survive. It’s sort of mango-meets-the-banana … with a little hint of melon, according to one reviewer of the fruit’s taste. The pawpaw has quite a history. On NPR’s “Morning Edition,” […]

On a roll: Umi Japanese Fine Dining features fresh sushi and Thai food, too. Photo by Jonathan Welch

Exploring Hendersonv­ille

[Editor’s Note: Just an apple’s throw away from Asheville, Hendersonville (home of the Apple Festival) is its own culinary destination. Xpress invited Laura Huff of popular Hendersonville-based food blog The Carolina Epicurean to point out some of her favorite tables. For restaurant reviews, chef profiles, information on cooking classes and more, visit carolinaepicurean.com.] Square One […]

The Stoney Knob in Woodfin offers pan-European food in an eclectically decorated setting

Getaway (without going away)

Sometimes Asheville can feel too crowded. When tourist season’s in full swing and the streets are choked with cars, trucks and buses, a place like Hot Springs can be just the ticket. Conversely, sometimes Asheville feels too small — especially when you’re trying to buy something embarrassing at the grocery store. When you want to […]