Pop-up events allow restaurants and other venues to make creative and profitable use of their spaces during off hours. But Asheville business owners also use the concept to help budding entrepreneurs gain a foothold and hone their skills.
MG Road Bar and Lounge will temporarily close its doors from Sunday, July 31, to Friday, Aug. 5. The moratorium comes as part of an overall redesign. “We want the new look be a surprise,” says Michael Files, brand director. “We want people to walk in and be floored at how much we’ve transformed the […]
Celtic Sea Salt is seeking recipes that showcase the company’s various product lines for a highly seasoned cookbook; MG Road hosts chef Nohe Weir-Villatoro for a Morrissey-themed vegetarian dinner; Dobra Tea West serves organic vegetarian fare; and The Bull and Beggar launches Sunday brunch.
Asheville-area restaurants, breweries, bakeries and wineries are dreaming up Valentine’s Day offerings to satisfy a smorgasbord of sensibilities and budgets.
Urban Orchard’s specialty ciders are used by The Hop to make several frozen treats; Foothills Meats has added another business partner and announced a CSA with meat and house-made deli products in addition to expanding into Charlotee; MG Road will host a wintery dining experience with the help of guest chef James Grogan; and MetroWines donates a portion of select sales to combat muscular dystrophy.
From sipping chocolates to cayenne-infused coffees, Asheville businesses are whipping up warming drinks to chase away the winter blues.
Atlanta bartender Miles Mcquarrie will team up with Asheville chef Chris Hathcock on Monday, Oct. 26, to host a Midcentury Cocktail Party featuring riffs on cocktail and food classics from the 1950s and 1960s. The party marks the final installment of MG Road’s Libation Migration pop-up series.
Monday nights in Asheville are about to take on a cross-country flavor as MG Road cocktail lounge introduces its newest popup concept, Libation Migration, on Monday, Sept. 7.
The once-humble sausage takes on a starring role in Asheville’s culinary scene. Elevated by everything from handmade buns and locally made toppings to complex and artistic mixtures of herbs, spices, meats and even liqueurs, the search for local links yields a tableful of interesting — and flavorful — results.
With his long-awaited barbecue joint, Buxton Hall, on the horizon, chef Elliott Moss marked the final night of his pop-up restaurant, The Thunderbird, with a mash-up of the two concepts that have sustained his wait for his own kitchen. On May 24, Thunder Wok Punk Bird delivered creative combinations of the Asian cuisine Moss had previously offered and the Southern cooking he loves.
There are plenty of options for those in search of a Cinco de Mayo fiesta in Asheville, but it depends what you’re in the mood for this Tuesday, May 5.
“Sausage Party was born out of a really slow February,” says chef Dan Silo of MG Road’s newest pop-up restaurant. “One night I was sitting at home trying to get re-inspired and figure out something fun to do and realized all of my ideas were in the context of making sausage.”
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.
Founded in honor of cookbook author, educator and American cuisine enthusiast James Beard, the James Beard Foundation’s mission is “to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage…” And three Asheville chefs — John Fleer of Rhubarb, Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani and MG Road and Katie Button of Nightbell and Curate — also have […]
Asheville often expresses its ardor on a plate — especially around Valentine’s Day. This year, local restaurants are dishing up everything from farm-to-table to flamenco for the occasion.
Bar food in Asheville has turned swanky. After all, noshes have to be as elegant as Asheville’s increasingly classy craft cocktail offerings. Think Fred Astaire in coattails dancing with Ginger Rogers in rags. It just wouldn’t do. So, Asheville chefs have ratcheted up the swish in bar offerings with festive fare including small-plate dinners.
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.
There are plenty of excellent reasons to go out to eat on Thanksgiving. No dirty dishes. No eccentric uncle’s special venison stew. But the best reasons to leave your oven off this Thanksgiving are the holiday offerings from local restaurants.
Less than two weeks after the last chopstick was cleared from the final service of the Punk Wok pop-up kitchen at MG Road Bar & Lounge, chef Elliot Moss is back at it with a new project.
After 48 weeks of turning Asian cooking on its head, rogue chef Elliot Moss is bringing Punk Wok to an end following service on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
MG Road, the bar and lounge below Chai Pani, might have just gotten cooler. At least, that’s owner Meherwan Iran’s idea behind letting employees take over his business for a couple nights a week to execute two creative new pop-up bar concepts. Wednesday night promises a dive bar vibe complete with fried bologna and cheap […]