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. “We’re calling it a restaurant takeover,” he says of The Thunderbird, which opens Thursday, Nov. 6, at MG Road. […]
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. Last winter, after abruptly leaving Ben’s Tune-Up, the James Beard-recognized chef began taking over MG Road’s kitchen on Mondays and Tuesdays to host his own pop-up dinners — […]
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 […]
An ambitious, back-to-the-roots restaurant named Buxton Hall Barbecue will open this fall in the old Standard Paper Sales Company building at 32 Banks Ave. in South Slope — focusing on traditional, wood-smoked, whole-hog barbecue.
Cocktail bar and late-night dining spot MG Road is adding some out-of-town spice to its Monday night, Asian-themed pop-up restaurant, Punk Wok. Owner Meherwan Irani and Chai Pani Creative Director Michael Files have invited Chef Angus Brown of Atlanta’s Octopus Bar to pair up with Punk Wok creator and chef Elliott Moss for Octo Wok, a culinary one-night stand that will take over the Wall Street restaurant on Monday, Jan. 20.
MG Road got punked last Monday night. Monster movie posters were slapped on the walls, the lights were covered in red filters, two round red Chinese lanterns were hung above the tables near the front windows and the soundtrack was decidedly more raucous than relaxing.
No, that’s not a typo (nor is it the name of a new Sex Pistols cover band from the East), it’s the name of the new pop-up dining concept being unleashed at MG Road on Monday.
Nov. 3 brings two fashionable events to downtown Asheville: An evening with Charleston Fashion Week style director and freelance stylist Ayoka Lucas (pictured) and the grand opening of Vintage Moon Modern.