Small Bites: Foodwire

Salmonella victim sues According to a press release from PR Wire and court documents obtained via Food Safety News, a lawsuit has been filed against Smiling Hara LLC, a local tempeh maker. Earlier this year, Salmonella-tainted tempeh from the company sickened at least 89 people in several states, including North Carolina. The lawsuit is filed […]

Closed: Books and Breadboard is closed — temporarily, says the website. Photos by Max Cooper

Small Bites: News of two west-side openings, a Biltmore Village closing, and an anniversary party

Is the book closed? Books and Breadboard, a charming breakfast/lunch eatery and bookstore housed in an 1895 Biltmore Village building, has closed its doors because of issues with its lease, the owners say. Co-owner Grace Lennon says that they hope to open again in the future, but are not able to at the moment. “We […]

Juicy: Chris Barlas, one of the owners of Juicy Lucy’s Burger Bar and Grill with the eatery’s mascot. Photo by Max Cooper

Small Bites: Juicy burger news

Juicy Lucy's Burger Bar and Grill will open this summer in the former Provence 620 restaurant at 620 Hendersonville Road. The local, independent group opening the restaurant also owns Cornerstone Restaurant on Tunnel Road and Stone Ridge Tavern on Brevard Road (and owned Province 620 before giving the restaurant a major overhaul). The 200-seat eatery […]

Daily bread: Area farmers markets offer baked goods, like this bread at the Wednesday Montford Farmers Market. Photo by Mackensy Lunsford

Small Bites: It’s tailgate time (and actually has been for a bit)

No, it’s not just your imagination. Area farmers tailgate markets are opening earlier than ever before. It’s all about demand, says Peter Marks, ASAP’s program director. ASAP runs the Asheville City Market, and coordinates the Mountain Tailgate Market Association, a collaborative group of tailgates in WNC. “It takes a critical mass of vendors to hold […]

Happy trails: The Trailhead restaurant and bar is a collaboration between owners of Pisgah Brewing, Nine Mile Restaurant, the Lucky Otter and restaurant veteran Mike Flanagan. Photo by Anne Fitten Glenn

Small Bites: Pisgah Brewing co-owner joins new gastropub venture

Brews News writer Anne Fitten Glenn reports: The Trailhead restaurant and bar opened last week in Black Mountain, in the space which most recently housed The Watershed bar and music venue. The new venture is a collaboration between four friends and local small-business owners: Jason Caughman of Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain; Aaron Thomas […]