How sweet: Anna and Joshua Sachar have your sweet treats. Photo by Max Cooper

Small Bites: Laughing Mask Candies comes to Lexington

Laughing Mask Candies, a classic by-the-pound candy shop, recently opened on Lexington Avenue. Husband-and-wife proprietors Anna and Joshua Sachar stock Jelly Belly jelly beans in every imaginable flavor, classic hard candies and taffy, too. They also stock sweet-and-sour pops and jawbreakers, and suckers worthy of the Lollipop Guild’s head honcho — even if he’s into […]

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Feast for FEAST On Saturday, July 14, join Slow Food Asheville for beer and barbecue-studded fun at Highland Brewing Company from 4 until 8 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for Slow Food's FEAST program, an effort geared toward empowering school-age children to make healthy eating decisions through free cooking classes.  Enjoy Highland’s famous brews, […]

Apple of my eye: Kids learn to peel apples in a FEAST class. Slow Food is hosting a barbecue fundraiser for FEAST at Highland Brewing this weekend. Photo courtesy of Slow Food

Small Bites: Foodwire

Feast for FEAST On Saturday, July 14, join Slow Food Asheville for beer- and barbecue-studded fun at Highland Brewing Company from 4 until 8 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for Slow Food's FEAST program, which teaches school-age children to make healthy eating decisions through free cooking classes.  Enjoy Highland’s famous brews, plus plenty of […]

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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 […]