Over 75 community members attended Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council (ABFPC) meeting on Wednesday evening, April 2 to discuss initiatives for 2014.
Diehard Chick-fil-A fans have set up camp outside the restaurant chain’s new location on Merrimon Ave. The first 100 patrons will receive a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A meals. Doors open Thursday, April 3, at 6 a.m.
In a series of Fire on the Rock cooking competitions in Wilmington, Asheville, Greensboro, Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina’s top culinary talents are vying for the title of the state’s best chef. A crowd of 125 foodies assembled at Biltmore Estate’s Lioncrest on Monday, March 31 to indulge in a sumptuous, six-course feast. Chef Michelle Bailey of Season’s at Highland Lake Inn & Resort in Flat Rock and her team went up against Chef Sam Etheridge and his team from Ambrozia Bar & Bistro in Asheville.
Xpress recently talked to Pollay about the challenges of creating a palate-pleasing gluten-free menu, his work with Asheville’s restaurant community and his excitement about bidding farewell to winter.
An excited crowd was on hand when Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse opened its doors for business in Asheville on Thursday, March 20. Photo by Toni Sherwood
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) will host Dr. Dean Ornish at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Asheville Community Theatre for an event centered on educating the community about food, chronic disease and aging.
What’s there to do downtown after brunch on a Sunday? Thirsty Monk is about to provide an answer to that question: Top of the Monk, the bar that occupies the third floor of Thirsty Monk’s downtown location, will be open late afternoons and evenings every Sunday beginning April 6 to offer a twist on the traditional Sunday brunch.
Representatives from 15 local farms set up displays and offered the public a chance to meet their farmers face-to-face at Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s fourth annual CSA Fair at Jubilee! Community on Thursday, March 13. Photo by Toni Sherwood
The 2014 Fire on the Rock Dining Series got off to a hot start last week with Chef Samuel Ratchford of Boone’s Vidalia Restaurant and Wine Bar and Chef Michelle Bailey of Flat Rock’s Season’s at Highland Lake both moving on to the second round.
Anyone who has eaten at Lexington Avenue Brewery knows that in spite of its name the place is not just about the beer. Xpress recently talked with LAB’s chef, Mike Fisera, about inspiration, outside-the-box beer dinners and his upcoming face-off with King James Public House chef Steven Goff in the Fire on the Rock Competition Dining Series. Photo by Carrie Eidson
In response to parents’ concerns over the quality and nutrition of food served in Asheville City Schools for breakfast and lunch, the Hall Fletcher Parent Teacher Organization’s Nutrition Committee will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Hall Fletcher Elementary.
An artistic collaboration in the River Arts District recently pulled together an unparalleled performance piece, bringing together vitreous, ceramic and culinary artists and a blacksmith to present Pairing Elements, a five-course theme dinner, at The Bull and Beggar restaurant. Photo by Mark-Ellis Bennett
About 125 guests, mostly area hunters, gathered at Chestnut on Biltmore Avenue for the 10th annual Wild Game Dinner at the end of February. Photo by Mark-Ellis Bennett
A crew of 60 men from Iredell County’s Union Grove Amish Church spent three days this week constructing a new workshop and equipment shed at Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview. Click through to view a time-lapse video of the build.
Do you think a tailgate market would be a great addition to your neighborhood? Starting a market may be no easy undertaking.
A celebration of locally grown food and neighborhood relationships, the Oakley Farmers Market and the adjacent Oakley Community Garden are giving a much-needed boost to a predominantly low-wealth community that the U.S. Department of Agriculture considers a food desert. But what brought them all together was as simple as a sign.
Asheville’s culinary scene is about to catch fire. Chef Anthony Cerrato of Strada Italiano will go head to head on March 10 against Chef Samuel Ratchford of Boone’s Vidalia Restaurant and Wine Bar to kick off this year’s round of Western North Carolina Fire on the Rock Competition Dining Series battles.
Man v. Liver is a book by Asheville native and illustrator Neil Hinson and author Paul Friedrich that centers around a simply drawn figure called “man” and his Dean Martin-esque one liners. Hinson describes the book as “a 100-page collection of sayings that we wish we remembered saying at the bar.”
Amid the gentle hills and rolling pastures that surround the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, local farmers left their work behind on Thursday, Feb. 27, to attend the WNC AgOptions 2014 Award Ceremony. Photo courtesy of WNC AgOptions
Tupelo Honey Café is partnering with the Shiloh neighborhood to build an amphitheater and outdoor kitchen for the South Asheville community. Photo courtesy of Tupelo Honey
Next week Asheville Independent Restaurant Association’s Small Plate Crawl will offer an affordable and fun way to get a broad sampling of the area’s culinary offerings. Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 25-27, more than 20 AIR-member restaurants will feature special, low-priced small-plate menus with a price range of $3-$8, providing the perfect opportunity for a midweek night out on the town.