Asheville’s past meets its present at the historic Burger Bar, where co-owners Celeste Adams and Chris King have worked to build a business that’s “short on frills, but long on character.”
Some tell us there is more drinking and crime since the state went dry…
Local restaurants and watering holes chill out with refreshing summer options.
In this week’s food news, Trade and Lore launches evening events, Urban Orchard Cider Co. hosts a fundraising event focused on Lyme disease, The Imperial Life plans a bartending class, The Montford Pull Up opens on Montford Avenue and California vintner Guy Davis presents a wine dinner at Canyon Kitchen.
Wild Wing Cafe in South Asheville will host a viewing party at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 26, for the AMC television show “Ride with Norman Reedus.” The June 26 episode will feature the moonshiners of Woodfin’s Howling Moon Distillery.
Connie Regan-Blake offers stories with a glass of wine at Metro Wines, Lex 18 hosts a vintage radio variety show Father’s Day event, Addison Farms Vineyard holds Dinner in the Vines and tickets go on sale for the 2016 WNC Battle of the Burger.
Six Asheville bartenders took their best shot at a chance to win accommodations for three nights at the 2016 Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans during the Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Beat It Rummy craft cocktail competition at Tiger Mountain on June 10.
This week, over 6,000 bars, restaurants and retailers around the world are offering their own variations of the Negroni cocktail as part of the third annual international Negroni Week
Local bartenders offer ideas and recipes for making cooling summer drinks using scratch-made syrups and simple ingredients.
AVL Beer Week beer dinners and food pairings bring unusual ingredients, interesting venues, Asheville chefs and local brews together for tasty and out-of-the-ordinary events.
Trolleys will pick guests up from the Grove Arcade and usher them around town, delivering them to three separate parties throughout the evening.
Asheville VegFest’s smorgasbord of food and drinks will be strictly vegan, though the event aims to be as light and fun as its kombucha beer; The Inn at Glen Alpine hosts its first Turkey Tail Wine Festival; Patryk Battle leads a no-till gardening class at Living Web Farms; and the River Arts District Farmers Market opens for business.
On Friday, May 13, the Tunnel Road bar celebrates its 35th year in business with throwback specials, music and neighborly fun.
Buffalo Nickel expects a run on mint juleps at its second Derby Party; Post 70 hosts its own Derby Day Cookout; Luella’s Bar-B-Que opens a second location in South Asheville; and Velvet & Lace hosts its last dark and witchy cocktail party.
If you haven’t yet fallen under the spell of Buxton Hall Barbecue’s monthly Wicca-themed extravaganza, Velvet & Lace, you have one last chance. Organizer’s Kelly Vormelker and Sam Pennington started the bewitchingly memorable pop-up concept to celebrate outstanding women behind the bar, and after six months of parties, it is time to pack the cauldron away. […]
A new effort from the organizers of the Asheville Wine & Food Festival, Asheville Cocktail Week highlights the local and regional craft cocktail scene with a week of competitions and workshops. The region’s growing distilling industry will also take the spotlight at the Southeastern Distilling Expo.
An upcoming wine tasting fundraiser hosted by Asheville Sister Cities International aims to strengthen local bonds with the French town of Saumur. The event is at MetroWines on Sunday, April 24.
A rezoning arrangement with the city of Asheville will allow the downtown bar and restaurant to offer outdoor dining and lunch service starting in May.
For more than 20 years, the WNC Rail Corridor Committee has worked tirelessly to prove the economic viability of restoring the historic rail link between Salisbury and Asheville. With changes in the rail industry looming and younger travelers showing increased interest in train travel, the committee is partnering with towns and municipalities and freight rail companies to pursue a new, three-pronged strategy.
In addition to cheeses, meats, breads, jams and other artisan foods, Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest offers demonstrations on milking, butter-churning and mozzarella-making, plus kids activities and educational pairing workshops. The festivities are Sunday, April 24, at Highland Brewing Co.
Ahh, Spring is in the air! The tourists are buzzing around downtown and the lovely smell of Bradford pear trees is wafting on the breeze….which means we’re probably in for a heavy frost or one more freak snow shower in the coming weeks. Anyway, here’s some feature stories from the past week, if you’re looking […]