A new Olive Garden will open its doors at 400 Airport Road in Arden on Monday, Sept. 3. Below are the details from the restaurant chain’s office in Orlando: Olive Garden will open at 400 Airport Rd. in Arden on Monday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. and will employ 200 people. The Olive Garden in […]
In high summer, when the heat reaches its peak, there's energy and excitement in apple country. The fruit brightens on the branch as growers prepare to pick the earliest varieties — Honeycrisp, Gala, Golden Delicious and Green Mutsu. Ripening and readiness beam from the trees in clusters visible from the roadsides. Harvest season begins. Picking […]
You will not be able to get a delicious caprese sandwich from Viva Deli tomorrow. Or the next day. It’s probably not a good sign for an establishment when its Haywood Road marquee — which typically shouts out daily specials and funny sayings — says that one of the coowners is an “A-Hole.” That sign […]
It’s official: the title of Best Chef in WNC goes to David Ryba of Inn on Biltmore. He earned the honor in the Aug. 23 finals, after six months of battles in the WNC Chefs Challenge competition. It wasn’t easy — chef Jason Roy of The LAB was a worthy competitor. The chefs serve very […]
It’s probably not a good sign for an establishment when its Haywood Road marquee — which typically shouts out daily specials and funny sayings — says that one of the co-owners is an “A-Hole.” That sign was up all day on Thursday and was taken down in the afternoon.
Salsa’s goes next door Where succulent sweets once reigned, spices and salt will take over. Salsa's Mexican Caribbean Restaurant, a downtown Latin food stronghold for the last 18 years, will take over the space formerly occupied by the Sisters McMullen Cupcake Corner, which closed on Sunday, Aug. 12. Hector Diaz, founder and owner of Salsa's […]
When Creekside Taphouse opens in Haw Creek, owner Brendan Dennehy hopes it will represent more than just food. Sure, he's designing a menu — and an ambitious one at that — but he also sees himself as creating a sense of community in the east Asheville neighborhood. “We feel the neighborhood deserves a really good […]
The intersection of U.S. Highway 70 and Whitson Avenue could be anywhere in America — a few low-lying buildings are scattered about at random, and the prevailing feeling is one of utilitarian grunge. But it's not just anywhere; it's Swannanoa. Yet despite the area's haphazard appearance, a determined group of locals has managed to create […]
Semifinal 1: Allen versus Roy Lexington Avenue Brewery put a hurtin' on Knife & Fork in the Tuesday, Aug. 15 semifinal of the WNC Chef’s Challenge culinary showdown. Nathan Allen of Knife & Fork was last year’s reigning “Best Chef in North Carolina” — but he won’t retain the title. Diners and judges instead gave […]
Salsa’s Mexican Caribbean Restaurant, a downtown Latin food stronghold for the last 18 years, will take over the space formerly occupied by the Sisters McMullen Cupcake Corner, which closed on Aug. 12.