With the help of Asheville blogger Jason Sandford, Eater spotlights Asheville restaurants. The blog collects food industry and entertainment news from around the nation (and sometimes the world). Here’s an excerpt from the post: Chef alums from long-established restaurants are opening their own places (Isa’s Bistro, Bull and Beggar). Two detail-obsessed pizzerias are raising the […]
Casa Maya celebrates its grand opening with Cuban and Mexican eats, and Soba gets its its footing in Weaverville.
BaconFest sold out weeks in advance, but if you’re curious about the celebration, here are the details from the press release” WHAT: BaconFest Asheville, a first-time festival showcasing unique pork and bacon creations. This sold-out event will bring together about 900 bacon-lovers of all ages with area chefs and specialty food producers who will enter […]
The tea cooperative, which has a location in Asheville, serves tea and an expanded selection of gluten-free baked goods at 120 Broadway St. in Black Mountain.
Chef Katie Button will focus on upscale hors d’oeuvres and modernist desserts. The bar will include prep-heavy craft cocktails, special-order liquors and high-end wines.
Wright competed against Anthony Cerrato of Strada Italiano. The chefs prepared three courses (some sweet, others savory) using Sunburst Trout. (photo by Rich Orris)
The plans call for a doorman, liquid nitrogen, “angels on horseback” and a DJ. The opening is scheduled for late 2013.
Stop! Don’t throw away that cork. It could win you $100 worth of wine. The Wine Tunnel is hosting a cork sculpture contest (although screw caps and synthetic corks are also allowed). Enter your masterpiece at the shop at 148 Tunnel Road by 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, to win. The grand prize is […]
The final round of the culinary competition takes place Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Asheville Wine and Food Festival.
Here are the details from ASAP’s press release. Look for more coverage of this event in the coming weeks. On Sept. 21 and 22, from 1 until 6 p.m., the gates and barns of 31 Appalachian Grown™ certified farms across Western North Carolina will open to the public for ASAP’s annual Farm Tour. (Find a […]
The James Beard Award-nominated chef will leave the Hilliard Avenue eatery to focus on a barbecue concept.
The Barleycorn to open in the former Burgermeister's spot Brothers Greg and Jon Campbell have had enough of exclusive gated communities and stodgy office parks. They recently relocated to Asheville from south Florida, and they’re hoping to discover a more sociable way of living. This fall, they’ll open The Barleycorn in West Asheville with that […]
Now in its fifth year, the festival brings together local chefs, producers, nonprofits, breweries, wineries and more for five days of dinners and events.
Monk owner Barry Bialik announces a Reynolds Village pub as he prepares to open a Biltmore Park location and an expansion downtown. Top of the Monk, a craft liquor and cocktail bar, will open in early September above the flagship Monk on Patton Avenue.
The Hop Ice Cream Café turns 35 in August. To celebrate, current owners Ashley and Greg Garrison, who mark their 5th year with the business this month, will offer free kiddie scoops (for all ages) at on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Merrimon Avenue store.
Share your Asheville dining experiences on avleats.com, Xpress’ new tool for food and drink reviews and comments. Every review you write (through Sunday) enters you to win two tickets to the biggest event of the Asheville Wine & Food Festival.
On Merrimon Avenue, the Harris Teeter nears completion. Along with the grocery store, a fast-food drive-thru and a car-care center are coming. Straddling a main thoroughfare and a residential neighborhood, the development has a complicated history.
The Florida-based grocer will open a 49,000-square-foot store in the former Kmart building near Gerber Village. Expect a 2015 grand opening.
From UNC Asheville’s PR team: The faculty team behind “Food for Thought,” UNC Asheville’s interdisciplinary course cluster exploring issues related to food production and consumption, has been named the winner of the 2013 William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science from the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement. One of 17 […]
Charlotte Street has been waiting for a new business since last fall, when Blue Water Seafood closed. In February, Josh Wright of The Chop Shop Butchery announced he would open a bar, Shambles, in the space, which is near the intersection of Charlotte and Chestnut streets. But recently he reconsidered. Not to worry, Charlotte Street. […]
Grove Park Inn launches its most inventive restaurant yet this week (excuse the pun). Edison opens Wednesday, July 31. It's one of seven dining outlets at the resort, but it's perhaps the most versatile with lounge, bar and terrace seating, plus a more formal dining room. Like the Inn's other prominent restaurants, Horizon's and the […]