Eater, a national food news aggregate, features Asheville restaurants

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 […]

Sold-out BaconFest celebrates the “gateway meat” on Saturday, Aug. 31

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 […]

Updates on The Barleycorn­, Grand Central Pizza & Deli and Chef Mo’s

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 […]

UNC Asheville “Food Cluster” wins national award

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 […]

Down and dirty, Escoffier-style: King James Public House will open on Charlotte Street in Fall

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. […]

Good big

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 […]