A canteen, a café and a cozy market provide respite, food and drink to visitors and locals in Cedar Mountain — located near DuPont State Recreational Forest.
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Hendersonville’s food scene makes it own mark
Owner-operated food and drink establishments in the apple capital hope a shift in demographics and perception will widen the culinary spotlight to include Asheville’s surrounding communities.
Cedar Mountain Café offers healthy fare near DuPont State Forest
Until last summer, famished visitors to the forest, which is halfway between Brevard and Hendersonville, had to resort to gas station snacks and roadside boiled peanuts before or after exploring the 80 miles of trails and points of interest.
Breakfast in Brevard: From eggs to beignets
From classic eggs and toast to New Orleans beignets to vegan smoothies, the mountain community of Brevard has a growing number of choices for morning meals out on the town.
Toast of the town: Brevard welcomes food trucks
It took a hearty debate and an amendment to a city ordinance, but after being given approval last fall, Brevard’s mobile food vendors are shifting into high gear for the summer season.
White Squirrel Festival turns up the volume for Memorial Day weekend
The three-day festival, which runs Friday-Sunday, May 22-24, is named for the town’s signature bushy-tailed critters. It fills downtown Brevard with food vendors, crafts booths, a Memorial Day parade and wreath presentation, kids activities and a street-wide stage for lots of live music.
Brevard’s Hobnob Restaurant reopens Monday
Just in time for leisurely alfresco meals, Brevard’s Hobnob Restaurant – known for its busy patio – is back in business.
Home-grown horse barn highlights timber framing opportunities in WNC
A handful of local construction professionals participated in a timber-framing workshop last week, hoping to create a renewed interest in a somewhat forgotten building practice and scale up the use of locally grown trees.
Ingles Giving Tree stands against hunger in WNC
An 18-foot tree made of nonperishable food items and assorted household products, in a mall decked out in artificial candy canes: It’s as natural a fit as highlighting poverty in a place where commerce reigns and cash registers ring with cheerful abundance. “One of my goals for this season is to draw just a little […]
Beignets come to Brevard
If a Creole-inspired, French-named restaurant in a small town in Western North Carolina needs something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue for a lasting union, Louisiana-born chef Jaime Hernandez is covering all his bases. Pieces of painter’s tape — something blue — wink from every gleaming surface of Hernandez’s open-concept kitchen at Jaime’s […]
Feeding a need: Asheville, Charleston chefs unite for charity dinner
It has been said that too many cooks spoil the broth, but four acclaimed chefs from Asheville and Charleston, S.C., will cream that sentiment on Sunday, Sept. 28, and spoil a lucky few with a six-course dinner — all for a worthwhile cause. Ivan Candido of The Admiral and Todd Woods of Seven Sows will […]
Profiles: Living full-circle with autism spectrum disorder
An estimated one in 59 children living in North Carolina is diagnosed with ASD. That’s significantly higher than the national estimate, but it is, in part, because diagnosis, research and treatment options are better than in many states.