Nov. 7, 2013 DURHAM, N.C. – Fast food may be easy on the wallets of the folks who eat it, but a new report estimates the industry costs North Carolina $264 million for public assistance that fast-food workers need to make up for the low wages they are paid. Jeanette Lynn of Durham makes $7.25 […]
In the spirit of promoting a more community-oriented Food section, Xpress is planning a Thanksgiving issue that will feature personal, food-related stories from readers’ Thankgivings past.
Can you still taste the flaky crust on your grandma’s pumpkin pie? Or do you wish you could forget the year you dropped the turkey on the kitchen floor? Maybe your most memorable Thanksgiving was helping serve a meal at a homeless shelter here in Asheville? Tell us about it!
Stay tuned: Rosetta Star, owner of Rosetta’s Kitchen, says a new buchi bar is still in the works for the downtown restaurant.
Since 2002, the folks at Star Chefs have been roving the country seeking out top-notch food. Having profiled and issued their awards everywhere from cities like New York to regions as broad as South Florida, Star Chefs has now decided to profile North and South Carolina for its latest cluster of honors, the Rising Star awards, which are given to stand-out industry professionals younger than 40.
Press release Macro Management Group and Pisgah Brewing Company will present “F.E.A.S.T. – Friends Eating And Singing Together” — at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain. The family-friendly event is focused on bringing together community to celebrate fall food, local music and local brew. Northern Neck Catering will […]
Black Mountain resident Montana “Tanner” Leet, has nearly completed a 30-day all-banana diet. The regime requires that Leet consume at least 30 bananas per day. Leet, 22, describes himself as a distance runner, entrepreneur and “fruitarian,” meaning he eats only fruit along with some leafy greens. He has been documenting his progress with the diet […]
Jason Crosby, a beloved local bartender, father and husband passed away Sunday night after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. Known for a passion for cocktails surpassed only by his love for his family, Crosby leaves behind his wife Ashley and daughters Giana and Salem. The 44-year-old had battled the disease for nearly nine months, receiving treatment from the VA Medical Center before his body began rejecting the medication. (2012 file photo by Max Cooper)
Nearly four months after its summer opening, All Souls Pizza has taken its promised plunge into lunch service and is forging ahead with some community-oriented projects as well. The lunch expansion offers new hours and a dedicated menu for the day crowd, while other projects are opening up a new outdoor space for community gatherings. […]
Press release from DOUGH DOUGH has added several holiday cooking classes to their class schedule. For a full list of upcoming classes or to register, visit doughasheville.com/class-schedule. Holiday classes are as follows: December 4 – Preparing for Christmas Day Join Chef Angela as she shows you how to make Christmas day more relaxing. She will […]
The Asheville Macrobiotic Alliance will host a vegan macrobiotic potluck and Halloween costume party for all ages 5:30 – 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, on the corner of Edwin Place and Charlotte Street. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Appetizers will be served at 5:30 p.m. with a […]
Press release Laurie Bakke, Valerie Welbourn and Christine Filka have announced the opening of Sage Gourmet, a kitchen and gourmet store, on Monday, Oct. 28. The grand opening will be 5:30 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. Author Martha Ezzard from Tiger Mountain Vineyards will speak at the event about her new book, “The […]
Press release from Short Street Cakes Short Street Cakes is launching a new line of house-made, hand-crafted pies. Available by advance order with select flavors offered daily, whole pies range between $22 and $26, while the mini pies serve two and cost $6 each. Flavors include Southern classics such as sweet potato, buttermilk chess, lemon […]
Urban Orchard Cider Co. is set to provide Asheville with a dedicated space for celebrating that quintessential fall fruit — the apple. The family-owned company will kick off the soft opening of its new Haywood Road cider bar on Thursday, Oct. 24, with a grand opening slated for Wednesday, Oct. 30. Co-owner Thom Miller says […]
Press release This Saturday, residents of Asheville and surrounding areas can celebrate Food Day—the nationwide celebration and movement of healthy, affordable, sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies—with a family-friendly event at the North Asheville Tailgate Market. The market is open 8 a.m.-noon and located on the campus of UNC-Asheville. The […]
Press release from Weinhaus Grovewood Café Wine Dinner — 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, Grovewood Café located behind the Grove Park Inn. The Grovewood is located in one of the seven historic Biltmore Industries buildings designed by Fred Seely, the architect of the Grove Park Inn. Chef Larry Waldrop and his staff always present sumptuous […]
Press release Downtown Weaverville restaurants Blue Mountain Pizza, Maggie B’s Wine and Specialty Store and the Main Street Grill are raising money to benefit the family of Danielle Dixon, a waitress at Blue Mountain Pizza who was killed in an accident on I-26 on Sept. 26. Blue Mountain Pizza will donate 100 percent of all […]
Press release from Weston A. Price Foundation – East Asheville Chapter The East Asheville Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation will host a free event featuring Dave Wetzel, owner of Green Pastures, a family-owned business in Nebraska, 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Toy Boat Community Art Space, 101 Fairview Road, Asheville. […]
For one day only, local residents can grab a real Coney Island knish without hopping a plane to New York City. Organizers of the HardLox Jewish Food and Heritage Festival, to be held Oct. 20 in Pack Square, are shipping some of the traditional Eastern European dumplings down here from Long Island for guests to […]
Press release from RiverLink RiverLink will host its second annual N.C. Fresh Catch Festival 1-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, on Blannahassett Island in Marshall. The festival will feature fresh North Carolina seafood, live music and local craft beer. Menu items include oysters, clams, smoked fish, a Deep South boil by local chefs and more. Craft […]
Press release from The Market Place Restaurant William Dissen, owner and chef at Asheville’s The Market Place Restaurant, will host and organize a dinner on Sunday, Oct. 20, for the kick off of the James Beard Foundation Food Conference, to run Oct. 21-22 in New York City. Dissen will coordinate a team of all-star chefs […]