Star Chefs magazine scouts Asheville talent for awards

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.

Underhill Rose to headline family-friendly F.E.A.S.T. event

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 […]

An illness that united a community

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)

SMALL BITES: All Souls Pizza

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. […]

Asheville Macrobiotic Alliance to host Halloween potluck and costume party

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 […]

Food Day event to promote sustainability, better food policies

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 […]

A HardLox life

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 […]