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 […]

Another twist on tempeh

The same crew of tempeh enthusiasts who put on last fall's Epic Tempeh Reuben Challenge have decided to run for the border. Based on the popularity of the vegetarian sandwich competition, organizers have invited 10 local restaurants to go head to head in the Epic Tempeh Taco Challenge on Sunday, Oct. 13, at Asheville Music […]

Got goat milk?

Seminars on how to make different kinds of goat cheese — including old-fashioned clabber cheese (made without rennet or cultures) and mozzarella — will be among a wide range of classes offered in the upcoming American Dairy Goat Association's Annual Meeting and Convention. The event will be hosted by the Piedmont Dairy Goat Association Saturday, […]

The Blackbird to celebrate its first year in downtown Asheville

Press release from The Blackbird: The Blackbird Restaurant will celebrate their one year anniversary at the downtown Asheville location on Oct. 16. Guests that dine at The Blackbird on their special day will receive complimentary coconut cake bites and bubbles. The Blackbird moved from Black Mountain to 47 Biltlmore Ave. in downtown Asheville in the […]

Ben’s Tune-Up to host free Oktoberfest celebration

Press Release from Ben’s Tune-up: Ben’s Tune-up, a downtown Asheville restaurant and biergarten, will hold its first annual Oktoberfest Celebration Noon – 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Admission is free. Festivities will begin at noon with the tapping of special Oktoberfest kegs from Heinzelmännchen of Sylva; Pisgah Brewing of Black Mountain; Highland Brewing of Asheville; […]

Interviews with Innovators spotlights local brewing success

The Brewing industry will be highlighted in A-B Tech Community College’s monthly program, “Interviews with Innovators,” featuring interviews with area professionals and A-B Tech alumni who will speak on the inside story on how they achieved their success. Hosted by A-B Tech’s Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Jon R. Wiener, Ph.D., the next installment […]