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Booze is big business in Western North Carolina these days, and everyone seems eager to cash in on the opportunity. There are 34 breweries operating now in the Asheville area, the wine scene is booming in the mountains, and the recent development of four new distilleries brings the area’s total up to seven. But in a […]
The local libation celebration kicks off Monday, May 1, with a lineup of events featuring 30 distilleries, more than 20 mixologists and eight chefs at 20 venues throughout Asheville.
Owner Lynn Foster says a new restaurant concept is coming soon to the Haywood Road space.
Using Western North Carolina’s spring and early summer harvests of herbs, fruits — and even vegetables — intrepid DIY enthusiasts can easily make wine at home with minimal equipment.
Warm weather and sunny days mean brunch season has arrived at local restaurants.
A new program spearheaded by the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council gives SNAP users more spending power when purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Western North Carolina.
If you’ve ever worked in a restaurant, you know the drill. It’s the middle of the weekday lunch service, and the place is pretty busy. Just then, the bartender spots someone walking through the parking lot dragging a small roller case. “Health inspector is here!” she calls back to the kitchen, and suddenly everybody’s scrambling […]
The celebrated Spanish tapas restaurant’s expansion project will increase its seating capacity, but the primary goal for the owners is to create a more spacious and efficient work area.
The battle raged hot and heavy at All American Food Fights’ sixth annual Asheville Wing War on March 5. This year’s sold-out event drew the largest crowd yet with nearly 1,000 attendees converging on the Crowne Plaza Resort for the festivities. Each year, about a dozen restaurants go head to head, each offering both traditional […]
Asheville chefs and restaurant owners are hosting dinners and coordinating initiatives in support of national groups like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, NAACP and others.
Expanded bus routes and hours could help more Asheville residents gain consistent access to healthy food. But a more effective city transit system may be a little way down the road.
A panel of local judges evaluated 30 honeys from around the globe to determine the 2017 Black Jar champion.
Asheville organizations, including Food Connection and 12 Baskets Café, take advantage of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to salvage untouched food that would otherwise end up in the garbage. These high-quality meals are then distributed to local families and individuals in need.
The Blind Pig Supper Club’s sprawling dinner events have always raised money for charity. But with the organization’s new Rally Around the Family campaign, founder Mike Moore wants to focus on helping local families in need while supporting WNC farmers.
On an average night in tourist season, Asheville’s restaurants look slammed. But as the food scene continues to balloon, it begs the question: Is the bubble about to burst?
A recent blind tasting organized by the French Broad Vignerons proved that North Carolina wines are on par with similar vintages from Napa Valley, France and Spain.
From cell phone use to tipping, Asheville waitstaff and bartenders talk about ways to be a more courteous customer.
Mixologists from Zambra and En La Calle offer easy, festive cocktail recipes that harness the flavors of pumpkin and local apples, plus a dash of sugar and spice.
The past year has brought a few changes to the organization, including new coordinator Kiera Bulan.
Asheville Bar Wars is back for its third year, inviting local imbibers to vote for their favorite Manhattan cocktail as presented by participating Asheville mixologists.