Last rites seem to obsess us. It's evident in many of the disaster-scenario mind games we play with ourselves. To wit: If your house was burning and you could only grab one item, what would it be? Or, à la Rolling Stone, if you were stranded on a desert island with 10 albums to listen […]
Here's the scenario: You're downtown and you're craving a bite of something good, but want to avoid the chaos of Bele Chere proper. May we suggest heading to the The Lot, Asheville’s food truck court at 51 Coxe Ave. Nate Kelly, owner and operator of the Lowdown food truck, says the Lot will remain open […]
There are some foodies out there who scoff at all things fried and turn up their noses at any sort of what-have-you on a stick. These two staples of the festival food group are exactly what Bele Chere vendors have in spades, so what’s a gourmand to do? Relax. In Asheville, you can have kale […]
Delays in construction have pushed back the opening of the late-night lounge, but its owners say that it should be ready in the next couple of months.
Natalie Pollard will open Small Terrain in West Asheville later this year. The shop will offer a springboard into a world of greater self-sufficiency, with classes and items for sale that support urban homesteading and other DIY home projects.
Perhaps instead of “Paris of the South,” we should consider “Napa Valley of the east coast.” With our growing reputation for wines, local-spirit cocktails, bean-to-bar and handcrafted chocolates, an exploding brewery scene and world-class dining options, it wouldn’t be completely inaccurate. In celebrate of our area’s edible bounty, the Asheville Wine and Food Festival is […]
Helen Schwab, restaurant reviewer for the Charlotte Observer, recently visited Asheville where she ate at Cúrate, giving the restaurant a stellar review: “Cúrate – say KOO-rah-tay – means “cure yourself” in Spanish. And it’s not a lolling infinitive, a you-might-want-to-think-eventually-about-curing-yourself idea. No, it’s imperative: KOO-rah-tay! Do it! And so you should: Drive to Asheville and […]
From a press release: “The Carolina Mountain Ribfest will return for our sixth year to the WNC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds in Fletcher, N.C. July 13, 14, 15, 2012. The event features mouth watering BBQ ribs, chicken, brisket and pulled pork prepared by world class, award winning barbecue competition chefs from around the country. Savor all […]
The by-the-pound candy store has a bright carnival theme and a selection of candies ranging from the nostalgic to the weird.
Trader Joe’s, as you may already know, is coming to Asheville. Here’s the press release, which is beginning to make the rounds: “Trader Joe’s, a unique, neighborhood grocery store with foods and beverages from the exotic to the basic, has signed a lease to open a new store in Asheville located at 120 Merrimon Avenue. […]
The new market, bakery and eat-in/take-out eatery will open in the fall and will be called Dough.
Through the past few decades, the public perception of chefs has shifted. Once a strictly back-of-the-house position, chefs are now considered rock stars in aprons shouting at underlings, and globe-trotting gourmands eating strange foods and hamming it up for the camera. Thank you, Food Network. The rise of the celebrity chef has spawned a slew […]
The Ashvegas blog today says that “local sources” have confirmed that Trader Joe’s is indeed coming to Asheville, where the grocery store chain will set up shop on Merrimon Avenue. Writer Jason Sandford notes that calls to the company headquarters have gone unanswered. Xpress had had the very same experience, although just last year a […]
We have a few ideas for you, as well as a slightly embarrassing video involving people you may know eating searingly hot chicken.
The writer of the blog, Will Travel for Vegan Food, has embarked on a year-long quest to visit all of the vegan food-focused in the United States: “My tour officially started on my 5 year vegan-versary – August 27th 2011. The plan is to visit as many, if not every single one, of the 100% […]
From the press release: Do you have a garden? Do you buy local produce? It is that time of the year again when we begin thinking of preserving this bounty but uncertain as to where to start? Done properly, food preservation can be a fun and rewarding way to enjoy summer’s harvest throughout the year. […]
It's Friday night, and Carla Gilfillan is just starting her shift at Outback Steakhouse on Tunnel Road. She'll spend the next six hours juggling orders and handling the requests of several dozen people. By the end of the night, her pedometer will indicate she's clocked nearly 20 miles around the restaurant, refilling drinks, dropping off […]
Local restaurants band together to produce a video with the intention of enticing Guy Fieri to town
The new bean-to-bar chocolate factory is located on Buxton Avenue on the edge of downtown. No, there is no chocolate river. Let the Oompa Loompa jokes commence.
In Charleston Magazine, Melissa Smith (an Asheville local) writes, “Escape to this Western North Carolina gem for the best of what’s new in town, including novel restaurants, amusing entertainment, and an urban-chic place to lay your head.” For entertainment, Smith recommends Navitat and LaZoom. For dining, Cúrate, Storm and Magnetic Field. To sleep, Hotel Indigo. […]
From the release: Following on the heels of the inaugural Feasting for FEAST event last September, Slow Food Asheville and FEAST are presenting Feasting for FEAST Beer and BBQ Fundraiser. The event takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 at Highland Brewing Company. While the initial event featured many of Asheville’s […]