In her upcoming class Meredith Leigh teaches ways to eliminate food waste. Also: Blue Cheese Festival launches; Ciao Asheville hosts pasta making class; Thanksgiving pre-orders arrive; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
In 1928, Dr. Esprenza Weizenblatt arrived to Asheville, by way of Vienna. Her contributions to the community went far beyond her medical practice.
On Saturday, Oct. 12, The Village Potters Clay Center will celebrate its eight year anniversary with a new exhibit, Women of Influence: Honoring Women Who Shape Us.
Chef Brian Canipelli is busy with a new Wall Street eatery and South Asheville restaurant. Also: Butcher’s Table Dinner returns; Black Bear BBQ hosts a family feast; and more in this week’s Small bites.
In 1925, the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, along with many organizations throughout the South, headed north to participate in the Southern Exposition, held in the Grand Central Palace in New York.
Community response is mixed over the recent plea deal for former Asheville police officer Christopher Hickman. What exactly will the next 12 months look like and how will the restorative justice process work? Advocates for the deal have high hopes, despite lacking a clear plan.
From garlic honey to garlic ice cream, attendees can expect a culinary adventure at the sixth annual WNC Garlic Fest. Also: Asheville Oktoberfest, Bears Bees + Brews, Cooking with Plants culinary class and more in this week’s Small Bites
In the late fall and early winter of 1936, Pisgah National Forest invited hunters to bag stags. Though there were plenty of stipulations involved, thousands of nimrods applied to partake in the monthlong hunt.
Baristas, roasters and coffee shop owners unite for the fourth annual Asheville Coffee Expo. Also: BeLoved Asheville celebrates Puerto Rican culture and cuisine; Sunflower Diner hosts a grand opening celebration; and more in this week’s Small Bites.
“What does the establishment of a wild bird sanctuary mean?” asked an editorial in the Sunday, Feb. 23, 1947 edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times. “It means that the birds of the area are officially recognized as worthy residents and entitled to certain rights and privileges.”
Goombay Celebration looks to honor The Block during this year’s festivities. Also: Fiesta Hendersonville returns; Chai Pani turns 10; White Moon introduces evening hours; and more in this week’s Small Bites.
On Feb. 21, 1947, The Asheville Citizen reported on a three-day conference taking place in Asheville. Consisting of over a dozen organizations, the groups sought “to solve one of the oldest questions in time — how to live peaceably with all peoples.”
PubCorps, a new local nonprofit, launches with a volunteer event at the Asheville Masonic Temple. Also: Metro Wine hosts a Spanish tapas dinner; The Bountiful Bonanza of Bitters comes to Villagers; Looking Glass Creamery leads a cheese pairing event; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
On April 26, 1913, trolley conductors went on strike. The union members called for peaceful protest. Unfortunately, many residents did not abide by their wishes. As the protest dragged on, violence erupted, with bricks thrown and shots fired.
All Access Art Show invites artists and makers of all levels to showcase their work. The opening reception is Friday, Sept. 6 at The Refinery Creator Space.
Chow Chow: An Asheville Culinary Event, runs Sept. 12-15. Also: Girls Gone Wine; Mr. Sushi comes to Merrimon; Monk’s Flask debuts new menu; and more in this week’s Small bites.
In 1894, Labor Day was officially recognized as a federal holiday. Three years later, Asheville hosed its inaugural Labor Day celebration. The event featured a series of activities, including bicycle runs, foot races and a game of tug-of-war.
Shanghai Dumpling House is one of the latest restaurants to open downtown, taking over the former site of Doc Chey’s Noodle House. Also: RosaBees opens in the RAD, Inconceivable Cafe opens in Hendersonville and more in the latest Small bites.
n 1874, Zebulon Vance stood before the House of Representatives arguing against a bill that would outlaw racial discrimination in juries, schools, transportation and public accommodations. “Let the people of the South alone, sir, and this thing will adjust itself,” Vance proclaimed.
Local historian Jon Elliston’s latest talk, “WNC Declassified,” will feature accounts of Nazi sympathizers, FBI intrigue, espionage, nuclear war and the undoing of a presidency.
Free meals and haircuts return to Sanctuary Brewing Co. Also: Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen announces new dinner series; Chefs for Seniors launches in Buncombe County; Skybar announces its closing; and more in this week’s Small Bites.