Cold Mountain and Stout Bout return, Tasty Beverage debuts its Fonta Flora-made house beer and more.
The 24th edition of Asheville’s first seasonal beer debuts Nov. 14.
Local religious organizations come together to express gratitude and donate nonperishable food items to those in need. Also: South Asheville Cemetery Association hosts a potluck; Antidote cocktail lounge holds a Harry Potter-themed competition; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
Among the myriad tweaks and changes to the strict and often maligned alcohol control state laws, the bill saw the reins slackened a bit on local producers of alcohol.
**UPDATED NOV. 8** Sideways releases a barleywine 14 months in the making, Oskar Blues taps a Veterans Day ale and more.
Perspective Café by Food Experience opens inside the Asheville Art Museum. Also: the season finale of Asheville Drag Brunch; Asheville Mac Attack launches; and more in this week’s Small Bites.
Last year, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority contributed $75,000 to Chow Chow through its event development incubator fund. Planning is underway for the festival’s second year, which has a projected budget of $700,000. The event is tentatively scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 10-13, with final dates to be confirmed in November.
With the holiday entertaining season approaching, there’s still time to learn how to create delicious entrées, bake a beautiful pie or create an impressive spread of hors d’oeuvres.
Asheville Brewing releases this year’s Ninjabread Man, Archetype shares a saison that’s aged for 11 months and more local beer news.
Fermenters convene on Madison County for the third annual WNC Fermenting Festival. Also: Point Lookout Vineyards hosts murder mystery dinner; Foothills Butcher Bar Black Mountain offers Halloween candy buy-back; and more in this week’s Small bites.
On Sunday, Oct. 27, the Gan Shan West chef de cuisine and their partner, Cherry Iocovozzi, will present the final installment of the Filipino food and natural wine pop-up series, Love Songs.
With Asheville retail rental spaces at a premium, two recently displaced coffee shops are looking at business alternatives.
Green Man opens The Dweller downtown taproom, Wicked Weed releases 2019 Dark Arts (with seven variant options) and more local beer news.
After eight years on the road, the owners of Melt Your Heart food truck have opened a new brick-and-mortar restaurant. Also: Halloween bash at Pack’s Tavern; The Blind Pig Supper club celebrates The Wizard of Oz; Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen hosts a Day of the Dead dinner; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
Service industry workers who bring food to customers’ doors do far more than merely drive, yet their efforts are inconsistently rewarded with the standard 20% gratuity.
**UPDATED: OCT. 17** Hi-Wire Brewing’s Mountains to Sea Collaboration 12-pack celebrates breweries from across North Carolina, The Whale taps beers from Duluth, Ga.’s Good Word Brewing and more local beer news.
Several local breweries traveled to Denver, Colo., for the 33rd annual event, with three bringing home top honors.
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.
An interest in health inspired many female owners of local fermented food and beverage businesses.
**UPDATED OCT. 9** Archetype has its first small batch bottle release, Pisgah rolls out a new LEAF session brew and more local beer news.
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.