S&W Artisanal offers a taste of the Mediterranean to Asheville. Also: La Guinguette hosts a wine dinner; The Hop Ice Cream brings back its ice cream yule log; Firestorm Books & Coffee hosts a vegan cookie swap; Hickory Nut Gap Farm offers holiday baskets; and French Broad Chocolates announces new holiday treats.
Thirsty Monk hosts a Winter Brew Night, Sweeten Creek turns two, Burial and Other Half hold a holiday party and more local beer news.
Eight area breweries with beers made using Rayburn Farm pineapple sage vie for the public’s vote Dec. 10 at Archetype.
It’s easy to make fermented sauerkraut and pickles at home using just a few simple ingredients and inexpensive supplies.
The two long-awaited Asheville beer businesses are set to launch this month.
**UPDATED DEC. 7** Black Cloud and Whistle Hop turn one, Rayburn Farm and Archetype host a pineapple sage brew-off, and Cliff Mori talks American sours in this week’s local beer news.
Holiday festivals and gatherings are in the works at West Village Market & Deli, Blue Ridge Food Venture and Addison Farms Vineyard. Also, Farm Burger South Asheville hosts a Farm Supper, Meredith Leigh leads a charcuterie workshop and NorthStar Bakehouse celebrates its grand opening.
Is it better to hold on to this year’s Cold Mountain and compare it with the 2018 edition or enjoy it now?
Xpress presents the 2017 Asheville Innovators. Our website will feature profiles of the eight projects and organizations we selected. Our fifth profile is Sunil Patel.
This fall, an international animal rights organization spearheaded a campaign to stop a small Western North Carolina permaculture school from hosting its annual home-butchering workshop.
From root to leaf, this Western North Carolina root crop has culinary uses far beyond the traditional brown sugar and marshmallow holiday treatment.
Pull Up at the Peel Deli and Grill expands its lunch options. Also: East Fork Asheville hosts a cake-off; Sandy Mush Mountain Music and Square Dance returns; French Broad Chocolate Lounge hosts a book signing; the Flatiron Building celebrates 90 years; and Foothill Meats opens a second location in Black Mountain.
**UPDATED DEC.1** Asheville Brewing and Burial commemorate their first collaboration with a new beer and discussion of the local industry, Tunnel Road Tap Haus hosts a Highland tap takeover (with Imperial Cold Mountain) and more area beer news.
Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians talk about Thanksgiving and indigenous food culture.
Threats against the Hendersonville brewery, WNC’s first owned by a black, queer woman, have been countered by support from community allies.
In WNC’s immigrant communities, the Thanksgiving table often holds a mix of American traditions and international flavors.
Asheville businesses give patrons the opportunity to grab a beer while shopping for garden supplies, outdoor gear, groceries or interacting with working glassblowers.
Burial releases three packaged beers, Catawba releases two and Highland brings back Black Watch in this week’s local beer news.
A sampling of local restaurant options for those who prefer to have someone else do the holiday cooking.
Let’s talk turkey: This week’s issue of Mountain Xpress is perfect for your post-meal perusal. Check out stories on Thanksgiving, fun things to do, an innovative program aimed at helping inmates re-enter society, an update on air quality and a whole lot more. Until then, check out some of our top stories from last week.
The West Asheville cidery plans to start production in February 2018 in the former Eagles Nest Outfitters building and will open a tasting room in the spring.