Wicked Weed Brewing launched a second helping of the Funkatorium’s bottled Angel series with the release of the apricot-packed Golden Angel on Sunday, May 24.
Foragers live along a spectrum, and I’m fairly moderate, somewhere on the tamer end. I tag along occasionally with those who hew to a wilder code of living and eat closer to the land. The other day I served as assistant to well-known local, Alan Muskat, “The Mushroom Man,” on a wild foods tour he had arranged for some out-of-towners.
Asheville writer and craft beer enthusiast Edwin Arnaudin reports on his first visit to Just Economics’ Just Brew It homebrew festival.
It started with a dare in the blizzard of ’93. Robert Ploeger’s father was having a hard time growing asparagus, and Robert said, “I’ll bet you I can grow it.” That winter, he and wife, Glenda Ploeger, co-owners of Cane Creek Asparagus & Co., started what would become their first three rows of asparagus in the greenhouse attached to their Fairview home.
It’s a long, beer-loaded week, with a three-day round of festivals the first weekend. Here are a few highlights.
From $4 a la carte tapas to a glorious $100 private dinner, Asheville Beer Week gives you lots of options for brews and meals.
Beer Week is here! Need to know where to go and what to do? All things Beer Week are right here.
Asheville Beer Week gives local breweries a chance to collaborate and experiment with new and exciting brews, but specialty beer stores and growler fillers also step up with a wealth of unique offerings for festivalgoers.
What we often cull, throw away or compost can be the building blocks for new recipes, offering an infusion of flavor to many meals to come. And something deeper happens when we repurpose our scraps: a change of perspective.
Asheville’s reputation as a beer destination is chiefly due to the high-quality ales and lagers produced here. But something else is clearly going on as well: Our breweries, by and large, have a knack for branding.
Asheville Beer Week is about the brewers. And, of course, it’s about the beer. But this year, as the event enters its fourth year, the festival is also about something bigger: the local economy.
Organizers say Mountain Sports Festival is a come-one-come-all event and that attitude is echoed in the multitude of nonsports attractions — in addition to extensive athletic programming — for participants and spectators of all backgrounds.
Just as Duke Ellington needed a band of skilled, talented musicians, good chefs need good support players. And Asheville’s three nominees for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Southeast tip their hats to several folks whose names you might not know.
Jay Weatherly likes the “side-street feel” of his new High Five Coffee location, set to open in June on Rankin Avenue in downtown Asheville. The new site lies a few feet from the backdoor, kids entrance to one of the city’s oldest businesses, Tops for Shoes.
It took a hearty debate and an amendment to a city ordinance, but after being given approval last fall, Brevard’s mobile food vendors are shifting into high gear for the summer season.
Just in time for leisurely alfresco meals, Brevard’s Hobnob Restaurant – known for its busy patio – is back in business.
The restaurant has partnered with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program — a group that recommends or warns against seafood suppliers based on the effects these fishing and farming operations have on the environment.
Biscuit Head chef Jason Roy and Zambra chef Adam Bannasch are joining forces to host a pop-up venture Saturday, May 16, at the West Asheville Biscuit Head.
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad recently partnered with the French Broad Vignerons to host the MacNeill Uncorked, a wine dinner that rolls from Bryson City to the Nantahala Gorge and back .
Soda Papa debuts handmade drinks, Salt & Smoke brings another food partnership to Burial Beer, local pizza makers get set for a showdown at Pizza Pan-demonium and former Red Stag Grill chef Adam Hayes joins the team at John Fleer’s Cashiers project, Canyon Kitchen.
Karnowski is leaving the red-hot Slope to build a brewery of his own with his wife, Gabe, in Weaverville. “My brewery will be in a cool old firehouse right behind Main Street [at 8 Merchant Alley],” says Karnowski. “It will be fun to bring it back to life.”