Flori Pate, Food Connection’s founder and current leader of community engagement, wants the communities it serves to be on a first-name basis with the nonprofit’s newest venture, a mobile meals truck. “An anonymous donor gave us $55,000 to help commission the truck, and his only request was we name it Fran,” Pate explains with a […]
YMI Cultural Center hosts its latest Brother’s Brunch. Also: New Origin Brewing celebrate its one-year anniversary; Foothills Meats announces new plans; and more!
The inaugural Grove Arcade Summer Festival brings a number of restaurant specials to the historic building. Also: chef Elliot Moss announces his departure from Buxton Hall Barbecue; Cafetería y Taqueria la Jarochita launches in Arden; and more!
The South Slope breweries join fellow Asheville businesses Catawba and Hi-Wire in the state’s largest city.
Mother Ocean Seafood Market is teaming with Pleb Urban Winery, offering food truck service outside the River Arts District venue. Also: PicklePalooza 2022 returns Saturday, July 23; Barn Door Ciderworks hosts its latest dinner; and more!
Cochon555’s national Heritage Fire tour lands in Asheville on Sunday, July 17.
Veterans Healing Farm helps vets through agritherapy while ABCCM’s culinary courses place graduates in prestigious kitchens.
Madi Holtzman, the new director for We Give a Share, notes her vision for the nonprofit’s future. Also: Asheville Independent Restaurant Association names its new executive director; River Arts District Farmers Market lands a new location; and more!
As inflation and supply chain issues continue to increase everyday costs, more locals, regardless of their employment status, are seeking ways to lower their food costs. For organizations and nonprofits offering free and healthy meals, part of the mission is to make all feel welcome.
Eldr opens in North Asheville. Also: New Belgium Brewing Co. launches Poured for All Initiative; Legally Addictive Foods announces plans to move its manufacturing operations to Asheville; and more!
For many first-time and established restaurateurs, the current market and supply chain issues continue to create ongoing challenges for new projects. For some local chefs, the result has meant pushing back start dates, while depending ever more on the ambiguous promise of “Opening Soon.”
Asheville’s newest brewery highlights engagement, while one of its oldest expands downtown.
“MANNA is serving an average of 100,000 people per month through our network of 200-plus partner agencies,” says Kelly Schwartz, MANNA FoodBank’s special events manager. “With the rising cost of groceries, the need is still critical, especially for working families, seniors and veterans on a fixed budget.” With that in mind, MANNA is preparing for its […]
A pessimist might say including the word “Lucky” in your business name is an invitation to trouble. But when entrepreneur Savannah Logan purchased a horse trailer on April Fool’s Day 2021 and converted it into a mobile coffee cart, she named the shop Lucky Coffee after her beloved childhood rescue dog. Launched in Wilmington, Logan […]
Botanical Bones receives a $50,000 grant for its expanding dog treat business. Also: North Carolina Craft Beverage Museum launches its traveling exhibit; Brews & Bears celebrates its latest gathering; and more!
The inaugural AVL Honey Fest debuts at Salvage Station Sunday, June 5. Also: Livermush Festival returns to Marion; Well Played Board Game Café reopens; and more!
Just Economics Executive Director Vicki Meath discusses the homebrew festival’s legacy and return to Beer Week.
AVL Beer Week co-coordinators Joanna Postlethwaite Brown and Katie Smith discuss the long road to bringing back in-person events.
GrindFest returns to the River Arts District. Also: American Craft Sake Festival relaunches; First Watch launches in Asheville; and more!
Finch Gourmet Market & Wine Bar opens in Biltmore Village. Plus: Pop Bubble Tea prepares for grand opening in North Asheville; Howdy Homemade Ice Cream launches in Arden; and plenty more!
Since COVID-19 emerged in early 2020, local nonprofits dedicated to meeting the needs of food insecure citizens have been engaged in what feels like an endless game of Whac-A-Mole, no sooner subduing one obstacle before another rears its menacing head.