Area breweries rely on to-go and delivery orders while taprooms are closed.
“Losing a job disconnects you from your people,” says chef Paul Cressend, Jr. “Maintaining connections is key to being healthy.”
Hi-Wire hosts its third consecutive multi-brewery drive-thru pallet weekend sale, DSSOLVR adds six canned offerings to its portfolio and more local beer news.
Market organizers have gotten creative, quickly setting up new systems and online platforms.
The Burnsville resident turned back-of-house restaurant experience and a love of bread-making into an artisan baking business.
“I want to create a truly sacred space where I can provide people with what they need to nourish themselves in body and soul, find transformation and shift their lives into something worth living. That is my intention now,” says Joseph.
Suddenly, hundreds of restaurants and thousands of employees, from chefs to dishwashers, are out of work. The ripple effect is profound, affecting farmers and suppliers who rely on the restaurant trade.
Area head brewers reflect on their professional work and why they and others hop from job to job.
**UPDATED MARCH 27** Many Western North Carolina breweries are offering to-go sales from their taprooms.
The Sawhorse owner prides himself on preparing a beloved Canadian dish the old-school way.
When West Village Market owner Rosanne Kiely proposed Bouras turn a corner of the space into a diner, Bouras says, “I gave into it. I kept trying other things, but I’ve always gravitated back to the kitchen.”
Ivory Road Café and Kitchen offers a themed, multicoursed Family Meal event every Wednesday. Also, in local food news: a fermenting workshop at Hickory Nut Gap Farm and food-security initiatives and ways to support WNC’s service industry in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Asheville chefs are semifinalists in the Best Chef: Southeast, Rising Star Chef, Outstanding Chef and Best New Restaurant categories.
The celebrated pastry chef is busy collaborating with friends as she prepares for her next big step.
More new farmers than ever before will share information about their offerings at the 10th annual event on March 12.
DSSOLVR and The Whale celebrate Friday the 13th, while St. Patrick’s Day beers appear at multiple breweries.
Local bakeries are fit to be pied for Pi Day. Also: Area St. Patrick’s Day food and fun, a sake tasting at WakuWaku, a PubCorps volunteer event at The Collaboratory and more.
**UPDATED MARCH 6** Burial goes big as Spring approaches, Ginger’s Revenge turns three and more local beer news.
The ninth annual Asheville Wing War returns on Sunday, March 8. Also: PennyCup Coffee Co. hosts Coffee Farmer Caravan; Asheville CSA Fair returns; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
Brew Horizons returns for a second year while Hi-Wire’s Carolina Small Batch expands to include South Carolina breweries.