The downtown cocktail lounge has reinvented itself as a coffee shop.
“Grind is grateful for the opportunity to hold space in such a historic spot [on Depot Street, which runs through the historically Black Southside community]. For years, our people have struggled and shed tears because of disenfranchisement. Our community was hurt from redevelopment. Gentrification is real. But we have been blessed to open a business […]
Farewell coffee shop was open only two months before it was forced to close by COVID-19. But the owners saw the store’s roll-up window as an opportunity to stay in business.
With Asheville retail rental spaces at a premium, two recently displaced coffee shops are looking at business alternatives.
Organizers reflect on the highs and lows as they consider planning for future events.
The new business highlights a bean scene that’s coming into its own.
A Smith-McDowell House exhibit and programming and a Swannanoa Valley Musuem & History Center event bring tea into the conversation about Western North Carolina history.
Part of the responsibility of tea shops and those trained in appreciating teas, says Miles Cramer of Dobra Tea, is to highlight the history and efforts of the regions and cultures that have spent thousands of years growing and brewing them.
Most restaurants open with a bang — banners, grand-opening parties, VIP tastings and the like. But as Asheville’s market gets more and more saturated with eateries, a new trend is emerging: the quiet entrance. This summer, two established bar venues silently launched kitchens led by up-and-coming chefs, bypassing opening frivolities in favor of a more […]
Proceeds from the barista latte art competition on Feb. 8 at Vortex Doughnuts benefit the Tranzmission Prison Project.
Asheville coffee shops feature fall-flavored beverages that will make you forget about pumpkin spice.
This year’s festival expands onto Depot Street, adding tea vendors, yoga, cupping sessions and more.
Dobra Tea will host two tasting and slideshow events this month focused on tea production and culture in Japan. The presentations draw from the recent travels of Miles Cramer, general manager for Dobra Tea’s Asheville-area operations. Cramer spent two weeks in May exploring tea regions in Japan along with other members of the Dobra Tea Collective, which […]
Thirsty Monk’s Open Brewing becomes a coffee pub while the chain’s efforts to purchase French Broad Brewing Co. continue.
With its third Asheville location, PennyCup joins a growing wave of homegrown restaurants expanding to the east side of town.
Summer vacation can create more free time than some college students know what to do with. But last summer, Alex Perry and Mary Scarborough, 19-year-old sophomores at Berry College in Georgia, turned their downtime into an opportunity. The pair decided to visit and rank 30 coffee shops in the Asheville area and created a website with their results — ashevillecoffeecrawl.com. “I […]
Owner Jessie Dean is partnering with Western North Carolina farmers and regional tea growers to create her hand-blended teas.
Andrew Scotchie is a steady force in the local music scene. Frontman of Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats, Scotchie is one of the most active touring musicians in town and the founder and coordinator of Asheville Barnaroo Music Festival, a three-day event held at Franny’s Farm in Leicester. “First and foremost, it’s a big […]
In an upcoming series of workshops, Dobra owner Andrew Snavely will offer local tea lovers a chance to dive into the flavors, history and origins of their favorite varieties.
The free, family-friendly event in the River Arts District will celebrate Asheville’s coffee shops, baristas and roasters.
In this week’s food news, Trade and Lore launches evening events, Urban Orchard Cider Co. hosts a fundraising event focused on Lyme disease, The Imperial Life plans a bartending class, The Montford Pull Up opens on Montford Avenue and California vintner Guy Davis presents a wine dinner at Canyon Kitchen.