By day, the streets of Asheville are packed with hordes of tourists following their GPS toward crowded restaurants, locals weaving their way to favorite hole-in-the-wall cafés and beer drinkers galore stumbling toward the next brewery on their list. But as night sets in and shops start to close, an entirely new problem emerges: Where can […]
East Fork Pottery introduces the One Bowl Dinner fundraising series. Also: Edible Asheville hosts its latest FED Talk, Luella’s Bar-B-Que celebrates 10 years, Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a butchery class and Virgola opens in Biltmore Village.
Chef William Dissen has been one of the faces of Asheville’s culinary scene since he bought The Market Place restaurant from its founder, Mark Rosenstein, eight years ago. On the cusp of The Market Place’s 38th year in operation, Dissen recently announced his newest venture — a 150-seat farm-to-table restaurant in uptown Charlotte. Located just around the corner […]
As prisons across the country make national headlines for privatization and bad service, Xpress investigates food service at both the county jail and state prison facilities..
The Asheville food rescue nonprofit looks to replicate its success in new cities while feeding even more people on the local level.
Hendersonville’s Historic Seventh Avenue District welcomes a new coffee venture. Also, Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Festival begins Friday, July 14; Metro Wines host multiple classes and tastings and the Asheville International Wine Competition celebrates regional wineries.
This year’s Asheville burger competition saw the Salvage Station take home top honors among the judges’ picks, while a three-time champion was unseated for the people’s choice title.
The ice-cream sandwich purveyor moved into its first brick-and-mortar at the end of June.
In its seventh year, Noble Kava launches a new location on Biltmore Avenue. Also, the WNC Battle of the Burger returns, Atlanta barbecue comes to Buxton Hall, Sovereign Remedies hosts Bad Hombres Taco Pop Up and Shuck N Brew Oyster Bar opens in Fletcher.
The concept is equal parts old-school butcher shop, meat-centric restaurant and friendly neighborhood bar. The hybrid, slated for an early September opening, is taking over the 697 Haywood Road location that previously housed Bandidos Latin Kitchen.
Café Yuzu will feature handmade treats by baker and owner Cynthia Pierce along with products from Vortex Doughnuts, French Broad Chocolates, OWL Bakery and Dobra Tea. Also, Fork & Knife hosts a Fourth of July event, Tiki Thursdays returns to Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian and Bone & Broth introduces its early-summer menu.
The new pizza-by-the-slice restaurant is taking over the space that once housed Hannah Flanagan’s Irish Pub.
A new pie cafe hits South Asheville. Also, Urban Orchard Cider Co. will host a five-course live fire dinner, Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club and Hickory Nut Gap Farm team up for a fundraiser and lots more in this week’s Small Bites.
Father’s Day food events, an artisan baking workshop, a South of the Border-themed picnic buffet and an educational wine tasting are all on the menu in this week’s Small Bites.
Shortly after opening in March, Ryan Falconi’s new food truck nabbed top honors in its first competition — the Oskar Blues Loaded Up and Truckin’ Food Truck-Off.
Black-Eyed Susan Cafe is now open in Black Mountain. Also, Buxton Presents celebrates Fonta Flora’s State of Origin Festival, Asheville VeganFest returns, Metro Wines hosts a class and more Asheville food news.
New farmers markets emerge and established markets move to innovative locations as Asheville businesses seek fresh ways to interact with the community.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a female duo’s traveling tribute to iconic songstresses before them; a parent’s efforts to end lunch debt shaming in local schools; and a team of Erwin High track athletes’ trip to compete at nationals.
With its recent move to an unusual shared business space off Pisgah View Road, the local-foods delivery service has plans to broaden its reach.
The family-owned Fairview creamery looks to grow its business by helping preserve a second-generation working dairy farm in Columbus.
Bounty & Soul’s VegOut fundraiser returns for its second year. Also, Native Kitchen and Social Pub holds a fundraiser for the Autism Society of North Carolina, Backyard BBQ Competition takes place in Brevard, the fourth annual Skillet Six Ways returns and more.