Small Bites

Eating in moderation is sage advice for anyone, but it’s a near-mandate for folks with diabetes. Amy Beane, a clinical nutritionist, will explore the relationship between diabetes and nutrition in a free lecture at the South Asheville Earth Fare on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. Registration for the program, which concludes with a guided tour of the grocery store, is limited; call 210-0100 to reserve a seat.

Even meat eaters can demonstrate their love for animals at the table next week when the Animal Compassion Network hosts its fifth annual Dine to Be Kind event benefiting spaying and neutering programs in Western North Carolina. More than three dozen local restaurants have agreed to contribute a portion of their Tuesday, Feb. 26, sales to the nonprofit, which offers financial assistance to any pet owner wishing to spay or neuter their dog or cat. Visit for information and a list of participating eateries.

A highly civilized wine bar and retail shop has taken root in what was—until recently—a stretch of south Asheville wilderness. Vaso de Vino Wine Market is among the new tenants of The Overlook at Lake Julian (75 Long Shoals Road). The market serves hors d’oeuvres, desserts and wine by the glass, and offers cured meats, cheeses and gift baskets for sale. Vaso de Vino is open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Call 687-3838 or visit for a schedule of events.


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