Happy anniversary, Vincenzo’s: Vincenzo’s Ristorante and Bistro turns 15 this year, and the venerable downtown Asheville establishment will celebrate this milestone by digging deep into the recipe archives to reintroduce popular dishes from bygone days. In addition, the restaurant is planning a series of wine dinners. For more information about Vincenzo’s, which is located at 10 N. Market St., visit www.vincenzos.com or call 254-4698.
The voodoo that you do: Skyland is getting a big dose of Big Easy flavor on Saturday, April 1, when the Voodoo Lounge will open at the space of the former Topper’s Tavern (17 Lee St., behind the Skyland Fire Department). Randy and Susan Butler, formerly of New Orleans, are teaming with local Sandi Bass to run the bar/eatery with bayou-style food, music and fun. The joint will open at noon on weekdays, 1 p.m. on weekends. Call 681-5999 for more information.
Through the grapevine: The Weinhaus and Zambra Tapas and Wine Bar will present an evening of fine wine and food on Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at Zambra. The event feature a five-course meal and five wines selected by the Weinhaus. The price is $55 per person and reservations are required. Call 254-6453 to reserve your place at the table. Zambra is located at 85 Walnut St. in downtown Asheville. News flash: The restaurant is profiled in the new issue of Wine & Spirits magazine; find a link to the article at www.zambratapas.com.
— Mackensy Lunsford