Square 1 Market: Joseph and Lindsay Lewis, who’ve been on a one-couple crusade to bring locavorism to Hendersonville, are planning to expand their reach this week with the brand new Square 1 Market.
The cozy market, which will be carved out of Square 1 Bistro’s storefront kitchen, will retail fresh produce and cheeses currently unavailable in downtown Hendersonville. While some of the city’s specialty shops stock prepackaged gourmet products, the Lewis’ market will be the first shop to carry the locally grown vegetables that draw wows in the restaurant’s dining room.
“We’ll be selling some of the local products that people always ask us where they can buy,” Square 1 manager and co-owner Lindsay Lewis says.
Square 1 Market, slated to open this week, will also feature chef Joseph Lewis’ cured meats and artisanal sausages.
The market’s hours will mirror those of the restaurant—“Anytime we’re open, we’ll have someone here,” Lindsay Lewis says—with a slightly earlier opening time. “We’re planning on doing it from 9 to 9,” Lewis explains.
Square 1 is located at 111 S. Main St. For more information, call 698-5598.
Blue Ridge Bbq: For the folks behind Tryon’s annual Blue Ridge BBQ Festival, the festival’s latest round of media exposure is bound to be a very good thing: Martha Stewart Living selected the event as one the nation’s top barbecue bonanzas. The festival, scheduled for June 12-13, is featured in the magazine’s June issue. Even without Martha’s help, festival organizers were expecting more than 20,000 ‘cue hounds to descend upon the 16th edition of the event in search of slow-cooked pork, carnival rides and crafts. To learn more, visit www.blueridgebbqfestival.com.
Kilwin’s And Dunkin Donuts: Buncombe County sweets fiends have two new places to get their fix, thanks to the expansion of two locally established franchises. Kilwin’s Chocolates, Fudge and Ice Cream, which opened a downtown Asheville store last year, this month opened a new location at 116 W. State St. in Black Mountain. And over on Asheville’s west side, Dunkin’ Donuts is preparing to open its fourth area outlet in the former Krystal at 305 Smoky Park Highway.
S&W… There’s more than steak and wine at S&W, particularly during the early evening hours on weekdays. The restaurant recently rolled out a happy-hour menu, featuring $3 appetizers and nightly drink specials. To learn more about the menu, which is available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., call 505-3362.
Champa Sushi & Thai: Billed as “the perfect match of Asian food,” Champa Sushi & Thai Cuisine in Hendersonville is celebrating its first anniversary on June 1 with a $25-per-person choice of appetizers, special sushi rolls, Thai entrees and dessert (drinks excluded). Space is limited to 150 people; reservations are available by calling 696-9800. Champa is located at 437 N. Main St., in Hendersonville. For more information, visit www.champanc.com.