Snack mix: Some of the week’s restaurant and food news

Jamaican-style barbecue ribs, macaroni and cheese, and collard greens from One Love Jamaican. Max Cooper

One Love reopens

One Love Jamaican closed its Canton location in March, but now, it's reopened in Lake Junaluska at 1168 Dellwood Road. The restaurant serves homestyle lunches and dinners of stewed meat, Jerk chicken and salt fish accompanied by no-frills sides and banana cornbread. For more information, search for One Love Jamaican on Facebook or call 531-9966.

Asheville food in the glossies

Asheville food and beer make major appearances in national magazines this week: Garden & Gun discusses Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, the Wedge, Wicked Weed and The LAB, Highland Brewing and Asheville Brewing. The Admiral, Cúrate, Early Girl, Bruisin' Ales, Pisgah Brewing and Ben's Tune-Up — which isn't even open yet — share the limelight.

The cover story of Food Arts magazine features Cúrate's chef, Katie Button. The story also includes Blind Pig Supper Club and French Broad Chocolates. It's a trade publication, so it's probably easiest to view the article online at

Learn to cook Indian food

Dough, the part specialty food store, part classroom on Merrimon Avenue, will host culinary instructor Naina Bhedwar, who teaches regional Indian cooking in Atlanta. She'll show students how to prepare a creamy coconut stew from the Malabar coast called ishtoo, two regional curries and a fried prawn dish from the east. The class takes place on Friday, June 14. For tickets and more information, visit

Pizza Pura takes a lunch break

Pizza Pura, the newly opened Neapolitan-style pizza restaurant in the River Arts District, has put lunch on hold, at least until next year, says co-owner Ben Mixson. He might revisit the idea next spring. The reduced hours will give the staff time for “fine tuning” the concept, Mixson says. In its place, dinner gets extended hours. The restaurant opens Monday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.

Clean your plate for the parkway

Support the Blue Ridge Parkway by eating out. Plates for the Parkway, an annual fundraiser for the 469-mile road, happens a couple of months earlier this year, but no matter the month, it's a great way to make sure the parkway stays pretty. From Monday, June 10 to Thursday, June 13, more than a dozen Asheville restaurants will donate at least 10 percent of their profits to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, a nonprofit that raises funds for the thoroughfare's maintenance, which is performed by the National Park Service. For a full list of participants, visit


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