Small Bites

The second annual Wings and Strings WNC Wing Cook Off will be held Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, at Pack Square in downtown Asheville. The party begins at 5 p.m. on Friday with live music from local and regional acts, food, and drinks including wine and — of course — beer. The event winds down at 9 p.m., then picks back up the following morning at 11 with a People’s Choice wing tasting, judging to see which local chef or restaurant wins prizes including trophies, cash and — perhaps most importantly — bragging rights. The festivities wrap up for good at 3 p.m. Admission for this event is free on Friday and only $1 on Saturday. Portions of all proceeds collected at this event go to Full Moon Farms, a wolf-dog rescue organization and sanctuary. For more information and a complete schedule of events, call 944-0054.


Downtown Asheville’s Cafe on the Square is now serving a Bluegrass Brunch every Sunday morning from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with live bluegrass music from noon until 2 p.m. Music is provided by Kevin Scanlon and Matthew Whitman of Tin Pan Alley. Brunch options include grilled baby brie, omelets, quiche and an ever-changing low-country style breakfast. Cafe on the Square is located at 1 Biltmore Ave. Call 251-5565 for more.


On Tuesday, July 18, the Transylvania Community Arts Council and Main Street Ltd. will team up to present A Fine Wine and Art Auction, to be held at the Community Arts Center at 321 South Caldwell St. in Brevard. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening has a nautical theme based on The Love Boat. Proceeds will support the Arts Council’s arts and education programs. Events include a wine tasting presented by Main Street Ltd., beer sampling with the Appalachian Brewing Company, and musical performances by Timothy O’Keefe, aka Dr. Erickson on Days of Our Lives. Tickets are $30, and can be purchased at the Arts Center Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For reservations, call (828) 884-2787.

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