Small Bites

On Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m., the Grove Corner Market at Asheville’s Grove Arcade features a variety of fresh seafood straight from the Carolina coast, live music on the sidewalk, fresh pastas, pesto and more. For a time, that was the only day of the week that market shoppers could find warm and crusty baguettes and boules from Ze Oven Bakery. But now, after 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, shoppers can treat themselves to Ze Oven goodies, as well as an assortment of other items for dinner. For more information visit

Earth Fare Market and Cafe at the Westgate location is hosting a Healthy Trick or Treat from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Pumpkin painting will be one of the many treats available, along with snacks, music and more. The event is free of charge and promises to be a healthy way to head into Halloween. For more information, call 253-7656 or visit

Nouveau Night in Asheville is nearly upon us again. It’s time to purchase tickets for the Thursday, Nov. 16, celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau — the fresh-wine harvest from France — which will be held at the Haywood Park Hotel. This event will feature offerings of Beaujolais Nouveau from various French wineries, along with cuisine from many of the finest restaurants in town. This is a fund-raising event for the Asheville Downtown Association, as well as a fine way to kick off the holiday season. Call the Weinhaus at 254-6453 for more information or to reserve tickets.

Blue Ridge Food Ventures has an interesting proposal for cider lovers. In trade for a day’s work helping other folks make cider, you can make your own cider at a discounted rate. Jugs to bottle your creation are also for sale. If interested, contact Mary Lou Surgi, director of Blue Ridge Food Ventures, at 665-9464.


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