Through the grapevine: The Classic WineSeller is opening a new shop in Canton, and you’re invited to help celebrate. Sister to the Classic WineSeller in Waynesville, the Canton location also offers cigars, cheeses, fine wines, champagnes and ports. Ferris Camp of the Classic WineSeller group says that the new shop differs from the one in Waynesville mainly in its focus on European wines and “new world wines, such as [those from] Australia and South America.” The Canton store, at 19 Park St., will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, Nov. 18, with a tasting of sparkling wines and cheese from the shop’s selection. For more information, call 646-3588.
Honor roll: Two Asheville restaurants are featured in the November issue of Southern Living. The Corner Kitchen in Biltmore Village is one of seven restaurants profiled in an article titled “Brake for Breakfast,” a piece about nonchain Southern breakfast spots located near interstates or main thoroughfares. The restaurant is dubbed “a regional winner” and praised for offering “some of the best breakfasts you’ll find.” Also lauded in the magazine is Laurey’s Catering, in an article that focuses on owner Laurey Masterson’s efforts to connect with local farmers by purchasing their fruits and vegetables for her restaurant and catering company, a move that provides a fresher product while also supporting the community.
Giving Thanksgiving: Earth Fare, the health-food grocery at Westgate Shopping Center, wants to take a load off the shoulders of anyone planning a family feast on Thanksgiving. Why do all that cooking, when they can do it for you? Here’s the deal: Stop by the store, place an order for turkey and traditional sides and desserts, select a pick-up date and — presto — your Thanksgiving meal prep-work is done. The meal packages, which include a vegetarian option, start at $49.99. For more information, call Earth Fare at 253-7656.
Giving Thanksgiving II: If you think roasting a turkey and making side dishes for just one family is stressful, just imagine cooking 65 turkeys, 1,150 pounds of meat and fish, 400 pounds of stuffing and 1,180 pounds of vegetables, plus dessert, for more than 900 guests. The annual Season’s Thanksgiving Day buffet will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Season’s Restaurant is at Highland Lake Inn on Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock. Reservations are mandatory for this event and can be made by calling 696-9094 or (800) 762-1376. Happy Thanksgiving!