THE DEVIL YOU KNOW: Ben Colvin, pictured left with wife Vashti and baby Tahlia, recently launched Devil’s Foot Beverage Co., which produces artisan non-alcoholic ginger beers, sodas and fresh juice sparkling waters. Also pictured are team members, from left, Jacob Baumann, Aaron Wilson and Carly Wilson at the Devil’s Foot facility in Woodfin.

Cross-drinkers’ paradise: Other craft beverages thrive in Beer City

While craft beer has put Asheville on a host of lists — including third for most breweries per capita by Forbes magazine — other beverage makers are betting that locals and visitors have a thirst for drink options other than suds. Several cideries, one of the few sake breweries in America and one of the country’s leading kombucha […]

YEAST ON THE RISE: Jay Medford, former head chef of Bone and Broth, readies to open The Underground Café with DoughP Doughnuts in the basement of the Jackson Building.

Small bites: The Undergroun­d Café with DoughP Doughnuts gets set to open

A new café and doughnut shop comes to the Jackson Building. Also, Hole Doughnuts hosts a Halloween party; Sunshine Sammies flaunts a strange seasonal theme; Edible Musings leads a vegan Thanksgiving workshop; Yesterday Spaces’ hosts Farmer’s Bounty Dinner and Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen holds the inaugural South Asheville Pie Contest.

WINE AND DINE: Cookbook author Stepfanie Romine will join Metro Wines and co-author Matt Frazier for A No-Meat Wine Pairing Dinner hosted by Rezaz.

Small bites: A No-Meat Wine Pairing Dinner

Metro Wines teams up with Rezaz and local cookbook authors for a vegan-based wine pairing dinner. Also, Living Web Farms and the French Broad Food Co-op host Fermentation Show and Tell, the Hop Ice Cream Café joins the Thomas Wolfe Memorial to celebrate Wolfe’s 117th birthday and White Duck Taco announces Sunday brunch and plans for a new space in the River Arts District.

ROLLING ALONG: The 11th annual Tour de Pumpkin on Oct. 7 will let cyclists enjoy the countryside around Rutherfordton with tour distances of 50 or 100 kilometers. The ride is one of several cycling events that celebrate the crisp weather and brilliant colors of autumn. Photo courtesy of the Tour de Pumpkin

ICYMI: Xpress stories from the issue of Sept. 27, 2017

From the area’s largest single construction project to fall planting, Xpress has the scoop on local fall happenings. Here are some of our best stories from the previous week to keep you reading as you wait for our next issue, coming to a paper box near you on Wednesday, Oct. 4.