An interest in health inspired many female owners of local fermented food and beverage businesses.
**UPDATED OCT. 9** Archetype has its first small batch bottle release, Pisgah rolls out a new LEAF session brew and more local beer news.
Chef Brian Canipelli is busy with a new Wall Street eatery and South Asheville restaurant. Also: Butcher’s Table Dinner returns; Black Bear BBQ hosts a family feast; and more in this week’s Small bites.
Organizers reflect on the highs and lows as they consider planning for future events.
**UPDATED OCT. 4** Highland celebrates Barrel-Aged Beer Day, Oskar Blues collaborates with The String Cheese Incident and more local beer news.
Organizers of Brewgrass, Asheville Oktoberfest and Burnpile 2019 discuss their popular events.
From garlic honey to garlic ice cream, attendees can expect a culinary adventure at the sixth annual WNC Garlic Fest. Also: Asheville Oktoberfest, Bears Bees + Brews, Cooking with Plants culinary class and more in this week’s Small Bites
Some local restaurants push culinary boundaries, with palate-challenging dishes like cricket tacos, mustard ice cream, liver pudding and more.
**UPDATED SEPT. 27** Zebulon releases a beer three years in the making, Burial debuts Bolo Six Ways and more local beer news.
Local cideries apply creativity to the fruit of Western North Carolina’s abundant apple harvests.
Baristas, roasters and coffee shop owners unite for the fourth annual Asheville Coffee Expo. Also: BeLoved Asheville celebrates Puerto Rican culture and cuisine; Sunflower Diner hosts a grand opening celebration; and more in this week’s Small Bites.
John Silver plans to open his brewery’s new three-story location in early 2020.
In the restaurant industry, success rates can be shockingly low. Yet there are a handful of eateries in Asheville that have stood the test of time.
**UPDATED SEPT. 20** Catawba continues its month of German-style small-batch brews, Oskar Blues adds a 100-calorie IPA to its year-round lineup and more local beer news.
Goombay Celebration looks to honor The Block during this year’s festivities. Also: Fiesta Hendersonville returns; Chai Pani turns 10; White Moon introduces evening hours; and more in this week’s Small Bites.
Paul Friedheim is the company’s new lead Asheville-based brewer, while 2X4 Brew Pub opens in the former Thirsty Monk Gerber Village location.
Although they aren’t actually a fruit, figs are a late-summer favorite in dishes both sweet and savory.
“For many years, the stereotype was if you were a woman in the kitchen, you would do pastry, and that was seen as a lesser thing. That perception still lingers, but I think it is changing,” says James Beard Foundation Award-winning pastry chef and Asheville native Camille Cogswell.
Wicked Weed releases a rainbow-themed beer to benefit the Campaign for Southern Equality, Ginger’s Revenge and Mad Co. collaborate on a shandy and more local beer news.
PubCorps, a new local nonprofit, launches with a volunteer event at the Asheville Masonic Temple. Also: Metro Wine hosts a Spanish tapas dinner; The Bountiful Bonanza of Bitters comes to Villagers; Looking Glass Creamery leads a cheese pairing event; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
People with hearing difficulties or sensitivities often struggle in Asheville’s busy restaurants and other social settings.