**UPDATED 3/16** Wedge at the Foundation hosts its grand opening, Catawba releases its first small-batch bottle and Asheville Brewing releases an Irish Red in honor of St Paddy’s Day.
Check out a few of the options for Asheville’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Also, get the details on wine dinners at Hickory Nut Gap Farm and The N.C. Arboretum plus a new breakfast pop-up at Knife & Fork.
Each month during the warm season, Garage TRS hosts an outdoor fundraiser with live rock music, food, free beer and bike-themed entertainment. The first iteration of 2017 takes place on Thursday, March 30 and benefits Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.
Admission to an upcoming barbecue benefiting FEAST includes unlimited servings of pulled pork (raised on the same pasture hosting the event), collard greens, salad greens, barbecue tofu, baked beans, corn bread, and sweet and unsweet tea. The event takes place at the Warren Wilson College Farm on Wednesday, March 29.
After living in Charlotte for more than 20 years, Ramona Young, owner of the Kente Kitchen and program coordinator for the Eagle Streets Market Development Corp., found herself starting over in Asheville. That change steered her from a corporate career path into food entrepreneurship. Her catering business, Kente Kitchen, specializes in Liberian, Nigerian and Ghanaian cuisine. Mountain Xpress: […]
UpCountry Brewing owner John Cochran talks about his journey from Terrapin Beer Co. founder to Asheville craft brewer.
Beginning April 1, the Asheville City Market will be open 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays on North Market Street between Woodfin and East Walnut streets.
With its ever-changing menu, The Remingtin Room will allow the chefs at Buxton Hall Barbecue to cut loose on Friday and Saturday nights. Also this week, Gan Shan Station announces plans for a new West Asheville location, Hickory Nut Gap Farm schedules spring events and more.
The battle raged hot and heavy at All American Food Fights’ sixth annual Asheville Wing War on March 5. This year’s sold-out event drew the largest crowd yet with nearly 1,000 attendees converging on the Crowne Plaza Resort for the festivities. Each year, about a dozen restaurants go head to head, each offering both traditional […]
Asheville chefs and restaurant owners are hosting dinners and coordinating initiatives in support of national groups like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, NAACP and others.
Highland brings back its Mozart-inspired lager, Catawba partners with Appalachian Trail Conservancy and more.
Dozens of collaborators — from restaurants to artists and stylists — make Open Doors’ Art Affair into a “spectacle” of creativity, according to event chair Dosty Quarrier. The fundraiser’s eighth annual iteration takes place at the Foundation on Saturday, March 11.
The upcoming concert at The Grey Eagle supports the work of Food Connection, which helps divert unused food from Asheville restaurants to organizations that feed the hungry. Also this week: Asheville Wing War, Dine To Be Kind and more local food news.
Wedge at the Foundation opens for business, Catawba releases Peanut Butter and Jelly Time and Hi-Wire hosts the inaugural N.C. Small Batch Fest
Student lunch debt is a growing problem in public schools across the nation. The Asheville and Buncombe County school systems together have about $39,000 worth of food debt, most of it from lunches.
In the few months since it opened, the taproom has established itself as a gathering place for locals. Now the owners are offering four house-made brews on draft.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new web comic project by local designer Anna Whitley, an equipment drive for the Blind Pig Supper Club and outreach efforts by Don’t Wreck Asheville Coalition.
A recent addition to Asheville Independent Restaurants’ board of directors, Kate Bannasch brings her years of experience as a server to play in her new role of owner and manager at Copper Crown.
Expanded bus routes and hours could help more Asheville residents gain consistent access to healthy food. But a more effective city transit system may be a little way down the road.
Breweries fete New Orleans and North Carolina with upcoming events.
Cake, cocktails and music will be in play at Short Street Cakes’ eight-year anniversary event. Also this week: tequila tastings, a Winter Beer Dinner, New Orleans cuisine and more.