Faith-based organizations in WNC have historically worked to alleviate the daunting problem of hunger, pooling resources, collecting food and volunteering at nonprofits.
Patricia and Elijah Waters take their cereal-focused pop-up concept to events from bridal showers to volunteer group meetings.
**UPDATED DEC. 20** Burning Blush opens in Mills River, Burial collaborates with Zillicoah and more local beer news.
Several local restaurants and breweries are participating in the eighth annual Home for the Holidays Fundraiser. Also: Southern Appalachian Brewery hosts Gospel Brunch with Redneck Mimosa; The Cut Cocktail Lounge in Sylva celebrates Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
New Belgium’s potential future parent company Kirin has business ties with a military-run conglomerate that’s been linked with genocide in Myanmar.
The 40th brewery in Buncombe County has its grand opening Dec. 13.
The way one sets a table has the potential to be a secret weapon in diffusing discomfort and cultivating a sense of warmth and intimacy.
**UPDATED DEC. 12** Wicked Weed and The Chemist release a collaborative bierbrand, Sweeten Creek cans Scooties Stout and more local beer news.
On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library will host a launch party for the release of Nan Chase’s latest book, Lost Restaurants of Asheville. The event includes a talk by the author, followed by a book signing. The event runs from 6-7 p.m.
Deluxe, a cafe and wine bar, recently opened on the eastern edge of Woodfin. Also: Love Never Fails Christmas Gala returns; the winner of this year’s Biscuit & Gravy Battle will earn $1,000; Your Vegan Mentor and Sunflower Diner host a vegan cookie swap; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
Blue Mountain brewers Mike Vanhoose and Joey Cagle have launched their own brewery.
A number of local restaurants are choosing to do away with their lunch menus as midday service proves to be less financially viable.
The French sparkling wine is rich in history and tradition and also surprisingly versatile.
Craft Centric celebrates its second anniversary, Hi-Wire releases a high-gravity, basic-ingredient stout and more local beer news.
Local culinary and beverage specialists are teaming up to donate food, funds and holiday gifts to local families in need. Also: Asheville Tea Co. hosts a holiday tea and pastry pairing; Four Sisters Bakery teams up with Black Mountain Recreation and Parks; Mamacita’s Taco Temple holds a tequila dinner; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
From turkey to cranberries, local chefs have some fresh ideas for using up those holiday leftovers.
Although Asheville’s locally focused restaurants have bid adieu for now to the tomatoes, eggplant and zucchini of summer, chefs find something in every season’s harvest to get excited about.
Highland releases the first bottle from its barrel-aged program, The Whale and Urban Orchard collaborate on a holiday cider and more local beer news.
HIV and the trans experience is the theme for this year’s World AIDS Day Community Luncheon. Also: Miracle on Haywood Road and Sippin’ Santa launch; Vivian hosts Hungarian wine dinner; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
The accompanying recipe for baked butternut squash with sage and sausage uses leftovers to create an easy and satisfying option for the upcoming holiday season.