Festival organizer Kris Kraft talks about the numerous changes to this year’s festival and why there is no longer a WNC Chef’s Challenge. Photo gallery from Sweet and the Grand Tasting by Adam McMillan
With intimate, hands-on classes that spotlight classic cocktails, The Imperial Life mixologists Ben Johnson and Jasper Adams are empowering Asheville’s home bartenders one drink at a time.
The Asheville Wine and Food Festival caps its eighth year with an updated Grand Tasting event; Gan Shan Station brings Charleston chef Daniel Heinze onboard for Sunday Supper, Appalachian Appetite photo contest looks for images of family recipes; Sanctuary Brewing Co. hosts and anniversary bash and The Cheese Store of Asheville plans a pairing event with Blue Ghost Brewing Co.
The results are in for 2016 Asheville Wine & Food Festival Wine Competition. For the third year in a row, the number of entries increased more than 20 percent over the previous year’s event. Teams of judges trained by the French Broad Vignerons determined the medalists through a blind tasting format during evaluation sessions held in […]
MG Road Bar and Lounge will temporarily close its doors from Sunday, July 31, to Friday, Aug. 5. The moratorium comes as part of an overall redesign. “We want the new look be a surprise,” says Michael Files, brand director. “We want people to walk in and be floored at how much we’ve transformed the […]
Animal-themed artwork, wine, raffle prizes and scenic views are all part of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge’s next fundraiser, which will support the opening of a rehabilitation center. The event takes place at Addison Farms Vineyard on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Asheville’s past meets its present at the historic Burger Bar, where co-owners Celeste Adams and Chris King have worked to build a business that’s “short on frills, but long on character.”
Some tell us there is more drinking and crime since the state went dry…
Local restaurants and watering holes chill out with refreshing summer options.
In this week’s food news, Trade and Lore launches evening events, Urban Orchard Cider Co. hosts a fundraising event focused on Lyme disease, The Imperial Life plans a bartending class, The Montford Pull Up opens on Montford Avenue and California vintner Guy Davis presents a wine dinner at Canyon Kitchen.
Wild Wing Cafe in South Asheville will host a viewing party at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 26, for the AMC television show “Ride with Norman Reedus.” The June 26 episode will feature the moonshiners of Woodfin’s Howling Moon Distillery.
Connie Regan-Blake offers stories with a glass of wine at Metro Wines, Lex 18 hosts a vintage radio variety show Father’s Day event, Addison Farms Vineyard holds Dinner in the Vines and tickets go on sale for the 2016 WNC Battle of the Burger.
Six Asheville bartenders took their best shot at a chance to win accommodations for three nights at the 2016 Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans during the Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Beat It Rummy craft cocktail competition at Tiger Mountain on June 10.
This week, over 6,000 bars, restaurants and retailers around the world are offering their own variations of the Negroni cocktail as part of the third annual international Negroni Week
Local bartenders offer ideas and recipes for making cooling summer drinks using scratch-made syrups and simple ingredients.
AVL Beer Week beer dinners and food pairings bring unusual ingredients, interesting venues, Asheville chefs and local brews together for tasty and out-of-the-ordinary events.
Trolleys will pick guests up from the Grove Arcade and usher them around town, delivering them to three separate parties throughout the evening.
Asheville VegFest’s smorgasbord of food and drinks will be strictly vegan, though the event aims to be as light and fun as its kombucha beer; The Inn at Glen Alpine hosts its first Turkey Tail Wine Festival; Patryk Battle leads a no-till gardening class at Living Web Farms; and the River Arts District Farmers Market opens for business.
On Friday, May 13, the Tunnel Road bar celebrates its 35th year in business with throwback specials, music and neighborly fun.
Buffalo Nickel expects a run on mint juleps at its second Derby Party; Post 70 hosts its own Derby Day Cookout; Luella’s Bar-B-Que opens a second location in South Asheville; and Velvet & Lace hosts its last dark and witchy cocktail party.
If you haven’t yet fallen under the spell of Buxton Hall Barbecue’s monthly Wicca-themed extravaganza, Velvet & Lace, you have one last chance. Organizer’s Kelly Vormelker and Sam Pennington started the bewitchingly memorable pop-up concept to celebrate outstanding women behind the bar, and after six months of parties, it is time to pack the cauldron away. […]