Fall weather is a great excuse for a day trip, and the areas outside Asheville offer numerous opportunities for adventures of both the active and edible variety.
Asheville is a city full of transplants that loves to celebrate its diversity. Yet the area’s third-biggest immigrant population goes mostly unnoticed.
**UPDATED OCT. 21** Classic Riverside Drive bar Ole Shakey’s is now under the ownership of Charlie Hodge, a leader in Asheville’s craft cocktail community.
With his new restaurant, Zambra chef Adam Bannasch is hoping to create a new neighborhood hangout for East Asheville. Opening dates have been announced!
Fall is here, which means Asheville Oktoberfest is right around the corner. This year’s celebration is moving to a new location but will still feature its annual merry combination of local brews and lederhosen.
Fiesta Latina spices up Pack Square Park; Villagers offers a fall vinegar workshop; Hops & Vines does a yeast and fermentation class; and Asheville’s French Quarter makes some big changes.
An upcoming foodie event in Tryon highlights culinary delights from the Carolina foothills. Asheville eaters, on the other hand, can check out WNC Garlic Fest, Posana’s benefit dinner for ASAP’s Growing Minds Program, Ashley English’s canning class or Wild Wing Café’s stein-holding competition. Plus, food writer Jonathan Ammons talks about one of his favorite Asheville restaurant appetizers.
Now in its second year in business, South Slope’s Twin Leaf Brewery is about to unveil a new, expanded taproom and outdoor gathering spot. Also: Burial Beer Co. hosts Four Farms, a celebration of agriculture; tickets go on sale for the fifth annual French Broad Brew Fest.
Asheville restaurant owners are known for their willingness to step up and give back to the community through fundraising events. But The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village has established an ongoing giving program that regularly contributes impressive amounts of money to support local hunger-relief efforts.
Breakfast and lunch tacos inspired by the cuisine of Austin, Texas, and Mexico will be the focus at new West Asheville eatery TacoBilly.
After a very long wait, the Smoky Park Supper Club — the nation’s largest shipping-container restaurant — has set an opening date. And executive chef Michelle Bailey gives a peek at what she’ll be creating in the restaurant’s wood-fired kitchen.
Monday nights in Asheville are about to take on a cross-country flavor as MG Road cocktail lounge introduces its newest popup concept, Libation Migration, on Monday, Sept. 7.
Whether it’s fine dining, chocolate pairings, barbecue or curry, Catawba’s new initiatives aim to show beer’s versatility with food.
Burgers are big in WNC. Event organizers estimate that more than 1,000 people turned out for Sunday’s WNC Battle of the Burger in the River Arts District.
A standing-room-only crowd was on hand Saturday to watch four top local chefs battle to impress judges at the 2015 Asheville Wine & Food Festival’s Chefs Challenge. A photo gallery by Cindy Kunst shares scenes from the competition and the festival.
Webo’s BBQ moves to River Ridge, the Asheville Wine & Food Festival dishes out its annual carnival of edible delights, Mela opens a new restaurant at UNC Asheville, The Fresh Market celebrates Hatch chiles and the Henderson County Cooperative Extension offers a workshop on preserving tomatoes.
North Carolina has always had a complicated relationship with alcohol. However, alcohol has consistently been an economic driver in North Carolina, as it still is, with 130 craft breweries as of 2014 – the most of any Southern state. As the craft brewing industry in the region grows into a multimillion-dollar business, the desire to review the statutes and improve communication with state officials has come to the forefront.
Stop by the new shop on Weaverville Road for hand-dipped, gourmet chocolates and truffles, chocolate-dipped fruits and nuts, house-made marshmallows, cherry-coconut bombs, hot chocolate, coffee and more.
Our first round of Best of WNC results were released in this week’s print issue. The results are now posted online — in a highly visible and easily accessible format.
Chef Patrick Abernathy has spent the past 15 years working at notable Asheville eateries, but Chupacabra Latin Café in Reynolds Village is his first solo project.
Like the event’s name, the entertainment lineup pays homage to the musical legacy of the Big Easy, with jazzy performances by Pamela Jones, Empire Strikes Brass, Bronze + Ebony Dance Company and the Business.