The Cajun Cookoff returns to the Salvage Station. Also: Firestorm Books & Coffee hosts a vegetarian potluck, Our Global Table fundraiser benefits Pisgah Legal’s Justice for All Project, Cuban food comes to Twin Leaf Brewery, Mamacitas hosts a fundraiser for ArtSpace Charter School and Knife & Fork starts its annual winter pop-up series.
**UPDATED JAN. 16** Appalachian Vintner welcomes Firestone Walker to town, Black Star Line collaborates with Highland and more local beer news.
For downtown wanderers, food trucks have long been a scarce commodity. But with a new food truck lot open now in downtown’s “Pit of Despair,” Asheville’s lunch scene is about to welcome new faces weekly.
In recognition of Martin Luther King Day, Black Star Line Brewing Co. will host a vegan breakfast plus a whole day of events honoring the civil rights leader. Also: a plant-based Bravo Breakfast at the Hendersonville Community Co-op, Punk Wok Pop-Up at Buxton Hall Barbecue, the GO Kitchen Ready Showcase Dinner and more.
**UPDATED JAN. 10** Bhramari celebrates its second anniversary with four taproom releases, Archetype unveils its first barrel-aged offering and more local beer news.
The East Asheville restaurant will hold a dine-out event Jan. 10 to support an employee recovering from a debilitating seizure.
Lower margins on Asheville’s craft brews could negatively impact local restaurants.
Throughout Western North Carolina, restaurants will celebrate New Year’s Eve with parties and special dinners. Where will you ring in 2018?
Casteel talks about UNC Asheville’s sustainability and food waste prevention efforts.
The Malvern opens, offering local and regional liquors and liqueurs. Also: Italian Nights at Isis Music Hall, a holiday party at Hole Doughnuts, DxE holds a holiday potluck, Ambrozia Bar & Bistro hosts a Christmas Eve dinner, MG Road brings the holiday spirits and Silvermoon Chocolate looks to expand.
For some diners, it’s all about dessert. Asheville restaurants, bakeries — and even breweries — boast sweet treats that keep customers coming back for more.
S&W Artisanal offers a taste of the Mediterranean to Asheville. Also: La Guinguette hosts a wine dinner; The Hop Ice Cream brings back its ice cream yule log; Firestorm Books & Coffee hosts a vegan cookie swap; Hickory Nut Gap Farm offers holiday baskets; and French Broad Chocolates announces new holiday treats.
The two long-awaited Asheville beer businesses are set to launch this month.
**UPDATED DEC. 7** Black Cloud and Whistle Hop turn one, Rayburn Farm and Archetype host a pineapple sage brew-off, and Cliff Mori talks American sours in this week’s local beer news.
Holiday festivals and gatherings are in the works at West Village Market & Deli, Blue Ridge Food Venture and Addison Farms Vineyard. Also, Farm Burger South Asheville hosts a Farm Supper, Meredith Leigh leads a charcuterie workshop and NorthStar Bakehouse celebrates its grand opening.
Pull Up at the Peel Deli and Grill expands its lunch options. Also: East Fork Asheville hosts a cake-off; Sandy Mush Mountain Music and Square Dance returns; French Broad Chocolate Lounge hosts a book signing; the Flatiron Building celebrates 90 years; and Foothill Meats opens a second location in Black Mountain.
A second-generation American, Papanastasiou talks about life in a family of Greek restaurateurs and what it’s like keeping up with three busy Asheville bars and eateries.
Asheville businesses give patrons the opportunity to grab a beer while shopping for garden supplies, outdoor gear, groceries or interacting with working glassblowers.
Burial releases three packaged beers, Catawba releases two and Highland brings back Black Watch in this week’s local beer news.
A sampling of local restaurant options for those who prefer to have someone else do the holiday cooking.
After two years in business, Asheville Food Park is abandoning its original vision of operating as a food truck destination. Changes are also underway with the park’s brick-and-mortar components.