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.
WNC organizations need donations and volunteers to make Thanksgiving dinner a reality for locals experiencing hunger and homelessness.
Wedge Foundation will host the Knuckle Deep BBQ Fest. Also, Villagers hosts a fermentation workshop, Knife & Fork holds seafood pop-up dinners, Vintage Kava moves to Weaverville and the Mills River Farmers Market goes back to school.
**UPDATED NOV. 17** Vadim Bora Russian Imperial Stout returns at Wedge, Hi-Wire releases a Strongman mix pack and more local beer news.
While craft beer has put Asheville on a host of lists — including third for most breweries per capita by Forbes magazine — other beverage makers are betting that locals and visitors have a thirst for drink options other than suds. Several cideries, one of the few sake breweries in America and one of the country’s leading kombucha […]
The Asheville Outlets hosts its inaugural Asheville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival. Also: Postero hosts Hendersonville Rescue Mission fundraiser dinner; Art & Pie II returns to Buxton Hall Barbecue; Taste of Asheville comes back for more and Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours arrives to Asheville
Authenticity is paramount to the chef’s vision for bringing Japanese izakaya cuisine to Asheville.
**UPDATED NOV. 2** Hi-Wire’s Stout Bout Festival returns, Zebulon shares three custom blends made for Tasty Beverage Co. and more local beer news.
WNC cideries prefer to source their ingredients locally whenever possible. Yet April through August, it can be especially difficult to secure enough local apples to meet production demands.
Sanctuary and Catawba reps discuss the process of working with charitable organizations to create new brews.
A new café and doughnut shop comes to the Jackson Building. Also, Hole Doughnuts hosts a Halloween party; Sunshine Sammies flaunts a strange seasonal theme; Edible Musings leads a vegan Thanksgiving workshop; Yesterday Spaces’ hosts Farmer’s Bounty Dinner and Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen holds the inaugural South Asheville Pie Contest.