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.
Brettanomyces, commonly known as “brett” in the brewing community, was traditionally regarded as a wild beer contaminant. But this wild card is beloved by Asheville-area brewers looking to spice up their offerings with unique flavors.
New brewery owners Paul and Sarah Casey implement rebranding and plans for increased production and distribution.
Asheville has bacon to please every palate — even vegetarians
Two women-owned West Asheville eateries offer traditional Salvadoran and Honduran cuisine.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts its inaugural Sausage Festival. Also, Buxton Hall Barbecue hosts a preservation pop up dinner; a traditional foods potluck comes to the West Asheville Community Center; Fill the Plate fundraiser is in full swing at Fresh Market, Marco’s Pizzeria changes its name and Frostbite Ice Cream closes its North Asheville location.
Creative local chefs are going vegan this month with plant-based takes on everything from kung pao chicken to a kheema sandwich.
The high-fat, low-carbohydrate nutrition plan is gaining traction as a weight-loss tactic and a means of coping with certain health issues. Local experts say the diet works well for some but not all.
While the recent passage of SB-155 was widely celebrated, skeptics have wondered just how much stimulus two hours of morning alcohol sales would provide for an already booming industry.
A last-minute decision to check out Chimney Rock during a weekend visit to Asheville resulted in a big move for John and Megan Medina.
The fifth annual event provides an opportunity to reflect on the local cider industry — one that’s grown to the extent that new types of business models and specialty stores have emerged alongside national and state associations, helping established and new producers better educate consumers and grow their brands.