Learning to brew your own beer can seem daunting, but Asheville offers fertile ground for the beginning homebrewer.
A fundraiser for West Asheville’s Center for Honeybee Research showcases 27 honeys of the world; Asheville Brewers Supply hosts a seminar on insurance for beer entrepreneurs; Oskar Blues Brewery and The Cheese Store of Asheville plan a tasting; the Town of Fletcher hosts its 15th annual Chili Cook-Off; and Valet Gourmet partners with another food delivery service.
Sometimes it’s not just about eating that awesome dish of ice cream or plate of tacos, it’s about photographing it and sharing the experience on social media. Professional photographers, bakers and social media masters talk about what goes into making a successful, food-focused online persona — and why being on Instagram matters.
**UPDATED JAN. 27** Highland debuts Saw-Whet Saison, Sanctuary turns up its house beer total to 12 and Lazy Hiker is picked up by Skyland Distributing.
Asheville Biscuitry opened Jan. 13, taking over Dough’s former location on Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville.
In spite of today’s winter storm, a few local restaurants, breweries and bars are staying open for hardy souls who want to brave the elements.
Take a peek at what happens during Sierra Nevada and Wicked Weed Funkatorium tours.
From sipping chocolates to cayenne-infused coffees, Asheville businesses are whipping up warming drinks to chase away the winter blues.
**SNOW UPDATE JAN. 23** Check throughout the day for updates on inclement weather hours for Asheville breweries, beer bars, and bottle shops. Green Man brings back Dweller, Asheville Brewing debuts beers inspired by The Beatles and The Who and Burial hosts a double bottle release.
Local beer enthusiasts willing to make the trek to Morganton this weekend can expect to find a unique triple release event at Fonta Flora Brewery that supports the work of the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina.
Just a stone’s throw from Asheville, the little town of Brevard is building a dining scene that’s well worth a daytrip — or two.
Burial is planning a large-scale brewing expansion and more for its new 1.4-acre property.
**UPDATED JAN. 15** Hi-Wire debuts a new Hop Circus brew while Appalachian Vintner collaborates with Olde Hickory and Wicked Weed with Devil’s Backbone.
**UPDATED: JAN. 9** Lookout offers crowlers, Sanctuary rolls out three new beers and certified cicerones give free presentations.
After only a few months in operation, Lexington Avenue Cajun/Creole restaurant Lafayette has closed permanently.
A year after opening their highly anticipated Charlotte Street restaurant, chefs Patrick O’Cain and Chris Hathcock talk about how Asheville received their adventurous brand of Asian cuisine and how their menu has evolved.
Fletcher awaits the opening of Blue Ghost Brewery, New Mountain AVL opens its own taproom and Sweeten Creek Brewing starts pouring beer — and serving sandwiches.
Pay-by-the-ounce frozen yogurt shop Jolly Goode is now open in Brevard; owners of Bonfire Barbecue and Cúrate are in the planning stages of expanding their separate eateries; and Publix is rolling out several programs to support the Special Olympics throughout January.
Downtown grocery store Hopey and Co. has officially opened its newly expanded space on South French Broad Avenue.
**UPDATED DEC. 31** Plenty of new bottles and events to ring in the new year.
Asheville-area chefs have created a smorgasbord of memorable menus to commemorate the end of 2015.