The streets of downtown Asheville were free of cars on Sept. 17 — but that doesn’t mean they were quiet. Open Streets Asheville returned for its second year, filling the roadways with people and activities, including art, dance, sports and music.
State legislation passed at the end of May offers an affordable way for eateries to expand their menus and draw more customers.
The new Charlotte Street yeast-production and testing facility will open a fermentation-focused restaurant and taproom this fall.
Root Bottom Farm will host its second Pedal to Plate event on Sunday, Sept. 17. Also this week: Coffee for Champions campaign returns, North Asheville Food Truck Festival comes to town, Ole Shakey’s Getaway hosts Pig Out Luau and more.
Brewgrass returns for its 21st year, Burial hosts its next-to-last Moonlit Art Market, Fonta Flora brings Oktoberfest and more local beer news.
Although Western North Carolina’s craft brewing industry has grown exponentially in the last decade, DWI arrests have decreased significantly.
The dreary Wednesday morning weather couldn’t put a damper on a 1 p.m. reception celebrating the new office location of the recently-rebranded Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Food and gardening classes can help children learn life skills, nourish creativity and connect to the natural world. But funding for these programs can be hard to come by.
African and Caribbean flavors return to Pack Square Park during the Goombay Festival. Also: Catawba Brewing hosts Grill & Chill; Olivette Riverside Community and Farm hold a benefit dinner for Asheville GreenWorks; The Hop Ice Cream raises money for and awareness of multiple sclerosis; and plenty more.
A new crop of eateries and drinking spots is changing the face of the West Asheville business corridor.
The New York City-based author and baker launches her new book, Toast & Jam, in Asheville with events at OWL Bakery and East Fork Pottery.
Chef Chris Sizemore talks about the Fairview eatery’s unique space, its menu and quirky decor and some interesting plans for the future.
The challenges of finding and maintaining kitchen help are not new to Asheville’s restaurant industry, but the problem seems to be growing for many local restaurateurs.
Bacon is king at the fifth annual 105.9 the Mountain’s BaconFest Asheville. Also: Vegan Awareness Week begins Monday, Aug. 28, Slow Food Asheville holds a tomato tasting at The Wedge at Foundation and The West Asheville Tailgate Market teams up with Salt & Smoke for its first 2017 supper.
Although the popular cheese spread originated in New York, it has long been a staple of Southern kitchens. Asheville variations often feature unconventional additions such as as pecans and bourbon.
The downtown shop’s first cookbook features eight chapters of recipes both savory and sweet.
The Whale will showcase world beers alongside esoteric local offerings with a focus on educating independent beer lovers looking to expand their horizons.
A competition at Ole Shakey’s Getaway highlights locally made beef jerky. Also, MetroWine celebrates the solar eclipse, Living Web Farm offers a class on homemade sauces, Hickory Nut Gap Farm leads a course in the art of sausage-making and Sovereign Remedies goes to the theater.
Farmer and chef Sunil Patel gets back to his cultural roots with his monthly Indian Supper events at Sovereign Remedies.
A local farm has launched plans to turn a vacant lot on Fairview Road into a market and café, bringing much-needed food access and a social hub to one of Asheville’s food deserts.