After living in Charlotte for more than 20 years, Ramona Young, owner of the Kente Kitchen and program coordinator for the Eagle Streets Market Development Corp., found herself starting over in Asheville. That change steered her from a corporate career path into food entrepreneurship. Her catering business, Kente Kitchen, specializes in Liberian, Nigerian and Ghanaian cuisine. Mountain Xpress: […]
UpCountry Brewing owner John Cochran talks about his journey from Terrapin Beer Co. founder to Asheville craft brewer.
With its ever-changing menu, The Remingtin Room will allow the chefs at Buxton Hall Barbecue to cut loose on Friday and Saturday nights. Also this week, Gan Shan Station announces plans for a new West Asheville location, Hickory Nut Gap Farm schedules spring events and more.
The battle raged hot and heavy at All American Food Fights’ sixth annual Asheville Wing War on March 5. This year’s sold-out event drew the largest crowd yet with nearly 1,000 attendees converging on the Crowne Plaza Resort for the festivities. Each year, about a dozen restaurants go head to head, each offering both traditional […]
Asheville chefs and restaurant owners are hosting dinners and coordinating initiatives in support of national groups like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, NAACP and others.
In Western North Carolina and across the country, labor unions seem to be a dying breed these days, and many local residents don’t seem overly concerned about it. Yet WNC’s complex history of unionization stretches back to the late 19th century. From high-profile labor disputes and the emergence of “right to work” laws to the […]
The upcoming concert at The Grey Eagle supports the work of Food Connection, which helps divert unused food from Asheville restaurants to organizations that feed the hungry. Also this week: Asheville Wing War, Dine To Be Kind and more local food news.
Wedge at the Foundation opens for business, Catawba releases Peanut Butter and Jelly Time and Hi-Wire hosts the inaugural N.C. Small Batch Fest
In the few months since it opened, the taproom has established itself as a gathering place for locals. Now the owners are offering four house-made brews on draft.
A recent addition to Asheville Independent Restaurants’ board of directors, Kate Bannasch brings her years of experience as a server to play in her new role of owner and manager at Copper Crown.
Breweries fete New Orleans and North Carolina with upcoming events.
Cake, cocktails and music will be in play at Short Street Cakes’ eight-year anniversary event. Also this week: tequila tastings, a Winter Beer Dinner, New Orleans cuisine and more.
**UPDATED FEB. 26** Thirsty Monk features Hi-Wire’s recent collaborative brews, Appalachian Vintner hosts an Epic Brewing release with local significance and more.
The reception will honor Asheville’s black chefs, restaurant owners and hospitality employees.
From the Ani Katuah to white settlers and tobacco farmers, barns and buildings have played a central role in defining the culture of the Southern Appalachians. Shelter on the Mountain: Barns and Building Traditions of the Southern Highlands traces the evolution of local building practices.
A panel of local judges evaluated 30 honeys from around the globe to determine the 2017 Black Jar champion.
Beer writers Tony Kiss and Scott Douglas interview Western North Carolina beer personalities on our new podcast, Xpress on Tap.
Local breweries host Valentine’s date nights, Zebulon releases an experimental beer and the Asheville Brewers Alliance hosts the second AVL Beer Expo.
New beers and events are on the schedule this month at Asheville breweries.
Although it operates from a Holiday Inn, Woodfire is an independently owned restaurant with specials that cater to the local community.