Whether advocating for change or dishing about microgreens, Asheville is filled with chefs who hold community close to heart.
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.
A silent auction at Appalachian Vintner raises money for local charities; a grant allows the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project to coordinate a conference on farm-to-school programs; the Biltmore Estate adds a new restaurant; and Season’s at Highland Lake offers a Christmas Eve buffet.
Some of Asheville’s best craft cocktail artists provide inspiration for festive tippling.
**UPDATED: DEC. 23** Sanctuary pours its own beers, Sweeten Creek adds a brown ale and Burial hosts a Christmas Eve potluck.
A plant-based community potluck party on Christmas Day aims to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for those in need of holiday cheer.
Fifth Season’s new East Asheville location caters to homebrewers; Full Circle Farm Sanctuary hosts a vegan cookie swap; AIR Passports are now for sale; local restaurants collect items for youths in need; and Strada Italiano hosts its annual traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes.
Last month, South Slope motorcycle repair shop Moto Vicious recently embraced a beer-loving business model by adding an after-hours taproom. Also in this Beer Scout, Sanctuary Brewing Co. kicks off production.
With his expansion in the old French Broad Chocolate Lounge space, Rhubarb chef John Fleer hopes to create a new bakery, retail shop and event venue that continues his theme of celebrating local edibles.
Six local breweries were awarded the Solar Energy Industries Association Solar Champion Award Monday afternoon for their leadership in bringing solar energy to Western North Carolina and the brewing industry.
**UPDATED: DEC. 17** Appalachian Vintner releases bottles of its Wicked Weed collaboration while Sweeten Creek Brewing and Blue Ridge Taproom join the local beer scene.