After several delays, Gemelli launches in the Westgate Regional Shopping Center. Plus: Cultura reopens; The Whale hosts Yacht Rock Zwanze Day; and more!
Olivette Riverside Community and Farm hosts a benefit festival for ASAP’s Double SNAP for Food and Vegetables program. Also: MANNA FoodBank’s popular Empty Bowls returns; Nine Mile bottles its salad dressings; and more!
Ron Jimenez had a literal eye-opening epiphany. “I woke up one morning a couple years ago with an out-of-the-blue conviction to become a vegetarian,” he recalls. “From that day forward, I stopped eating meat and cut back on all animal products.” Raised in Asheville, Jimenez later relocated to Florida to pursue his culinary education before returning to […]
Less than two months after assuming the role as director of We Give a Share, Madi Holtzman nervously approached founding board member Elizabeth Sims with the idea to change the local nonprofit’s name to better reflect its mission to “Make all plates equal.” Sims supported the idea, and in June, Holtzman presented her proposal to the […]
Flori Pate, Food Connection’s founder and current leader of community engagement, wants the communities it serves to be on a first-name basis with the nonprofit’s newest venture, a mobile meals truck. “An anonymous donor gave us $55,000 to help commission the truck, and his only request was we name it Fran,” Pate explains with a […]
From occupancy tax allocations and hemp production to private bar membership, state legislators voted on several measures that are consequential to WNC in their recently concluded short session.
Mother Ocean Seafood Market is teaming with Pleb Urban Winery, offering food truck service outside the River Arts District venue. Also: PicklePalooza 2022 returns Saturday, July 23; Barn Door Ciderworks hosts its latest dinner; and more!
Cochon555’s national Heritage Fire tour lands in Asheville on Sunday, July 17.
Madi Holtzman, the new director for We Give a Share, notes her vision for the nonprofit’s future. Also: Asheville Independent Restaurant Association names its new executive director; River Arts District Farmers Market lands a new location; and more!
For many first-time and established restaurateurs, the current market and supply chain issues continue to create ongoing challenges for new projects. For some local chefs, the result has meant pushing back start dates, while depending ever more on the ambiguous promise of “Opening Soon.”
Botanical Bones receives a $50,000 grant for its expanding dog treat business. Also: North Carolina Craft Beverage Museum launches its traveling exhibit; Brews & Bears celebrates its latest gathering; and more!
The inaugural AVL Honey Fest debuts at Salvage Station Sunday, June 5. Also: Livermush Festival returns to Marion; Well Played Board Game Café reopens; and more!
Finch Gourmet Market & Wine Bar opens in Biltmore Village. Plus: Pop Bubble Tea prepares for grand opening in North Asheville; Howdy Homemade Ice Cream launches in Arden; and plenty more!
Asheville Pride Bowling League continues its quest to raise funds for Loving Food Resources. Also: MetroWines hosts grand re-opening; Ben’s Tune Up launches brunch menu; and more!
So radical is the transformation of the storefront building at 5 Biltmore Ave. — revealed on April 7 as Mehfil — that even people who frequently traverse downtown’s main artery may need a reminder of what was there. “It was Hana Japanese Hibachi and Sushi,” says Al Singh, owner of the new Indian restaurant with […]
Located on College Street in downtown Asheville, Zella’s Deli serves meatball subs and other sandwich classics. Also: Jeremiah’s Italian Ice opens on Merrimon Avenue; Gospel Ice Cream debuts at the River Arts District Farmers Market; and more!
Pan Island opens at Asheville Mall’s food court. Plus: Vegan Peruvian food pop-up; Easter chocolates; and more!
After two years away, Asheville City Market returns downtown. Also: Jettie Rae’s Oyster House welcomes The Pearl; Holeman and Finch Public House debuts brunch menu; and plenty more!
Ashleigh Shanti hosts a pop-up to celebrate her “Top Chef” debut. Plus: Parlor launched in downtown; MANNA FoodBank hosts its latest Student Food Drive; and more!
Three local female chefs continue to share their love of brunch with the pop-up series, Ladies Who Brunch. Also: Bargello and District 42 host local nights; Benne on Eagle celebrates Black History Month; and more!
The Pot Stirred, a new CBD cafe, prepares for its launch. Plus: Elevated Kava Lounge opens in West Asheville; Valentine’s Day events; and more!