Four food and beverage businesses with diverse concepts will launch in the neighborhood this spring.
After eight years, Chai Pani’s original downtown Asheville location has gotten a makeover. Also: Asheville Food Truck Showdown returns; Villagers hosts a fermentation workshop; Women Vinters Wine Dinner comes to Golden Fleece; Clyde’s Burger Stop opens and Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. says farewell to its popular lunch buffet.
Formerly Virgola, The Wine & Oyster offers an expanded menu. Also this week: Cúrate holds a five-course wine dinner, Dobra Tea leads a class on oolong tea, the Asheville Truffle Experience returns and East Fork Pottery hosts a French Broad Chocolates workshop and more.
S&W Artisanal offers a taste of the Mediterranean to Asheville. Also: La Guinguette hosts a wine dinner; The Hop Ice Cream brings back its ice cream yule log; Firestorm Books & Coffee hosts a vegan cookie swap; Hickory Nut Gap Farm offers holiday baskets; and French Broad Chocolates announces new holiday treats.
After two years in business, Asheville Food Park is abandoning its original vision of operating as a food truck destination. Changes are also underway with the park’s brick-and-mortar components.
A new café and doughnut shop comes to the Jackson Building. Also, Hole Doughnuts hosts a Halloween party; Sunshine Sammies flaunts a strange seasonal theme; Edible Musings leads a vegan Thanksgiving workshop; Yesterday Spaces’ hosts Farmer’s Bounty Dinner and Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen holds the inaugural South Asheville Pie Contest.
Polanco brings a fresh take on Mexican fare to the former Vincenzo’s space. Also, Warren Wilson College hosts the Regional Food Waste Summit, White Labs Kitchen & Tap opens on South Charlotte Street, chocolate comes to The Collider and Abby Artemisia hosts a workshop on foraging.
Asheville has bacon to please every palate — even vegetarians
The new Charlotte Street yeast-production and testing facility will open a fermentation-focused restaurant and taproom this fall.
A new crop of eateries and drinking spots is changing the face of the West Asheville business corridor.
Milk & Honey Café brings a chef-driven food menu plus cold-pressed juices and smoothies to Arden. Also, Dobra Tea benefits Rise as One, The Hop hosts a fundraiser for ASAP and Nightbell teams with No Taste Like Home.
Hendersonville’s Historic Seventh Avenue District welcomes a new coffee venture. Also, Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Festival begins Friday, July 14; Metro Wines host multiple classes and tastings and the Asheville International Wine Competition celebrates regional wineries.
The ice-cream sandwich purveyor moved into its first brick-and-mortar at the end of June.
In its seventh year, Noble Kava launches a new location on Biltmore Avenue. Also, the WNC Battle of the Burger returns, Atlanta barbecue comes to Buxton Hall, Sovereign Remedies hosts Bad Hombres Taco Pop Up and Shuck N Brew Oyster Bar opens in Fletcher.
Café Yuzu will feature handmade treats by baker and owner Cynthia Pierce along with products from Vortex Doughnuts, French Broad Chocolates, OWL Bakery and Dobra Tea. Also, Fork & Knife hosts a Fourth of July event, Tiki Thursdays returns to Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian and Bone & Broth introduces its early-summer menu.
The new pizza-by-the-slice restaurant is taking over the space that once housed Hannah Flanagan’s Irish Pub.
A new pie cafe hits South Asheville. Also, Urban Orchard Cider Co. will host a five-course live fire dinner, Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club and Hickory Nut Gap Farm team up for a fundraiser and lots more in this week’s Small Bites.
The owners of Jargon and Gan Shan Station discuss the ins and outs of launching an eatery in Foodtopia.
Frostbite Ice Cream Bar expands to north Asheville. Also: Blue Dream Curry House celebrates two years, A Taste of Portugal comes to La Guinguette and Put It Up! Youth Food Preservation Camp is now open for enrollment.
Asheville chef Zika Singogo is partnering with local farmer and food supplier Kendall Huntley to provide sustainability-focused food at the Cradle of Forestry.
Thirsty Monk’s Open Brewing becomes a coffee pub while the chain’s efforts to purchase French Broad Brewing Co. continue.