Those with mad meat-free grill skills can enter their best dish in the Great North Carolina Vegan Barbecue Cookoff 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at THE BLOCK Off Biltmore, 39 S. Market St.
Entry is free before midnight Saturday, June 30, and $5 starting Sunday, July 1. Tasting/judging tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. All proceeds benefit Animal Haven of Asheville. Prizes for the top three winners will be provided by No Evil Foods. For details, visit the event’s Facebook page at avl.mx/521.