Addissae reopens, Avenue M hosts a Sunday Supper Series, Cultivated Cocktails offers a spirited Halloween event and more local food and beverage news.
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Food court: Restaurants serve memories that linger beyond the meal
Our beloved, memory-triggering local restaurants are deeply personal keepers of happy experiences.
Biz briefs: Buncombe continues to see high COVID-19 unemployment, business closures
The county, North Carolina’s seventh-most populous, was fifth on the state’s list of counties by number of pandemic-related first-time unemployment insurance claimants in April. Of those claims, 21.7% were from workers in the leisure and hospitality industries, while 15.6% were from the trade, transportation and utilities sector.
Asheville’s immigrant chefs feed the local community
Western North Carolina, which, despite a paucity of ethnic and racial diversity demographically, boasts a wide range of global culinary representation.
The surprising health benefits of WNC’s fermented foods
“Here’s to celebrating this important and diverse technique of food production in hopes that its products continue to proliferate locally for the health and well-being of everyone.”
Greens in the bank: New Year’s in WNC calls for collards
Southern tradition brings winter greens to Asheville’s New Year’s tables, but other cultures also embrace this abundant cold-weather food source.
Small bites: International Moveable Feast
Ten Thousand Villages celebrates 25 years in WNC. Also: Villager’s throws a Acornucopia Project’s tasting party, Homegrown Babies hosts the 8th annual Sweet Potato Cooking Contest, U.S. Cellular Center announces a new menu and UNC Asheville achieves Green Restaurant status.
Small bites: Asheville Restaurant Week returns for its fifth year
Asheville Restaurant Week offers special prix fixe menus at a number of local eateries. Also this week, Burial Beer and Hickory Nut Gap Farm partner for a feast, The Farm talks about Super Bowl snacks and more.
Weathering the winter months: Addissae Ethiopian restaurant hopes for community support
Asheville’s first and only Ethiopian restaurant, Addissae, has fallen on hard times nearly a year after opening. The restaurant’s owners, Vicki Schomer and Neeraj Kebede, recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to elicit community support and help pay for the basic costs of rent, utilities, insurance and fees. “Recently we have depleted our resources and exhausted our […]
Thanksgiving crowd-pleasers: Asheville chefs share recipes for the big day
From vegan centerpieces to creative ways to treat leftovers, local chefs offer homegrown ideas for Thanksgiving Day dishes.
Hail seitan: A meat lover explores Asheville VeganFest
A dedicated meat-loving omnivore faces his deepest fears and takes on Asheville VeganFest. Featuring artwork by Katrin Dohse and a photo gallery from the event by Sarah Whelan.
Asheville’s first Ethiopian restaurant opens downtown
After years of asking for it, Asheville finally has its own Ethiopian restaurant. Addissae opened on Tuesday, Dec. 16, for the first in a string of soft-opening nights. Currently only accepting around 50 reservations per night, the owners are trying to ease into their launch.
Small Bites: BaconFest is back
Pork devotees can celebrate International Bacon Day (and Labor Day weekend) on Saturday, Aug. 30, by pigging out at the second annual BaconFest Asheville; Asheville Wine and Food Festival and updates on Addissae Ethiopian Restaurant, Vortex and Hole Donuts.