This year’s parade theme is Wild, Wild Asheville. “It can refer to the wild spirit Ashevilleans embrace, the wild nature that surrounds our mountain town, or the wild ingredients found in our beers and food,” says Diane Curry, Asheville Mardis Gras’ executive committee chair.
On Sunday, Feb. 24, Agya Boakye-Boaten, director of Africana Studies at UNC Asheville, will host his inaugural West African-themed dinner, Mukase, at West End Bakery and Café. Also: Cajun Cook-off returns, tickets for Asheville Bread Festival workshops go on sale and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
The Cajun Cookoff returns to the Salvage Station. Also: Firestorm Books & Coffee hosts a vegetarian potluck, Our Global Table fundraiser benefits Pisgah Legal’s Justice for All Project, Cuban food comes to Twin Leaf Brewery, Mamacitas hosts a fundraiser for ArtSpace Charter School and Knife & Fork starts its annual winter pop-up series.
Mardi Gras season kicks off Jan. 6 with a party at Club 11 On Grove.
Shortly after opening, West Asheville newcomer Arancini morphed from a fast-casual Italian eatery to a wine bar; Fifth Season Gardening Co.’s event schedule now includes Friday evening beer samplings plus monthly fundraisers for local nonprofits; Living Web Farms’ Patryk Battle teaches gardeners to increase tomato yields through grafting; and Isa’s Bistro offers a beer dinner and weekly discounted wines.
All are welcome to dance their way into 2016 in an imaginative getup (optional). The kickoff event is at The Grove House Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m.
The Asheville Mardi Gras parade makes its through downtown this weekend (read about the parade and other festivities here). But even though this particular celebration marches to the beat of a very different drummer, it wouldn’t be a parade without a band. And it wouldn’t be a Mardi Gras parade without a second line band […]
Back in 2001, such a level of popularity and public acceptance seemed unlikely. But if the weather cooperates on Sunday, Feb. 15, Asheville Mardi Gras will draw an estimated 5,000 people to line Wall Street, Battery Park Avenue, Haywood Street and Page Avenue for the annual parade.
Asheville Mardi Gras’ Cajun Cookoff paired costumes with cameraderie at the Millroom on Sunday, Jan. 25. The fundraising event, benefiting the Mardi Gras parade and Queen’s Ball (to be held Sunday, Feb. 15) as well as MANNA FoodBank, saw Cajun and zydeco fusion band Bayou Diesel playing to a decked out crowd in a venue […]
A new coffee shop is open in East Asheville; Dough closes for remodeling; Hopey & Co. announces downtown expansion plans; Asheville Mardi Gras plans a Cajun Cook-off and
It may have been a cloudy day, but the streets of Asheville were lined with bright colors for the Asheville Mardi Gras parade on Sunday, March 2. Following the parade, folks in feathered costumes followed one another across downtown to pack into Pack’s Tavern for the Queen’s Ball.
Revelers took to the streets for Asheville Mardi Gras on Sunday, March 2.
Twelfth Night is an old, traditional time of merriment in many Western cultures. Most now think of it as the start of the Carnival season leading up to Mardi Gras.