The ninth annual Asheville Wing War returns on Sunday, March 8. Also: PennyCup Coffee Co. hosts Coffee Farmer Caravan; Asheville CSA Fair returns; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
The local culinary competition scene has seen significant changes over the years as organizers embrace new approaches and strive to increase inclusivity.
Folkmoot celebrates German traditions and Irish luck. Also: Acornucopia Project hosts tasting event; Asheville Wing War returns; Sushi gets served at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall; and more.
This year’s offerings from the 11 competing kitchens ran the gamut from classic Buffalo wings to puréed fruit-topped concoctions.
The upcoming concert at The Grey Eagle supports the work of Food Connection, which helps divert unused food from Asheville restaurants to organizations that feed the hungry. Also this week: Asheville Wing War, Dine To Be Kind and more local food news.
The sold-out 2016 Asheville Wing War saw one downtown restaurant dominate both the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice in the specialty wings category.
WNCW and Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project have teamed up to launch a new radio series called Growing Local; Villagers hosts a class on fermenting garden products into alcoholic beverages; Living Web Farms offers a knife skills workshop; plus Asheville Restaurant Week and Asheville Wing War approach.
On Sunday, March 1, nearly 20 local restaurants battled it out at the 2015 Asheville Wing Wars. In the end, a few managed to fly home with awards for specialty and traditional wings. Story by Jonathan Ammons. Photos by Cindy Kunst
The 2015 Grape Growers Conference, a community dinner and music event for Black History Month, Asheville Wing War and Asheville Small Plate Crawl.
A local chiropractor hosts his 19th annual food drive, A-B Tech’s culinary team heads to the nationals and Asheville readies for a Wing War, plus food writer Jonathan Ammons dishes on Nine Mile’s Groundation Salad.
So far, confirmed warriors include Mojo Taco Lounge, Luella’s Bar-B-Que, Haywood Lounge, the Social, Foggy Mountain Brewpub, Scully’s Bar and Grill, King James Public House, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Creekside Taphouse and the Barleycorn. A few additional competitor slots remain, and three of the listed participants — Barleycorn, Moe’s and Creekside — are in the game to defend a title.
Event organizer Kelly Denson presents the Asheville Yacht Club with a People’s Choice award at Saturday’s Asheville Wing War.
—Photo by Jackson Stahl
There’s a battle brewing in the mountains tonight, but instead of tanks and troops, this war will be waged with barbecue and blue cheese.