The Asheville VeganFest returns with three-days of festivities. Also: MANNA FoodBank hosts its 19th annual Blue Jean Ball, Mini-VegFest debuts, The Black Jar Honey Tasting returns and The Southern Kitchen and Bar closes.
The annual food festival featured a panel discussion with local chefs Susi Gott Séguret and Mike Moore on the history and evolution of Appalachian cuisine.
The restaurant is a collaboration between chef Adam Bannasch of Zambra, chef Mike Moore of Blind Pig Supper club and Jason Caughman of Pisgah Brewing. The owners plan to offer heirloom vegetables, regionally sourced meat and seafood, and of course, bourbon.
A veritable festival of barbecue and blues was held at Hickory Nut Gap farm this weekend, courtesy of Ed Mitchell, Elliott Moss and Blind Pig (pictures by Cindy Kunst).