Chef William Dissen has been one of the faces of Asheville’s culinary scene since he bought The Market Place restaurant from its founder, Mark Rosenstein, eight years ago. On the cusp of The Market Place’s 38th year in operation, Dissen recently announced his newest venture — a 150-seat farm-to-table restaurant in uptown Charlotte. Located just around the corner […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new web comic project by local designer Anna Whitley, an equipment drive for the Blind Pig Supper Club and outreach efforts by Don’t Wreck Asheville Coalition.
A few Western North Carolina Valentine’s Day events will offer a unique experience in addition to dinner and dessert — including opportunities to give from the heart.
The Blind Pig Supper Club’s sprawling dinner events have always raised money for charity. But with the organization’s new Rally Around the Family campaign, founder Mike Moore wants to focus on helping local families in need while supporting WNC farmers.
More and more these days, young people are enrolling in culinary school in order to get into the kitchen. That rise in enrollment begs the question: Is it worth it?
On Saturday, April 2, Asheville’s Blind Pig Supper Club will bring together star chefs, including Raleigh’s Ashley Christensen, to present The Best Dinner of My LIfe, a fundraiser for Asheville yoga instructor and physical therapist Ryan Conrad, who is battling pancreatic cancer.
Whether advocating for change or dishing about microgreens, Asheville is filled with chefs who hold community close to heart.
From goose barnacles to puffer fish, Asheville chefs crave some crazy stuff.
During the Blind Pig Supper Club’s Kitchen Ready Hands dinner on Sunday, Nov. 8, four of Asheville’s top chefs collaborated with students of Green Opportunities Kitchen Ready to present a meal that raised thousands of dollars to support the culinary training program.
At a recent “research dinner” hosted by Asheville’s Blind Pig Supper Club, the mountains met the coast for a groundbreaking chefs’ collaboration and hands-on exploration of seafood sources.
When the fourth annual Lambstock festival happened last weekend in Virginia, a team of Asheville chefs were on hand to cook up a feast for the foodie revelers.
On Saturday, July 18, Asheville-area chefs will come together for a Blind Pig Supper Club fundraiser dubbed “The American Dream.” The event’s aimed at both helping rebuild B’s Cracklin’ BBQ and collecting food for the nonprofit Manna FoodBank.
Seven Sows Bourbon & Larder, one of Asheville’s celebrated and decorated downtown restaurants, will close in two weeks.
Things have been changing at Asheville’s beloved Seven Sows Bourbon & Larder. Hosting Blind Pig Supper Club events both regionally and on the road, chef and owner Michael Moore has found himself drawn from the kitchen more and more lately, leading to rumors that he was closing or selling the restaurant.
It has been said that too many cooks spoil the broth, but four acclaimed chefs from Asheville and Charleston, S.C., will cream that sentiment on Sunday, Sept. 28, and spoil a lucky few with a six-course dinner — all for a worthwhile cause. Ivan Candido of The Admiral and Todd Woods of Seven Sows will […]
For most chefs, a two-hour microburst rainstorm at 8 a.m. does not create any significant hurdles in the workday, but for Michael Twitty, it really does. Twitty is not just a chef of pre-Civil War slave foods; he is an historian and an author, and when he cooks, he does everything as it would have been done by his ancestors
Last spring Canadian television show The Illegal Eater filmed an episode in Asheville that is set to air Jan. 28 on Canada’s Travel+Escape channel. Jeff Anderson, marketing and creative director at Urban Orchard Cider Company, served as the production assistant on the two-day shoot. “I had a blast,” Anderson says.
On Sunday, Jan. 22, Blind Pig — a not-for-profit dinner club held in various “secret” locations around Asheville — hosted the Rising Sun dinner, a 12-course Japanese meal prepared by chefs from the Admiral and Cucina 24. Local filmmaker Aaron Morrell documented the entire process, from start to finish. We have the video for you here.
Eating strange animal parts with gusto at the latest Blind Pig Supper Club