On Sunday, Feb. 18, Buxton Hall Barbecue will host Celebrating the Culinary Journey of the South: A Dinner Conversation with John T. Edge. Also: Haywood Common opens in West Asheville; Rezaz closes for renovations; and more in this week’s Small Bites.
In recognition of Martin Luther King Day, Black Star Line Brewing Co. will host a vegan breakfast plus a whole day of events honoring the civil rights leader. Also: a plant-based Bravo Breakfast at the Hendersonville Community Co-op, Punk Wok Pop-Up at Buxton Hall Barbecue, the GO Kitchen Ready Showcase Dinner and more.
Lower margins on Asheville’s craft brews could negatively impact local restaurants.
The Asheville Outlets hosts its inaugural Asheville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival. Also: Postero hosts Hendersonville Rescue Mission fundraiser dinner; Art & Pie II returns to Buxton Hall Barbecue; Taste of Asheville comes back for more and Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours arrives to Asheville
Third shift can be challenging to acclimate to — whether it’s learning to sleep during the day, finding a healthy work-family balance or forgoing the social components that are more readily available to those who work traditional hours. But as those who spoke with Xpress note, it has its perks, too. Along with empty streets and a less harried work pace, workers tend to come across colorful personalities at night.
The challenges of finding and maintaining kitchen help are not new to Asheville’s restaurant industry, but the problem seems to be growing for many local restaurateurs.
East Fork Pottery introduces the One Bowl Dinner fundraising series. Also: Edible Asheville hosts its latest FED Talk, Luella’s Bar-B-Que celebrates 10 years, Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a butchery class and Virgola opens in Biltmore Village.
Black-Eyed Susan Cafe is now open in Black Mountain. Also, Buxton Presents celebrates Fonta Flora’s State of Origin Festival, Asheville VeganFest returns, Metro Wines hosts a class and more Asheville food news.
The next installment in the monthly, late-night Buxton Presents series doubles as a pre-party for the Morganton brewery’s State of Origin festival.
Each year in May, during National Preservation Month, the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County brings together the community to recognize significant preservation projects.
Hi-Wire releases the latest bottles from its Single Barrel Series, Catawba hosts a beach bash with Buxton Hall Barbecue and Monk Beer Academy delves into the history and growth of North Carolina craft beer.
Gluttony reigns supreme at Champlain, Buxton Hall’s latest pop-up event. Also, Mike Ferrari leads cooking classes at The Farm, Fletcher hosts its 16th annual chili cook-off, Ask Hendersonville offers a foodie prize giveaway and the Organic Growers School opens early registration for its Spring Conference.
From cell phone use to tipping, Asheville waitstaff and bartenders talk about ways to be a more courteous customer.
Whether you’re in Asheville, Hendersonville, Marshall or Saluda, Western North Carolina is planning a host of tasty New Year’s Eve options.
The Halloween candy is probably gone. Rot has set in on the jack-o’-lanterns. The ghosts, goblins and other graveyard lawn decor have been broken down, boxed up and put to bed till next year. Yet certain other ghosts still linger: ghost signs, those fading advertisements painted on the sides of old buildings. In Asheville they […]
This week kicks off Short Street Cakes’ eighth annual Day of the Dead fundraiser. Also, Vortex Doughnuts turns two, Friends of the Mountain Branch Library in Lake Lure hosts a chili cook-off, the Truckload Sale returns to French Broad Food Co-op and Lex 18 will offer Turkish coffee readings for Halloween.
Ride a bike, cut a rug, revisit Neil Young, tour a haunted house or celebrate the spookiest season with poetry and pie. There are as many ways to commemorate All Hallows Eve as there are sexy zombie costume possibilities.
The Grey Eagle hosts a taco competition, chef Katie Button celebrates the publication of her first cookbook, Siam Thai Restaurant opens in North Asheville, Living Web Farms offers a pair of workshops and Buxton Hall Barbecue brings back its femalecentric Velvet & Lace pop-up concept with the Harvest Moon cocktail series.
Pop-up events allow restaurants and other venues to make creative and profitable use of their spaces during off hours. But Asheville business owners also use the concept to help budding entrepreneurs gain a foothold and hone their skills.
Local bartenders offer ideas and recipes for making cooling summer drinks using scratch-made syrups and simple ingredients.
AVL Beer Week beer dinners and food pairings bring unusual ingredients, interesting venues, Asheville chefs and local brews together for tasty and out-of-the-ordinary events.