In today’s restaurants, creating a welcoming atmosphere is nearly as crucial to a great dining experience as excellent food. But what actually goes into making great restaurant hospitality? Xpress speaks with two of the city’s award-winning restaurants to learn more.
In theory, Gov. Roy Cooper’s May 14 announcement lifting mandatory capacity and gathering limits and allowing fully vaccinated diners to leave their masks at home should allow North Carolina restaurants to get back to a pre-pandemic normal. But in practice, Cooper’s announcement doesn’t change much for many local restaurateurs. “What is driving restaurants’ decisions right now […]
Groups are seeking support for workers and businesses through online initiatives, relief funds and lobbying efforts.
Data recently collected by the Asheville Independent Restaurants organization shows that WNC eateries contribute enormous amounts of money and time to the local community. But given the hospitality sector’s notoriously slim margins, how do these businesses manage to be so generous?
Chef Katie Button is set to open a New York-style bagel shop downtown. And in other local food news, Asheville Pizza Co. features a French-inspired pizza created by chef Michel Baudouin, Ivory Road Café & Kitchen hosts its second pie contest and local food businesses compete for the title of Asheville Pimento Cheese Champion.