**UPDATED MARCH 27** Many Western North Carolina breweries are offering to-go sales from their taprooms.
Chicken, black eyed-peas and collard greens are among the items to be served at the upcoming Soul Food Supper, hosted by Asheville Parks and Recreation. Also: Lookout Brewing Co. holds a mac and cheese cookoff; The Cut Cocktail Lounge celebrates Mardi Gras with a crawfish boil; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
Local culinary and beverage specialists are teaming up to donate food, funds and holiday gifts to local families in need. Also: Asheville Tea Co. hosts a holiday tea and pastry pairing; Four Sisters Bakery teams up with Black Mountain Recreation and Parks; Mamacita’s Taco Temple holds a tequila dinner; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
HIV and the trans experience is the theme for this year’s World AIDS Day Community Luncheon. Also: Miracle on Haywood Road and Sippin’ Santa launch; Vivian hosts Hungarian wine dinner; and plenty more in this week’s Small bites.
Local religious organizations come together to express gratitude and donate nonperishable food items to those in need. Also: South Asheville Cemetery Association hosts a potluck; Antidote cocktail lounge holds a Harry Potter-themed competition; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
**UPDATED OCT. 4** Highland celebrates Barrel-Aged Beer Day, Oskar Blues collaborates with The String Cheese Incident and more local beer news.
Peppers take center stage for the inaugural Pepperpalooza, hosted by the West Asheville Tailgate Market. Also: Lookout Brewing Co. throws its annual wild game potluck; The Red Rocker Inn hosts a barbecue and bluegrass dinner; and more.
Devil’s Foot Beverage Co. recently received a $50,000 grant from NC IDEA, which is being used to help the company expand its staff and reach. Also: Bone & Broth teams up with Metro Wines; Green Opportunities Southside Kitchen prepares a free community cookout; The Lord’s Acre hosts its annual square dance; and more.
Chef Dan Silo opens Sawhorse on New Leicester Highway. Also: Cider, Wine and Dine weekend returns to Henderson County; Azalea Bistro launches in Saluda; Community Table hosts its latest Empty Bowl fundraiser for MANNA FoodBank and more local food news.
**UPDATED FEB. 1** Archetype and the NC Craft Beverage Museum partner for a night of beer trivia, Highland taps a Berliner Weisse in conjunction with Night Flight 2019 and more local beer news.
Bounty of Bethlehem continues its quest to provide a Christmas meal for residents in need. Also: O’Hole-y Night returns to Hole Doughnuts, Lookout Brewing Co. hosts Christmas Eve by Candlelight, The Cut Cocktail Lounge celebrates the holidays with a pair of special dinners and plenty more.
**UPDATED FEB. 9** Zebulon celebrates its first anniversary by making a range of IPAs, Highland releases its newest Warrior Series beer and more.
**UPDATED DEC. 29** Asheville area breweries close out 2016 and ring in 2017 with new beers.
**UPDATED DEC. 3** Hi-Wire offers membership to its RingMaster VIP Beer Club, Blue Ghost taps Jack Daniel’s Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale and more.
**UPDATED SEPT. 10** Hi-Wire hosts its inaugural Oktoberfest celebration, Catawba releases a collaborative Märzen and the Monk Beer Academy focuses on Bret beers.
**UPDATED APRIL 29** Green Man releases Snozzberry, Burial hosts Sharpen the Blades and New Belgium opens its tasting room.
Western North Carolina brewers are adding peppers, flowers and other nature-based ingredients to their beers with exciting results.
**UPDATED MAR. 5** Asheville Brewing releases a dry-hopped grapefruit Shiva IPA, Thirsty Monk focuses on sours and Blue Ghost has its grand opening.
**UPDATED FEB. 20** Font Flora hosts its second Funk and Monk event, Burial releases Bolo cans and Lookout debuts its newest sour.
Zebulon debuts its first bottles, Boojum triples its can offerings and Green Man brings back La Mas Negra.
**UPDATED JAN. 15** Hi-Wire debuts a new Hop Circus brew while Appalachian Vintner collaborates with Olde Hickory and Wicked Weed with Devil’s Backbone.