Ten years is a long time for any restaurant to thrive and survive, especially in Asheville’s highly competitive dining scene. But Luella’s Bar-B-Que has reached that decade mark and will celebrate Tuesday, March 21, with a special anniversary beer plus food-and-brew pairings at both the Merrimon Avenue and Biltmore Park locations. Luella’s has teamed with Asheville’s Hi-Wire […]
Check out a few of the options for Asheville’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Also, get the details on wine dinners at Hickory Nut Gap Farm and The N.C. Arboretum plus a new breakfast pop-up at Knife & Fork.
Buffalo Nickel expects a run on mint juleps at its second Derby Party; Post 70 hosts its own Derby Day Cookout; Luella’s Bar-B-Que opens a second location in South Asheville; and Velvet & Lace hosts its last dark and witchy cocktail party.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features local singer Emily Bodley’s debut EP and a mobile yarn-arts studio for Alina Shea Creations.
The shy return of baby greens — kale, dandelion greens, watercress — elates our salad plates. And local chefs perk up as well.
“People are crazy for chips because they’re everything that our prehistoric brains say we love: fat, salt and crunch,” says Ashevillean Chris Bryant, and Asheville’s gourmet potato chip scene seems to be the proof.
So far, confirmed warriors include Mojo Taco Lounge, Luella’s Bar-B-Que, Haywood Lounge, the Social, Foggy Mountain Brewpub, Scully’s Bar and Grill, King James Public House, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Creekside Taphouse and the Barleycorn. A few additional competitor slots remain, and three of the listed participants — Barleycorn, Moe’s and Creekside — are in the game to defend a title.
In Asheville, many restaurateurs realize that cooperation trumps competition. The local culinary scene is well-known for its collaborative spirit, and behindtheapron.com, a new business-to-business website recently unveiled by Asheville Independent Restaurants, aims to enhance and expand that synergy. Unlike AIR’s current website, which is mostly consumer-based, Behind the Apron was created to be a resource for the organization’s 120-plus member restaurants. […]
Everything from beef tartare to torched marshmallow s’mores was on the menu last night as Asheville Independent Restaurants celebrated the local food scene with its annual Taste of Asheville event.