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What’s new in food: Asheville Independent Restaurant Association hires new executive director
Asheville Independent Restaurant Association hire Kim Murray, co-owner of Creekside Taphouse, as its new executive director. Plus: Asheville Tea Co. offers Dry January recipes; MANNA FoodBank announces new chief executive officer; and plenty more!
What’s new in food: Little Chango Hispanic Craft Kitchen opens on Coxe Avenue
Caribbean-inspired dishes are on the menu at Little Chango Hispanic Craft Kitchen. Plus: El Gallo lands new ownership; Buxton Hall BBQ is still accepting holiday pie orders; and plenty more!
What’s new in food: Veggie tales, ungraped wine, Nani’s flies the coop and more
Handmade skirts highlighting locally grown foods, a new homegrown delivery service from Nani’s Rotisserie Chicken, a class on country winemaking, local nonprofit news and more.
Restaurants for the People initiative supports local businesses, feeds people in need
Launched in mid-May, the program is a $50 million commitment to help local independent restaurants open and get back to work.
Inaugural Chow Chow culinary festival sets the table for growth
Organizers reflect on the highs and lows as they consider planning for future events.
Small bites: Ole Shakey’s hosts dog show
Greatest grin, sickest trick and bodacious booty are among the categories at Ole Shakey’s Best in Show dog competition. Also: Punk Rock Hot Dog Challenge; Brews, bears and wine; and more.
Small bites: ‘Repair the world’ with soup
Teams compete for top honors in the fifth annual Congregation Beth HaTephila Souper Bowl. Also: A vegan wine and cheese tasting at Greenlife Grocery, vegan barbecue at Sanctuary Brewing Co., a wine and cheese tasting with WNC Cheese Trail, Corner Kitchen Catering closes and more Asheville food news.
Conscious Party: WNC Dance Academy Benefit Showcase
WNC Dance Academy’s benefit showcase for MANNA FoodBank takes place Jan. 20 at the Asheville High School auditorium.
Holiday Hang raises funds to feed those in need
Banjoist Jesse Langlais notes that, while previous Holiday Hangs have included some informal onstage collaborations between the featured acts, this year may take things to another level.
No vacation from hunger: Addressing summer food insecurity in WNC’s rural communities
Food access can be a huge challenge for families in WNC’s hard-to-reach rural areas — especially during summer break when children are not receiving school lunch assistance.
MANNA taps into local beer scene with Hops for Hunger initiative
Partnerships with local breweries will help raise much-needed summer funding for MANNA FoodBank.
Local food resilience programs plan for future disasters
A coalition of local food activists, resilience planners and city of Asheville staffers are asking a hard question: In the event of a major disaster that disrupts the food supply for more than a few days, what will people in Western North Carolina eat? A recent workshop looked for answers to that question and brainstormed strategies for collaborative solutions for securing the region’s food supply in hard times.
Workshop addresses local food security and disaster resilience
Panel discussions and an educational presentation on Saturday, May 20, will look at disaster resiliency in Buncombe County and how residents can work toward creating a self-sustaining food system.
Local read: The Rise of Asheville by Marilyn Ball
In her 2015 book The Rise of Asheville: An Exceptional History of Community Building, author Marilyn Ball looks at an often-ignored historical period: the recent past.
Conscious party: Town Mountain picks away at hunger in WNC
To date, Town Mountain’s annual concert has provided about 20,000 meals through a partnership with with MANNA FoodBank. The Larry Keel Experience opens the show at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Chefs dish up $5,000 for charity at A-B Tech competition
The Ingles Table, an online content series which highlights recipes and rising culinary talent, filmed its “Holiday Homecoming” program at A-B Tech’s Asheville campus on Nov. 14, donating $5,000 to local nonprofit organizations at the event’s conclusion. The 30-minute episode followed four Ingles All Star chefs, each competing on behalf of a local charity, as […]