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What’s new in food: Rabbit Hole at Sunny Point Café opens
Sunny Point Café’s annex opens in West Asheville. Also, Mayfel’s reopens under new ownership; Asheville Beauty Academy hosts Women’s History Month Wine Dinner; and more!
Girl Scout delivers on baked goods to MANNA FoodBank
Girl Scout creates cake kits to provide ready-made celebrations for MANNA FoodBank. And that’s when she’s not acting, playing saxophone or learning French.
What’s new in food: Unique ways to celebrate (or lament) Valentine’s Day
The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach — or so the saying goes. Whether you are looking to celebrate with your pals, by cursing your luck in love or (gasp!) by going on a romantic date, you will find several options below to whet your appetite.
Around Town: Flat Rock Playhouse presents ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’
The Flat Rock Playhouse presents a live action take on “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Plus, local artists address housing crisis with Pack Square sculpture, singer-songwriter Andrew Wakefield releases a new single and Tyger Tyger presents a new exhibition.
Nonprofits strive to bring bounty to the Thanksgiving table
With the holidays around the corner, nonprofits are counting more than ever on turkey drives, financial contributions, dedicated volunteers going the extra mile — sometimes literally — and increased awareness and support from the community at large.
What’s new in food: Tailgate markets segue to holiday markets
Holiday markets return throughout Buncombe County. Also: The Chop Shop expands; local chefs and bakers prepare for Thanksgiving; and plenty more.
What’s new in food: Tall John’s neighborhood tavern opens in Montford
Chef Trevor Payne celebrates the launch of his new restaurant. Plus: OWL North opens on Charlotte Street; Knuckle-Deep BBQ Fest returns; and more!
Around Town: The Haunted Trail returns with family-friendly fun
The Haunted Trail brings family-friendly fun to The Adventure Center Of Asheville. Plus, horror is on the bill at Cat Fly Or Die, a new trail and website honor an African-American builder and The Magnetic Theatre brings Frankenstein to life.
What’s new in food: HarvestFest debuts, benefiting ASAP
Olivette Riverside Community and Farm hosts a benefit festival for ASAP’s Double SNAP for Food and Vegetables program. Also: MANNA FoodBank’s popular Empty Bowls returns; Nine Mile bottles its salad dressings; and more!
What’s new in food: MANNA FoodBank hosts latest Outpace Hunger campaign
“MANNA is serving an average of 100,000 people per month through our network of 200-plus partner agencies,” says Kelly Schwartz, MANNA FoodBank’s special events manager. “With the rising cost of groceries, the need is still critical, especially for working families, seniors and veterans on a fixed budget.” With that in mind, MANNA is preparing for its […]
Local nonprofits poised to start accepting cryptocurrencies
In the world of philanthropy, digital currencies are all the rage. “Don’t leave your donors hanging without an option to donate cryptocurrency,” the National Council of Nonprofits urges on its website. The Chronicle of Philanthropy sells a digital collection titled Accepting Gifts in Cryptocurrency: What You Need to Know. Other respected groups and experts also […]
Local nonprofits discuss hiring for leaders
Over the past several years, due in part to community changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, many local nonprofits have been thrust into hiring leadership positions. Most have not had the liberty of hiring qualified candidates from within and have had to conduct broader searches.
Food nonprofits fight to meet increased need
Since COVID-19 emerged in early 2020, local nonprofits dedicated to meeting the needs of food insecure citizens have been engaged in what feels like an endless game of Whac-A-Mole, no sooner subduing one obstacle before another rears its menacing head.
Pilot program addresses social drivers of health
The Healthy Opportunities Pilot is focusing on food insecurity during its first phase.
What’s new in food: Southside Community Farm continues to grow
On the first Sunday of March, volunteers helped ready Southside Community Farm’s quarter-acre plot for the planting of spring crops, including potatoes, sugar peas and radishes, among others. But preparation for the site’s eighth year growing fresh produce for the Southside Community Kitchen and nearby low-income and food-insecure residents kicked off in mid-February with a GoFundMe […]
What’s new in food: Red Fiddle Vittles opens in Arden
Red Fiddle Vittles expands its catering business with a new retail space. Also: Ginger’s Revenge Craft Brewery celebrates its five year anniversary; Chef Chris Cox heads to Mother Ocean Market; and plenty more!
What’s new in food: Ashleigh Shanti competes in season 19 of ‘Top Chef’
Ashleigh Shanti hosts a pop-up to celebrate her “Top Chef” debut. Plus: Parlor launched in downtown; MANNA FoodBank hosts its latest Student Food Drive; and more!
What’s new in food: Holeman and Finch Public House opens on Biltmore
When chef Linton Hopkins opened H&F Burger on Biltmore Avenue in December 2019, it was in part a reference to the cheeseburger made famous as a late-night-only special at Holeman and Finch Public House, which he and his wife, Gina Hopkins, opened in Atlanta in 2008. While the burger may have been the calling card to […]
What’s new in food: Cultura continues Cultivated Community Dinner Series
Contemplating the mostly unused space that was and eventually will again be home to Cultura restaurant on Coxe Avenue, chef Eric Morris envisioned monthly collaborative pop-ups with local chefs, particularly those cooking from personal cultural traditions. “I wanted to get more perspective on what other people are cooking, give chefs without their own brick-and-mortar some […]
What’s new in food: Indian market opens in West Asheville
Radha Indian Grocers opens in West Asheville. Plus: Cane Creek Valley Farm launches Farm Kitchen; Halloween festivities planned at numerous eateries; and plenty more!