PETA youth program peta2 recently gave UNC Asheville top marks and a spot on the Dean’s List on its 2015 Vegan Report Card.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue hopes its inaugural Asheville VeganFest will offer opportunities to change minds and diets.
“The idea is to provide hot, fresh, home-cooked meals to people on the go,” says Mela co-owner and operations manager Julie Loveless. “As a UNCA alumna and a gluten-free vegan, I am well aware of the shortage of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options on campus.”
In this week’s local food news, Mela celebrates 10 years with a $10 deal, Verner Learning Center receives an early-childhood nutrition distinction, Burntshirt Vineyards is named North Carolina Winery of the Year and more. Plus food writer Jonathan Ammons talks about frozen cocktails at Tiger Mountain.
When ordering a chai in the Western world, a customer may receive any number of concoctions. A simple black tea with spices is one possibility, but it is significantly more likely that the beverage will be prepared with a powdered mix of sugar and corn syrup solids, with tea nowhere to be seen on the ingredient list. Fortunately for Asheville residents, local businesses are taking the making of chai back to the basics.
The local salsa and Latin-dance scene continues to grow and attract attention, however, is there enough of an audience and dance culture to sustain two weekly events both held on Friday nights in downtown Asheville?
Two different salsa-dance events have been competing for the same crowd on Friday nights in downtown Asheville. Now, the long-running Salseros 828 event at Eleven on Grove is in jeopardy of closing permanently.