The Church of the Advocate celebrates 20 years of service in Asheville. Also in this week’s food news: a beer and pie pairing with Twin Leaf Brewery and Whisk AVL, Real Food Revolution Dinner 2, wine dinner at Chestnut with Mountain Brook Vineyards and PRIDE Family Picnic.
Photos by Cindy Kunst
Sunday’s third annual Tempeh Challenge at the Boathouse on the banks of the French Broad River was a uniquely Asheville experience. “This is the only place in the world outside of Indonesia where this many people will come together over tempeh,” said Smiling Hara Tempeh co-owner Chad Oliphant to the crowd at his company’s event.
Green Sage took top honors at last Sunday’s Epic Tempeh Taco Challenge with their tempeh-chorizo riff on the Mexican classic. Xpress correspondent Jordan Foltz shares some highlights from the competition and takes a look at a few ways to enjoy the bean-based protein.
Zak Yancey is developing a new Neo Burrito at the Reynolds Village development in Woodfin, and it promises to be a little more exhibitionistic than his other two restaurants in West Asheville and Biltmore Park.
Neo Burrito expands, new businesses are a-popping on the west side of town, Posana has some booze news and much more.
Waking Life Espresso’s pumpkin latte, made with raw sugar and fresh-ground spices.
Photo by Jonathan Welch