Looking back on 2017, Xpress highlights some of the hundreds of stories we covered in our print editions and online over the year.
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Sunshine Sammies opens on South Lexington
The ice-cream sandwich purveyor moved into its first brick-and-mortar at the end of June.
Manicomio Pizza brings New York-style pies to Biltmore Avenue
The new pizza-by-the-slice restaurant is taking over the space that once housed Hannah Flanagan’s Irish Pub.
Southern migration: White Duck comes to Skyland
White Duck Taco Shop adds to its growing number of locations with a large new South Asheville space designed with locals in mind.
Falafel on the fly: Baba Nahm brings quick Middle Eastern eats to Grove Arcade
Rezaz founder Reza Setayesh and current Rezaz owners Brian and Laura Smith are collaborating to open a grab-and-go Middle Eastern eatery downtown.
From England to Asheville: Pete’s Pies comes to Lexington
Savory pies, fish and chips and English “butties” will pair with local and British brews at this new downtown English pub.
Arancini Italian Kitchen brings fresh casual to West Asheville
A new fast-casual Italian eatery is taking over the Haywood Road space previously occupied by Pineapple Jack’s.
Activists and workers rally for fired Hardee’s employee
Fast-food workers rallied today at the Hardee’s restaurant in Biltmore Village in support of an employee who claims she was fired due to participation in labor rights activism with the Fight for $15 movement.
Restaurant workers group vying for a level employment playing field in Asheville
Workers gathered Feb. 23 to discuss their rights, and the ins and outs of state and federal worker protection laws. The meeting was held by Alia Todd, an organizer with the Asheville Sustainable Restaurant Workforce.
Sierra Nevada announces plans to hire 150 for taproom, restaurant
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Mills River announced today that it’s readying for a major hiring push to staff its new taproom and restaurant. According to an email from the company’s beer ambassador, Bill Manlely, the Chico, Calif.-based brewery is seeking to fill at total of 150 slots. “We’re looking to add an additional 150 staff members in both front-of-the-house, back-of-the-house and […]
King Daddy’s Chicken & Waffle opens on Haywood Road
Restaurants have been popping up all over West Asheville this spring with a pace and vigor reminiscent of popcorn kernels heating up in a kettle. Now Early Girl Eatery owners Julie and John Stehling have thrown their kernels into the pot with the opening of their new venture, King Daddy’s Chicken & Waffle.
Brasilia Churrasco offers something for everyone
An excited crowd was on hand when Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse opened its doors for business in Asheville on Thursday, March 20. Photo by Toni Sherwood
French Broad Chocolate Lounge announces move to new location
“For six years, residents and visitors of our fair city have come for chocolate and fellowship to French Broad Chocolate Lounge at 10 South Lexington Avenue. This, our original location, has served us very well, despite the building’s age and unique quirks. The summer of this year, 2014, will be our last in this spot! We have signed a 10 year lease to relocate French Broad Chocolate Lounge around the corner on Pack Square! This spring, we are renovating the first floor of the historic Legal Building, formally SunTrust Bank, to be our permanent home.”
Creperie Bouchon introduces “raclette” tradition to Asheville
Creamy cheese melted over a hot granite slab, a selection of savory or sweet accompaniments, a glass of wine and good conversation: This is the essence of raclette, the centuries-old Swiss dining tradition introduced to Asheville in late November by Creperie Bouchon.
Local health advocate hopes to open all-paleo food truck
Josh Winnecour is determined to start up Asheville’s first all-paleolithic, gluten-free restaurant-on-wheels, and he needs the help of health-conscious Ashevillans to make it happen.
What’s next for that prime corner spot?
In an intriguing move, developer Tony Fraga is set to open two new restaurants in his Haywood Park Hotel building. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
The LAB’s Jason Roy to open a new restaurant focused on biscuits
The breakfast and lunch eatery, Biscuit Head Café and Provisions, will focus on jams, jellies, cat-head biscuits, house-made sodas and other decadent Southern staples.
Haw Creek hangout
CreekSide Taphouse opens with beer, barbecue and volleyball.
Juicy Lucy’s first week
Asheville’s newest burger joint, Juicy Lucy’s Burger Bar and Grill, boasts a creative menu of burgers, shakes and fried food. Photos by Rich Orris.
Rocky’s Chicken Shack is kaput
It’s a sad time for fans of Rocky’s super-spicy chicken. The Arden restaurant is now closed.