Benne on Eagle hires a new chef, We Give a Share welcomes an executive director, the Getaway fries fish on the river and more local food news.
The Market at Underground Baking Co. in Hendersonville is on the cusp or reopening. Also: New Origin Brewing Co. opens, Chop Shop Butchery returns to in-house workshops and plenty more local food news.
As Asheville began reimagining itself over the last 20 years, its dense urban core of older yet viable structures has allowed local, independent restaurants and breweries to obtain affordable — if somewhat decrepit — spaces for their ventures along with opportunities for architects and designers to transform them.
The Asheville Ben’s Friends chapter hosts a crawfish boil, Western North Carolina AIDS Project gets set for Dining In for Life 2021, Chow Chow announces its 2021 festival schedule and more local food news.
Local restaurant owners face increasing challenges and difficult decisions as Buncombe County lowers dining room capacity to 30%.
Cousins Cuban Café launches in Black Mountain, Rhubarb and Cucina 24 reopen their dining rooms, The Omni Grove Park Inn’s National Gingerbread House Competition offers a virtual cooking class series, and more local food news.
Though Slow Food Asheville’s original plans for Aunt Hettie’s Red went awry due to the pandemic, local farmers and chefs have still managed to experiment with the heritage okra variety.
Cookbook author Ashley English describes chow chow as a “democratic” condiment. “There are so many permutations and iterations, you can customize it the way you want.”
Asheville chefs are semifinalists in the Best Chef: Southeast, Rising Star Chef, Outstanding Chef and Best New Restaurant categories.
The celebrated pastry chef is busy collaborating with friends as she prepares for her next big step.
Luxury hotels in many metropolitan tourist destinations are known for restaurant concepts that bank on high-profile celebrity chefs. But Asheville hotels, while pushing the parameters of standard hotel dining, are taking a different approach.
Organizers reflect on the highs and lows as they consider planning for future events.
“For many years, the stereotype was if you were a woman in the kitchen, you would do pastry, and that was seen as a lesser thing. That perception still lingers, but I think it is changing,” says James Beard Foundation Award-winning pastry chef and Asheville native Camille Cogswell.