Grush’s Cajun Dino Grill upgrades from pop-up to food truck. Also: Mudpuppies Sports and Sushi Bar opens in South Asheville; Bold Rock Hard Cider hosts Asheville Cat Weirdos benefit; brew your own Marzen at Fifth Season Gardening Co.; and more!
“There’s a major disconnect between volunteers and management at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.”
July marks peak season for gathering wild edible mushroom in Western North Carolina, and many tasty varieties are already popping up on local restaurant menus.
Deep bonds forged between local farmers and chefs at area markets feed Asheville’s culinary creativity.
Entering its seventh year, Asheville Restaurant Week begins Monday, Jan. 21. Also: Science Pub series returns; Chestnut hosts six-course wine dinner; Dobra Tea West Asheville leads a course on the history of tea; and plenty more.
The perennial’s tart edible stalks lend themselves to everything from pies to pickles, and its robust root systems make it an ideal plant for sharing with friends.
The third annual Asheville Cocktail Week returns, with a kickoff dinner at Cucina 24. Also: Rhubarb celebrates Ashley English’s latest cookbook, AUX Bar & Kitchen hosts its new series, Capella on 9 adds Sunday brunch, Congregation Beth Ha Tephila hosts a pre-Asheville Bread Festival event and Pete’s Pies closes.
Some of Western North Carolina’s freshest spring ingredients are found outside the garden.
A new cookbook explores recipes inspired by the four seasons. Also: Asheville City Market takes shelter from the cold; Hendersonville PFLAG hosts a barbecue fundraiser; Twelfth Night comes to Rhubarb; and Farm Burger South Asheville raises funds for Veterans Healing Farm.
With kitchen scraps, herbs, spices and inexpensive liquors, it’s easy to adopt preservation methods used by Asheville bartenders to create flavored infusions for the home bar.
East Fork Pottery introduces the One Bowl Dinner fundraising series. Also: Edible Asheville hosts its latest FED Talk, Luella’s Bar-B-Que celebrates 10 years, Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a butchery class and Virgola opens in Biltmore Village.
Hendersonville’s Historic Seventh Avenue District welcomes a new coffee venture. Also, Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Festival begins Friday, July 14; Metro Wines host multiple classes and tastings and the Asheville International Wine Competition celebrates regional wineries.
The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village is vying for a $100,000 grant that will allow it to expand its Skip a Meal program statewide. Also: Rhubarb hosts its third FED Talk, a winery passport comes to Asheville, and MANNA introduces its Table for Three raffle.
Rhubarb chef John Fleer and Asheville-based author Ronni Lundy are up for awards this year, as is homegrown talent Camille Cogswell.
A few Western North Carolina Valentine’s Day events will offer a unique experience in addition to dinner and dessert — including opportunities to give from the heart.
Asheville Restaurant Week offers special prix fixe menus at a number of local eateries. Also this week, Burial Beer and Hickory Nut Gap Farm partner for a feast, The Farm talks about Super Bowl snacks and more.
In this week’s food news, local cidermakers join a discussion and tasting at Rhubarb, the French Broad Food Co-op hosts a class on wellness teas, a fermentation class is scheduled in Hot Springs, Santé Wine Bar & Tap Room offers a Wines of Portugal pop-up Flight Night event and early-bird tickets go on sale for Root Bound weekend in Highlands.
The Döner offers kebabs and other Turkish foods at the Asheville Mall. Also: Buncombe Food Policy Council hosts a potluck, WNC Young Farmers Coalition holds a fundraiser at New Belgium, a holiday dinner at Rhubarb benefits The POP Project and City Bakery has launched its new production site.
The Blue Ridge Food Ventures 2016 Holiday Market offers a one-stop shop for local goods. Also, Villagers holds a bone broth workshop, Buxton Hall hosts a six-course pop-up dinner, Gypsy Queen Cuisine adds a brunch menu, Le Bon Cafe offers drive-thru coffee service in Arden and NatGeo highlights Asheville’s food scene.
FRS Asheville’s Whacked brings together local chefs, school food service directors and Green Opportunities Kitchen Ready trainees for an off-the-wall culinary contest; fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz offers food preservation workshops at Rhubarb and the Asheville Food Park; chef Katie Button’s new cookbook is already topping online lists; chef Eric Scheffer hosts an Argentinian feast at Hickory Nut Gap Farm and Asheville gets a new restaurant ordering website.
Rhubarb pastry chef Kaley Laird competes on the Tuesday, Aug. 9, episode of the popular cooking program.