From environmentally friendly takeout packaging to local sourcing to surviving on razor-thin profit margins, Asheville-area food businesses look at sustainability from multiple perspectives.
Pop-up events allow restaurants and other venues to make creative and profitable use of their spaces during off hours. But Asheville business owners also use the concept to help budding entrepreneurs gain a foothold and hone their skills.
In this week’s food news, a creative new mobile coffee business gets ready to hit the streets, Salt & Smoke rolls out a permanent presence at Burial Beer Co., Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a probiotic drinks workshop and Foothills Meats Food Truck adds lunch hours.
A new restaurant is set to open at Hendersonville’s historic Charleston Inn; Metro Wines hosts a high-flying fundraiser for A-B Tech aviation scholarships; Buxton Hall Barbecue plans a late-night holiday dance party; Burial Beer works on a kitchen build-out for Salt & Smoke; and the Italian Cookie Lady hosts holiday truffle cake-pop parties.
Soda Papa debuts handmade drinks, Salt & Smoke brings another food partnership to Burial Beer, local pizza makers get set for a showdown at Pizza Pan-demonium and former Red Stag Grill chef Adam Hayes joins the team at John Fleer’s Cashiers project, Canyon Kitchen.