While much attention has been paid to the struggles of individual businesses that have borne the economic brunt of the pandemic, Asheville’s business organizations, which provide a critical framework for entrepreneurs to network, collaborate and market their wares, have also taken a hit.
Although they aren’t actually a fruit, figs are a late-summer favorite in dishes both sweet and savory.
Ciao Asheville: An Italian Cultural Forum launches on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Metro Wines. Also: A Taste of Italy; Harvesting for the Community; Modernist Cuisine and more in this week’s Small Bites.
Feast of Seven Fishes returns to Strada Italiano. Also: New Year’s celebrations at Postero, Golden Fleece, Jargon and Rustic Grape Wine Bar. Meanwhile Punk Wok returns to Buxton Hall Barbecue.
Although local eateries work to accommodate disabled guests, accessibility and other issues continue to make dining out difficult for many.
The challenges of finding and maintaining kitchen help are not new to Asheville’s restaurant industry, but the problem seems to be growing for many local restaurateurs.
Entering its ninth year, the Asheville Wine & Food Festival will take place at Pack Square Park. Also: Taco Throwdown and Tequila Tasting returns to The Grey Eagle, Table hosts Service Industry Luncheon, Noble Cider teams up with OWL Bakery and Looking Glass Creamery for an evening event and more in this week’s Small Bites.
Locals who experience gluten intolerance and other conditions that require dietary limitations have to cope with numerous challenges when dining out and socializing.
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.
A new wood-smoked barbecue joint opens in Candler, Strada Italiano celebrates the holiday season with the Feast of Seven Fishes, Bone and Broth expands its menu and hours and A-B Tech’s culinary team takes home the state title.
The recent Glenmorangie Scotch dinner at Strada Italiano offered samplings of several Glenmorangie whiskeys paired with dishes by Strada chef Anthony Cerrato.
The 2015 Asheville Wine and Food Festival kicked off Friday evening with a new event: Amuse. The small-plate and craft cocktail tasting served as the preliminary round of competition for the annual mixology and culinary showdown and allowed guests to sample creative fare from five Asheville chefs and six local bartenders. Story by Gina Smith
The management of Social Lounge and Tapas, formerly Sazerac, announced this week that a face-lift is in the works for the popular two-story bar and rooftop patio. Manager Aubury Phillips says the bar will close for remodeling starting Monday, Feb. 16. Scheduled changes include removing a large portion of the bar and replacing it with comfy couches and tables to […]
The 2014 Fire on the Rock Dining Series got off to a hot start last week with Chef Samuel Ratchford of Boone’s Vidalia Restaurant and Wine Bar and Chef Michelle Bailey of Flat Rock’s Season’s at Highland Lake both moving on to the second round.