The new owner of the Asheville Coffee Expo has big plans for its future. But Abby Dickinson isn’t changing a thing for this year’s event, to be held Saturday, Sept. 29, in the River Arts District. Attendees can expect the same all-things-coffee atmosphere that they experienced during the first two expos, she says. Dickinson, a […]
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Small bites: Blue Dream Curry House celebrates three years
Blue Dream Curry House will host an anniversary party with special plates and collaborative brews. Also: Bold Rock Hard Cider hosts a Memorial Day barbecue; Green Sage announces a new location; Buxton Hall Barbecue hosts a two-night pop-up; and plenty more in this week’s Small Bites.
The breaking wave: Is Asheville’s restaurant market oversaturated?
On an average night in tourist season, Asheville’s restaurants look slammed. But as the food scene continues to balloon, it begs the question: Is the bubble about to burst?
Foodtopia on a shoestring: Asheville’s elusive affordable restaurant meal
Enjoying Asheville’s restaurant scene can be cost-prohibitive, but a number of local eateries make it a point to keep menu prices affordable.
Food for thought: Booms, busts and Asheville’s culinary culture
For more than a century, Asheville has experienced alternating periods of growth and decline that have created an adaptable city full of potential. Those dynamics were and continue to be inherent to the development of its prospering food and drink scene.
Mr. Frog’s Soul Food and Creole Kitchen opens on Market Street
Vijay Shastri’s new restaurant, which he’s opening with general manager Holly McFarling and with the assistance of sous chef Gustavo Villota, hosts a series of soft openings before throwing open the doors in earnest this weekend. (Photo by Max Cooper)
Welcome to the Asheville of the early ‘80s—a period when restaurant development would play an important role in bolstering the emergence of downtown as a recreational and entertainment destination. Two key events in 1979 undoubtedly fueled the incipient stirrings of social activity in downtown Asheville: the launch of the Bele Chere festival, now a downtown […]