Proceeds from the barista latte art competition on Feb. 8 at Vortex Doughnuts benefit the Tranzmission Prison Project.
Asheville coffee shops feature fall-flavored beverages that will make you forget about pumpkin spice.
The Church of the Advocate celebrates 20 years of service in Asheville. Also in this week’s food news: a beer and pie pairing with Twin Leaf Brewery and Whisk AVL, Real Food Revolution Dinner 2, wine dinner at Chestnut with Mountain Brook Vineyards and PRIDE Family Picnic.
Root Bottom Farm will host its second Pedal to Plate event on Sunday, Sept. 17. Also this week: Coffee for Champions campaign returns, North Asheville Food Truck Festival comes to town, Ole Shakey’s Getaway hosts Pig Out Luau and more.
Café Yuzu will feature handmade treats by baker and owner Cynthia Pierce along with products from Vortex Doughnuts, French Broad Chocolates, OWL Bakery and Dobra Tea. Also, Fork & Knife hosts a Fourth of July event, Tiki Thursdays returns to Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian and Bone & Broth introduces its early-summer menu.
Bounty & Soul’s VegOut fundraiser returns for its second year. Also, Native Kitchen and Social Pub holds a fundraiser for the Autism Society of North Carolina, Backyard BBQ Competition takes place in Brevard, the fourth annual Skillet Six Ways returns and more.
This week kicks off Short Street Cakes’ eighth annual Day of the Dead fundraiser. Also, Vortex Doughnuts turns two, Friends of the Mountain Branch Library in Lake Lure hosts a chili cook-off, the Truckload Sale returns to French Broad Food Co-op and Lex 18 will offer Turkish coffee readings for Halloween.
In 2008, Atlanta’s Octane Coffee introduced the Thursday Night Throwdown (often referred to as TNT). The latte art competition pits barista against barista in a series of elimination rounds where judges evaluate the clarity, milk texture, level of difficulty and contrast of each beverage made until a champion is crowned. On Thursday, July 28, Vortex Doughtnuts will […]
A coffee and cycling event on Saturday, June 25, is designed to highlight Asheville’s coffee and bicycle scenes while helping international nonprofit The Chain Collaborative build a school in Uganda.
Sometimes it’s not just about eating that awesome dish of ice cream or plate of tacos, it’s about photographing it and sharing the experience on social media. Professional photographers, bakers and social media masters talk about what goes into making a successful, food-focused online persona — and why being on Instagram matters.
In spite of today’s winter storm, a few local restaurants, breweries and bars are staying open for hardy souls who want to brave the elements.
From sipping chocolates to cayenne-infused coffees, Asheville businesses are whipping up warming drinks to chase away the winter blues.
Through grassroots community collaborations, Food Connection saves many thousands of pounds of fresh, unused food from the trash each year, transporting it by taxi to be distributed to residents in need. A federal law allows businesses to donate wholesome food items to feed the hungry without legal liability.
This month, Vortex Doughnuts and 1000 Faces Coffee are raising awareness and encouraging conversation about coffee farming and sustainability through a partnership with nonprofit organization The Chain Collaborative. A special pour-over bar at Vortex’s South Slope shop is part of the plan.
For decades, the American Miso Co. has been quietly crafting top-quality miso, a Japanese fermented food product, from its home in the mountains of Rutherford County. With its distribution arm, Great Eastern Sun, based in Asheville, the little homegrown company has gradually grown to be the largest organic miso manufacturer in the world.
Cold-brew coffee isn’t difficult to make, but it takes time and patience. As outdoor temperatures rise, local baristas work to keep up with demand.
The publishers at Random House Publishing have partnered with Vortex Doughnuts in an effort to raise awareness of the recent removal of Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner from a class reading list at A.C. Reynolds High School.
Saturday’s Bikes and Coffee Crawl allowed bicyclists to choose their own routes as they trekked from one coffee shop to another for a caffeine-fueled tour of Asheville.
It’s a long, beer-loaded week, with a three-day round of festivals the first weekend. Here are a few highlights.
From $4 a la carte tapas to a glorious $100 private dinner, Asheville Beer Week gives you lots of options for brews and meals.
The highly anticipated openings of two doughnut destinations — Vortex and Hole — are finally upon us. First to officially open, Hole began serving customers on Thursday, Oct. 16. Located in a new building on Haywood Road with a small parking lot, the bright blue truck with its logo is easy to spot. “Eight months ago this […]