Asheville food and drink

Word on the street: Dave and Buster’s eyes Asheville location

Word on the street: Dave and Buster’s eyes Asheville location

The giant restaurants and flashy arcade games at Dave and Buster’s have drawn big crowds for the publicly traded company.

by September 30, 2017 3 comments Asheville food and drink
MG Road in Asheville will morph into Christmas-themed pop-up bar

MG Road in Asheville will morph into Christmas-themed pop-up bar

The crazy cocktails come with fun ingredients and names like Bad Santa, Christmopolitan and Muletide.

by September 28, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Grail Moviehouse to screen Bourdain doc for Asheville nonprofit fundraiser

Grail Moviehouse to screen Bourdain doc for Asheville nonprofit fundraiser

Food Connection is a local nonprofit that rescues surplus prepared meals from Asheville restaurants and caterers and delivers the meals to nonprofits who feed the hungry.

by September 28, 2017 4 comments Asheville food and drink
New Asheville brewery, Devil’s Foot, will make sparkling, non-alcoholic drinks

New Asheville brewery, Devil’s Foot, will make sparkling, non-alcoholic drinks

Devil’s Foot has a full October schedule of tasting events; look for it at Asheville music venues.

by September 26, 2017 1 comment Asheville food and drink
Chef Khan Kogure pop-up series starts Sunday at Gan Shan Station in Asheville

Chef Khan Kogure pop-up series starts Sunday at Gan Shan Station in Asheville

The dinners feature six small plates of homestyle casual Japanese food for $50 per person, and select sake and beer options are available.

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Dirk Hillegas, left, has been named the head brewer at Triple Seven Brewhouse, the  new craft brewery in the works at Westville Pub in West Asheville. Drew Smith, owner of Westville Pub, says the new brewery will allow the pub, a local institution, room to grow and evolve.

Hillegas to lead brewing team at Triple Seven Brewhouse in West Asheville

Triple Seven Brewhouse is the beloved Westville Pub’s move into the craft beer business.

by August 22, 2017 1 comment Asheville food and drink
Asheville Sandwich Report: Bacon, Cheese, Ham, Bacon, Turkey, Bacon, Chicken & Bacon

Asheville Sandwich Report: Bacon, Cheese, Ham, Bacon, Turkey, Bacon, Chicken & Bacon

Bacon happens. A lot. Remember that time you gave up eating meat for a bunch of years? And remember how, when you finally started eating meat again, the very first thing you ate was bacon? And you were, all, like, “Holy fuck! Bacon! I love you! What the fuck was I thinking? I’ve missed you so much! Gah! Nom, glomp,[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 3 comments Asheville food and drink, Reviews
Pop-up dinner Sunday in Asheville features a chef from Izakaya Rintaro in San Francisco

Pop-up dinner Sunday in Asheville features a chef from Izakaya Rintaro in San Francisco

Izakaya Rintaro is one of the hottest Japanese restaurants in the U.S. right now.

by July 25, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
EAT OF THE WEEK: Best Shellfish Bowl Ever, The Junction, Asheville

EAT OF THE WEEK: Best Shellfish Bowl Ever, The Junction, Asheville

Shellfish ain’t a hot dog. Last week, my Eat of the Week was a hot dog. [ LINK ] People like hot dogs. Hot dogs are super popular. Shellfish? Sure, plenty of people like shellfish too, but I’ll just put it like this: Hot dogs get a whoooole buncha more “likes” on social media than shellfish ever have or ever[Read More…]

by July 24, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink, Reviews
How to WIN the Battle of the Burger, and Everything Else, in Asheville , NC

How to WIN the Battle of the Burger, and Everything Else, in Asheville , NC

The Best Part About Being Me is Judging Food Contests I make no secret of the fact that I want all the food. Actually, truth be told, I don’t require ALL of it — necessarily — I just don’t wanna miss out on ANY of it! And that’s exactly why I love being a judge at the various food competitions[Read More…]

by July 22, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
EAT OF THE WEEK:  Grass Fed Farm Dog, Farm Burger, Downtown Asheville

EAT OF THE WEEK: Grass Fed Farm Dog, Farm Burger, Downtown Asheville

I’m a Simple Person. Gimme a hot dog, and I’m happy as fuck. My friends know that about me, and since they are my friends, they like to see me happy, so they often suggest that I eat a hot dog. Even my friends who can’t / don’t / won’t / would never in a brazillion years eat a hot[Read More…]

by July 19, 2017 2 comments Asheville food and drink, Reviews
Local Legends: High Five Coffee

Local Legends: High Five Coffee

Take a tour of High Five Coffee’s 13 Rankin Avenue locale with barista Caroline. Learn a little bit about what makes High Five a special place for people of all backgrounds.  

Asheville Sandwich Report: 67 Sandwiches, Chicken, Lamb, Beef, Turkey, Lobster, Jack Fruit & More!

Asheville Sandwich Report: 67 Sandwiches, Chicken, Lamb, Beef, Turkey, Lobster, Jack Fruit & More!

Stu’s been eating a lot of sandwiches lately.

by July 6, 2017 1 comment Asheville food and drink, Reviews
The Hunt for Hot Dogs

The Hunt for Hot Dogs

Howdy folks! Since we’re approaching the 4th of July, we thought it only appropriate to do a lil’ hot dog hype piece and showcase one of our local vendors, right here in downtown Asheville. Yeah, that’s how we roll. So without further adieu: Hot dog fast facts  – Southerners eat more hot dogs than folks in other regions of the[Read More…]

by June 29, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
An ice cream taco from The Hop Ice Creamery. /photo by The Hop

Asheville Ice Cream Report: Ice cream tacos, ice cream CSA, ice cream sammies

Did you know that you can subscribe to an ice cream CSA? 

by June 24, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
EAT OF THE WEEK: A Presbyterian, a Teetotaller, & a 12-Stepper Walk Into a Bar…

EAT OF THE WEEK: A Presbyterian, a Teetotaller, & a 12-Stepper Walk Into a Bar…

Stu goes to a local watering hole for some of his favorite food, and ends up using the words “the best in Asheville” in his description.

by June 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
WNC Battle of the Burger set for July 9 at Salvage Station in Asheville

WNC Battle of the Burger set for July 9 at Salvage Station in Asheville

Sample the best burgers local restaurants have to offer while listening to tunes from Josh Phillips Big Band, Chalwa and Yellow Feather.

by June 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
From cookbooks to climate change, a social entrepreneur on a mission

From cookbooks to climate change, a social entrepreneur on a mission

Summer Rayne Oakes will sign copies of her new cookbook, SugarDetoxMe, at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Malaprop’s in downtown Asheville.

by June 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
EAT OF THE WEEK: These Mussels Were Smoky-Dokey!

EAT OF THE WEEK: These Mussels Were Smoky-Dokey!

Charred Things on the Deck… When the weather is nice in Asheville, it’s really nice, and that brings out the hippy-dippy-deck-diner in all of us. Who wants to sit and eat outside tonight? Raise your hands… oh… no… on second thought… put your hands back down… y’all been sweatin’… and there ain’t no amount of “Egyptian Goddess” scented oil gonna[Read More…]

by June 1, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink, Reviews
FANCY EATIN’! Early “Dinner of the Year Contender,” Local Provisions.

FANCY EATIN’! Early “Dinner of the Year Contender,” Local Provisions.

Getting to Knowww Youuu… I always say that liking the people who make the food I like, makes me like the food they make even more than I liked it before! This has never been more true than in the case of Local Provisions, owned and operated by Chef Justin and Brooke Burdett. I’ve been popping into Local Provisions once[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink, Reviews
Asheville Sandwich Report: Around the World & Home Again in Asheville, NC

Asheville Sandwich Report: Around the World & Home Again in Asheville, NC

I may have overdid it on the sandwiches… Now that I write a sandwich report every month, I might be perhaps going a li’l cray-cray on the sandwich consumption. Everywhere I go, no matter how fancy or mundane the establishment, I’m like, “Gotta getta sandwich.” Cúrate: Gotta getta sandwich. Food truck at Foundy: Gotta getta sandwich. Pete’s Pies, where I[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink, Reviews
EAT OF THE WEEK: Grandma’s Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

EAT OF THE WEEK: Grandma’s Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

In Asheville, we call it CAAAAKE!!! Holy fuck, are you kidding me? You guys may or may not already know that 50/Fifty The Art of Dessert is the weekly “food sponsor” for my Food Fan Radio Show, which means that every Tuesday, Chef Mandy Butler whips us up something fancy and fantastic, and her husband Chris swings it by the[Read More…]

by May 18, 2017 1 comment Asheville food and drink, Reviews
EAT OF THE WEEK: Norwegian-American Ski Queen Cheeseburger

EAT OF THE WEEK: Norwegian-American Ski Queen Cheeseburger

Ski Queen Me. I had a little time to kill so I decided to eat some cheese. I went to see Brenton Vasconcellos at the 5 Walnut Wine Bar’s Cheese Shop — because he’s a super nice guy, who is super enthused about cheese — and, as it turns out, I happen to be in exactly the right place, at[Read More…]

Asheville entrepreneurs brew ideas to cash in on craft beer’s appeal

Asheville entrepreneurs brew ideas to cash in on craft beer’s appeal

Brewfully, Brewed Clues, Brewpon and Brew-Ed Tours are three examples of how the craft beer scene is inspiring entrepreneurs.