Asheville food and drink

Get a Taste of Swannanoa on Thursday: The Hot Dog King, Chow Time Pizza, Okie Dokie’s Smokehouse, more on display

Press release here: To cure the wintertime blues and to celebrate Swannanoa’s growing business community, the Swannanoa Business Association is sponsoring the 2nd Annual “Taste of Swannanoa” on Friday, January 27th at 7 p.m. at Warren Wilson College’s Bryson Gym. The event features tastings from your favorite Swannanoa restaurants and catering professionals. Eat ’til it’s gone! Your ticket includes food, wine[Read More…]

by January 26, 2012 0 comments Asheville food and drink

New chocolate factory coming to Swannanoa: Sinless RAW Chocolate

Sinless RAW Chocolate is a new chocolate-maker coming to Swannanoa. They are the real deal. Here’s a tidbit from Sinless RAW’s page on Facebook: We have just moved right outside Asheville, North Carolina! It’s in little town called Swannanoa where a Mexican Restaurant used to be, so its awesome that there is so much more space and we are spending[Read More…]

Word on the street: Never Blue restaurant in Asheville closed, several other eateries on the verge

I’ve heard that Never Blue restaurant on Broadway has closed. That’s the second restaurant closing in downtown in as many weeks, and word on the street is that two or three other restaurants on the verge of shutting doors for good. Never Blue is the second location for the well known Hendersonville eatery. But Never Blue never caught on here[Read More…]

by January 26, 2012 5 comments Asheville food and drink

BlogAsheville on When Sierra Nevada Came to Asheville

A lovely Storify via BlogAsheville: [View the story “When Sierra Nevada came to Asheville: What the online world had to say” on Storify] Imagelink

WNC Chef’s Challenge pairings to be announced Jan. 27

That’s the word from Bob Bowles, the key organizer of the annual WNC Chef’s Challenge, an event that has quickly become one of the premiere food events in Asheville. Lots of folks think it has the potential to continue to grow and attract more attention outside of town. Keep your eye on the upcoming announcement, and check out the events.

by January 18, 2012 0 comments Asheville food and drink

Asheville’s popular Tupelo Honey has eyes on opening eatery in Knoxville

From the Knoxville News Sentinel: Asheville, N.C.-based eatery Tupelo Honey Cafe is apparently eyeing an outpost on Market Square. Philip Welker, one of the developers who last year purchased the Kern Building (home of the Oliver Hotel), has submitted a development grant application to the Central Business Improvement District. The application seeks a $275,000 grant and said that money would trigger[Read More…]

by January 13, 2012 1 comment Asheville food and drink

Word on the street: Owners of Eat Box food truck buy building on Hilliard Ave.

Word on the street is that the owners of the Eat Box food truck have either purchased, or invested with a group to buy, the old Ben’s Tune-Up building on Hilliard Avenue next to Craggy Brewing. The location would be close to the new food truck parking lot just down Coxe Avenue. That lot, which food truck owners have been[Read More…]

by January 9, 2012 0 comments Asheville food and drink

Recipe for love: Curate restauranteurs Katie Button, Felix Meana wedding is today

Chef Katie Button and her partner, maitre’d Felix Meana, are getting married today and have been celebrating in grand style. The two are part of the force that is Curate, a tapas restaurants on Biltmore Avenue this year and has quickly established itself as one of the best in Asheville. A sampling of Facebook posts give you a little flavor[Read More…]

Word on the street: Sierra Nevada prepared to ink deal for new East Coast Brewery in Hendersonville

For weeks, buzz around the beer scene in Asheville, aka Beer City USA, has been all about big craft brewers Sierra Nevada and New Belgium putting our town on their short lists for new East Coast breweries. Both brewers are based out West and want to build new East Coast breweries to reach big markets on this side of the country.[Read More…]

by December 11, 2011 0 comments Asheville food and drink

Ruth’s Chris Steak House to open to public on Monday

The high-end steak house in Biltmore Village has already served patrons at a series of pre-opening events. But Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be open to the public on Monday, Dec. 19. More, from a story about Ruth’s Chris that I wrote for the Asheville Citizen-Times: Across town, the staff of Ruth’s Chris was soaking up last-minute instructions before about[Read More…]

by December 11, 2011 4 comments Asheville food and drink

Downtown Asheville site being prepared for food trucks

At long last, a downtown Asheville site is in the works for Asheville’s burgeoning food truck scene. From the Asheville Citizen-Times’ story about food trucks: One of the city’s newest culinary trends could be rolling into downtown by the end of the month. Food trucks that were banned from downtown for more than two decades until a September City Council[Read More…]

by December 11, 2011 1 comment Asheville food and drink

The Asheville Public plans to open Dec. 19 in the River Arts District

The Asheville Public, the restaurant taking over the former Silver Dollar Cafe space on Clingman Avenue in the River Arts District, is planning to open to the public Dec. 19. The space is looking great. Here’s more from a story about TAP I wrote for the Asheville Citizen-Times that was published Saturday: The Asheville Public was clattering with noise of[Read More…]

by December 11, 2011 0 comments Asheville food and drink

Jackson Underground Cafe offers online ordering

From loyal readers Steve and Elizabeth of Jackson Underground Cafe: Hey Jason, We wanted to make you aware of a new service that we are offering. We are now offering online ordering for customers of the Jackson Underground Café. In this “plugged-in” world in which we live, online ordering is designed to make ordering more convenient for our customers. There is no waiting in[Read More…]

by December 6, 2011 2 comments Asheville food and drink

Asheville Pizza & Brewing starts canning brew

Tony Kiss aka the Beer Guy reports via his FB page: Asheville Brewing has just cranked up its canning machine. A major day in Asheville beer. 12 ounce cans of Shiva are rolling off the line and should be on sale later today at 77 Coxe Ave. Coming soon to stores. It’s just another notch in the belt of Beer[Read More…]

by December 6, 2011 1 comment Asheville food and drink

Asheville Independent Restaurants offers a deal on restaurant coupon booklet

Press release here: Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR) is offering a special promotion during the month of December for its popular dining Passport, which is a coupon booklet representing over $1000 in dining savings. Normally $50, the promotion is extended to include bulk purchases with a minimum of 10 at $45 per book, and with more than 20, the price is[Read More…]

by December 6, 2011 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Two new restaurants prepare to open in Asheville: The Asheville Public and Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Two new restaurants prepare to open in Asheville: The Asheville Public and Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Two new restaurants – The Asheville Public and Ruth’s Chris Steak House – are preparing to open soon, adding more choices to Asheville’s juicy restaurant scene. The Asheville Public plans to open within two weeks, according to its page on Facebook. The restaurant is opening in the River Arts District, in the space formerly occupied by The Silver Dollar. The[Read More…]

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