Asheville food and drink

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Popeyes open on Airport Road in South Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Popeyes open on Airport Road in South Asheville

Also, Chef Steven Goff of AUX Bar in Asheville was recently named the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s “chef of the year” following a cook-off competition.

Chow Chow food festival in Asheville/ photo by Reese Moore Photography

Chow Chow food festival in Asheville, reviewed

Chow Chow crowned a new culinary star on the Asheville food scene: Benne on Eagle restaurant.

Chef Graham House of Sovereign Remedies restaurant and cocktail bar in Asheville preparing plates for a James Beard House dinner in the summer of 2018./ photo by Jason Sandford

Sovereign Remedies’ recipe for success: host a James Beard House dinner

How an Asheville restaurant crew went to New York City to serve up a prestigious dinner at the James Beard House.

WIN TICKETS to Session Fest at Zillicoah Beer Compay in Woodfin

WIN TICKETS to Session Fest at Zillicoah Beer Compay in Woodfin

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by August 16, 2019 4 comments Asheville food and drink
In Asheville, Karen’s Spice Kitchen wins curry fans one spice packet at a time

In Asheville, Karen’s Spice Kitchen wins curry fans one spice packet at a time

The blended spice packets can be found all over Asheville, from The Chop Shop Butchery to Earth Fare and beyond.

Zillicoah Beer Company’s Session Fest 2019 set for Aug. 24

Zillicoah Beer Company’s Session Fest 2019 set for Aug. 24

Zillicoah Beer has invited about 30 breweries to participate, and is partnering with Buxton Hall BBQ on food.

by July 23, 2019 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Punk Rock Hot Dogs pop-up and competition Saturday at Asheville Masonic Temple

Punk Rock Hot Dogs pop-up and competition Saturday at Asheville Masonic Temple

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and hot dogs will be on sale to the public until they run out.

Summer status update on Chow Chow 2019, the new Asheville food fest

Summer status update on Chow Chow 2019, the new Asheville food fest

Asheville’s new signature culinary event aims to be an immersive event that tells a story about everyone involved in the city, and the region’s, food culture.

by June 26, 2019 2 comments Asheville food and drink
An architectural rendering of the proposed Jetti Rae's Seafood and Such restaurant being proposed for 144 Riverside Drive in the Asheville River Arts District.

New riverside restaurant, Jettie Rae’s, proposed for Asheville River Arts District

The riverside restaurant proposed for 144 Riverside Drive will welcome tubers and boaters who arrive from the French Broad River.

Asheville Food Truck Showdown set for May 18 at WNC Ag Center

Asheville Food Truck Showdown set for May 18 at WNC Ag Center

The event will feature 18 local food trucks, and judges will award prizes in categories including Best Overall, People’s Choice, and VIP Taster’s Choice.

Looking for an Asheville restaurant job? Find it at this job fair Tuesday

Looking for an Asheville restaurant job? Find it at this job fair Tuesday

Asheville restaurants have struggled recently with filling open positions.

Stu Helm Asheville Food Updates and Stuff: Stoobies, Pizza, Mac & More!

Stu Helm Asheville Food Updates and Stuff: Stoobies, Pizza, Mac & More!

Stu’s got a lot of updates.

At Asheville’s first Stoobie Awards live event, Vivian restaurant wins big

At Asheville’s first Stoobie Awards live event, Vivian restaurant wins big

Other winners included Jane Anderson, who was named Food Person of the Year, and Chef Meherwan Irani, who was named Restaurateur of the Year.

2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 3: PEOPLE WHO FEED PEOPLE

2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 3: PEOPLE WHO FEED PEOPLE

2018 BEST OF ASHEVILLE PART III – People Who Feed People Welcome to Part Three, the final installment in the nominations process for the 2018 Stoobie Awards! These are the sixth annual Stoobie Awards, and 2018 marks the very first time ever that we’re throwing a party and doing a LIVE ceremony to give away the awards! If you haven’t[Read More…]

by January 21, 2019 1 comment Asheville food and drink, Reviews
Stoobie Awards live event set for Asheville Masonic Temple on Jan. 28

Stoobie Awards live event set for Asheville Masonic Temple on Jan. 28

Find out who Stu says is tops on the Asheville food scene during the live event, which will also feature a ton of great food and drink.

2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 2: ECLECTIC BOOGALOO

2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 2: ECLECTIC BOOGALOO

2018 BEST OF ASHEVILLE PART II – Eclectic Boogaloo Welcome to Part Two of Three of the 2018 Stoobie Awards! If you unfamiliar with the Stoobies, that’s okay! They are basically a “Best of Asheville’s Culinary Scene,” honorific, that comes with an actual physical award, all based on one person’s opinion: Mine! Who the fook am I? Well, nobody, really, just an[Read More…]

2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 1: A NEW BEGINNING

2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 1: A NEW BEGINNING

2018 BEST OF ASHEVILLE PART I – A New Beginning Ya know what? These fuckin’ Stoobie Awards could get awfully boring and repetitive if I’m not careful. Like, how many times do I really need to give Sunny Point the “Best Shrimp ‘n’ Grits” award? Answer: Every fucking time forever and ever that’s how many, because that’s how fucking good those[Read More…]

Gratitude abounds at Haywood Street Congregation’s Welcome Table in Asheville

Gratitude abounds at Haywood Street Congregation’s Welcome Table in Asheville

Haywood Street Congregation, an Asheville urban ministry, has a variety of offerings, including a clothes closet and substance abuse and recovery support, to name just a few.

Ambitious new Asheville culinary festival seeking sponsors, ideas

Ambitious new Asheville culinary festival seeking sponsors, ideas

The Asheville Independent Restaurants group is holding a forum on Nov. 7 to help folks know more about the new food festival.

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Asheville Coffee Expo, under new ownership, returns Saturday

Asheville Coffee Expo, under new ownership, returns Saturday

This year’s event is will feature a familiar array of shops, sweets and more as Abby Dickinson plans for growth.

The Med, Asheville’s longest-running downtown restaurant, sold to new owners

The Med, Asheville’s longest-running downtown restaurant, sold to new owners

The new owners say they plan to stay true to the roots of the classic diner.

Breaking down Asheville’s ambitious new food festival

Breaking down Asheville’s ambitious new food festival

One benefit of a big new Asheville food festival – drawing the attention of James Beard Award judges, who have yet to bestow an award on an Asheville food scene player.

by September 5, 2018 1 comment Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm’s 2018 Asheville Burger Survey Part 4: Slowing Down

Stu Helm’s 2018 Asheville Burger Survey Part 4: Slowing Down

I’m a well known burger fan. I eat a lot of burgers. Burger me. Gim burg. My current plan — don’t tell my doctor — is to eat all the burgers. Last year (2017), I began burger-binging my way through downtown Asheville, eating them here, there, and everywhere. I’m going rank each burger as I eat them, from BEST to[Read More…]

by August 30, 2018 2 comments Asheville food and drink, Reviews
Asheville culinary rock stars team up for new food festival

Asheville culinary rock stars team up for new food festival

Asheville tourism officials on Wednesday morning pledged $75,000 to festival organizers.