Also, in case you missed it, the James Beard Award nominations have been postponed (there are several Asheville chefs in the running) and more.
Also, Famous Toastery and Kids Garden AVL are planned for the Whole Foods shopping center on Tunnel Road, and more.
More of what’s going around: -The owners Belly Up Truck food truck have announced that they’re planning to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant at 507 Haywood Road in West Asheville. It will be called Haywood Common. ...
A variety of music and other performances are scheduled, featuring stars including Midori and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.
At least seven new restaurants, from seafood to tapas, are planned to open in downtown Asheville.
Also, the Blue Ridge Roller Girls hold their season-opening bout this Sunday, and much more.
Laird, who joined Rhubarb restaurant earlier this year, will compete for a $10,000 prize.
Also, OWL Bakery in West Asheville nears opening date, and more.
And it's fabulous.
Chef John Fleer of Rhubarb restaurant hands off to Chef Adam Hayes, formerly of the Grand Bohemian in Asheville.
Fleer was up for a James Beard Award finalist earlier this year.
Also, a Sara Gruen reading and the Black Mountain College Re-Happening.
In 2013, there were 23 closings and 38 openings, compared to 16 closings and 21 openings in 2012.
Check out Chef John Fleer's stellar new restaurant. Photos by Asheville photographer Stewart O'Shields.
Decorated Chef John Fleer plans to open in the former Bistro 1896 space on Pack Square.
John Fleer wants to open a restaurant in Asheville