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On The Rise: Asheville's Modern Appalachian Culinary Scene

  • April 23, 2019

  ASHEVILLE, NC (April 23, 2019) – Appalachian food was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but today Asheville, North Carolina food folk are claiming, examining and elevating their culinary roots in new and creative ways. Bagels using sorghum syrup and Southern flour, a gourmet twist on the regional-favorite Moon Pie, a restaurant honoring African-American influence on the area’s

New Downtown Hotels Celebrating Asheville's History and Architecture Also Bring New Restaurants

  • February 6, 2019

NOW OPEN : ► The Asheville Foundry Hotel , part of Hilton’s upper-upscale Curio Collection, has opened on "The Block," Asheville’s historical business district for the African-American community. Portions of the five-building complex were once home to the foundry that forged the steel for Biltmore and many of Asheville’s iconic buildings. ► Five-time James Beard

A Vanderbilt House Party + NEW Outdoor Adventures in Biltmore's Backyard

  • February 1, 2019

► On display February 8 - May 27, “ A Vanderbilt House Party: The Gilded Age ” brings elegant costumes meticulously recreated from archival Vanderbilt photos by Oscar-winning costume designer John Bright to the grand rooms of Biltmore. A new audio tour provides a look into these grand events from the perspectives of the Vanderbilts' butler and head housekeeper. ► NEW : Ride the

Asheville Phenoms Offer New Factory Tour Experiences + New Downtown Museums

  • January 29, 2019

NOW OPEN: ► French Broad Chocolate Factory has opened the doors to their sweet new location in the RAMP (River Arts Makers Place) Studios. They’re offering daily tours, a chocolate museum and a view of bean-to-bar treats being made. With this new location – also home to artists, Ginger’s Revenge (alcoholic ginger beer brewery) and Spicewalla (spice factory from Chef Meherwan

Beer City News - Area Brewery Count Nears 50

  • January 22, 2019

► Set in the buildings that once housed young forestry workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Burial Beer Co.'s Forestry Camp Restaurant and Bar opens in early 2019, offering beer, wine and coffee and highlighting local makers. James Beard semifinalist Brian Canipelli, chef and owner of Cucina 24, leads the food program. ► 12 Bones Smokehouse will ring in the New Year with a new

Beverage Culture News

  • January 17, 2019

NEW IN THE SOUTH SLOPE: ► Urban Orchard , has expanded to a second location featuring 30 taps and serving up an Old Europe vibe. ► The Chemist is a South Slope gin distillery with a tasting room outfitted as a Prohibition-era apothecary. ► An adjoining cocktail bar, Antidote , offers pre-Prohibition cocktails, new drink classics and a small-plate menu. ► Recently celebrating five years,

Fresh Adventures: Prehistoric Appalachian Pandas + New Tours (One Fido-Friendly!)

  • January 15, 2019

► The WNC Nature Center's Prehistoric Appalachia Project comes to life with a NEW red panda exhibit . An ancient ancestor of the endangered animal, the Bristol's Panda, was once prevalent in the region. The exhibit opens February 14. ► Sit, stay and explore with the NEW Dog City Tour , starting at Asheville's Dog Welcome Center (the first of its kind in the country) with stops at local

What You Can't Miss in Asheville in 2019

  • November 28, 2018

~ New Downtown Hotels Celebrating Asheville’s History and Architecture, Whitewater SUP Tours, Yoga Hikes, A Chocolate Factory/Museum & A Chef-Led Signature Culinary Event Celebrating Appalachia ~ ASHEVILLE, NC (November 28, 2018) — Cultural experiences expand in every direction across a vibrant Blue Ridge Mountain city. Food-centric hotels, James Beard chef news, a beverage boom