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Reserve.com Comes to Asheville

Asheville Restaurants Welcome New Reservation System

Reserve.com Offers Diners New Way to Book a Table in Foodtopia Fourteen of the hottest independent restaurants in Asheville, N.C., have changed the way that diners can make a reservation. Reserve.com is the new destination for residents and visitors who are hungry for a taste of Foodtopia, and the change will be minimal for most restaurant guests. Reservations can be made through Reserve on each

Garden-to-Table Dining Takes Root

Garden-to-Table Dining Takes Root

Asheville restaurants turn to urban gardens Chef Peter Pollay checks on the kale growing in his West Asheville garden plot. Photo courtesy of Posana Restaurant. The restaurants and markets of Asheville have long relied on Western North Carolina's wealth of farms for local produce, eggs and meat--one of the reasons the area also goes by the name "Foodtopia" --but now several restaurants are

Three Foodtopians Tapped as Award Semifinalists

Three Foodtopians Tapped as Award Semifinalists

Beard Foundation Names First Round Picks If the 2015 list of James Beard Award Semifinalists for Best Chef Southeast is any indication, the Foodtopian Society of Asheville, N.C. is a pretty delicious place to be. Local chefs Katie Button, John Fleer and Meherwan Irani claimed three of the coveted slots on the list, which was culled from more than 35,000 submitted suggestions and selected by a

Dinner is Served, With a Side of Romance

Dinner is Served, With a Side of Romance

Where to Eat in Asheville for Valentine's Day Pretty in Pink at MG Road, one of several local "love potions" on the menu for V-Day. Valentine's Day is only a week away, and several Asheville restaurants are offering unique date night opportunities to get you in the mood. Check out some of these hot spots, or one of the many exciting events happening over the V-Day weekend . At Rhubarb , James

Off the Record: Asheville's Secret Dishes

Off the Record: Asheville's Secret Dishes

Where to find undercover eats Recently, travel writer Claire Gibson spilled some secret restaurant recipes over on Forbes' Travel Guide , including chef Katie Button's  panuelo de chocolate , a sweet treat offered on birthdays and celebrations at Cúrate tapas bar . But Button's chocolate origami is not the only hidden item that those in the know can order up at Asheville restaurants. We're

Dessert Flights: The Next Sweet Thing

Dessert Flights: The Next Sweet Thing

Embark on this hot tasting trend Cigar box petit fours by chef Katie Button at Nightbell. Picture this: You've just finished a fantastic meal. Maybe there were multiple courses, and perhaps there were cocktails. As your server picks up your plates and you begin to refold your napkin, he pops the question. Did you save any room for dessert? Now several Asheville restaurants have a solution to the

Eat Like a Star in Asheville This Summer

Eat Like a Star in Asheville This Summer

Dine with Celebrities, Skip the Paparazzi Owen Wilson grabs a locally made juice at the RAD Tailgate market. Photo courtesy of Roaming in the Raw. UPDATED:  Plus, get an extra helping of star-studded action with this week's celebrity update . Asheville is buzzing this summer, thanks to the presence of several movie stars in town for the filming of an untitled comedy . And after a hard day's

West Asheville Welcomes The Barleycorn

West Asheville Welcomes The Barleycorn

New pub puts global twist on fare + RECIPE The Barleycorn features a comfortable, neighborhood atmosphere. Visitors to West Asheville, across the French Broad River from downtown, have likely noticed that there's a Renaissance of sorts happening along Haywood Road, the main drag for this popular neighborhood. Along with new shops and bars , there has been a burst of new restaurants. One of the new

A Sweet New Recipe Collection

A Sweet New Recipe Collection

Tupelo Honey Cafe's Latest Cookbook Shares Regional Faves Photo by Brie Williams. The culinary team at one of Asheville's most iconic restaurants is at it again! Chef Brian Sonoskus and co-author Elizabeth Sims have teamed up to create Tupelo Honey Cafe: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains , which features 125 new recipes made with some of the region's most iconic ingredients. Fans

Chicken & Waffles for West Asheville + Recipe

Chicken & Waffles for West Asheville + Recipe

Early Girl's owners turn focus to soul food John & Julie Stehling, owners of Early Girl Eatery and the soon-to-open King Daddy's Chicken & Waffle Is it breakfast? Is it dinner? Is it sweet? Is it savory? Maybe it's the contradictory questions surrounding a plate of chicken and waffles that make this classic soul dish such a treat. Either way, fans of the crispy, crunchy combo will soon be