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Asheville Restaurant Week 2017

From Bon Appetit to National Geographic to USA Today , Asheville’s dining scene has won over the hearts (and taste buds) of many of America’s top culinary critics in the past year. Zagat even named Asheville one of the nation's hottest food cities. For ten days this month, a "who's who" of Asheville's chefs and restaurants offer you a special opportunity to

5 Asheville Food Festivals to Savor in May

5 Asheville Food Festivals to Savor in May

Seasonal Flavors Take Center Stage       The Asheville Herb Festival will be held May 1-3, 2015. In a Foodtopian Society , there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the best of Blue Ridge food and drink. And this May, visitors can sample from a smorgasbord of foodie festivals featuring beer, bread, herbs and more. Mark your calendars for these five delicious dates: Asheville

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

A beautiful selection of cheeses from Looking Glass Creamery in Asheville.

Asheville's Cheesiest Festival... Really!

Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest Returns ​Western North Carolina has many signature flavors . Southern foods, barbecue, craft beer - the list goes on. This April, celebrate one of the region's emerging tastes--local cheese!  Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest will be held April 24th at Highland Brewing Company and will celebrate Southern cheeses, exploring the

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

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

A Delicious Holiday Gift Idea:  200+ Asheville Recipes

A Delicious Holiday Gift Idea: 200+ Asheville Recipes

Prepare favorite Foodtopian dishes at home Order your copy of Farmer & Chef Asheville Looking for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life? The new Farmer & Chef Asheville cookbook features over 200 recipes from area farmers, chefs and food artisans. Recognized recently as one of “The 13 Greatest Destination Food Towns in America” by The Huffington Post ,

James Beard Nominations Are Open

James Beard Nominations Are Open

Write In Top Asheville Chefs It's that time again! The James Beard Foundation Restaurant & Chef Awards --considered to be the Oscars of the culinary word--are open for nominations. Now through December 31, diners all over the world will be submitting names for chef awards in 21 categories, including: Best Chef in the Southeast Rising Star Chef of the Year Outstanding Chef Outstanding

Flavors of Foodtopia: Part 2

Flavors of Foodtopia: Part 2

More recipes and tales from Food Blog Forum Mimosa Fried Chicken Biscuits by chef Jason Roy at Biscuit Head. When more than 100 food bloggers visited Asheville in August for the 2014 Food Blogger Forum conference , we challenged them to take all they had seen and tasted and turn it into something delicious. And did they ever! One lucky blogger who shared their foodie inspiration also won a trip

Asheville's Beer Scene Hits TODAY Show

Morning Show Features Local Brews & Brewers Over the weekend, a TODAY show report highlighted the growth of the craft beer industry with Asheville--aka, Beer City USA--as the shining example. Did you know that 30 years ago there were only 18 craft breweries in the U.S.? Today there are more breweries than that in Asheville alone! Meet some of the Asheville area's craft beer creators, and