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Southern Living Poll: Vote Asheville!

Southern Living Poll: Vote Asheville!

Vote for Asheville as Best Dining Destination in the South and Win $1,500. Southern Living is hosting an online poll called the South's Tastiest Town , and Asheville is a contender! We're going head to head with some major cities for the title and we need your help to achieve the top spot. Better yet, every voter is in the running for a $1,500 jackpot! The online poll lasts from now through the

Nominate Top Asheville Chefs for a James Beard Award

Nominate Top Asheville Chefs for a James Beard Award

Know any Asheville chefs who deserve national recognition for their delectable dishes? Have you had a meal this year that knocked your socks off, that swept you off your feet, that was worth writing home (and all your friends, your boss, perfect strangers) about? Those of us who love Asheville know that what's going on in our restaurants is remarkable, and not just by small city standards. The

WNC Chefs Challenge Enters Semi-Finals

WNC Chefs Challenge Enters Semi-Finals

WNC Chefs Challenge Reaches the Semi-Finals Stage. The date has been set, the chefs are ready, and the tickets are on sale! The WNC Chefs Challenge has whittled down the competition from 14 chefs to four and only one of those will be crowned the 2012 champion.   T he final Chefs Challenge competition will take place Thursday, August 23, and tickets are not yet available. However, you still

Nominate Asheville's Finest Foodies For James Beard Awards

Nominate Asheville's Finest Foodies For James Beard Awards

Hey Foodies! Do you have a favorite restaurant, chef or food writer in Asheville that deserves some national attention? Now's your chance to provide them with some major recognition with the 2012  James Beard Foundation Awards .  A James Beard award is a big deal for culinary professionals who work hard to please your palate. Dubbed the "Oscars of the Food World," these awards are the

World Record Attempt at Asheville Chili Chow Down

World Record Attempt at Asheville Chili Chow Down

Because nothing goes together better than firefighters and chili, Asheville Chili Chow Down 3.0 will honor fallen firefighter Captain Jeff Bowen and benefit the scholarship fund for his three children.  The Chow Down is set for Sunday, November 6 from 1-4pm at Asheville Brewing Company on Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville . Adding more excitement to the event is the inaugural Fire Truck Pull

Have You Made Your Reservation for Anthony Bourdain?

Have You Made Your Reservation for Anthony Bourdain?

Asheville has been buzzing about the upcoming visit from the world-traveling chef, author of Kitchen Confidential and host of television's No Reservations , Anthony Bourdain . His upcoming event takes place at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium  on Saturday, November 5 starting at 5PM. Speculation exists on where Bourdain may eat while in town. Asheville's  Foodtopian Society  certainly

Asheville Wins TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award

Asheville Wins TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award

There was a huge announcement made today (and no it wasn't for the iPhone5). This has to do with Asheville's food scene as TripAdvisor  announced the winners of the  2011 Travelers' Choice Food & Wine Destination Awards . Millions of traveler's voted for their favorite foodie destination and Asheville made the top ten list, sitting alongside culinary  juggernauts  such as

Foodtopian Spotlight: Summer Squash Recipes

Foodtopian Spotlight: Summer Squash Recipes

Being a part of a Foodtopian society means knowing your food is farm fresh and locally grown. A vegetable holds the most nutrition the moment it is picked so it's good to get your hands on it right away. That's pretty easy to do with so many mountain tailgates and farmer's markets happening on a weekly basis. Buy farm fresh and you'll notice the difference in flavor. One vegetable that is in peak

Foodtopian Spotlight: Jack's Nut Butter

Foodtopian Spotlight: Jack's Nut Butter

Jack Fischer wanted to change his diet. He was looking to eliminate processed foods and move towards a more nourishing approach to eating. This worked fine when crafting meals in the kitchen, but he found it to be challenging when looking for a snack. Jack took his cravings to the culinary drawing board and soon crafted a recipe for a nut butter that blends Almonds, Walnuts, Ghee, Coconut Oil and

Foodtopia for the People of Atlanta: Win a Vacation to Asheville

Foodtopia for the People of Atlanta: Win a Vacation to Asheville

Atlanta foodies…start your taste buds! This April, Asheville is packing up its culinary and craft beer culture and heading to the big city. Foodtopia for the People will offer Atlantans chances to win more than 600 tasty prizes, including five culinary getaways to the mountains. We will announce five grand prize vacation winners at our Meet the Foodtopians event on April 27 in Atlanta—an evening