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Benevolent Spirits: Houston Hurricane Harvey

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Heirloom Hospitality Group has organized an effort among the Asheville food and beverage community to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

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New Software Caters To Asheville Restaurants

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January marks a new era in the digital world of dining reservations.

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Asheville Plant-Based Face-Off Puts Creativity on the Menu

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Asheville, already well-known for its vegan-friendliness, is taking the plant-based culinary experience in the city to the next level. The 1st Annual Asheville Plant-Based Face-Off, presented by Asheville Vegan Outreach and No Evil Foods and sponsored by VegFund, challenges Asheville restaurants and chefs to put their creativity to the test by offering innovative new vegan dishes. Up to 15 Asheville restaurants are participating, each creating a new menu item free of animal products and offering it to guests for the month of October 2016.

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My Drunk Kitchen’s Hanna Hart Films in Asheville

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Hannah Hart became famous for drunk cooking - literally. The 29 year old internet personality runs a channel on YouTube called My Drunk Cooking, where laughs are had as Hart cooks food while intoxicated. Since the inception of the weekly show in 2011, Hart has hosted many celebrity guests, including chef Jamie Oliver, author John Green, former pop star Lance Bass, and comedian Sarah Silverman.

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Havana Nights: A Buena Vista Social Club Musical Revue and Cuban Dinner

Lex 18 Supper Club and Moonshine Bar

Lex 18 is producing two shows on September 15, 2015 at 5:45 and 8:15 PM featuring an immersive dining experience of Havana's soulful music and food.   The timeless and fresh sounds of the Buena Vista Social Club's album performed by Patrick Lopez and his talented group of musicians include conga, saxophone, piano, trumpet and the sexy vocals of Whitney Moore will make for a romantic and sexy Havana Night.

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Blue Dream Curries Favor with This Curry Fan

Blue Dream Curries Favor With This Curry Fan

Recently I had the pleasure of being invited to eat at newly opened Blue Dream Curry House, located in downtown Asheville, to sample their international sampling of curries. Curry and I go way back, though perhaps not as far as those to whom the highly spiced dish is native. As a child, I attended many Thanksgiving dinners at a home belonging to friends of my parents, a nice Indian couple whose children were close in age to my brother, sister and me. We swapped a few Thanksgiving dinners, eating one year at our house with traditional American fare, and the next at their house, with their Indian twists on traditional dishes, plus some family favorites tossed in. I learned to eat Indian curry at a young age, but until I was an adult, I did not realize there was more than one type of curry.

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Getting to the Essence of the Matter at Asheville Wine & Food Festival

Ceviche at Essence

Essence, the second installment in the Asheville Wine & Food Festival, delved a bit deeper into the circus theme and offered up eight different competitors in the cocktails category and five more in the hors d'oevres arena. We got a chance to see a lot of new faces and taste their incredible ideas, all of which needed to incorporate a circus-theme.

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Behind Every Good Chef is a Kitchen Staff Who Can Make or Break Them

Kaela's work is one part of the brigade de kitchen

Food television is full of celebrity chefs like Alton Brown (my personal hero/crush), Giada DeLaurentiis and Gordon Ramsay. These chefs have helped shape popular culture's impression of the food world. There is much focus on chefs, their abilities and their creative drives. We can probably name a dozen chefs from Julia Childs to Bobby Flay, but one chef cannot run any kitchen. And woe be to those who call the chef a mere "cook." Why the heirarchy?

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Asheville Small Plate Crawl Experience 2014

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Asheville is known for its great food, and especially for its local independent restaurants that feature a unique, eclectic variety of flavors that are far more sophisticated than may be expected in a small southern town.  What’s even more exciting than the food, perhaps, is that Asheville provides unique opportunities for locals and visitors to explore the culture and see what makes Asheville so special while having fun doing it.  The annual “small plate crawl” is one of those opportunities, and this year it did not disappoint.  Over 20 restaurants participated in this culinary tour, featuring special small-sized chef creations that highlight the essence of the restaurant and the Asheville food scene.

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