Food & Drink
Looking for a culinary adventure or a bar crawl? Asheville.com’s food & drink event guide has got you covered.
This five-course wine and food pairing dinner features chefs Andrew McLeod of
Avenue M, Tandy Wilson of City House in Nashville, Tennessee, Ashleigh Shanti of Good Hot Fish and Bravo Top Chef Season 19, and Travis Milton of Nicewonder Farm and Vineyards in Bristol, Virginia. The evening includes a champagne/cocktail reception and VIP gift bags for guests. Proceeds benefit YMCA Mobile Markets and Youth Transformed For Life at Grace Covenant Church. A limited number of tickets are also available for a cocktail reception with the chefs on March 23.
We invite you to experience a dinner for good. It is more than the poetry of beautiful wine and noteworthy Chefs creating outstanding dishes. It is an experience with all those serving and creating an impact in our community.
The Good Epicurean Dinner will donate proceeds to the YMCA Mobile Markets and Youth Transformed For Life at Grace Covenant. This dinner will fund annual markets, help feed inner-city children, and fund after-school care.
This is a ticketed event. A limited number of tickets are available. Cost $300. Tickets can be purchased online at goodepicurean.com.
Good Epicurean Asheville Culinary Team
Host Chef Andrew McLeod of Avenue M, Asheville, NC
Chef Tandy Wilson of City House, Nashville, TN – James Beard Best Chef Southeast 2016
Chef Ashleigh Shanti of Good Hot Fish, Asheville, NC – Bravo Top Chef Season 19
Chef Travis Milton of Hickory, Nicewonder Farm and Vineyards, Bristol, VA
A limited number of tickets will be made available to meet the Chefs at a cocktail reception with the Chefs on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Tickets are available online at goodepicurean.com
Why Good Epicurean Chose Avenue M
Avenue M was an obvious choice for the inaugural Good Epicurean dinner. This neighborhood restaurant provides an experience to its guests.
First, the location gives us that “feel good, doing something” in our community sense.
Second, the team works together to make it unique. Chef McLeod is brilliant in his creations, yet it is more than food. The team integrates welcoming conversation and impeccable service. It is upscale dining with a down-home feel.
Third, their passion for helping others and doing good matches our Good Epicurean values.
Ralph Lonow, Avenue M Owner and Sommelier, “We are thrilled to be hosting this dinner. Being able to give back to our community has always been our number one goal.”
Good Epicurean Sponsors
The companies making a difference and helping create an event that will make an impact include: Omni Grove Park Inn, Tryon Distributing, D’Artagan Foods, Mountain Food Products, and Highland Brewing.
Asheville’s LARGEST vaudeville show featuring WNC’s best comedy, juggling, magic, burlesque, acrobatics, aerial arts, short plays, puppetry, sideshow, music and more!
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All Ages – under 12 requires venue approval
– ALL AGES
– FULLY SEATED SHOW
– LIMITED NUMBER OF PREMIUM SEATING TICKETS AVAILABLE
From Knoxville to Nashville via Hertfordshire, Martin Harley, Daniel Kimbro & Sam Lewis collaborate for the first time on a slow cooked, laid back album reminiscent of an early American songbook. Produced at Wow & Flutter studios the old fashioned way; writing songs in the morning and rolling the tape in the afternoon, the album highlights Daniel’s Appalachian roots, Sam’s Nashville tones and Martin’s traveling riverside blues. Individually they have worked with some of the biggest names in the business. This is acoustic Americana at its finest.
The Harley Kimbro Lewis album received glowing reviews during its 2022 release with a comprehensive UK tour. In March 2023 the trio will tour the US performing only six dates exclusively in the Southeast.
MARTIN HARLEY (UK based) has been making music and touring the world for over two decades. Exploring blues and roots in a style The Guardian referred to as ‘Spellbinding’, Harley has released eight albums to date. His carbon neutral ‘Blues Gone Green’ bicycle tour of the UK took place in 2011. He participated in the ‘World’s Highest Gig’ in the Himalayas. His motorcycle adventures have taken him across Mali in search of the roots of blues music. He toured Northern India and Nepal on a vintage Royal Enfield and spent a year living in his 1977 Holden station wagon in Australia. Recent nominations include AMA instrumentalist of the year, Best Acoustic Guitarist, and Best Acoustic Blues Artist. Notable appearances include performances at Glastonbury, Royal Albert Hall, Union Chapel and countless international venues and festivals.
DANIEL KIMBRO was raised on American Roots music in and around Appalachia and is a twice GRAMMY-nominated musician from Knoxville, TN with numerous recording credits and touring appearances. Splitting his time between Knoxville and Nashville, Daniel is a regular accompanist with John Hiatt, the Jerry Douglas Band, the Earls of Leicester, and The Transatlantic Sessions. He as appeared on stage with the likes of James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Sir Aly Bain, Cara Dillon, R.B. Morris, Bela Fleck, Molly Tuttle, Maura O’Connell, and many others.
SAM LEWIS is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter that has collaborated with everyone from Leon Russell to Chris Stapleton, who dubbed him “a modern Townes Van Zandt”. Lewis is often labeled with the word ‘soulful’ and a style that meets at a juncture of many different genres; a place where feel-good music meets vital social commentary. A decade worth of touring his studio efforts have captivated audiences all around the world. His songs and stories are glued together with a unique stage banter developed from performing in numerous music halls, clubs, theaters, festivals and music cruises.
SARAH SISKIND: Sarah Siskind’s artistry speaks for itself – an arresting voice; a respected, much-covered songwriter; a frequently-licensed recording artist; an admired, free-spirited, commanding performer.
TFAC invites all artists: painters, sculptors, writers, performers & more — to a casual weekly drop-in gathering on Saturday mornings at 9 AM to share your works in progress, alert others, and chat about art and what’s happening in your community.
The first weekly Coffee is Saturday, August 20 at 9 am.
No RSVP needed, just drop by!
Free parking available on Melrose Avenue, behind and alongside TFAC.
JOIN US FOR UNCORKED! THIS UNIQUE RAIL LINE AND WINE EXPERIENCE WILL FUSE THE ADVENTURE OF RAILROADING WITH THE LOVE OF GOOD WINE AND GOOD COMPANY.
- About This Trip
- How To Purchase
- Where To Go
- Plan on being here by one hour before departure.
We offer brewery tours every Saturday at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.
Please arrive a few minutes early and grab a beer to take along on the tour.
55 Airview Drive Greenville, SC 29607
Wanna hear the best local music and drink the best local beers? Hop aboard LaZoom’s Purple Bus and rock out with a local band while we take you on a journey to Asheville’s premiere local breweries.
- Curated Live Music & Brewery Bus experience
- 3 Hours long, includes three 30 Minute Local Brewery Stops
- You Can Drink on the Funky Purple Bus! **Must be purchased at LaZoom or at brewery stop**
Check Your Head: A Beastie Boys Tribute
– ALL AGES
– SEATED SHOW
– LIMITED NUMBER OF PREMIUM SEATING TICKETS AVAILABLE
Jackie Venson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter known far and wide for her complexly beautiful music and blazing guitar skills. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jackie has traveled the world playing to massive crowds both as a headliner and as support for major acts such as Gary Clark Jr, Melissa Etheridge, Aloe Blacc, Citizen Cope to name a few. With the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancellation of her entire tour schedule and the wave of social change sweeping across the country in 2020, Jackie committed herself to releasing more music than ever before, connecting with her fans directly and speaking up about the change she wanted to see in her city and country. Since then, Jackie has released 2 studio albums, 2 live albums under her name and several electronic albums under her side project titled jackie the robot. During the pandemic, Jackie Venson also made her National TV Performance Debut on Austin City Limits 46th season, a huge honor for the native Austinite. Venson’s most recent release, “Love Transcends”, Venson firmly established herself as a sonic force to be reckoned with out of Austin, Texas.
The Buddy K Band, formed in 1983, is comprised of talented musicians that love the big band sounds of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, and other classic big bands. The Buddy K Band has performed in many venues throughout the Southeast. The band plays such favorites as Moonlight Serenade, In The Mood, Moon River and Satin Doll, just to name a few.
Come to listen, come to dance.. come to enjoy !!!!
Figure Drawing Salon-
Live nude model, art instructor host, bring your own art supplies. We have a limited supply available. Some community supplies available for use. We ask for a $15 donation at the door to support the instructor and model.
Format may vary but usually consists of- 5-1 min
2- 5 min
1- 10 min
2- 20 min each pose different 10 min break in between
2- 20 minute poses same pose
Come learn and mingle with a fun and friendly community of artists! Normally hosted the last Sunday of every month.
– ALL AGES
– STANDING ROOM ONLY
The point of an odyssey is to return home changed—still the same person, but deepened somehow, wiser and better, wearing your traveling scars proudly. Bass Drum of Death’s new album Say I Won’t is the end result of a journey that took singer and bandleader John Barrett from a small town in Mississippi and sent him across the world and back home again. The music still rips, with blown-out guitars and drums that sound like bombs going off, and the melodies are catchier than ever, hollered in Barrett’s trademark yelp. But the music hits differently now, more at peace with itself, propelled by a new swagger. Say I Won’t is the record of a veteran band finding its stride and leaning into it, stripping back the excess and finding the raw core of their sound.
Say I Won’t, the band’s fifth record, comes at a time of massive change for Barrett, having relocated from New York to his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi during the pandemic. The record is also a homecoming of a different sort, with the band rejoining the ranks of Fat Possum, also in Oxford, the label that released their first record GB City in 2011.
Say I Won’t is the first Bass Drum of Death album written, demoed, and recorded with the touring band instead of Barrett doing everything on his own. He found a freedom in working with collaborators that wasn’t available to him before, opening different aspects of the songwriting. It was a process of live recording, layering on different parts and overdubs, and then stripping it all back to the bones of the song, keeping the raw wild heart of the music intact.
The result is a groove-oriented, 1970’s-indebted collection of rock songs, with tempos set for cruising and scuzzy guitars galore. There’s an energy and vitality to the music that feels in line with the best of the Bass Drum songs, but with an added boost that comes from new bandmates and a new perspective.
After an early stint drumming and singing in Haybaby (Tiny Engines), Zach James began writing and self-producing folk records in his bedroom, donning the name The Silver Spaceman. The project evolved into a post-punk band featuring Andrew Bailey (DIIV) on lead guitar. It snarled and simmered around darker textures, miles away from its early folk roots. James looked to his darkened smile and rechristened the project Dead Tooth. They gained momentum opening for bands like Hand Habits, The Space Lady and Current Joys.
TONGUES OF FIRE
Most bands fit cleanly within a genre, but Tongues of Fire don’t. At their heart, they are a punk band; their shows are unhinged; the music is straightforward and hard hitting; there is no trace of excessiveness, but they are accessible, and there is a well-crafted feel to what they do. The production is clean, and the instrumentals deceptively complex. There aren’t bands out there that are like Tongues of Fire. They are themselves and intent on moving the scene forward.
Come down the Pack Memorial Library and play with LEGOs!
Please leave your personal LEGOs at home, because we’ve got plenty.
Every Tuesday 1/2 off bottles of wine at 131 Main Restaurant
– ALL AGES
– FULLY SEATED SHOW
– LIMITED NUMBER OF PREMIUM SEATING TICKETS AVAILABLE
After a series of indie record releases, Shawn Mullins’ critical breakthrough came when 1998 Soul’s Core album shot him to fame on the strength of its Grammy-nominated No. 1 hit, “Lullaby” followed by AAA/Americana No. 1 “Beautiful Wreck” from 2006’s 9th Ward Pickin Parlor. His song, “Shimmer” was used in promotion of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and was included on the Dawson’s Creek soundtrack. He co-wrote “All in My Head” which was featured in episode one of the hit TV sitcom “Scrubs.” Mullins also co-wrote the Zac Brown Band’s No. 1 country tune “Toes.” In early 2002, he formed super group The Thorns with Matthew Sweet and Peter Droge. Mullins’ most recent album My Stupid Heart, was released in 2015, the theme of which, Mullins says, can be summed up most succinctly by the song title, “It All Comes Down To Love,” the guiding force behind just about every song on the album.
Mullins is currently embarking on a recording project in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the release of his album Soul’s Core, which came out July 17, 1998. He always performs songs from Soul’s Core in his live sets including “Lullaby” (Rockabye), “Gulf of Mexico,” “Twin Rocks Oregon,” “Shimmer” and “Anchored in You”. The song arrangements have evolved through the years as he continues to perform them live and grow as an artist.
LARRY CAMPBELL AND TERESA WILLIAMS
Multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams’ acclaimed eponymous 2015 debut, released after seven years of playing in Levon Helm’s band – and frequent guesting with Phil Lesh, Little Feat, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, brought to the stage the crackling creative energy of a decades-long offstage union. A whirlwind of touring and promo followed, and when the dust cleared, the duo was ready to do it all again. Which brings us to Contraband Love, a riskier slice of Americana.
Larry, who produced Contraband Love, says, “I wanted this record to be a progression, bigger than the first one. That’s all I knew. I wanted the songwriting to be deeper, the arrangements more interesting, the performances more dynamic. Specifically how to get there, I didn’t know. I did know the songs were different. The subject matter was darker than anything else I’ve written.”
“More painful!” Teresa says, and laughs.
“Yeah,” Larry says with a smile. “I’m proud of our debut, but I felt like the songs were lighter than what I’m capable of doing. As a songwriter, I aspire to a sense of uniqueness: this is a great song and it could only have been written by me. I want to get there. It’s a journey, a goal, a pursuit. The mechanics of that pursuit are figuring out what you need to do to surpass your last body of work.”
Join Wild Bill every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. for a group run to and from the brewery. Run your buns off, reward yourself with a beer after.
Tours of RJ Rockers Brewery every Wednesday!
226-A W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306
Tel: (864) 585-BEER | rjrockers.com
EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 6:30 pm ~ FREE!
AGES 18+ ADULTS ONLY ~ NO KIDS ALLOWED
ON OUR HUGE SCREEN IN THEATER 2!
ENJOY DINNER & DRINKS (FULL BAR) WHILE PLAYING
There are 3 rounds with new winners each round so you can show up late, miss a round and still be a winner. Plus, we have mid-round prizes to create as many winners as possible.
The questions are presented by a hilarious host on our giant movie screen and includes fun videos in each round. You haven’t played a trivia night like this one!
Beat the mid week grind with some fun trivia! Win a $25 gift card for our taproom along with a $25 gift card from our resident kitchen, Bears Smokehouse BBQ!
“John Ford taps the roots of blues, giving those fortunate enough to hear him, a lesson in Blues 101….. ”
— Andrew Benson – Depot BBQ, Cincinnati, Ohio
It’s pre war blues, old school country, southern gospel and the history behind the music. John Ford assimilates the blues of the 1920’s and 30’s, the blues of Robert Johnson and Son House, a bit of 1940’s country and a pinch of gospel rhythm, and comes up with his own brand of the roots experience.
Ford has been writing since his early teens, growing up in New Richmond, Ohio a small river town 20 miles east of Cincinnati. “Whether it be a new song I’ve written or an old song from the 1930’s, I play what I fall in love with.”
John’s most recent album “John Ford Live at Morehead State University” was released in early 2020. With some of the area’s finest musicians playing along, Ford performs some classic blues standards as well as his original tune ” Ma Sibbi’s Chicken and Dumplins” an ode to his grandmother.
In 2016, he released “The John Ford Blues Society”, his first full length album.
John recorded the 2014 EP “Songs From Room 414″ at The Gunter Hotel in San Antonio Texas – the hallowed ground where Robert Johnson recorded 16 out of his 27 songs in November of 1936.
His first EP, “Injection of the Blues” was released in 2011.
Over the past few years he has performed at venues through out the Midwest and South including” The Shack Up Inn” in Clarksdale Mississippi and BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups in St. Louis, as well as opening for Cedric Burnside, Patrick Sweaney, Damon Fowler and Ruthie Foster.
The Western North Carolina Historical Association invites you to an evening of fine dining, Thursday, March 30 at 5pm, with proceeds benefiting historic preservation.
Prepared by the nationally-recognized and award-winning culinary department at A-B Tech, the all-inclusive, five-course gourmet dinner has become an Asheville-area tradition. Dinner service will begin promptly at 5:00pm.
Culinary students will prepare one basic menu, but with their own choices of sides, garnishes, etc. Each table will have their own unique experience.
A glass of wine is included with dinner. Due to college protocols, no other alcohol is allowed. Also, because this is a pre-set menu and is student driven, we are unfortunately unable to make menu substitutions based on preference or dietary needs.
Read More and Register: https://www.wnchistory.org/event/annual-fundraising-dinner-at-historic-fernihurst-mansion/.
For questions please email Trevor Freeman at [email protected]
Trivia, Singo, tailgate games, and more! Our games are sure to challenge you, but c’mon… it’s not rocket science!