WNC Staff

WNC Staff
The lastest from throughout Western North Carolina

The buzziest brew news around the region

Sixteen-year-old Matthew Sharpsteen brings food tours to town

Fermentation groups bubble up in WNC

Strada Italiano preserves Italian heritage with seafood celebrations

The Rhu crafts a festive dessert worth sharing

The Cut Cocktail Lounge says cheers with winter libations

A fledging climber’s ascent of Looking Glass brings reverence for the iconic rock’s first summit, 50 years ago

Indulge in six tasty dining and live entertainment matchups

Just in time for the holidays, four new books showcase the best of mountain-area eats

A free course in wait-staffing invites new potential employees to the table

Classes at Hendersonville’s St. Gerard House share culinary skills to individuals with autism

Commemorating the 450th anniversary of Juan Pardo’s exploration of the Carolinas

Distance: 2.5 miles round-trip, Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Penland fellow Seth Gould elevates toolmaking to an art form

Highlands Food & Wine Festival goes big for its 10th anniversary

A Waynesville purveyor of jams, jellies, and pickles updates tradition with unexpected ingredients

The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Asheville's newest Greek restaurant brings refreshing authenticity

Embark on a tour of six distinct wine-producing regions in WNC, and find out why each of our vineyards and wineries can boast of unique and notable fruits of the vine.

Seven ghoulishly good ways to celebrate Halloween’s chills and thrills

Southern meets Mexican in this savory, spicy, and sweet dish

Celebrate autumn’s flavors with red wines from around the world

Harvest season brings an Asian staple to the foothills

Young entrepreneurs brew up craft beer swag sets

Catching loose livestock might be easier in the age of social media, but the thrill of the chase remains

A home in Asheville’s Ramble neighborhood balances contemporary design with warmth

Five years in, Angie Newsome’s vision for a WNC-wide investigative reporting nonprofit reaches sustainability

Distance: 14.2 miles round-trip, Difficulty: Strenuous

A new museum in Asheville opens doors of discovery

Celebrate—and help preserve—monarch butterflies during their annual migration through WNC

Hyper-realist painter Ward Nichols may be self-taught, but his 50-year career proves just how talented he is

The city’s long-planned major makeover takes off

Wilma Dykeman’s posthumously published memoir revisits her mountain upbringing

UNC Asheville opens the first of two major makerspaces

Cristina Córdova’s larger than life paintings grace Penland’s grand new gallery

A solar-powered race car revs up at Appalachian State University

The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations