On May 3rd Wicked Weed is opening a new restaurant right next to the Funkatorium on the South Slope. Cultura, born out of the friendship of Wicked Weed co-founder Walt Dickinson and Table founder Jacob Sessoms, is a worldly inspired romp into the love of food. Even though small plates will be available, the concept inspires a community banquet feel where all can feast on large platters of roasted meats and Wicked Weed yeast fermented sourdough flatbreads. The style of the Cultura will be reminiscent of a vineyard restaurant, with giant wood aging barrels being repurposed into seating booths. https://www.wickedweedbrewing.com/cultura/

Have you heard about the new cake shop on New Leicester Highway? Well, It’s called the AVL Cake Lady and carries a heart warming story. See, owner Shana McDowell never saw herself in the cake-making business. Sure, she baked cakes as a hobby, and then as gifts, but it wasn’t until a huge push from her friends and family that she should start taking orders and create her own business. The icing on the cake? Before long she had enough orders to quit her day job and open a storefront. Check out the shop, open now, on New Leicester Highway for cupcakes, a slice on the go, or to put in that custom cake order. https://www.facebook.com/pg/avlcakelady/

We are happy to say that Farm to Home Milk has ramped up home delivery once again… and this time, there’s more. For one, Farm to Home has partnered up with Button Bagels, and alongside your home delivery of grass-fed milk from dairies around North Carolina, you can also get Buttons bagels and speciality cream cheeses delivered right to your door. Also available are jams, poultry items, eggs, butter, and yogurts! To sign up for delivery check out the Farm to Home website. https://farmtohome.deliverybizpro.com/

The Wine and Oyster Bar recently completed its much anticipated move from Biltmore Village to Downtown and is open for business. Known for it’s “flown in daily and fresh” seafood and oysters, the new location allows for expanded menu, AND starting this week, The Wine and Oyster Bar will be starting a lunch service as well! What’s on the menu? How about shrimp, catfish, and oyster po’boys? Paninis, Shrimp and Grits and the Crabby Patty sandwich. https://thewineandoyster.com/

Tickets are on sale for the All American Food Fights 2nd Annual Taco Takeover happening on June 16th at Salvage Station. What happens at the Taco Takeover? Tacos happen, like all the tacos happen! Feast on tacos from local vendors such as Brinehaus’s smoked pork red bulgogi taco, Belly Up’s brisket taco, Taqueria Fast’s al pastor and last year’s winner Sonora’s chorizo taco. Don’t forget your house made palomas or your ice cold cerveza Mexicana. Live music, good drinks, and your favorite tacos! This will sell out so get your tickets NOW! As always info is available on our website AVLFN.com. https://www.facebook.com/events/256807045268366/

Do you know what week this is? It’s Asheville Cocktail Week!! Events are happening all over AVL this week including ELIXER on May 2nd at The Grove Arcade and they’re back for its 7th year. ELIXER is a competition event where local distillers get paired with local mixologists and then try to out cocktail each other. They will go head to head trying to create the perfect cocktail as you move table to table to sample all of the contenders. The winner? Well at that point, you are! For tickets just go to AVLFN.com and well have the link in today’s episode. https://www.facebook.com/events/353111385551001/