AIR’s community of flavorsome entrepreneurs have made Asheville a unique dining destination. Check out our AIR culinary calendar full of local AIR events and affairs.




DIY Sausage & Beer
The Chop Shop
DATE: Jan. 9
TIME: 6 PM – 8 PM

What ingredients go into making sausage? How do you grind, mix, and stuff a sausage by hand? What’s the difference between an Italian sausage and a bratwurst? Learn about these topics and more in this two-hour, hands-on class with the Chop Shop Butchery experts and a local brewery. Cost is $85-125 per person. Purchase tickets here!


Whole Hog Butchery Class 
Hickory Nut Gap
DATE: Jan. 13
TIME:4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Learn about how their hogs are pasture raised from their farm director Asher Wright.  He will discuss heritage breeds, health benefits of pasture raised pork and how various inputs on the production side impact the quality of the meat. Enjoy a beautiful spread of their in-house made charcuterie & a locally crafted adult beverage of your choice. Watch head butcher Brian Bermingham demonstrate how to break down each part of a Heritage breed hog, explaining each step of the process along the way. Class is $100 per person. Sign up here! 


Pop-Up Brunch 
Black Bear
DATE: Jan. 18
TIME:10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Join Black Bear Jan. 18 for a pop-up brunch featuring Candied Pork Belly Burnt Ends, Tasso & Grits, Smoked Trout Toast and more. This will be an open seating even and quantities are limited. Shoot them an email with any questions at View full menu here!


Asheville Restaurant Week
Various Restaurants
DATE: Jan. 21 – 26
TIME: Various Times

During Asheville Restaurant Week, you would be hard pressed to find a restaurant that doesn’t embrace the key tenets of farm-to-table dining. Asheville, North Carolina, is home to more than 250 independent restaurants, 20 regional tailgate markets and a growing number of craft breweries. Our commitment to using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, has earned Asheville the designation as one of the top ten food and wine destinations in the United States. Now you can enjoy our tastiest cuisine during Asheville Restaurant Week, taking place January 21-26, 2020. Participating restaurants will provide special menus or pricing. Click here for a full list of special pricing and participating restaurant menus.


Fermented Pairing Series: The Secrets of Home-made Pizza: Pt. II
White Labs
DATE: Jan. 23
TIME: 6 PM – 7:30 PM

In this hands-on workshop, White Labs Kitchen & Tap’s pizza dough master, Sean Dean will share his tips and tricks for using brewer’s yeast. We had so much fun the first time, we’re bringing it back! In the second edition of this hands-on workshop, White Labs Kitchen & Tap pizza dough master Sean Dean returns to share his tips and tricks for making delicious, home-made pizza dough with his original recipe using brewer’s yeast. To round out this class, guests will dine on pizza with special beer pairings! Tickets are $30 per person and available here.


The Blind Pig presents: Weird Science
DATE: Jan. 26

Kick off the New Year with their first event of 2020. Join us for a 5-courses themed around the 80s movie, Weird Science. Undisclosed Menu. Location Undisclosed. Proceeds Benefit a select area non profit. $65 per person. Purchase tickets here!