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.






Tea & Wine Pairing 
Asheville Tea Company & Pleb Urban Winery
DATE: Aug. 18
TIME: 1 PM – 2:30 PM

Taste the unique flavors of our region through this local craft beverage collaboration. Pleb Urban Winery and Asheville Tea Company team up to present a Wine & Tea Pairing Sunday, Aug. 18 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Pleb Urban Winery. Taste the sensations of this artfully paired wine & tea series featuring wines made from local grapes, alongside teas blended with Asheville’s local botanicals. Small bites from Ivory Road will be provided to compliment the flavors. Guests will also have a chance to learn how these two craft beverage businesses have forged a focus on building a sustainable farming community around locally-sourced libations. Tickets are $20 a piece and include all tea, wine and small bite pairings. Call Pleb at 828-774-5062 or at to reserve your tickets today!



Smoke Series: Poultry
The Chop Shop
DATE: Aug. 22
TIME: 6 PM – 8 PM

A new series!!! They’ve partnered with their friend Shelton Steele for some evenings to help you elevate your smoking game! Learn from the seasoned and professionals themselves! They will discuss the different tools, techniques, tips and myths of what it takes to make the BEST BBQ. It’s easy to make good, it’s the extra knowledge and experience that can make it GREAT. Shelton’s smoking classes are designed to teach BBQ as a life skill. The classes will cover the fundamentals of slow and low bbq, while also sharing the competition tricks and techniques that create consistency every time you cook. Click here for more info.


Mixology w/ Cultivated Cocktails
White Labs
DATE: Aug. 22
TIME: 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Join White Labs explore the creative world of cocktails. White Labs Kitchen & Tap’s Sal DeTillio, winner of AVL Cocktail Week’s United States Bartenders Guild cocktail competition is teaming up with Cultivated Cocktails! In this spirited evening of cocktail and cuisine pairings, guests will hear about the innovative yeast experiments Cultivated Cocktails and White Labs Asheville has been conducting and observe how to make and serve a variety of cocktails. Take home our handy reference cards for you to recreate these cocktails at home as well. Cost is $40 per person. 


Beer Dinner
DATE: Aug. 28
TIME: 7 PM – 9 PM

Join BiscuitHead for a guided three-course dinner at Craft Centric Taproom & Bottle Shop in which in-house brewery Fermented Nonsense will pair beers with each course. Tickets are $50, gratuity is included in the ticket price! The meal is pescatarian friendly. Tickets here!



The Wolf Dinner 
DATE: Aug. 29

Strada Italiano is hosting a five-course dinner on the rooftop of Social Lounge.  The event will take place on August 29th at 6pm.  Each course will be paired with a specially crafted cocktail and 100% of proceeds will benefit Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary. There will be a wolfdog in attendance! Full Moon Farm is an organization dedicated to the wellbeing of the wolfdog (wolf hybrid). Situated on 17 beautiful mountain acres in Black Mountain, NC, they operate as a federally recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization for abused and refused wolfdogs who find themselves in need of love, shelter, and care through no fault of their own. See for more information about their dedicated cause. Tickets are $55 and seating is limited.  For The Wolf Dinner reservations click here!





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