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.





Gathering Asheville Wild Foods Foraging & Dinner Series
Aug. 1
6:30 p.m. 

Join Nightbell for a forage and feast series! Enjoy a five-course dinner at Nightbell featuring foraged edibles gathered by the professional foragers at No Taste Like Home. Experience the changing flavors of each season!  Enhance the experience with an optional foraging tour, learning about Western North Carolina and the unique variety of wild edibles that thrive here. Purchase tickets here. 


The Big Pig Dinner  
Aug. 2 
6:30 p.m.

Chef and Owner Brian Smith of Rezaz and Charles Lee, owner and butcher extraordinaire of American Pig have joined forces to create a truly unique experience celebrating the humble hog. At 6:30 PM on Thursday, Aug. 2, Rezaz will open its doors to host an abundant three course dinner highlighting the pig from nose to tail and everything in between! Cost is $44- per person (drinks and gratuity not included). Please call 828-277-1510 to make a reservation.


Summer Harvest Dinner 
Table / Yesterday Spaces 
Aug. 12
6 p.m.  – 9 p.m.

Join Table for a Summer Harvest dinner, in conjunction with Burial Beer Co. and Gaining Ground Farm, to be held at the incredibly beautiful Dairy Barn at Yesterday Spaces in the fields of Gaining Ground Farm. The dinner will be a celebration of local terroir. Each of the collaborating businesses are working together to feature the best goods that speak to WNC’s local terroir. The meal will feature produce almost exclusively from Gaining Ground, protein from local farms and custom (rare) beer pairings from Burial. The 5-course with pairings dinner is $65 per person. Price is not inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations via or 828.254.8980.


Brews, Burgers & BBQ: A Country Carnival  
Hickory Nut Gap  
Aug. 18
11 a.m.  – 4 p.m.

They’re having a good old fashioned country carnival at Hickory Nut Gap! Varieties of Sliders and BBQ Flights paired with Wicked Weed Brewing beers and the sweet beat of Zydeco Ya Ya’s music. There will be a Bake Walk with one of Steve’s pies as a prize! Come try your luck at carnival games. Admission is $7. Kids 4 and under free. Find out more here!


Happy Birthday to Roux 
Aug. 23 – 31 
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Roux is celebrating their 9th Anniversary with a bang!  Join them Aug. 23 – Aug. 31 for their Happy Birthday to Roux:
9 days & 9 dollar celebration! For just 9 days, all specialty cocktail drinks are $9 and all lunch items, just $9. Fancy a craft cocktail? They will serving up all speciality craft cocktails for $9 including our Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita (reg $12) and the famous Grand Negroni (reg. $13). Craving a Southern lunch? Dive into a Roux Spinach Salad w/ Grilled Salmon (reg. $15) or  even a Shrimp Po’ Boy (reg. 11). Visit for more information and to reserve a table.



Highland Brewing  
Aug. 25 
Noon – 4 p.m.

This party is sure to make any foodie squeal! Join dozens of Asheville restaurants at Highland Brewing on Aug. 25 for BaconFest 2018, a celebration of all things bacon with samples of bacon-infused gelato and caramel corn to the area’s best BBQ and savory bacon creations. There will also be games and activities for kids and grown-ups and entertainment throughout the afternoon. Purchase tickets here or fry about it later!