April 2017

Live Music, Chefs Tasting Stations, and a Wood Fired Barbecue Meal on the farm, all in support of The Shepherd's Circle Foundation.


BPSC would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting this event.

Dig Local

Rock Star Marble

Computer Mechanix

Alan's Jewelry & Pawn

Sunny Point Cafe

Classic Event Rentals

Cheney Bros/Pate Dawson


Ultimate Ice Cream

Frazier's Tavern


Wood Fired BBQ Team:

Bryan Furman- B's Cracklin BBQ, Atlanta/Savannah GA

Wyatt Dickson- Picnic Durham, Durham NC

Jeff Miller- Luella's Barbecue, Asheville, NC

Steve & Sam Goff- Brinehaus Meat + Provisions, Raleigh NC

Kyle Mcknight- Fullsteam Brewery, Durham NC

Dave Kane -Foothills Local Meats, Asheville NC

Andrew Mcleod- Nashville TN

David Santos- Good Stock/Um Segredo, NYC

Date & Location: Join us at 2PM on Saturday April 29th, 2017 for this celebration of local foods, music and barbecue in the picturesque setting of beautiful Western Buncombe County, NC.

This event launches The Shepherd's Circle Foundation - Providing support to professionals in the food service industry facing major medical hardships. The Shepherd's Circle is a NC 501C non profit which purpose is to assist selected individuals within our industry who are dealing with medical crisis and in need of financial and moral support. It is inspired by the work of the Giving Kitchen in Atlanta and it is launched by Craig Rogers of Border Springs Farms as an industry initiative to summon support for this cause across the SouthEast.

Benefactor: The first individual supported from in this cause and foundation will be Annie Vonk- a part of the Atlanta F&B industry who has been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and is currently undergoing treatment. Ani Vonk is 20 years old and has suffered with Crohn’s Disease, a terrible auto-immune disease with no known cure, since the age of 12.  Most likely as a result of the medications prescribed to battle her Crohn’s, she was recently diagnosed with stage-4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma (cancer) in October of 2016.  Fortunately for Ani, she was a hostess at a restaurant in Atlanta and was eligible for assistance from The Giving Kitchen, a charitable foundation created in living tribute to Chef Ryan Hidinger, who unfortunately passed away in 2014. Ani has been through 12 rounds of radiation and 4 rounds of chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL and is battling courageously and with grace. Ani is already planning on relaunching back to Atlanta when she has successfully “kicked cancer’s ass”.

Join us for chef's tastings from a host of local Asheville restaurants, live music and performances, an evening meal of wood smoked and pit fired barbecue and local vegetables as a day and evening on the farm!

Event Tickets: The event tickets are tiered at three levels.

  • $16 event general admission tickets grants you access to the event for live music and fun.
  • $36 event tasting menu tickets grant you access to the event for live music as well as the chef's tasting stations featuring the best of local Asheville restaurants.
  • $65 event & pit barbecue tickets grant you access to the event for live music, the chef's tasting stations as well as an evening meal of pit smoked and wood fired barbecue and local vegetables.

Portions of ALL proceeds go to support The Shepherd's Circle Foundation.

This event is NOT BYO. All guests will receive an ID band verifying age of 21+.

Gratuity is not Included in your ticket price. Guests attending with meal tickets please provide gratuity for your servers and waitstaff.

May 2017


Join us for another Blind Pig Supper Club pop up inspired by the Hip Hop of our youth.

A Tribe Called Quest #WETHEPEOPLE is collaboration with Banks Avenue and features Chefs Kyle McKnight of FullSteam Brewing - Durham, NC, Todd Woods of The Oak Table - Columbia, SC, Joe Marple of Asheville Cheeseburger Club, Charley Scruggs of Tallulah - Columbia, SC, Shawna Ader of Biscuit Head - Asheville and Chris Edwards formerly of Salamander Resorts - Woodbridge, VA.

Join us for a six course tasting menu and live spin.

Custom Cocktail menu and full bar available, please do not bring in additional alcoholic beverages.

Gratuity is not included in your ticket price.

Where: 32 Banks Ave; Asheville, NC

When: 5PM, Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Tickets: $65; General Admission // $40 Industry Discount