New Belgium’s Tour de Fat, vegan eatery, Zia Taqueria

A national brewery will bring its annual event back to Asheville, a local food truck finds a permanent home and a taco eatery reopens after a full redesign. 

Rolling on

An Asheville brewery is rolling forward with one of its annual, popular events after being canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Belgium Brewing will revive Tour de Fat Asheville on Oct. 8.

More than 500 cyclists paraded from the French Broad Outfitters at Hominy Creek to New Belgium in the Inaugural Asheville on Bikes and New Belgium Tour de Fat Bike Parade on Sept. 22, 2018.

The details for this year’s festival of wheels are still being planned, according to a spokesperson, but it will stay true to its foundation.

Tour de Fat is a community-driven celebration centered around bicycles and beer. In 1999, New Belgium launched the event and have presented it annually in Asheville and Fort Collins, Colorado. Traditionally, Tour de Fat features a pedal-powered bicycle parade with costumed riders of all ages among the fold. Plus, music, games, entertainment and plenty of New Belgium beer pouring from the taps.

The event benefits bicycle advocacy and nonprofit organizations in the cities. More than $5 million has been raised to support bike advocacy, education and trails.

New Belgium is at 21 Craven St. in Asheville. For updates, visit

Putting down roots

The Trashy Vegan food truck is making big moves this year.

The Trashy Vegan owners, Joel Boggs and Michelle Edwards, have claimed a permanent address at 697 Haywood Road in West Asheville, in Foothills Butcher Bar’s former west location.

The neighborhood is where the partners got their start and where much of their customer base resides, Boggs said.

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