Holiday dinner to benefit POP Project is Dec. 12

Rhubarb’s event space in downtown Asheville will host a four-course holiday dinner to benefit the POP Project at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12. The POP Project is an Asheville-based nonprofit working to spread the power and possibilities of literacy.
The community is invited to attend the event, which will offer beer and appetizers, followed by a four-course holiday dinner and beer pairing, featuring menu items from Rhubarb, Catawba Brewing and Gaining Ground Farm.
Attendees will meet Chef John Fleer, a four-time James Beard Award nominee; hear from a Catawba representative, who will lead the beer pairings; and learn about POP’s latest literacy initiatives. Chef Fleer will describe the menu and where the food came from.
Seating is limited, with only 60 seats are available. Those interested are advised to purchase tickets early. A portion of each ticket sold will support POP’s mission to provide better access to books for people in the community.
Each year, Catawba Brewing pairs with a local restaurant, local farm, and local nonprofit to prepare a ticketed dinner and beer pairing. During the dinner, guests will have a chance to hear from and speak with representatives from each company and organization.
Rhubarb’s event space is at 9 SW Pack Square, Asheville.
Ticket price is $79. The POP Project will receive the balance raised by ticket sales, after the costs of the food and beer are subtracted. Visit