A Valentine story from Asheville’s restaurant scene

If there's anything small-business advisors find as scary as undercapitalization, it's choosing the wrong partner. "Partners present the opportunity for turmoil," counsel the authors of Small Business for Dummies (Wiley, 2008) before outlining nightmare partnership scenarios in which entrepreneurs found themselves friendless, broke and in court. Photos by Jonathan Welch While business schools types generally […]

Aw shucks

Tres Hundertmark insists there's nothing inherently difficult about prying oysters from their shells. "It's really just a matter of pushing the point of the knife as far as you can," Hundertmark, executive chef at The Lobster Trap, explains. Unsuccessful shuckers, he says, are usually felled by uncooperative tools, such as screwdrivers, paring knives and dull […]