YOUNG GUN: Chris Hathcock, co-executive chef of Gan Shan Station, was named a semifinalist for the 2015 Eater Young Guns.

Gan Shan Station’s Chris Hathcock gets national nod from Eater

It’s starting to become a common occurrence: Another week, another excellent Asheville chef sees national recognition. This time it’s Gan Shan Station’s Chris Hathcock‘s turn, receiving a nomination for Eater’s Young Guns of 2015. With over 50 nominees from across the United States, Hathcock slips in at number 13 and is the only chef from North […]

READY FOR BUSINESS: Asheville's first Publix supermarket opens Wednesday, April 29, on Hendersonville Road.

In photos: A sneak peek at the new Publix supermarke­t

At 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, Florida-based supermarket chain Publix will open its 1,101st store — and first Asheville location — at 1830 Hendersonville Road. During a media preview of the 50,000-square-foot store on Tuesday, some of the store’s approximately 150 employees offered guided tours of the facility’s departments and samples of its products.

COOKING FOR CHANGE: Tera Broughton, left, and Sylvia Loveridge, right, get ready for the meal at a recent Dining for Women event hosted by Sheila Dunn.

Dining for Women potlucks fight gender inequality

For seven years, Kamala was an indentured servant, “rented” out by her parents for $50 a year. Today, she’s the Himalayan nation’s first female motorcycle mechanic, earning $50 a day. Kamala owes her freedom and improved prospects to Dining for Women, a global, nonprofit “giving circle.” The organization will be celebrated at A Sunset Soiree, a dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 25.