Cover Design Credit: Carrie Lare, Photograph by Max Cooper

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Cover Design Credit:

Carrie Lare, Photograph by Max Cooper



  • High Five: Rebranding a responsible coffee shop

    -by Webmaster
    While I chatted with Jay Weatherly at his business, High Five Coffee Bar, he cheerfully greeted half a dozen people as neighbors and friends. He petted their dogs and asked…
  • A beginner’s guide to plant-powered proteins

    -by Emily Patrick
    Protein Tofu Tempeh Seitan Textured vegetable protein (TVP) What is it? Concentrated protein from soy milk Fermented, fungus-covered legumes (soy or otherwise) Concentrated protein (gluten) from wheat flour Dehydrated, concentrated…
  • Tofish ‘n Chips

    -by Webmaster
    Tofish 'n Chips: 1 lb extra-firm tofu Nori seaweed Fish 'n chips batter mix Your favorite local beer Cut tofu into 8 slabs. Press and drain. Freeze tofu overnight and…
  • Not just for vegetarians

    -by Emily Patrick
    For 48 hours, Sarah Yancey tends her tempeh as it forms. It starts out as a bag of soybeans; as it ferments, fine white threads of fungus envelope the beans…
  • Tempeh in a shoe box

    -by Webmaster
    Smiling Hara began in a shoebox. Yancey says she was hooked after she tried the fresh tempeh. With a little patience, you can grow your own tempeh in an incubator.…
  • Seitan in your sink

    -by Webmaster
    Pamela Lalik of Wingbean makes seitan in large batches at the Blue Ridge Food Ventures test kitchen, where she prepares meals for home delivery. For home cooks working on a…
  • Unearthing Burial Beer

    -by Webmaster
    Three Seattle transplants are behind Burial Beer. They chose a scythe for the logo and their website has a lot of black. But when they open their doors in late…
  • More good stuff coming to South Slope

    -by Emily Patrick
    Chicken and waffles harbor a lot of mystique. No one's quite sure where the combination originated or why it tastes so good together. What is sure, though, is that they're…
  • Classic swank and cured meat

    -by Emily Patrick
    If Cary Grant were to saunter out of Notorious and onto the streets of Asheville, Josh Wright wants to make sure he'd have somewhere to get a martini. Wright opened…
  • Kooky culinary contests

    -by Emily Patrick
    Let the thrill of a contest pique your appetite. Whether you like sweets or savories, this week offers dining competitions for all palates. Cupcakes vs. Cancer On Saturday, March 16,…
  • Mexican food for the masses

    -by Emily Patrick
    Kevin Grant loves tacos for their broad appeal. When he imagines his customers, he thinks about a family of five, or a pair of 15-year-olds on their first date, or…
  • Back to its roots

    -by Emily Patrick
    Veg-In-Out has been rechristened. The vegan meal delivery service now goes by Eden-Out. Founder and chef William Najger sold Veg-In-Out in 2010. But in December, he returned to Asheville and…


  • I’ll Keep You Abreast

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer

    -by Webmaster
    Loopholes in Rep. Moffitt’s anti-nipple bill
  • Up in arms

    -by Webmaster
    "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Of the 27…
  • Long live Asheville: A city dying to be reborn

    -by Webmaster
    I won't regale you with stories of an idealized past, laud our many golf courses, or tout our “vibrant” local economy. I'd like to tell a different story. I am…
  • Clearing up window

    -by Webmaster
    Thank you for covering the launch of window in your Feb. 27 State of the Arts column. As the founder of this site-specific “gallery,” I’m excited to see what comes…
  • It’s a school, not a vase

    -by Webmaster
    As a parent of a fourth-grader and a third-grader at Isaac Dickson Elementary School, I was extremely disappointed to read some of the comments made by it's principal, Brad Johnson…


  • Black Mountain College’s never-ending story

    -by Webmaster
    During summer sessions at Black Mountain College in the late 1940s, the futurist Buckminster Fuller struggled to create the geodesic dome. It would ultimately prove to be one of his…