MAKING THE GRADE: Server Hannah Crawford cleans up at Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack in West Asheville. Some area restaurateurs advocate for changes to health inspection procedures and scoring to make the process less stressful for business owners and the scores more understandable for customers.

Asheville restaurant­s say they’re hamstrung by health inspection­s

If you’ve ever worked in a restaurant, you know the drill. It’s the middle of the weekday lunch service, and the place is pretty busy. Just then, the bartender spots someone walking through the parking lot dragging a small roller case. “Health inspector is here!” she calls back to the kitchen, and suddenly everybody’s scrambling […]