Small Bites

Lobstermania: Though Michael Scharf, owner of Lobstermania Inc., lives on the side of a Fairview mountain, he’s quite in touch with far-away coastal Maine. A devotee of lobster, Scharf has shipments of the live critters delivered to him via air mail, and fortunately for the rest of us, he isn’t stingy. The Lobsterman keeps his prized crustaceans alive in tanks to sell at prices that are generally below those at most local stores. A one-pounder from Lobstermania runs around $8.50, and Scharf also offers cooking instructions. For a nominal fee, he delivers to clients in the Buncombe County area. For more information, call 696-6555 or 628-0077.


Big-people fun: The establishment’s motto says it all: “Something for everyone — but you gotta be 21.” Asheville’s newest restaurant/nightclub, Razcal’s, invites grown-ups of all persuasions to get in on a “hometown party experience.” Husband and wife team Mary and Dave Pearson, with the help of their daughter Ariel, offer a full bar, nightly live entertainment, billiards, darts and a full menu of “all-American food favorites.” Mary is reportedly quite the chanteuse, and keeps customers entertained with impromptu vocal performances. Razcal’s, located at 831 Fairview Road, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. On Sunday — “Bike Day” — Razcal’s is open from 1 to 9 p.m., with reserved parking for (almost) all manner of two-wheelers; as a sign on the premises reads, “no Vespas allowed.” Call 277-7117 for more details.

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