Ramona Young, owner of Kente Kitchen, brings West African fare to Asheville.

Quick dish: Q+A with Ramona Young of Kente Kitchen

After living in Charlotte for more than 20 years, Ramona Young, owner of the Kente Kitchen and program coordinator for the Eagle Streets Market Development Corp., found herself starting over in Asheville. That change steered her from a corporate career path into food entrepreneurship. Her catering business, Kente Kitchen, specializes in Liberian, Nigerian and Ghanaian cuisine. Mountain Xpress: […]

FRESH FARE : Kostas Dotsikas at Papa's Pizza strives to use fresh, local ingredients in his Greek dishes.

Quick dish: A slice of Greece at Papa’s Pizza

Although Papa’s Pizza’s location on New Leicester Highway is removed from the bustle of the Asheville food scene, owner Kostas Dotsikas‘s vision is one familiar to downtown foodies: Greek dishes made from scratch with local ingredients. Dotsikas bought Papa’s Pizza in 2002 and runs it with the help of his sister; wife, Amy Dotsikas; and parents, Jimmy and Tina Dotsikas, who […]