November 2017 Lifestyle Letter

In our Second Annual Farm-to-Table Issue, we've decided to feature an awesome variety of food culture here in Asheville. Food is a universal language, and while we humans may not be born fluent, we're all certainly quick studies. We've been gifted with an abundance of talented chefs and restaurateurs here in Asheville, and in this season, we wanted to give…

Council on Aging’s Over the Edge

48 people rappelled down a downtown highrise with Over the Edge in support of the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, which serves older adults and their caregivers in Buncombe County with the mission to help adults age with choice. Edgers raised $49,697.

Polanco Grand Opening and Mexican Independence Celebration

Downtown's newest restaurant, Polanco, opened with a celebration of Mexican Independence, including dancing, a DJ, a mariachi band and delicious fare and crafted cocktails throughout the weekend.

November 2017 Around Town

Craft in Toyland opens on Saturday, November 18 at Grovewood Gallery, just in time for the holidays. This group exhibition will showcase handcrafted toys and games—all American made! Also on display will be a collection of antique wooden toys from the heyday of Tryon Toy Makers & Wood Carvers, on loan from Tryon, North Carolina resident Rick Dunn. An opening…

Head for the Hills!

“It’s easier for us to launch a new concept like this because we don’t have to create authenticity,” says Casey McKissick, proprietor of Foothills Meats, elbows propped on a table in his West Asheville restaurant and butcher bar—one of two new locations slinging fresh meat and thoughtfully-prepared dishes and drinks into the clambering jaws of Asheville’s foodies.

A Colorful Palate

In Ethiopia, men aren’t allowed in the kitchen. But peek behind the scenes of Asheville’s Ethiopian restaurant Addissae, and it’s the sparkling eyes and contagious grin of Neeraj Kebede you’ll find hovering over the steaming pots of greens and stews.

Georgia on My Mind

Cradled in the Chattahoochee Valley and accompanied by the waters of the famous Chattahoochee River, the city of Columbus embodies modern Southern culture and charm while preserving Georgia’s rich history. The second largest city in Georgia, Columbus is home to some of the state’s most exciting and amazing attractions. The region’s beautiful climate, scenery and thriving metropolitan scene make Columbus…

Our Thanksgiving Table

As far as a favorite Thanksgiving dish, it doesn't fit too well with the Foothills concept, but it's definitely going to be Scalloped Oysters. My mother was from New England, and this recipe was handed down from her mother and so on. It's super simple, fresh oysters layered with crumbled Oyster Crackers, melted butter, heavy cream, clam juice and salt,…

Realtor Roundtable

With thousands of offices in 105 countries, RE/MAX is undeniably a global brand. But in Asheville, and America, they’re local; some 20-25% of American house sales are done through RE/MAX agents. We sat down with Hadi Atri, President & CEO, and Kourosh Sharifi, CFO, of RE/MAX Executive, and Kit Cramer, President & CEO of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, to…

Fresh Suds & Supper

In Asheville, beer comes in all shapes, colors and sizes: ruby-hued ambers in tall tankards, pints of foaming, chocolatey stouts. And you won’t just find it in glasses—it’s infused into desserts and dishes across town, too. 

New Traditions

“When we started this project, the idea was to not just make booze, but to make booze that is pretty unique and sort of new and very traditional at the same time,” says Rett Murphy. The project he’s speaking of is Biltmore Village’s new distillery, Eda Rhyne Distilling Company.