• Painters Greenhouse

    A Garden Center Off the Beaten Path

    April 2014 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    As the snow begins to melt in your backyard, garden catalogs start filling your mailbox. When one sees the beautiful colors and varieties of botanical beauties that are being offered—from South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts, and elsewhere—happy spring gardening thoughts formulate and blossom. It must be time to begin planning your landscape and garden....

  • Brian Sonoskus & Steve Frabitore, Tupelo Honey’s executive chef and CEO.

    How Sweet it Is: Tupelo Honey Cafe

    April 2014 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    Walking down College Street in downtown Asheville, you could almost miss it. This active block, flanked on one side by Pritchard Park, is home to several restaurants, galleries, and shops. Perhaps the only notable thing about the exterior of this specific restaurant is the way its seating area juts out onto the sidewalk, covered by ...

  • Marianne Odom and her husband, Alan Odom

    A Mechanical Inclination: A. L. Odom Locksmith

    April 2014 • Current Edition, Featured Capitalists

    On the surface, locksmithing isn’t a hard field to get into. All you need is some mechanical ability, a year of apprenticeship, pass a test, survive a background check, get a license and swear to uphold a strict code of ethics.  Congratulations. You’re on your way....

  • Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina

    A Growing Number of Outdoor Gear Builders Call Asheville Home

    April 2014 • Current Edition, Local Industry

    Western North Carolinians love their Subarus; you see them all over the place. And, who can blame them since an all-wheel-drive vehicle can take you just about anywhere in the mountains you want to go. It’s no surprise, then, that Prestige Subaru on Tunnel Road in Asheville is a familiar destination for many in the ...

  • Cheese-Trail-illustration

    Cheesemakers Create a Creamy Path through the Mountains

    April 2014 • Current Edition, Leisure & Libation

    Southern food and culture have gotten lots of attention in the past few years, and many chefs who practice their art in Asheville and throughout the South are featuring the region’s flavorful foodstuffs in the dishes they send out of the kitchen. That includes the surprisingly large number and wide variety of cheeses made here ...


Wine for Spring

Wine for Spring

April 2014

Spring is well underway, and I’m excited about the warmer days and opportunities to dine outside. Although the gardens aren’t in full summer swing, there...

Posana Cafe

Posana Café

April 2014

Capital Adventurist

Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina

Mountain Biking

April 2014

While mountain bikers across the southeast have known for years that Pisgah National Forest offered some of the best mountain biking in the United States, the...