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Big Fish

May 2020

Written by Bill Kopp  |  Photos by Anthony Harden Third Generation Carries on the Legacy of Sunburst Trout in Haywood County. At the start, Dick Jennings had no particular background…

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Up on the Roof

May 2020

Written by Jason Gilmer  |  Photos courtesy Living Roofs, Inc. Living Roofs, Inc., Is Making Rooftops See Green Across the Southeast. The Drifters once sang about a place where one…

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Currying Favor

April 2020

Written by Emily Glaser  |  Photos by Anthony Harden or Courtesy Chai Pani Restaurant Group Meherwan and Molly Irani have already become Asheville’s preeminent restaurateurs – now they’re poised to…

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Raising the Bar

March 2020

Written by Emily Glaser  |  Photos by Anthony Harden In a 2012 media report, apparently flushed with a beer buzz, a Fox News correspondent chided, “Stick to the beer. Cocktails…

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To the Nines

February 2020

Written by Shawndra Russell  |  Photos by Evan Anderson Acclaimed Asheville Nine Mile restaurant continues to expand, most recently opening a third location in South Asheville. Upon meeting Aaron Thomas,…

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Brotherly Love

February 2020

Written by Emily Glaser  |  Photos by Anthony Harden Thanks to a pair of immigrant brothers—Hashim and Farouk Badr—two of downtown Asheville’s anchor establishments remain beacons of karma, kindness, and…

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Making Notes

January 2020

Written by Jason Gilmer  |  Photos by Evan Anderson For the piano aficionados of Canton’s Ward Piano Co., repair and restoration are an art form. Alden Ward readily admits that…

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