To Do in Asheville

January 2, 2015

Buchi Bar, Downtown Asheville’s First Kombucha Bar 

Kombucha has become, in recent years, the latest craze in the health conscious movement that is sweeping American Culture.  Originally from China, Kombucha is a fermented drink packed with health benefits, including boosting the immune system and promoting the healing of arthritis, intestinal disorders, and cancer. Kombucha has finally arrived in Asheville at the Buchi …

December 2, 2014

White Duck Tacos in Asheville’s Hot River Arts District 

The White Duck Taco Shop has some of the best tacos in town, with great locations on downtown off Pack Square, and on the French Broad River on the outskirts of the River Arts District. The restaurant, which is in an old quonset hut building, is casual dining with indoor and outdoor river side seating. White Duck’s …

November 19, 2014

Autumn Scenic Drive on Asheville’s Blue Ridge Parkway 

I’ve passed this sign off Hendersonville Road in Asheville, near Biltmore Village dozens of times: “Parkway”. One crisp September morning, I finally turned on it. What a great turn! In thirty seconds I felt transported into the heart of Mother Nature and I hadn’t even left my car.  This canopy of trees went on for miles …

October 29, 2014

Voted Best Indian Food in Asheville, Downtown’s Mela 

Mela on Lexington in downtown Asheville is a favorite of mine, a standby, for all the reasons you love eating at your favorite restaurant: good food, good value, consistent quality. When it comes to Indian food, I judge a restaurant by the naan (flatbread) and the kheer (rice pudding), and Mela has some of the …

October 23, 2014

Asheville’s Wildly Popular Brewery, Wicked Weed 

Wicked Weed opened its doors a year and a half ago to great anticipation, and by all measures it has not disappointed. Back in 2012, I wondered, every time I passed it, what would become of the former Asheville Hardware Building on 91 Biltmore Avenue. Then one day construction started, and in a blink, Wicked …


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