• Beer or Coffee? How ‘Bout Both!

    My two favorite times of the day are morning and beer:30. Rich, bold, black coffee before a breakfast consisting of a muffin when I’m in a hurry or a bacon, egg, kale burrito when…

  • Hoppy Trout Brewing Company

    We wrapped up a show at Andrews Brewing Company around 9pm and asked the bartender if there was somewhere nearby to get food. She recommended Hoppy Trout Brewing Company. This is one thing…

  • New Belgium Asheville

    Last month my husband AJ and I attended the opening of New Belgium’s taproom in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. It was Tuesday, May 2nd and even though it was a weekday,…

  • Brewer Noah McIntee

    Somewhere between his dedication to Lazy Hiker Brewing, time with his young family, and service to his community brewer Noah McIntee found time to sit down with me earlier this year. Noah came…

  • Derailed Bar & Lounge

    In Bryson City, North Carolina, Anthony’s Pizza has always been a popular place for locals and tourists alike. I mean, who doesn’t love a New York style pizza? Plus, you can get a pie…

  • Bhramari Brewhouse

    In February, I was in Asheville alone on a random Tuesday afternoon. Instead of cruising around aimlessly, I decided to check out a new brewery. I pulled up to Bhramari Brewhouse sometime in…

  • Cork & Bean Bistro

    There’s a classy little place on the corner of Main and Everett Streets in the historic downtown area of Bryson City, North Carolina. The Cork & Bean Bistro is a  part of the…

  • Lazy Hiker Brewing Company

    Passing through Franklin, NC on our way home from holiday visiting, we decided to stop in and check out Lazy Hiker Brewing Company. I first met brewery partner Lenny Jordan just before they started…