• Ales and Kindness

    I can’t continue to write about craft beer in my neck of the woods and not mention Nantahala Brewing Company. Here in Bryson City, NC where the Appalachian Trail crosses Hwy 74 just…

  • Haywood Smokehouse

    A VW van pulled up in front of my house…..and I got in. We grabbed our fiddle player and headed NE out of Bryson City in search of tourists to entertain. This was…

  • 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…