BY MOUNTAIN XPRESS GINA SMITH The drive out to the American Miso Co. on a clear autumn day is stunningly beautiful — and a bit of an adventure. It seems straightforward enough heading east out of Asheville on I-40, but once you leave behind the interstate near Marion, getting to the manufacturing facility in Rutherford […]Read more "CULTURAL ARTS: JAPANESE MISO IS ALIVE & THRIVING IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA"
BY MOUNTAIN XPRESS JONATHON AMMONS Up the long wooden steps of the Smoky Park Supper Club, the construction is starting to wrap up. The rustic structure built of recycled shipping containers rises between the river and the road like a temple to an alternative style of cooking for the commercial kitchen: wood-fired. And that temple has […]Read more "ALL FIRED UP: SMOKY PARK SUPPER CLUB ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE AND MENU"
BY MATADORNETWORK.COM MATADOR TEAM WHAT MAKES A TOWN “THE COOLEST”? In the end, it’s the same as what makes travel the coolest: the people. And yet there seem to be a few common patterns that attract cool people to certain areas, or perhaps it’s the other way around: people’s creativity and innovation helps lead their […]Read more "#1 COOLEST TOWN IN THE UNITED STATES"