An Asheville pirate’s life for me with Sam Etheridge of Ambrozia on Finding Asheville
Sep15

An Asheville pirate’s life for me with Sam Etheridge of Ambrozia on Finding Asheville

Pirates in the kitchen?   Nathan sits down with Chef Sam Etheridge owner of Ambrozia Bar and Bistro for the 53rd episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the intricacies of the Cuban sandwich, why despite being one of the top chefs in Albuquerque nobody seems to know about that here in Asheville, at least Nathan anyways, how a speech from Chef John Fleer inspired him to ditch a completely...

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Homeless to Best of WNC, Photographer Micah Mackenzie on the one year anniversary of Finding Asheville
Sep08

Homeless to Best of WNC, Photographer Micah Mackenzie on the one year anniversary of Finding Asheville

Photo by Ruslan Tumash    Homeless to Best of WNC?   Nathan sits down with Micah Mackenzie owner of Micah Mackenzie Photography for the one year anniversary episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Sumter, SC, why he believes in the potential of Asheville, why losing all the photographs of a wedding he was hired for was a turning point in his career, and how he made his way from living in a halfway house...

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Don’t melt under others’ expectations with Steven Paulson of Melt Your Heart on Finding Asheville
Sep01

Don’t melt under others’ expectations with Steven Paulson of Melt Your Heart on Finding Asheville

Refusing to melt under others’ expectations…   Nathan sits down with Steven Paulson co-owner of Melt Your Heart food truck for the 50th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Milwaukee, how his time in Portland inspired him to open a food truck, why he decided to vagabond and see the United States straight out of high school, what is attractive about working in a kitchen, why a grilled cheese food...

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Crafting a story for success with Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani on Finding Asheville
Aug25

Crafting a story for success with Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani on Finding Asheville

Learning to craft a story for business success…   Nathan sits down with Chef Meherwan Irani co-owner of Chai Pani Asheville, MG Road Lounge, Chai Pani Decatur, and yet to be opened Buxton Hall Barbecue for the 50th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in India, why he decided to transition from a lucrative real estate sales career to opening Chai Pani, how to develop a chef’s palate, why intention and...

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Embracing vulnerability with Jared Rutledge co-owner of Waking Life Coffee on Finding Asheville
Aug18

Embracing vulnerability with Jared Rutledge co-owner of Waking Life Coffee on Finding Asheville

Embracing vulnerability as a business strategy?   Nathan sits down with Jared Rutledge co-owner of Waking Life Hand-brewed Coffee and Espresso for the 49th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in West Asheville, what sparked the neighborhood’s growth, why there seems to be a lack of educatin when it comes to coffee with consumers, why being vulnerable can set you up for not only business success, but also...

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