Brian Good of Asheville Sandwich Company talks sandwiches and life advice on Finding Asheville
Dec16

Brian Good of Asheville Sandwich Company talks sandwiches and life advice on Finding Asheville

White table cloths to shoe string cut fries and sandwiches?   Nathan sits down with Brian Good, co-owner of Asheville Sandwich Company. They discuss the recent expansion of Asheville Sandwich Company, growing up in Ohio, Brian’s culinary career, what drove Brian from a corporate kitchen to owning his own business, and his involvement in various community betterment projects including Green Opportunities.   Listen to the full episode below or via iTunes here:     Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page here....

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Brian Good of Asheville Sandwich Company on Finding Asheville Monday, listen to a teaser
Dec13

Brian Good of Asheville Sandwich Company on Finding Asheville Monday, listen to a teaser

The 14th episode of Finding Asheville will be with Brian Good, co-owner of Asheville Sandwich Company.   Listen to a teaser below:   Nathan sits down with Brian Good, co-owner of Asheville Sandwich Company. They discuss the recent expansion of Asheville Sandwich Company, growing up in Ohio, Brian’s culinary career, what drove Brian from a corporate kitchen to owning his own business, and his involvement in various community betterment projects including Green Opportunities.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes December 16th here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via...

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Lack of Cold Mountain forces distraught Asheville man to try one of thousand other winter seasonal brews
Dec10

Lack of Cold Mountain forces distraught Asheville man to try one of thousand other winter seasonal brews

ASHEVILLE- Staring at an empty spot in the Ingles beer cooler where Highland Brewing Company’s highly touted seasonal Cold Mountain Winter Ale is supposed to be located, West Asheville resident Tony Mojito shook his head in disbelief.   “It’s a cold, cold day, brother,” said Mojito.   Mojito has been visiting his local Ingles every day for the past three weeks expecting Cold Mountain to be in stock and every day he walks home empty handed.   Albert Einstein once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.   But Mojito defended his daily routine of searching for a case of Cold Mountain by slinging an ad hominem fallacy at Einstein.   “Insane hey? Ole Einstein never had the sweet nectar of vanilla and hazelnut brew touch his lips, did he?” said Mojito.   “Insanity is relative, brother. Some people would call me insane for throwing down $19 for a 12 pack of beer, but Cold Mountain is worth every penny.”   Insane or not, there is one big problem. Mojito can’t seem to find a store, carrying Cold Mountain anywhere.   “Finding Cold Mountain is a tough mountain to climb,” said Mojito.   “The anxiety of finding the brew almost doesn’t make it worth it.”   The anxiety reached its peak for Mojito last night, after staring at an empty slot for Cold Mountain at Ingles one last time. Aghast by the situation, Mojito dropped a carton of eggs that he was carrying in his right hand, as he knees buckled and fell to the cold tile resting his distraught face upon the cooler’s glass window.   “Why Shiva, Asheville beer God, why?” Mojito thought to himself.   But just when Mojito looked to have skunky beer face stuck as a permanent facial feature, a light shined out of the cooler illuminating dozens of other bottles that dawned the label winter seasonal ale.   “It was like Shiva turned on that little refrigerator light to show me the way,” said Mojito.   “I never knew there were so many other winter seasonal ales available. Thousands in fact.”   Slightly defeated, Mojito picked up his cracked carton of eggs and a six-pack of RJ Rockers Brewing Company’s The First Snow Ale, and walked out of Ingles with his head held high.   “Cold Mountain or not, beer will be drank tonight and that is all that matters,” said...

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Alien to bike riding nun, Jim Lauzon of LaZoom Tours bikes his way onto Finding Asheville
Dec09

Alien to bike riding nun, Jim Lauzon of LaZoom Tours bikes his way onto Finding Asheville

Alien to bike riding nun?   Nathan sits down with Jim Lauzon co-owner of LaZoom Tours. They discuss growing up in Massachusetts, how he met his wife and co-owner of LaZoom Tours in New Orleans, the creative process of LaZoom Tour bits, what it is like to transform into Sister Bad Habit, and what may be next for Asheville’s comedy powerhouse tour company.   Listen to the full episode below or via iTunes here:     Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Jim Lauzon aka Sister Bad Habit of LaZoom Tours on Finding Asheville Monday, listen to a teaser
Dec06

Jim Lauzon aka Sister Bad Habit of LaZoom Tours on Finding Asheville Monday, listen to a teaser

The 13th episode of the Finding Asheville podcast will be with Jim Lauzon aka Sister Bad Habit  and co-owner of LaZoom Tours.   Listen to a teaser below:   Nathan sits down with Jim Lauzon co-owner of LaZoom Tours on Monday’s new episode of Finding Asheville. They discuss growing up in Massachusetts, how he met his wife and co-owner of LaZoom Tours in New Orleans, the creative process of LaZoom Tour bits, what it is like to transform into Sister Bad Habit, and what may be next for Asheville’s comedy powerhouse tour company.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes December 9th here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via...

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Comedian Rodney Laney to perform two shows at Mill Room tonight
Dec06

Comedian Rodney Laney to perform two shows at Mill Room tonight

From the Press Release: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th, 2013 ASHEVILLE, NC – On Friday, December 6th, Rodney Laney, who has appeared on CBS’ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, HBO, Comedy Central, BBC, and TruTV, will perform in downtown Asheville at The Mill Room for two high-quality comedy shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.   One of the most respected comedians in the business, Rodney Laney is the ultimate showman. The in-demand headliner entertains audiences all over the world. Rodney has completed pilots for Comedy Central, MTV, A&E and has been seen on P.Diddy’s “Bad Boys of Comedy” on HBO, Fox News Channel’s “Red Eye,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” CBS, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” and in London on the BBC’s “The World Stand’s Up.” He can currently be seen on truTV’s “The Smoking Gun Presents…” Most recently, Rodney can be seen on “comedy.tv” on the HD channel and will soon be seen on “LOL Lounge” when TBS Presents A Very Funny Festival: Just for Laughs Chicago. He has also appeared at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.   Special guest for the evening is comedian Andy Forrester. Andy Forrester’s brand of off the wall humor has made him one of the fastest rising comedians in the Southeast. His high energy and animated comedy has landed him spots opening for such headliners as Rob Schneider, Dave Coulier and most recently Kevin Pollak. It’s his original and appetizing humor that always leaves audiences begging for more. He is sure to make you laugh as he makes himself look like a boob, pokes fun at all that he sees and everyone he knows. Host for the evening is local Asheville comedian Petey Smith-McDowell.   Buying tickets in advanced is highly-recommended and can be done so by visitinghttp://ashevillemillroom.com/asheville-comedy or http://avlcomedy.bpt.me/ or by calling 800-838-3006. Free parking is available across the street from The Mill Room at 66 Asheland Avenue after 6pm. Food and beer will be available.   About Funny Business at The Mill Room: Funny Business at the Mill Room brings live, nationally-recognized comedians for 2 shows on a Friday night each month (mostly the 1st Fridays of each month). There will be 3 comedians each show: a local emcee, a feature act and a national headliner. Shows will run around 1 hour and 45 minutes. The headliners will generally all have Comedy Central or equivalent credits.  Funny Business Agency (www.funny-business.com), one of the largest agencies in the country booking comedy clubs, is partnering with The Mill Room (connected to Asheville Brewing) in downtown Asheville, NC at 66 Asheland Ave. Funny Business also booked The Funny Business Comedy Club at the S&W in Asheville several years ago....

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