Styling Eggs Benedict with Cafe 393

 Article and Photography Rick Murray  The restaurant business has always been in the blood of the mother and daughter team of Nadine Simons and Tanya McPherson. As co-owners of Café 393 in Hendersonville, the duo has gone out of their way to create a comfortable, mom-and-pop-style establishment that lets them combine their favorite interests of food, fun, family and friends.  Since…

Going on Safari for Jungle Tea

 Article and Photography Rick Murray  From the early 1990s until the mid-2000s, Safari's was a very popular restaurant located near Rivergate Mall. It was known for a unique theme that included jungle-styled furnishings, music and a giant aquarium. Although the original location closed in 2005, General Manager Ross El-Bobou opened a new Hendersonville Safari's in December 2017. Featuring many of the original restaurant…

Regina’s Sausage Hash

Regina Gammon loves to cook, particularly when her favorite produce and ingredients are fresh and in season. As the owner of Hendersonville Produce, Regina understands the difference that locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices can make in the taste of her culinary creations. She also loves the flavor that meat raised and prepared at nearby farms brings to her dishes.

Duck, Duck, Confit Quesadilla

“Hustle” is the name of the game in Asheville, a city where most folks juggle at least two jobs to make ends and dreams meet. It’s a concept Bandidos owner and chef Justin Smudde knows a thing or two about. The wily entrepreneur has a handful of businesses, including Bandidos and Blue Ridge Renovations. Over the years he’s ventured into…

Mom’s Chocolate Pie

Kori Langford was raised in the restaurant business. Some of her earliest memories come from helping her family open and operate Shoney’s restaurants.

Inside Hendersonville Lifestyle’s Cookie Jar

"In March of 2013, I went from the security of corporate life to the adventure of being an entrepreneur with Cookie Advantage," Bruce Lange says. "We are a customer appreciation company, and our goal is to wow the clients and customers of the companies we work with. We send fresh-baked goodies in custom tins and even include the recipe for…

Little Chefs

Looking for some fun, easy recipes to try with your kids this Thanksgiving? Here are a few simple ideas that you and your youngsters can create and enjoy before, during and after November 23!

Finding Your Perfect Coffee Roast at Portside Java

Coffee. It's the liquid that fuels America. According to a recent statistic, more than 50 percent of Americans—that's more than 150 million people—drink at least one gourmet coffee each day with the average coffee consumer downing 3.1 cups per day.

Lunch Box SOS

Gina Fontana is a certified health coach and food blogger. She uses plant-based and gluten-free food in her recipes. You can find the recipes for the following healthy, child-friendly lunches at HealthyLittleVittles.com and on her Instagram page, @HealthyLittleVittles.

Healthy Foods for Your Diet

Incorporating healthy foods into your daily diet isn’t always easy.  It often takes time to prepare and sometimes costs a little extra cash, either of which we don’t always have in abundance.  However, the health benefits of adding fruits and vegetables to your meal are so great I encourage you to try to squeeze them in.