King Daddy's Chicken and Waffles is a excellent restaurant located in the busy streets of West Asheville, on Haywood road. It is
known for its Chicken and Waffle dish, but also serves other amazing things like sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, vegan options,
gluten free options, and much more. The vibe at King Daddy’s is vintage and hipster, but it is also warm and welcoming.
King Daddy’s has a full bar located in the front of the restaurant, and outside they have comfortable outdoor seating with fairy
lights and beautiful plants. This insures you are and not only enjoying the food, but the setting as well. I recently went to King
Daddy's and was delighted with the food and service. . The server was very kind and patient, and made the meal more enjoyable!My experience with King Daddy's was great, and yours will be too!
Story by Callie Judson Kunkleman
Story by Virginia Hanlon
A few weeks ago, I went to a new restaurant in West Asheville called Pizza Mind. The name is kind of self-explanatory (they serve pizza) but their other food was also really good. We ordered the fried green beans as an appetizer and they were delicious, They were deep fried and came with a breading on the outside. They also came with a ranch sauce. According to the Asheville Citizen Times, Pizza Mind is owned and was founded by the same owners of a restaurant just down the street, West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen (WALK), which might explain why their food besides pizza was great.
Their pizza came in a wide variety of sizes, which I like. I built my own: Mushrooms, Pepperoni, Basil and everything was evenly distributed on the pie. Their crust for me was perfect; thin crust but still a little puffy, doughy and a little burnt, and their tomato base was good as well. Our service was amazing, everyone was really nice and our food came very quickly despite the huge crowd there! They also had a good number of staff for the size of the restaurant.
Overall, my favorite part of the whole experience was the atmosphere of the actual building. It felt very modern and simple, and it felt homey, like a family friendly place. My only complaint about Pizza Mind is that it didn’t open sooner. If you are in the mood for Pizza, try this great new restaurant!
Story by Madeline Tate
Did you know that skateboarding is illegal in downtown Asheville, North Carolina? More than half of the people I spoke to didn't know that it was a crime until I told them. The skate community has been a part of Asheville for a long time, even when skateboarding has been a crime. Science 1965 the “4 wheel down” policy has prevented skaters from going downtown. This policy states that if you are riding a skateboard, you are not allowed to raise any wheels off of the ground while in a public area. On April 24 2012, a crowd of skaters flooded into the courthouse to protest, and to tell what their opinion was on this unfair law. The city council voted 4 to 3 against rules for legal skateboarding in downtown.
I interviewed a fellow classmate who longboards, and this is what he had to say. “I never knew that skateboarding was illegal, and I was surprised when you told me because I longboard in Asheville. I think that it is appropriate for private property owners to prohibit skateboarding on their property. On the other hand, in downtown I think it should be allowed because I think that when people see skaters they can sometimes misunderstand why they are skating, because a lot of skaters skate for transportation. I personally don't feel offended by this law, but I can understand why some skaters could feel offended by it. I hope that this law will change soon because I like the skate community, but without citizens of Asheville knowing about this law I think it will be hard to change.” In order to debate, or know more about this law, contact the Asheville city council or your local mayor.
I got some of my info from this site!
Story by Stephen Koerschner
The adventure begins when you ride the twist and turns of the mountain ridge to the orchard. As you're driving, you can feel the crisp fall air making its way up the mountain. The curves of the lonesome mountain back road lead you to the orchard like a treasure hunt. When you get to the orchard, the oddly familiar smell of apples and cinnamon wafts to your nose creating a sense of fall and change.
The Skytop Apple Orchard is known for it’s delicious apples and, of course, it’s sugary treats. They have over 20 different types of apples to choose from - and don’t forget about your fresh apple cinnamon donuts! The family first purchased the land in the 1960’s, not even intending for it to be an apple orchard. It’s hard to believe the huge and covered fields we know today were once almost empty hills.
Over the years the orchard has become more and more popular with the nearby towns and cities. This year the orchard was visited by an enormous group of visitors, making the lines for sweet treats and apple baskets almost unbearable. Notice the almost, the food made up for it! The fresh hot donuts from the bakery will make you question all of your early morning Dunkin’ runs.
The apples, on the other hand, will give you an adventure of their own. As you race to get to the best trees, you’ll find yourself scrambling up trees and down paths. Once you get past the big group of people, the massive orchard will give you a sense of relaxation and ease. Apple picking is not only a popular fall event, but a fun time with friends and family. For more information on picking, visit http://www.skytoporchard.com/
Story by Fiona Austin
Hurricane Irma caused a lot of destruction in it's path, even here in Asheville. Lots of people lost power here in Asheville for up to 24 hours. This tragedy made Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools close on Tuesday, September 12th. Lots of roads were closed due to the high winds making tree branches and limbs fall onto the road.
15 commercial planes coming to Asheville had to be canceled or rescheduled. Earlier predictions said there was a significant potential for major damage from Irma, in central and eastern North Carolina. Asheville was suppose to get , 1.75-3.25 inches of rain. There were three countries declared for emergency, they were Henderson, Jackson, and Macon. Overall, the damage here was not as bad as it could have been.
Story by Jacob Francis
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