PODCAST: Stu Helm / Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 19 – “Into The Black Coffee Abyss”

avl_food_fans_logo_1600X1600“OVER-ROASTING COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS.”


FRONT TO BACK: Stu Helm, Chef Joe Scully, Lucy Murphy, Lindsay Lee

Hello Asheville!

AVL Food Fans #19 – “Into the Black Coffee Abyss” might be the most fun that Joe and I have had doing the show so far. He was in great form, cracking us all up a bunch of times. Our special guest Lindsay Lee from Counter Culture Coffee was great, and we learned some stuff about coffee and life that we didn’t know.

Please click the link to listen: http://www.spreaker.com/19-into-the-black-coffee-abyss

Lindsay Lee from Counter Culture Coffee.

Lindsay Lee from Counter Culture Coffee.

At the beginning of the show, we delivered the Food News with the help of Lucy Murphy from the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association, which included stories about MANNA FoodBank, The Bull and Beggar, Laughing Seed Cafe, Mellow Mushroom Asheville, Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, Kroger, The Fresh Market, Asheville Wine & Food Festival, Valet Gourmet, Mamma’s, Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest, Gàn Shān Station, Chai Pani, Bonfire Barbecue, Buffalo Nickel, Copper Crown, the James Beard nominees, the Asheville Coffee Expo, and of course, a CAT CAFE UPDATE! (No update.)


Foreground: Lucy Murphy chowing down a Chai Pani Pakora. Background: Lindsay Lee.

 At the end of the show, Joe and I talked about a few places that we ate, including Rhubarb, Chupacabra Latin Cafe, Table Asheville, The Imperial Life, Cucina 24, Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar, Strada Asheville, Chocolate Gems, and Zambra.

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Thanks as always to Chestnut, The Corner Kitchen, Corner Kitchen Catering, Buffalo Nickel, Blue Ridge Restaurant Equipment, and Aloft Asheville Downtown for underwriting the show, and to Chai Pani for providing us with delicious palkoras! Thanks as well to the Derita Sisters for lending us a theme song, and to our Producer Matt from ZaPow for making us sound so great! Finally, thanks to WPVM 103.7 The Voice for rebroadcasting our show every Friday at 5pm!


L: Chef Joe Scully, R: Stu Helm, The Food Fan. photo by Matt Johnson


IMG_0273Stu Helm is an artist, writer, and podcaster living in Asheville, NC, and a frequent diner at local restaurants, cafes, food trucks, and the like. His tastes run from hot dogs and mac ‘n’ cheese, to haute cuisine, and his opinions are based on a lifetime of eating out. He began writing about food strictly to amuse his friends on Facebook. 


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