Free Please Wear a Mask Signs by Stu Helm

Due to the risk of deadly disease during the Trump-era Coronavirus outbreak, the State of North Carolina has been forced to require all citizens to wear masks in public spaces. It’s not an option any more. I have created a series of signs for you to download and print out. Some are more friendly than others. 

The Birth of Puke

After the COVID times, I have a dream to start a fantastically successful punk rock restaurant called “Puke.” True story. Real goals. I’ll need a partner who’s a chef, plus a bartender who does not give a fuck. No wankers. (obviously)

Asheville Food Fan – Best of March, 2020

I began writing this column in the weeks leading up to the City-wide closure of restaurants, and the state-wide stay-at-home order. Obviously, the food scene in Asheville, along with everywhere else in America, came to a screeching halt, and my own life changed tremendously due to the run-away Coronavirus here in the States. So, I’m just now getting around to finishing this post up now, in late May. I will indicate where Thank you for your patience.

Entering Phase Two…

Today Friday, May 22nd, North Carolina enters “Phase Two” of the scheduled “Re-opening” of the State. Phase Two will allow for limited Dine-in service at Restaurants (bars are not included, which is convoluted, since there is no definition of a “bar” in NC, beyond the antiquated “private club” rules, and many restaurants have a bar, and could seat people at the bar, yadda yadda… nothing is easy when there is literally no precedent.) The bottom line is that dine-in service is about to become a thing again. With that in mind…