Blind Pig: “Q”

April 7 turned out to be the perfect day for Blind Pig’s “Q” Dinner with Pitmaster Ed Mitchell and The Admiral’s Chef Elliott Moss who truly out did themselves to make a delicious and special meal for Blind Pig’s patrons at Hickory Nut Gap Farm benefiting the Organic Farming Research Foundation.

This was a traditional “family dinner” afternoon complete with parents, grandparents, cousins, kids, babies, foodies, newbies, friends, lovers and some of the best dang pork you are ever going to eat this side of Wilson, NC.  Pisgah Brewing donated a delicious keg of beer for the occasion.  Music filled the valley all afternoon with Bluegrass by QuarterHouse and the “Blues Doctor” Drink Small to set the tone from social hour till late in the day.  Special crowd favorites, beyond the succulent, hand seasoned chopped pork, were the fresh pork cracklins, smoked oysters, hush puppies, collards, mac n cheese and banana pudding.  I’m hungry all over again!

It was so much fun to see everyone in their picnic garb, kids playing in the creek, folks strolling in the pasture or propped up on their coolers in the field just stretching out; with a gorgeous sky in the most picturesque valley, calling it “the perfect day” just about sums it up.  LOTS more photos are at Blind Pig’s facebook page and the Mountain Express has a musical slideshow of my pictures to accompany Mackensy Lunsford’s article.


Haywood Rd: Welcome to West Asheville Glyphs

Glyphs from the BJ’s Food Mart sign.

Hip Thrift : Featured Artist of the Month

Big thank you to Amy Williams of Hip Thrift for letting me be the featured artist of the month at the store. There are 7 one of a kind Radiant prints of varying sizes in custom “spinner” frames as well as plenty of smaller 5×7 prints for just $15!  Plus, this is the coolest little thrift store on Haywood Rd.!  Come by the store for their 2nd Saturday event next week (or just come by) and take a radiant for a spin!


Get Pumped Up Party

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, the annual fundraiser hosted by Our Voice, has kindly asked me to be their “prom” photographer for this year’s Get Pumped Up Party  (Click the link for party details.) on April 12th at the Southern!  I’m so excited to do this!  This is going to be a great event and an awesome opportunity for the guys to show off how Pumped  they are to participate!!  Bring it on!!!

Battlecat sez shush!

Revisited Battlecat for the first time in a few months.  They’ve done a beautiful rennovation to the space which includes regular local artist showcases and a new quiet room for folks over 18 to be thoughtful and play chess in.  Nice.

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