Articles by: Stu Helm

Halloween Poster Show set for The Orange Peel in Asheville

Halloween Poster Show set for The Orange Peel in Asheville

Jenny Fares of Sound Mind Creative has produced and organized the event, which features more than a dozen Asheville artists and designers.

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on the first day of class at Coffee School

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on the first day of class at Coffee School

Stu is interested in getting “re-certified” as a barista.

PODCAST: Stu Helm and Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 10 – “Pumpkin Spiced Radio”

PODCAST: Stu Helm and Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans 10 – “Pumpkin Spiced Radio”

Stu and Joe talk to Mountain Xpress food writers Gina Smith and Jonathan Ammons.

Stu Helm: Food Fan – I hEArT Buxton Hall BBQ

Stu Helm: Food Fan – I hEArT Buxton Hall BBQ

Hello Asheville! Okay, so what if I’m having a very public love affair with Buxton Hall Barbeque? So WHAT? Piss off. When love comes my way, I let it wash over me like a tangy vinegar sauce, smoke me all night long, and slow-cook my heart until it falls apart into pile of delicious… heart… meat… Okay that analogy got[Read More…]

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 9 – “Coffee, Again?”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 9 – “Coffee, Again?”

  Hello Asheville! “Coffee, Again?,”is the ninth and most recent episode of AVL Food Fans, and it’s available for listening to at www.avlfoodfans.com where you can also download it. It is available for free from the iTunes store as well. In this exciting episode, Chef Joe Scully and I are joined by our special guests Jay Weatherly and Emily Peele[Read More…]

by October 13, 2015 0 comments Asheville News
Stu Helm: Food Fan – FOOD MAP – Asheville’s RAD

Stu Helm: Food Fan – FOOD MAP – Asheville’s RAD

  Hello Asheville! Click, drag, click, drag, click click click, join, eyedropper, click, paint bucket, click, deselect… oh, hi! I didn’t see you there. I’ve been working in Adobe Illustrator making a bunch of nifty Food Maps!  That means I’ve been doing lots and lots and LOTS of clicking and dragging and selecting and deselecting… and when things get really exciting,[Read More…]

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 8 – “A Bitter Pill”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 8 – “A Bitter Pill”

Hello Asheville! The eighth and latest episode of the AVL Food Fans podcast has been recorded, posted, and is currently available to listen to and download, and you can even get it for free from the iTunes store! As always, Chef Joe Scully is my co-host, and this time, our special guests are Chef Hollie West of The Sweet Monkey Bakery, who won the Chef’s Challenge at the Asheville Wine &[Read More…]

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 7 – “Penance and Cheesecake”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 7 – “Penance and Cheesecake”

Hello Asheville! The seventh and latest episode of the AVL Food Fans podcast has been recorded, posted, and is currently available to listen to and download, and you can even get it for free from the iTunes store! As always, Chef Joe Scully is my co-host, and this time, our special guests are Chefs Mandy and Christopher Butler from 50/Fifty: The Art of Dessert, and they brought us[Read More…]

Stu Helm: Food Fan, Family Trip, Part 3: Bozen-Bolzano & Venice, Italy

Stu Helm: Food Fan, Family Trip, Part 3: Bozen-Bolzano & Venice, Italy

Hello Asheville! How’s it hangi… oh wait, that’s not a polite thing to ask. Sorry. I’ll try again: How’s your whole (comedic pause) family? Good? Good. Mine too. We’re all very good in fact, thanks for asking. We’re settling back in and getting caught-up on work and school after our… whirlwind… family trip! That’s right… It’s #familytrip part three, Yo! Excitement! Fanfare! Anticipation! If you haven’t read[Read More…]

VIDEO: Stu Helm The Food Fan visits Chef Ryan at Buffalo Nickel

VIDEO: Stu Helm The Food Fan visits Chef Ryan at Buffalo Nickel

Hello Asheville! It’s my favorite time of year here in WNC! Faaawwwlllll! Who doesn’t love Fall? Raise your hands if you love Fall. Now, raise your hands if you don’t love Fall. Those in group B, please leave the room. Idiots. What are you, Summer people? Go live on the Sun then. See what that gets you. I like cool foggy mornings, followed by cool crisp days, and[Read More…]

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 6 – “Everyone Loves Grass, Even Cows””

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 6 – “Everyone Loves Grass, Even Cows””

Hello Asheville! The sixth and latest episode of the AVL Food Fans podcast is “in the can” as they say, and it’s our best one yet! ___ As always, Chef Joe Scully from Chestnut​ and The Corner Kitchen​ is my co-host, and this time, our special guest is Jamie Ager from Hickory Nut Gap Farm​ who talks to us about happy cows[Read More…]

Stu Helm: Food Fan, Family Trip, Part 2: Scotland and Scottish Food

Stu Helm: Food Fan, Family Trip, Part 2: Scotland and Scottish Food

Hello Asheville! Well, Summer is wrapping-up, winding down, moving on, and effing off for another year. I hope you had a good one! I did, that’s for sure, and one of the main reasons for my good Summer was the wonderful overseas vacation that I went on with 8 members of my immediate family.  Also known as: #familytrip As I reported the last time I wrote[Read More…]

Photo Gallery: AVL Food Fans at The Asheville Wine and Food Festival 2015

Photo Gallery: AVL Food Fans at The Asheville Wine and Food Festival 2015

Hello Asheville! Here are just a few shots of some of the staff, volunteers, and attendees at the three major events that make up  the Asheville Wine and Food Festival: Elixir, Sweet, and The Grand Tasting. The women looked great, as usual. The men? Frump-dee-dump-dump (to the theme of TV’s Dragnet) for the most part. A few dudes looked okay,[Read More…]

AVL Food Fans – Asheville Loses Some of Its Flavor, So Long to Chef Steven Goff

AVL Food Fans – Asheville Loses Some of Its Flavor, So Long to Chef Steven Goff

  Hello Asheville! I’m sad to report the news that one of Asheville’s most creative and dedicated Chef’s, Steven Goff, is leaving “Foodtopia” for what sounds to me like a really amazing gig in Raleigh, working for multiple James Beard nominee Chef Scott Crawford.  ____ I had heard through the grapevine that Chef Goff  — a friend, fellow punk, and one of my[Read More…]

by August 22, 2015 5 comments Asheville News
Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 5 – “Anthony is a Nice Guy”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 5 – “Anthony is a Nice Guy”

Stu used to be a vegetarian once upon a time, but now he’s eating deliciously horrible stuff like veal.

Stu Helm: Food Fan, Family Trip, Part 1, The Airport and Airplane Food

Stu Helm: Food Fan, Family Trip, Part 1, The Airport and Airplane Food

Being on a plane is like being in prison, where you gotta trade cigs for toilet wine.

AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 4 – “Coffee, cigarettes, and body odor”

AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 4 – “Coffee, cigarettes, and body odor”

This week’s guests include Chef Tracy Taylor of FIG Bistro and Bill Tanner of PennyCup Coffee Co.

by July 23, 2015 4 comments Asheville food and drink
Stu Helm: Food Fan on Episode 3 of AVL Food Fans Podcast w/ Chef Joe Scully

Stu Helm: Food Fan on Episode 3 of AVL Food Fans Podcast w/ Chef Joe Scully

Stu and Joe interview Jennifer Lapidus of Carolina Ground boutique flour mill, and baker Laura Geotz of Table/Tod’s Tasties/ Imperial life.

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Top 3 (okay, 5) Cheese Popcorn Snacks

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Top 3 (okay, 5) Cheese Popcorn Snacks

If he’s in for one kernel, he’s in for the bag.

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Nourish & Flourish, RAD

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Nourish & Flourish, RAD

Hello Asheville! Y’know what? I’m lazy. Super lazy. For example: I know I need vegetables in my diet, and I even enjoy the way they taste, but most of the time, I’m too frickin’ lazy to buy, chop, prep and cook vegetables at home, and the truth is, I’m actually too lazy to even chew them. I know that raw[Read More…]

by July 1, 2015 4 comments Asheville News
Stu Helm: Food Fan, on PennyCup Coffee Company

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on PennyCup Coffee Company

Hello Asheville! You guys know how much I love coffee. Like, a LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (pant pant) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (gasp pant) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s why I was so sad every time I walked past PennyCup Coffee Company on Bartlett Street in the Southern hinterlands of the River Arts District. They were in there roasting delicious, fresh, yumminy coffee beans, just a few short blocks from my house —  I[Read More…]

by June 30, 2015 3 comments Asheville News
Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Punk Rock Hot Dogs

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Punk Rock Hot Dogs

Hello Asheville! Do you guys like to do stuff? I like to do stuff. A lot of stuff. As a way to make money, occupy my hands, or just pass the time in a remotely interesting fashion, using the limited skills that I have, until I finally go belly-up and die. I like to write. About food and flip flops and such. I like to draw[Read More…]

Stu Helm: Food Fan on Episode 2 of AVL Food Fans Podcast w/ Chef Joe Scully

Stu Helm: Food Fan on Episode 2 of AVL Food Fans Podcast w/ Chef Joe Scully

Stu and Scully get romantic, and chat about good first-date restaurant spots.

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on The Big List: May 2015, and AVL Food Fans Podcast with Chef Joe Scully

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on The Big List: May 2015, and AVL Food Fans Podcast with Chef Joe Scully

Hello Asheville! Who likes lists? Lists are fun. Lately I’ve been keeping a list of ALLL the places that I eat at every month, and then posting my lists to FaceBook. This time around, I actually talked to Chef Joe Scully (from Corner Kitchen and Chestnut) about each and every one of the venues on my May List during the pilot episode of AVL Food Fans,[Read More…]

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