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 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 from High Five Coffee, who are really fun, and talk to us about everything from cappuccino to communism!

From the High Five web site & the cover of the Mountain Xpress, the High Five crew takes home another “Best of WNC” trophy. That’s Jay holding the golden “X” and Emily wearing the crown!

Before Jay and Emily, Joe and I are finally joined by Jason Sandford from Ashvegas, who helps us deliver the Food News in the first segment of the show, including rumors and actual news about:

Chef Mike Moore
The Blind Pig
Chef Justin Burdett
Local Provisions
Woodpecker Pie
asheville rad (river arts district)
Coffee Crate
MOCO – Motorcycle Coffee Club
Izzy’s Coffee Den
Waking Life Espresso
The Mothlight
Creperie Bouchon
Strada Asheville
Carolina Cigar Company
Highland Brewing Company
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
67 biltmore downtown eatery + catering
Asheville Munchies
Mojo Kitchen & Lounge
Mamacita’s Taqueria
French Broad Food Co-op
New Belgium Brewing
Gypsy Queen Cuisine Deli and Market
and Roz Marlowe, “The Food Co-Op Medicine Woman,” who passed away on September 24th

Screen shot of Roz’s obituary as it appears here on

At the end of the show, Joe and I run a little short on time, but in a segment called “He Thinks it would Be Fun to Run a Restaurant,” we talk about the desire to cook and serve food to strangers from my point of view as the average schmoe who knows nothing about the realities of doing it, while Joe delivers the reality check.

Joe is super informative, and in the very short segment he manages to give a LOT of really great insights.

This was a really fun show to record, and I think it’ll be fun for you guys to listen to!

You can listen to and download this episode by clicking this link — — as well as FREE from the iTunes store

Chef Joe Scully (L) and Stu Helm (R): AVL Food Fans


You can listen to the current and past episodes of AVL Food Fans at where you can also download it. It is available for free from the iTunes store as well.

Thanks as always to our Producer Matt from ZaPow studios, as well as WPVM 103.7 The Voice, who rebroadcast our show every Friday at 5pm, and of course, our underwriters, Chestnut, The Corner Kitchen, Corner Kitchen Catering, and Aloft Asheville Downtown.

And thanks to our listeners! As of October 13th, 2016 we’ve had 3,698 listens, which is an average of 410+ per show! That’s great, we appreciate you guys very much!



From left: Chef Jacob Sessoms of Table; Chef William Dissen, The Market Place; Chef Steven Goff, Standard Foods; Chef Katie Button, Curate; Chef Joe Scully, Chestnut and Corner Kitchen; Stu Helm; Chef John Fleer, Rhubarb; Chef Karen Donatelli, Donatelli Bakery; Chef Peter Pollay, Posana Cafe; and Chef Matt Dawes, Bull & Beggar./ Photo by STEWART O’SHIELDS for ASHVEGAS.COM


Stu 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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