Roots Café's menu draws from local meat sources and organic dairies to produce flavorful cures for community-conscious cravings. Choose three flavors for the hummus trinity ($5), with options such as roasted garlic, chipotle, spinach, and black bean. A variety of breads bracket six sandwiches laden with sauces, spreads, and cheeses. Roots's own barbecue sauce runneth over the pulled pork or tempeh ($8 each), and stone-ground mustard surrounds bratwurst with sauerkraut ($7). Mouthy rebels can ransack a slew of tasty cargo packed into catfish tacos ($9), including cilantro pesto, slaw, rémoulade, salsa, and guacamole.
In 1991, the second year Joe Eblen had organized a golf tournament to benefit cystic-fibrosis research, he got wind of a father in crisis. The father’s daughter, a cystic-fibrosis patient, needed urgent treatment at Duke University Hospital, but he had no money to take her. Because he had insurance, he was denied any assistance, despite his financial struggles. In his desperation, he contacted Joe’s tournament organizers, who informed him that they only raised money for research. Joe knew the father needed help now, and paid the family's expenses out of his own pocket.
Recognizing an unaddressed need to aid struggling local families, Eblen organized a garage sale, raised $400, and founded Eblen Charities. The organization started out assisting 300 families and has grown rapidly to serve thousands of families across the state with more than 70 programs. It provides assistance with medical bills, energy costs, and housing aid for families experiencing crises. Eblen Charities also ensures students and teachers have enough food and supplies, and provides grants to families in immediate need.
Next Step Recovery is a transitional-living program for adult males who are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. The program combines a structured environment with traditional treatment plans—such as the 12-step program—augmented by life-skills training, case management, employment assistance, and relapse prevention. An onsite clinical-addictions specialist helps residents meet their individual needs on a regular basis and the home-like setting helps them settle in to the program, with family-style dinners to bolster their sense of well-being. Residents attend relapse-prevention and self-help groups during the evening and complete chores, school, or volunteer work during the day. They also engage in outdoor adventures every Sunday to gain new skills, get in touch with nature, and find healthy ways to fight boredom. Upon exiting the program, the residents work with professionals to reintegrate into society.
If you're craving tasty Chinese cuisine, Oriental Pavillion in Asheville is sure to hit the spot.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Oriental Pavillion.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Oriental Pavillion has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Delivery and take out are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Oriental Pavillion also offers catering.
For a night out with great food that won't break the budget, head to Oriental Pavillion.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Oriental Pavillion serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Combining experience in lampworking, glass blowing, and jewelry design, the experienced glassblowers of Asheville Glass Center lead workshops and classes to share their passion for manipulating molten glass. The two- to three-hour intro courses teach neophytes to craft borosilicate marbles and soft glass beads, and more in-depth classes result in intricate implosion flowers and sand-cast solid forms. The center also offers open studio time for more experienced artists who wish to work alone, like the winningest three-legged racers.
Dianna Goodman’s daughter developed an eating disorder in the ninth grade, according to a 2011 article in VERVE magazine. Unfortunately, this occurred in the mid-1990s, when eating disorders were not well understood and help was hard to find. Through her struggles to find health providers or books to help treat her daughter, Goodman found a new passion: preventing other families from facing a similar struggle.
In 2004, Goodman founded T.H.E. (Treatment, Healing, and Education) Center for Disordered Eating, which organizes prevention efforts and gathers support and resources for people with eating disorders. Today, support groups make up the cornerstone of the center. Every week, a group gathers to discuss their steps in recovering from an eating disorder, forming a presence in the community where healing can occur and people can share tips. The center also maintains a local treatment directory for individuals and families affected by eating disorders and sponsors middle-school prevention programs in schools across the region. A free lending library provides information on disordered eating, nutrition, and body image with more than 90 books targeting people of all ages.
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