Michael McDermott

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Black Chile Mexican Grill Unveiled Today

    ​Biltmore Fashion Park's newest eatery, Black Chile Mexican Grill, kicks off its opening today. Developed by Michael McDermott and Jason Merritt of Kona Grill, the eatery concentrates on recognizable Mexican-inspired fare and boasts some 125 tequilas on hand. Grilled corn with aioli and coji ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Coming Soon: Black Chile Mexican Grill at Biltmore Fashion Park

    ​Biltmore Fashion Park always seems like its own little self-contained universe. The upscale plaza offers shopping, community movie nights, and a dozen or so diverse restaurants, from national brands like Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen to Dr. Andrew Weil's True Food Kitchen concep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Ten Rampages by Mentally Ill People Who Bought Guns That Can Teach Lawmakers What to do Next

    Seung Hui Cho slipped through a loophole in Virginia law when he bought his gun. Lawmakers in that state fixed the problem​ The deadly mass shooting in Tucson on Saturday was by no means the first to raise questions about how mentally ill people bought firearms. In some cases, state or federa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Rojo Mexican Grill Coming Soon to Biltmore Fashion Park

    ​There's more construction underway at Biltmore Fashion Park, as the space next to Zinburger will soon become a new spot called Rojo Mexican Grill. Set to open by the end of this year, it's a Mexican restaurant founded by restaurateurs Michael McDermott and Jason Merritt, who were partne ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 15, 1999