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Weekly Scoop (April 8-14) - Let Foothills Local Meats "Cure" Your Monday Blues

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Let Foothills Local Meats "Cure" Your Monday Blues

At Foothills Local Meats Butcher Bar, all the cooks get to decide on and prepare the blue plate specials. "It gives all the kitchen crew some creativity and keeps things fun and delicious," said Foothills Owner/Butcher/Chef Casey McKissick.

I love a good blue plate special, and at Foothills Butcher Bar in West Asheville, they have GREAT ones that I find myself either ordering — or regretting not ordering — every time I go in there.

I mean, to be clear: No regrets on the things that I do order when I don’t get the blue plate special. Everything at Foothills is excellent in my opinion, it’s just that I regret the sad fact that I can only jam one meal at a time into my pie-hole and therefore sometimes forego the blue plate specials for the burger or hot dog or whatever other housemade meaty treats they have on the menu.

The last time I made the very wise decision to order the blue plate special, I received a beautiful, enormous spread that included housemade andouille sausage, pimento cheese grit cakes, potato hash and Brussels sprouts — it was amazing!

The blue plate specials at both the West Asheville and Black Mountain locations rotate with different meats and vegetables regularly based on what's available from the butcher shop, as well as with different seasonal veggies.

Are the blue plate specials a daily thing? Again, according to McKissick, “Sometimes it changes twice in a day, sometimes a blue plate will run for a few days; it just depends on supply and traffic.”

Traditionally there are strictly “No Substitutions!” when it comes to blue plate specials, but McKissick, being the nice guy that he is, splits the difference at Foothills. 

“We substitute veggies if we have them and people ask," he said. "The meat is generally prepared just for the dish and drives the rest of the dish, so we don't really substitute that out as a rule.”

My most recent experience with the blue plate special was incredibly tasty and satisfying, so I recommend that you always check the board before tucking into your usual. Hey, that burger is always gonna be there — the blue plate specials are there and then gone. 

Find all the food specials, new menu additions, events and more from Foothills Local Meats Butcher Bar by checking out their Dig Local Profile.

Below you will find one locally curated Scoop chosen for each day this week — but make sure to check out all the Scoops this week on our Dig Local Scoop Calendar.

Monday, April 8

Astrology Readings
at Asheville Raven & Crone
Meet yourself in a whole new way. Learn your strengths and find solutions to your most troubling difficulties with an astrology reading.
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More to do Monday.

Tuesday, April 9

Dine to Be Kind 2019
Enjoy a day of dining out to help local animals in need! Support the Asheville Humane Society when you dine at participating restaurants! Posana, The Grey Eagle Taqueria and Baked Pie Company are all donating 25% of their proceeds.

And even more will be donating 15% of their proceeds, including copper crown, The Bier Garden, Blue Dream Curry House, The Hop Ice Cream Café, Jerusalem Garden Café, Mamacitas, Plant, Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro, Strada Italiano, Twisted Laurel, Urban Orchard Cider Company and WAKUWAKU Eatery.

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More to do Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 10

Essential Oils In Your Daily Life
at Inspired Change Yoga

Learn how to safely use essential oils to elevate your daily life. This class will explore using the oils during a yoga practice to support a steady focus and a deeper stretch.
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More to do Wednesday.

Thursday, April 11

Free CBD Chair Massage
from Massage On Wheels

Every Thursday at Franny's Farmacy on Merrimon Avenue, enjoy a free 5-minute CBD chair massage. Choose any CBD topical product to sample and indulge in an evening of self-care.
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More to do Thursday.

Friday, April 12

The Broadcast + Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats
at Salvage Station

The Broadcast + Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats are pairing up for a night of original music plus a ONE TIME ONLY special collaborative tribute to Fleetwood Mac! 
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More to do Friday.

Saturday, April 13

1 Year Anniversary
at Carolina Holistic Health
It's time for a birthday bash complete with massages, local food, drinks and music, with raffle ticket proceeds benefitting Food Connection
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More to do Saturday.

Sunday, April 14

Wine + Pups Adoption Event
at plēb urban winery
Sip on some wine while snuggling adoptable dogs from Woof Meow Rescue. Show up, show your support, drink some wine and maybe take home a furry friend!
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More to do Sunday.
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