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Dig Local Update 5/22/20 - Local Happy Hour To-Go¬†ūüć∑, New Local Tunes on Spotify, Free Meals and Music Drive-Thru and more


Local Wine and Cheese Happy Hour To-Go
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A series on how local businesses are adjusting to the COVID-19 crisis

John Justice, Sales Manager of Biltmore Wines, and Emily Burritt, Owner of South Slope Cheese Company, have joined forces during the pandemic. They're offering bundles that include wine and cheese pairings, all local! 
 
While we've all had to adjust to the "new normal" (whatever that is), our local business owners and managers each have their own story to tell about how they've been affected and what they are doing during these unprecedented times. Dig Local is proud to partner with our friend, Ann Smith, at Leap Frog Tours to interview some of the folks who make Asheville, Asheville.

Pick up your free "to go"meals as you cruise through the drive-thru while listening to a mini-concert of live music. Watch this 60-second recap video from last week by the talented Fiasco Pictures! 

Special thanks to Dave Saich with Fiasco Pictures for creating this for us!
Musicians pictured: Brady Alden and Julia Sickler


See the video here!
 

ALL are welcome at the musical drive-thru. If you need a free Wicked Weed dinner, please join us!

Asheville is a food town AND a music town. We've hit some hard times, for sure, but If you could use a delicious free meal and some uplifting music right about now, please join Food Connection on Saturdays at the Asheville Meals and Music Complimentary Drive-Thru at the Downtown YMCA from noon to 2 pm. We've opened up this meal to include Service Industry Heroes AND anyone else who is in need of a free meal.  If you don't need a free meal, but want to help others you can purchase meals here.

May 23rd: Entertainment featuring InfiniteC from noon-2 pm, brought to you by Red Wing Enterprises. 

Check out all of the details here!

 Memorial Day "Ready to Grill" To-Go Packages or "Cooked Dinners" To-Go at The Blackbird

Call (828)423-0864 to Order by 6 pm TODAY (5-22) 

NY Strip with chimichurri, roasted chicken, corn pie with tomato butter topping, grilled salmon with lemon caper Beurre Blanc sauce, steak and shrimp kabobs, asparagus, local meal and cheese boards, legendary coconut cake, cookies and much more! 
 
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 Dig Local Playlist on Spotify 

Just in Time For the Weekend!
Five More Local Tunes Have Been Added.

One of the five new songs added this week is "Walkin" by Mellowfield.

"Mellowfield is based in Asheville, NC. The band's influences range from alt-rock, electronic and shoegaze to punk, classic rock, and the strangely complementary areas of Metal and Avant Sound art. You know, like if Black Sabbath, Nirvana, and Brian Eno had a baby... Mellowfield is out to change the landscape of music in the 21st Century. To do this they create music that is at once new and yet somehow familiar. Extremely catchy hooks are combined with a construct of traditional rock elements and avant soundscapes. They have the means and they know the way."

Listen to their song Walkin on our playlist.


Other songs that we've added this week are:

 Check out our playlist on Spotify
and tell us which local artist you dig the most

 Featured Virtual Events 


 

Highland Brewing Co. Live with Leah: Virtual Hoppy Hour


Hop on Facebook Live TODAY, Friday the 22nd at 5pm during the Virtual AVL Beer Week for an update about Highland Brewing Company with Highland President and Family Owner, Leah Wong Ashburn! Crack open a beer and send in any questions you may have. They'll be chatting about updates at the brewery, opening amid the coronavirus pandemic, and more!

Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, but it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. Check out the new 360 VR video playlist of Serenery (Serene + Scenery) by Miranda of Namaste in Nature to give your brain and your body a break from the gloom and doom of the news lately.
 
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