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Dig Local's 10 Awesome AVL Thanksgiving Things To Do

10 Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving 2020 in AVL

This year Thanksgiving is looking a bit different. Whether you are gathering with friends and family, or keeping it small with just your significant other, we've got lots of options on how to enjoy yourself while supporting local, in home or (safely) out on the town. 

Time to Eat and Drink!
1) Smaller gathering this year? Smaller pies!
Baker Fred from Geraldine's is offering small 6" fruit pies for only $6.95 in addition to larger traditional pies (like his popular original recipe pumpkin pie.) They WILL be open on Thanksgiving day until noon but to ensure you get what you want, you should definitely order ahead of time.
Call 828-252-9330 to Order
2) Go against tradition with non-traditional meats!
 The Chop Shop Butchery has your alternative hookup for pheasant, quail, poussin, pork crown roasts (pictured), fresh oysters and more!  Simplify your life by purchasing one of their brining kits which includes a bucket, lid, instructions and their butcher-approved spice blends! 
Check out their Full Menu Here
3) Special meat-free Thanksgiving that benefits animals!
Chef Jason Sellors and the crew at Plant are putting on the 13th annual PLANTSgiving on Wednesday, Nov. 25th. Reservations for both dine-in AND take out available now! This event benefits the Animal Haven of Asheville- a place where lost and abandoned animals can find food and shelter from the cruelties of life.
Call 828-258-7500 for Reservations
4) Big City Feel + 3 course meal in the heart of Downtown
Make a reservation at Bargello in the Arras Hotel to enjoy a Mediterranean Prix Fixe feast with 3 delectable courses featuring everything from deep-fried turkey and crispy citrus honey Brussel sprouts to a pumpkin cheesecake. The atmosphere has a "big city vibe" that makes you question if you're still in Asheville.
Click Here to See the Full Menu
5) Humanely-raised turkeys and more!
Asheville's new Lean Times Meat Co. is all about working with local famers to harvest sustainably raised meats. They're now offering delicious Joyce Farms turkeys. Pre-order and reserve yours today. 
Click Here to Pre-Order Today

6) For those hunkering down at home

Are you quarantining and worried about missing out on the holiday? Don't fret. Mother Earth Food delivery service has got you covered with delicious meats, desserts and side dishes like the Oyster and Grit casserole from The Rhu.  Pre-order early as things will be sure to sell out before 11/23! 
Click Here to Learn More

7) Pies for all! (even those who are dietarily-challenged)
Baked Pie Company believes in equality and creates pies that just about anyone can enjoy. Check out their assortment of gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free options as well as the favorite standards. Heads up! Due to popular demand, orders must be place on or before November 14!
Click Here to Learn More
8) Wine Not?  Wine Pairings with Pleb Urban Winery
Wondering what the best wine is to go with your turkey and sage dressing or pecan pie? Give Pleb Urban Winery a visit or call to get what their expert opinion on how you can look like a wine aficionado this Thanksgiving. 
9) Simplify your Thanksgiving with Fork Lore
Fork Lore at Biltmore Park will be serving up a delicious meals!

(For the adventurer) Socially-distanced seating and buffet-style meals served right to your table with all of your favorites from citrus brined smoked turkey to creamy mashed potatoes to pumpkin pie with cinnamon-spiced Chantilly cream.
(For the home-body) Order one of their complete take-and-bake, full Thanksgiving dinners. It comes with instructions for preparation that will make dinner stress-free. 

Click Here to See The Full Menu
10) Have your cake and eat it too
Chef Karen at Donatelli's Bakery has been busy in her new kitchen on Hendersonville Road creating holiday goodies. In addition to traditional tarts and pies, she's also taking orders for her famous custom cakes. Order 3 days in advance!
Call 828-225-5751
BONUS: Cabin Fever Nightcap Escape
If you've had a little too much time with the in-laws and need to get out of the house, cap off your Thanksgiving at the Pillar Rooftop Bar for Hot Buttered Rum by the fire pit (and even more food!) If by chance you've still not had enough, top off your night with a Pillar "Smoky Pig" cocktail - Knob Creek Maple Bourbon, Simple Syrup and you guessed it, Bacon. Thanksgiving only comes once a year, after all.
Click Here to See the Full Menu
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