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Dig Local Update - Dig Your Mama, Solku Pop-Up, Live Music, Hiking, Trivia and more...  5/7/21

From Day Chef to Head Chef and Owner, Meet Chef Mike at The Blackbird #digAVL Video 

 We recently had the Duck Banh Mi Sandwich here and can't stop thinking about it. The Blackbird is an Independent Chef Owned Restaurant using local ingredients to create European and Asian favorites with a Southern twist. We got the chance to sit down with Chef Mike to learn more about The Blackbird’s goal to delight guests with extravagant cooking right in the middle of Downtown. From craft cocktails to an extensive wine list, their menu is full of delicious surprises all over the place.
See the video interview here!

Announcing the Winners of the Chef Dance Off! 

Congrats Pack's Tavern, 1st place winner of the Chef Dance Off for Stop Food Waste Day! This Dance Off raised $7290 dollars for Food Connection. Big shout outs to Wicked Weed Brewing who came in with a $5000 contribution and thanks to all who voted! To see ALL the winners and who won what, watch videos here.

Things To Do

Soul Music Never Goes Out of Style

Soul music will never go out of style. Born in the musical bastion of Charleston, SC, Gaslight Street’s regional presence has grown behind their relentless tours throughout the Southeast and beyond. Come enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks at the Isis Music Hall TODAY, May 7th! Reservations are highly recommended.
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Mother's Day CBD Specials

Tell Mom to kick her shoes off and relax this Sunday. Franny’s Farmacy has you covered for everything self-care related. Stock up on your favorite goodies like CBD bath bombs or some infused lotion. Enjoy complimentary gift wrapping if you order online or in-store! 

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Support Local Artists!
In the lower level parking lot of the Folk Art Center, Southern Highland Craft Guild members will be sharing their creative efforts with the public in an outdoor carefully-spaced layout. Find blade-smithing, glassblowing, wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics, woodturning, metal-smithing, leatherwork, and even furniture making from 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday!

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Graveyard Fields- not scary at all Pt. 2 - Hike #9

Graveyard Fields Trail (to the Upper Falls) is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Balsam Grove, North Carolina that features a beautiful waterfall. This hike is pretty easy going on the way up but gets really steep towards the end, so bring your sneakers! By the parking area, you can find easily accessible bathrooms and a trail map to help guide you as you head up to Upper Falls! Join us in collaboration with Hike NC with Me to discover even more of Asheville’s natural gems.

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Funky Music Full of Good Vibes

Asheville's own Magenta Sunshine is at times funk & reggae and at times rock & roll. No matter what, expect a show full of soul. The Grey Eagle hosts Magenta Sunshine as they deliver a rocking show this Wednesday, May 12 at 6 pm.

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Beautiful Jewelry and Cold Bevs

Want to do a little ginger beer sippin' while shopping for your mama? Head to Ginger's Revenge this evening for the SoulKu Pop Up ShopSoulKu is an Asheville-based jewelry company with an awesome array of wearable art. Tonight from 4 to 6:30pm.

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Sunday at Highland Brewing...LOTS going on!

Come celebrate mom with a day filled with hip hop, beer, local vendors and music Sunday, May 9 from 10 am - 5 pm at Highland Brewing! Start off shaking what your mama gave ya with Illysa Hamlin's free hip hop fitness class followed by a beer as you browse for that perfect Mother's Day gift. The local vendors include The Inverse, Patisserie by Austin, Sprouting Earth Pottery, House Party Candles, Buggy Pops AVL, Smallholding Farms, SoKno Woodworking, Flat Rock Village Bakery & Music from Jackson Grimm & The One String Band.
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Tuesday Trivia is back!

Robert's Totally Rad Trivia is back at French Broad River Brewery on Tuesdays at 7 pm. Six rounds of pop culture trivia, a physical challenge, cold brews, and food trucks will all be there waiting on you! Also heads up that Monday Pint nights are with $3 pints!
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Buncombe County Vaccine Info
Appointments are now available for anyone 16 years and older!
It's looking a little more normal out there, y'all! Stay safe, have fun and TIP WELL. 
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