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Dig Local Update - ūüćĻ Cocktails for a Cause, Frying Pan Mtn, Peace Garden Planting, Lobster, Brews and more... 5/27/21

Local Bars make Tiki Cocktails with The Urban Gastronome to Benefit Food Connection

#TIKIWITHTUG is a super special event (TUG, standing for The Urban Gastronome) where local bars and restaurants are currently hosting a special tiki drink on their menu with partial proceeds going to feed our neighbors in need through Food Connection. Drink up for a good cause!

The Vault Lounge, Pillar Rooftop Bar & Kitchen, The Lobster Trap, Twisted Laurel Downtown, The Times Bar & Coffee Shop, Foggy Mountain Brew Pub, and Mountain Madre have concocted their unique version of a tiki cocktail for their menu that features two North Carolina distilleries; Asheville's very own Cultivated Cocktails Distillery's with their Hazel 63 Rum and Oak City Amaretto out of Raleigh. The benefit ends on the 31st of May.

Show your support by visiting these local businesses and purchasing a cocktail. Share on your Instagram using #TIKIWITHTUG and tagging @theurbangastronome ! You could win some cool swag!

Things To Do

Big Something + Too Many Zooz: Drive-In at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds

Join The Grey Eagle at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds on May 28th! Fusing elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation, Big Something takes listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It’s no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the Southeast. Along with the Too Many Zooz trio, expect to hear the brass section from this show all the way back in Asheville! 

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Hip-Hop Over to Highland

Ready to get your groove on? Hip-Hop fitness at Highland Brewing is the place for you! Hip-Hop Fitness is a lead and follow format class with fun, easy-to-learn moves that help work up a sweat! Increase your cardio while having fun dancing to new and old R&B and Hip-Hop. This Sunday from 10-11 am you can knock out your workout for the weekend and then enjoy a great time outdoors, cold beers, and friends.

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Frying Pan Mountain - Hike #11

Frying Pan Mountain Lookout Tower is a 1.5 mile out and back trail located near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Pisgah National Forest. After beautiful panoramic views driving up to the parking area, you can easily park and head up the mountain. Go there on a weekday to beat the traffic. The views of this hike are unbeatable with 360 views as far as your eyes can see. Are you brave enough to climb to the top? Join us every week as we feature more of what makes Asheville beautiful with Hike NC with Me.

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Pollinator Day

Black Mountain Arts and the Swannanoa Valley Museum are teaming up for Pollinator Day! Join them on Saturday, May 29th as they celebrate the importance of pollinators and pollinator gardens in our environment. There will be free art crafts offered behind both of the buildings, a garden talk at 1pm (featuring Emily Sampson of Patchwork Meadows), a butterfly earring workshop at 2pm (led by local artist Nate Barton), and a gallery exhibit (featuring local artist Clayton Sharp). Registration for the workshop is $30, the rest of the day is free and open to the public!

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Lobster and Brews

Kick off the long weekend with a unique pairing of lobster and brews at Sweeten Creek Brewing! Cousins Maine Lobster will be serving up their famous Lobster Rolls and all the other yumminess this Friday. 
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Peace Garden Community Morning Planting

Join the Peace Gardens and Market this Saturday morning as they seed, plant, harvest, weed, & build at the Peace Gardens. Bring your gardening gloves and a water bottle and they will provide the tools and water refills! Enjoy a morning full of community, music, and lending a hand!
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Apex Brain Center
Brain fog, memory loss, fatigue, pain, shortness of breath and more are just some of the symptoms of post-acute COVID-19 syndrome. Apex Brain Centers specializes in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, a special type of oxygen tank that can help you get back to feeling your best! HBOT holds great potential for helping with these after-effects as well and is great for anyone looking to recover faster and feel better, quicker.
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Buncombe County Vaccine Info
Appointments are now available for anyone 12 years and older!
It's looking closer to normal out there, y'all! Stay safe, have fun and TIP WELL. 
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