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15 AVL Valentines Things to Dig ūüíē with Dig Local

1) Valentine Dessert Art at Posana 

Special V-day dessert alert: Our friends at Posana have outdone themselves with this Lavender Honey Cake with pomegranate mousse, orange curd, chocolate almond meringue kisses, Earl Grey honey gel, and fresh pomegranate arils. 

*Heads up that they're taking reservations for 2/14 from 5pm-9pm but they will be closed the Sunday before.


2) Fancy Cocktails at Home

Looking to impress your loved one? Take the pressure off by getting a Cocktail Kit from Cultivated Cocktails which includes all that you need to make a really special drink. Shades of Rosé Gin Cocktail Kit: Dozen Roses includes:

- bottle of our Shades of Rose Gin

- Rose Syrup

- Floral Elixir Rose Hip Syrup

- Lemon Juice

- El Guapo Love Potion Bitters

- Fever Tree Club Soda

-And of course, detailed instructions for you, the bartender

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3) Valentine's Dan Dan Noodle Class

Chef J Chong will be taking you to school on Valentines Day at Pleb Urban Winery. The experience includes a welcome bite, 2 glasses of wine, an awesome cooking class learning how to make the classic Dan Dan Noodles and a gift bag of goodies when you leave.
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4) Valentine's Cookie Decorating Class at 12 Bones Brewing

Join 12 Bones Brewing and Three Eggs Cakery for a Valentine’s Day cookie decorating class this Friday. Jackie of Three Eggs will coach you and provide all the tools needed. We recommend getting a pint of the Cheeky Gander and some BBQ (yes, they serve their delicious 12 Bones food here, too) while making adorable cookies for your friends/family.
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5) Love and Memories of the Fur Baby

On Saturday bring your baby to Ginger's Revenge and capture the moment of your pet professionally with Lindsey Koehler Photo. All donations ($10 suggested) will be given to Asheville Humane Society. We recommend getting a Pint of the Passionfruit Dry-Hopped Ginger Beer. Delicious.
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6) Valentine's at The Grove Arcade

Spend Valentine's Day with your loved one at the romantic Grove Arcade. Flora Diva will be selling handpicked flowers and arrangements all day! Marc Keller will be playing a variety of guitar instrumentals and vocal music all day. They will also have their very own Catalina Rose doing hand-written couple's poetry for free. This is a multi-day event taking place Feb 12-14th so take your bae to one of the most architecturally romantic places in town. No cover.
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7) An Achy Breaky Valentines

Sometimes what you really need on Valentines to make you feel less alone is hearing some lonesome songs about mama, cheating, heartache, jukeboxes, and the whiskey that washes it down. Local honky tonk band Fancy and the Gentlemen perform classic lonesome songs at The Odditorium on February 13th.

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8) Dinner for Two at Fork Lore

So who can eat a 24oz Ribeye? Maybe you and your sweetie? If food is your love language you'll love Fork Lore's special Valentine's menu for two. They're located in Biltmore Park with plentiful parking. Reservations are strongly recommended. 828.209.2715

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9) Valentines Weekend Special Early Draft Release!

This weekend, let your tastebuds take a sneak peak into spring with Sweeten Creek Brewing's delicious Strawberry Hefe! Served with a fresh strawberry on its rim. She’s Tart. She’s Strawberry. She’s Banana. She’s Clove. She’s tired of the cold and we know you are too! 

This Saturday and Sunday, February 12th and 13th, grab a beer before dinner with your loved ones! 

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10) Some Local Skin Care for the V on V day

Give (or get) the gift of smooth soft skin for Valentines. Zen Skincare has a full menu of waxing services using high grade European hard wax and soft waxes providing great results for your skin. There's also the Vagacial- "The Peach Treatment" - some extra Valentines self love for down there.

What is a Vagacial?

11) Asheville Goods- even if you've Procrastinated

Asheville Goods has many ways to celebrate your love LOCALLY with hand-crafted Asheville area products, including wines, chocolates and much more. Order online 24/7 or visit their shop at 7 Brevard Road in West AVL open Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30 am‚Äď2 pm. AND they will be open on Valentine's Day. Procrastinator love :)

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12) Music for Lovers Only!

Taking it back, old school. Russ Wilson And His Famous Orchestra present A Vintage Valentine. An Evening of Style, Class and Romance.They'll play the beautiful love songs of 20’s, 30’s & 40’s. Enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks at the Isis Music Hall. Reservations are highly recommended.
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13) The Gift of a Skunk, Panda, Otter or Fox

Looking for an unusual Valentine gift for the foxy animal lover in your life? You still have time to adopt a river otter, red panda, red fox or skunk for that special someone on Valentine's Day! Now through February 15, your $50 or $100 adoption of one of these four animals comes with some French Broad Chocolate and supports our beloved WNC Nature Center. 

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14) Valentine Tequila Night

Hot Table Alert: Lobster, steak, mescal and more. Chef Frank is creating a special 3-course dinner for Mountain Madre's Valentine's Day PRIVATE Event. They will be pairing each course with a different fancy Tequila! Tickets are selling fast to this one.

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15) Annual Cupid is Stupid Car Smashing

Aaaand, finally for the person who is not feeling so lovey dovey, Sunday from 1-4 pm outside Hi-Wire at Asheville Biltmore Village take your frustrations out on a car (legally). They'll have an arsenal of bludgeoning devices available for you to choose from for your demolition. Sign up in person on the day of starting at noon. Psychedelic emo rock band Shutterings will be providing the aggressive tunes to help get in the mood. Cost: 5 hits for $5, 15 hits for $10

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