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Bear Eating Berries, Burger Love, Fruity Pebbles Beer, Cocktail Culture, Family Drumming, 3 Festivals and more in Asheville, NC  08/12/22

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Fruity Pebbles fans unite! Bhramari has just released their "Prehistoric Bowl Crusher" fruit cereal sour at their AVL brewhouse in celebration of the Grand Opening of their new Charlotte taproom. Congrats, guys!

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Asheville FM on your phone, all the time!

103.3 Asheville FM Announces the Asheville FM Phone App!
As App creators ourselves we can be pretty critical of apps. But y'all, we are so digging the brand new 103.3 Asheville FM app. This new app allows you to listen while also using your phone for other things like texting, browsing, and using other apps (like Dig Local to see where to go and what to do in AVL!) You're able to pause and rewind the live audio, view the program schedule, and best of all, explore and listen to archived content whenever you want. You can even share stories with your friends and feedback with the station.

Here is a rundown of some of our personal favorite shows:

  • Slumber Party: Best variety talk show ever with Asheville icons
  • All the Feels: Emo, post-punk, hardcore, old-school country
  • Music My Mother Would Not Like: roots, folk, Americana, blues
  • Let there be Rock: punk/underground
  • Grilled Cheese: very best of jam bands
  • Dreamers and Doers: Talk show of local folks making AVL a better place to live
  • Asheville FM Music Sessions: LOCAL music!

“The new app also helps extend our reach,” says KP Whaley, General Manager for Asheville FM. This is great news for radio listeners worldwide to stream the huge variety of programming that this hometown station offers. Congrats on your new technology, Asheville FM!

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Thank you Rabbit Rabbit!

Thank you to Rabbit Rabbit and those who came out to the Family Movie Night showing of Princess Bride. Ticket sales benefitted Food Connection (see the new Mobile Meals truck camouflaged in the background) More about Mobile Meals (Asheville's first FREE food truck!) can be found in this week's MountainXpress article.


Our Friends at Riverside Rhapsody are turning 3!
🍺Cheers to three years🍺 Mark your calendar for Aug. 30th. Riverside Rhapsody is throwing a party from 2-9 pm with great food by Iron and Oak Brisket, beer specials, and GREAT live music by Pocket Strange starting at 6 pm. But wait, there's more! As a way to say "thanks for 3 awesome years," they're having a Birthday Bash Giveaway Now where YOU could win 2 free tickets to the Carolina Mountain Jam (see the killer line-up here). HBD RR!
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Fresh LOCAL Peach Ice Cream Season at The Hop
Have y'all been enjoying The Hop's Local Peach, Peach Blueberry, & Peach Cardamom seasonal flavors with Ashley's special Black Raspberry Sauce this summer? Shout outs to The Hop for supporting local farms including Lee's One Fortune Farm for supplying them with peaches and KT's Orchard and Apiary for the black raspberries. Heads up that more from The Hop is on the way. On August 19th they will be having their Southern Comfort (peach/bourbon) Ice Cream Release!

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Spirit Savorers - Save the date!

Collab alert! On Wednesday, August 24th head to Pulp at the Orange Peel for an evening with two rock star distillers, Adam Dalton of Dalton Distillery and William Goldberg of Oak and Grist Distilling. You'll get to enjoy flights and craft cocktails while hearing firsthand from these gentlemen about how they do their craft. They'll share their passion, knowledge, and what they've learned on their journey to create some of Asheville's best spirits. 

It's time to start a family band...Today!
Join in the rhythm with Dancing Drum for Family Drum Day at East Asheville Library on Saturday, August 13 from 11am to noon. Drums and other instruments will be provided for you to play at this exciting, all-ages, all-abilities drumming event. This event is refreshingly FREE and sponsored by the folks at Dancing Drum! Space is limited

Just a few more weeks for these special cocktails!

We were recently at Posana to try some of their summer cocktails and they did not disappoint! The "Tickled Pink" (yes, on the far right) is a fun, refreshing twist on a vodka gimlet. It's the perfect balance of tart and sweet made with Luksasowa vodka, rosemary hibiscus syrup, and fresh lime juice. We gambled with the next selection and had the "Roll the Dice" (top left) featuring Flor de Caña rum, Giffard Peche de Vigne, ginger Syrup, fresh lemon juice, egg white, and cherry drizzle. It's not too sweet and the egg white makes it frothy and delicious. They'll only have these specialty summer drinks for a few more weeks so get them before Fall!


Saturday, August 20th 
11 am to 8 pm

LEAF Down by the River is a week from today and Dig Local is a proud sponsor. The location is at The Outpost on Amboy Road by the French Broad River. A $10 donation is suggested but if that's hard for you right now, please come anyway and don't worry about it. ALL are welcome at this family-friendly festival. The morning starts off with the Art Dash 5k along the River Arts District greenway then heads to The Outpost for a day full of music, food, drink, rentable kayaks & canoes, bounce houses, TikTok Dance Party and more.

Local Burger Lovers - Try This!

Have you had the pleasure of having the Pimento Cheese Black Angus Burger from Fork Lore? It comes with a thick black Angus beef patty, pimento cheese, tomato, and lettuce, on a buttered City Bakery brioche. It is served with a choice of french fries, sweet potato fries, house-made BBQ chips, side salad or cup of soup. Delicious!
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3-Day Festival! Geektastic Nerdlesque Revue & more 
Happening at The Grey Eagle August 19-21. This Summer the Land of the Sky Burlesque Festival in Asheville invites you for a night of combined Cabaret, Variety & Performance Art with Burlesque for a Festival unlike any other. Go for one night or grab tickets for all 3 days! 

Happening Now & the weather is dialed in! 
Sourwood Festival in Black Mountain

 Artisans, Craftsmen, Music, Food, Beer...- SO much happening at this festival. Here's the quick version: tailgate market, classic car show, Dark City Kings, pony rides, pop-up book sale, petting zoo, Gin Mill Pickers, woodworkers, jewelry, kettle corn, leather goods, snow cones, White Water Bluegrass Co., furniture makers, wind spinners, The Queen's Court Party Dance, pottery, funnel cakes and SO much more. August 13-14.


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