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Sober curious? Try Sovereign Kava

We recently sat down with Tom Scheve the General Manager at Asheville’s Sovereign Kava and is a co-owner of Shakedown Kava Lounge in Hendersonville. This place is fun, y'all, and according to Tom, “whether you’re sober, sober-ish, or neither, the vibe of this place, and the nightly entertainment is enough to change anyone’s headspace before we’ve served you a single one of our weird-ass drinks." There's a wide array of options for those staying fully sober, but mainly they are serving up "ethnobotanical, head-changing teas that deliver an unmissable, unmistakeable, happy, euphoric, peaceful buzz." And did we mention the entertainment? (live music, ping pong, open mic, dog friendly)💥
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It's finally here! The Hop just began serving their seasonal Mint Cookie and vegan Mint Cookie Hemp Milk Ice Cream at all locations. The ice cream is made with Thin Mints purchased from local Girl Scout Troops and through partnership with the Girl Scouts!  They'll also be hosting Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales. Minty cool, right?

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A Winter Cocktail to Transport You to a Warmer Place

Yes, please! Head to Posana for their beautiful "Butterly Effect." It's an awakening blend of New Age American gin, fresh cucumber complimented with wild lavender, butterfly pea, and spicy rosemary gardens sure to relax the senses.
Speaking of winter, have you checked out our new January Insta reel?

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Nude Humans Coming to Asheville
Humans have always been fascinated by other nude humans. Depictions date all the way back to 28,000-25,000 BC. There's a new nude exhibit in the River Arts District opening on February 4th at Pink Dog Creative - "The Nude - Beauty, Grace, and Form: Celebrating the Human Figure." Pictured: "Storyboard" Tripoli, 2023, charcoal on paper - started from life at the Rusty Lotus Figure Study Immersion Event. 

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BBQ Fans - Check out Sunday's Pop-Up 

We are digging the Pop-Up series that Chef Goff has started hosting at Tastee Diner. This Sunday at 6:30pm Chef Tom LaFauci takes over Tastee for a "Smoked by Twisted Laurel" Pop-Up. All proteins are of the highest quality, seasoned simply, and cooked slowly over oak until meltingly tender.  Guests can then enjoy their meal simply presented sliced on a butcher paper covered tray or with fresh flavors designed to highlight the meats. Meat tacos and sides also available. 

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Are You Old Fashioned? Learn to Make a Tasty one!

Some people are secret keepers. Others want to share secrets. Lucky for us Elle Blackburn, Bar Manager Extraordinaire at Oak and Grist is a sharer - at least of the amazing O&G Old Fashioned. Come to the January 26th event, "Call Me Old Fashioned", and enjoy a unique & in-depth cocktail-making experience. Learn the science behind the cocktail and develop the skills you need to take your home bartending game to the next level.⁠ This is an ongoing series at Oak and Grist. Fun for individuals, couples or groups!

Funny Ashevillains? Bring it on!
We've got some seriously funny people in our town and Modelface Comedy is bringing a group of the best to The Grey Eagle. This all-ages, seated show is on Monday, January 30th, starting at 7pm. Doors open at 6 so you should definitely go early and grab a taco, and get ready to LOL.


New Years Resolutions for Your Dog? Call in the Professionals! Go to this Meet and Greet.

Are you in need of a professional dog trainer? Head to Wagbar on Saturday, January 28th from 11-1pm, for a dog trainer meet and greet! It's like speed dating: you and your pooch meeting a variety of Asheville area dog trainers. You can ask them all the questions and see if their energy vibes with your dog's.
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Who Else is Missing the Yankee Pot Roast?
Yes, the one with Ridge Top Farm beef shank braised overnight and swimming in a bone marrow gravy with carrots, turnips, parsnips and rutabaga served with potatoes and fried shallots- Yummy! 
Chef Dan at the Sawhorse has taken a little hiatus to travel way up north to visit family, But don't fret because they'll be reopening again on Wednesday the 25th at 8am. We're pretty sure there'll be a line. See y'all there!

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