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Dig Local Weekly Scoop (July 15-21) - Building Community Using Art with Foundation Studios

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Dig Local Weekly Scoop (July 15-21) - Building Community Using Art with Foundation Studios

Building Community Using Art with Foundation Studios A new community art center nurtures creativity in Asheville   Ever since Reid Dawson first founded Modern Wave Art Gallery in Asheville in 2017, his mission statement has been to “Utilize Art to Build Community.” With humble beginnings in a tiny shared studio, his vision was much larger. Seven months ago that dream came to fruition in a 8000+ sq space, housing dozens of artists. This is Foundation Studios.  This new home was curated with the owners of a vacant building in the River Arts District. Conceived as a place to enjoy, create,...

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Dig Local Weekly Scoop (July 8-14) - A Quick Bite at Foggy Mountain Brewpub

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Dig Local Weekly Scoop (July 8-14) - A Quick Bite at Foggy Mountain Brewpub

Dig This... with Stu Helm A Quick Bite at Foggy Mountain Brewpub Photo by Paddy Riels, Operations Manager, Asheville Food Tours   My friend and fellow food tour guide, Paddy Riels, and I recently popped into Foggy Mountain Brewpub right before leading our tours, just to grab a quick bite and go. Even though it was more or less packed when we got there, our minds were made up, so we grabbed a table and, boom! In no time at all a server was there, bringing water and such. Paddy and I made quick decisions and placed our order without...

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Dig Local Weekly Scoop (July 1-7) - Riding Local Since 1980: Liberty Bicycles, plus lots to do this week.

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Dig Local Weekly Scoop (July 1-7) - Riding Local Since 1980: Liberty Bicycles, plus lots to do this week.

Riding Local Since 1980: Liberty Bicycles Since opening in 1980, Asheville's iconic Liberty Bicycles has provided area cyclists with wheels and gear necessary for all ranges of terrain. Founders Mike and Claudia Nix were friends who loved cycling in the late 70’s and early 80’s when touring bikes were all the rage. Noticing a lack of touring bikes and gear in the Asheville area, they along with two friends opened their bike shop with only $500 capital and a lot of sweat equity. Thirty-nine years later and after a few bumps along the road, the store remains under the same...

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Dig Local Weekly Scoop (June 24-30) - Sip and Smoke at Casablanca Cigar Bar

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Dig Local Weekly Scoop (June 24-30) - Sip and Smoke at Casablanca Cigar Bar

Casablanca Cigar Bar at Biltmore Village Great atmosphere, drinks and the best cigars in town.  You might think the name Casablanca Cigar Bar is taken from a classic movie title, but in fact, it’s derived from the story of the owner of this local haunt, Sam Souhail. Sam followed his American dream to the states in 2005 all the way from Casablanca, Morocco with sheer persistence and a true love for connection with people. “I saw quality cigars as a beautiful vehicle for making that connection,” Sam explained. He married the love of his life, Brooke, in 2008, who grew...

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Dig Local Weekly Scoop (June 11-16) - Bringing Back the Neighborhood Butcher Shop

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Dig Local Weekly Scoop (June 11-16) - Bringing Back the Neighborhood Butcher Shop

The Chop Shop Butchery has been open on Charlotte Street in Asheville for 9 long years, but you might not know that it has been under new management for the past year and a half. Learn more about your neighborhood butcher bar and find what to do and where to go every day this week with our Dig Local Weekly Scoop.

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